City Cycle

The 100% electric Monobike might not look very “mono” at first glance, but at higher speeds the rear wheel lifts, balancing only on the front portion of the bike. The design, which is really more of a “dicycle,” aims to relieve the congested roads of urban streets by providing a slim yet speedy solution for getting around the city. Its miniature size and unique design make it possible to park in a vertical position, further reducing the amount of space it takes up.

Designer: Ilia Vostrov

13 Comments

  • hmm says:

    Where is the center of mass of this vehicle?

  • Jan Erlandsen says:

    Um… ever heard of physics? Torque and such? This looks like a serious death trap.

  • Kinipela__75 says:

    it’s totally cool. hope there isn’t any structural malfunctions. it looks way awesome!

  • Ryan Ohara says:

    The post didn’t say how much $$?

  • Hunter says:

    Dude, it’s just a design concept. It doesn’t even exist yet.

  • Hunter says:

    Assuming that size is proportional to mass, just to the rear of the center of the front wheel.

  • Hunter says:

    Needs a footrest. Without one, the rider will be tempted to place his/her feet on the spinning wheel while riding, utterly destroying the sole of his/her shoes.

    Also, allowing the rear wheel to lift off the road will raise the center of mass, increasing the chance of flipping the entire bike.

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