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Date: 09/28/09 12:03 PM

62 Responses to Kids` Training Wheels For Bicyles No More [Vid]

  1. Profile photo of jizzos
    jizzos Male 18-29
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    September 28, 2009 at 12:20 pm
    Link: Kids` Training Wheels For Bicyles No More - Another sweet invention: This gyro wheel for kids bicycles will forever eliminate the use of training wheels.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    September 28, 2009 at 1:00 pm
    Very cool idea but why didn`t they put a kid on it.
  3. Profile photo of Ditas
    Ditas Female 18-29
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    September 28, 2009 at 1:00 pm
    that is actually quite smart... If it works as well as they say it does =)
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    propagandi Male 40-49
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    September 28, 2009 at 1:03 pm
    Well that is slicker than greased owl poop.
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    simim23 Female 18-29
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    September 28, 2009 at 1:09 pm
    That`s pretty damn cool.
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    Linkenberger Male 18-29
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    September 28, 2009 at 1:13 pm
    Well thanks for inventing that over a decade after I got my first 2-wheeler. Oh well, my scraped and bruises taught me to be a man. I`ll buy this for my future daughter. My future sons will have to learn the hard way.
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    APJ311 Male 13-17
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    September 28, 2009 at 1:22 pm
    My first bike had a picture of a monkey and a giraffe on it but no crazy wheels :(.
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    September 28, 2009 at 1:22 pm
    Cool, but wouldn`t it be harder to turn with a gyro wheel? If a gyro wheel is what I think it is turning it is pretty hard, even for an adult. Maybe it`s not spinning too fast? IDK.
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    Fehz Male 30-39
    580 posts
    September 28, 2009 at 1:41 pm
    I think I`ll get my kid training wheels.. why? price..
  10. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    September 28, 2009 at 2:07 pm
    "Cool, but wouldn`t it be harder to turn with a gyro wheel?"

    Yes, because it would be harder to tilt the bike. Maybe it wouldn`t matter so much at slow speeds, where you might be able to turn more with the front wheel and less with leaning. Bicycle wheels give some gyroscopic effect anyway - that`s why it`s easier to balance at higher speeds than when stationary.

    "Very cool idea but why didn`t they put a kid on it."

    I thought that too. They failed to demonstrate the product actually working as intended.

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    uncleduck Male 18-29
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    September 28, 2009 at 2:15 pm
    This is one of those, "why didn`t I think of that?"
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    REBELComx Male 18-29
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    September 28, 2009 at 2:20 pm
    I wonder if this would work on a unicycle...
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    September 28, 2009 at 2:39 pm
    Surely it would be a hell of a lot harder to learn on this thing because it does most of the balancing for you. A kid on stabilizers is going learn to ride a bike a damn sight quicker than one with this thing. I`m not interested or impressed.
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    shunpo_31 Male 18-29
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    September 28, 2009 at 2:58 pm
    oh look at that, someone figured out that this is what NORMAL wheels do on bicycles.

    tell the kid to pedal faster and save $50.

    classic example of deviation from KISS engineering.

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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    September 28, 2009 at 3:34 pm
    Interesting idea but there are many flaws.

    1) Its more expensive than training wheels
    2) Its heavy
    3) It needs to be recharged
    4) It doesn`t help that much

    As an engineer, I`ll say: cool idea.
    As an investor, I`ll call this a fail.

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    tenty Male 18-29
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    September 28, 2009 at 3:35 pm
    Rebelcomx "I wonder if this would work on a unicycle..."

    That`s a very good question, I would be tempted to buy one if it did..

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    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    September 28, 2009 at 3:52 pm
    I never learned how to ride a bike, and if they sold these for adults I would buy it.
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    logandaninja Male 13-17
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    September 28, 2009 at 4:53 pm
    I WANT THIS FOR MY 20` VERDE FRAME

    OMG! I GOT CAPS LOCK ON!!!

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    Bluedot34 Male 18-29
    300 posts
    September 28, 2009 at 5:34 pm
    I like the uni-cycle idea.
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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    September 28, 2009 at 5:46 pm
    "1) Its more expensive than training wheels
    2) Its heavy
    3) It needs to be recharged
    4) It doesn`t help that much"
    -LazyMe484

    1) Did she say how much it is? If it`s not that much more expensive, then I think it`s worth it.
    2) What, is the kid going to do some weight training with the bike after they are done using it? The bike + wheel probably won`t be any heavier then an adult bike, so it shouldn`t matter if it`s the parent who has to lift it.
    3) So does your iPod. Big whoop.
    4) Training wheels don`t help at all. I had training wheels until I was 5, and when my dad took them away I couldn`t balance. Since you can decrease how much the wheel supports the kid will gradually figure out how to balance.

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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    September 28, 2009 at 5:57 pm
    or you could stay with the training wheels for 1/100th the cost
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    September 28, 2009 at 6:23 pm
    If I had kids and it cost less than $50 I`d do it. It seems to be completely effective. Hell, it should be expanded to other fields. How about gyroscopic motorcycle wheels? Maybe they`d be much safer than normal?
    And yes, I get that wheels are gyroscopic when in motion, but this is obviously a back-up that would help prevent wheels from failing.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    September 28, 2009 at 6:45 pm
    How about gyroscopic motorcycle wheels? Maybe they`d be much safer than normal?

    Nah, I`m pretty sure there`d be too much intertial dampening, making the motorbike unmanouverable/unresponsive at high speeds if you needed to act fast. Kinda like power steering working against you.

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    Cataclism0 Male 18-29
    212 posts
    September 28, 2009 at 7:15 pm
    ive seen gyro bikes that dont require a charge...
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    lava_tomato Female 13-17
    168 posts
    September 28, 2009 at 7:19 pm
    cmon, every kid needs to experience falling off a two-wheeler.
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    itsagame Male 18-29
    18 posts
    September 28, 2009 at 8:01 pm
    it`s just way to technical and probably expensive for the actual need of it
  27. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    September 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm
    Holy sh*t. F*ck the kids, I want this bike!
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    mcflylives Male 30-39
    334 posts
    September 28, 2009 at 9:31 pm
    there are no prices for these things anywhere, they aren`t even available for purchase until sometime in December.
    they did put a girl on it, just not at the bike show
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vGM96FQ5...
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    420foy Male 18-29
    671 posts
    September 28, 2009 at 9:40 pm
    its just going to breed a generation or two of complete pussies
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    Smashking Male 18-29
    773 posts
    September 28, 2009 at 9:55 pm
    So instead of using this to start a prototype light-cycle, we`re wasting perfectly good technology on the cheeldrun...
  31. Profile photo of k10josumm
    k10josumm Male 18-29
    432 posts
    September 28, 2009 at 10:33 pm
    typical physics. interesting at first. but overall very simple. great idea, and a gateway for the most expensive trikes EVER
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    Retaw Male 18-29
    89 posts
    September 28, 2009 at 10:53 pm
    TheGavnor;
    There`s couple levels of balancing, so when kid is doing well you can lower the auto balance feature, to eventually switch it off completely. It`s best to watch whole video before making comments;)
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    September 28, 2009 at 11:41 pm
    Looks like someone hasn`t experienced the word filter to its true beauty yet!
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    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    September 29, 2009 at 12:39 am
    Hell yes!
    >Manorrd
    No, you wrote Sh*t. ^^ Naw just kidding, the censoring might be overreacting. I dunno. It`s might just have glitched.
  35. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3829 posts
    September 29, 2009 at 1:04 am
    pretty cool. id prolly just stick my kid in training wheels though. recharging stuff is a b itch.
  36. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    September 29, 2009 at 1:09 am
    that is awesome!!!
  37. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2009 at 3:17 am
    manorrd, you have over 2000 posts, you should be well aware of the censors we have here.

    So don`t let me find you 4+ posting again, there`s a delete post option for you, please use that.

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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
    1360 posts
    September 29, 2009 at 4:24 am
    I would have liked to see a child riding it
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    BABY_BEAR Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2009 at 4:33 am
    An unecessary waste of money. They will learn much quicker with out it.
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    September 29, 2009 at 4:35 am
    Now that is cool, now the next step how much would they be charging for the device. Cause they easily price them selves out their intended market.
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    kissmybim Male 40-49
    439 posts
    September 29, 2009 at 5:34 am
    how did they fit the anti-gravity device into that little tire?
  42. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
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    September 29, 2009 at 5:51 am
    Nidonemo...it was a joke...you know...those things you post every day...
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    emmajean89 Female 18-29
    54 posts
    September 29, 2009 at 6:55 am
    i dont know about anyone else but i learned how to ride my bike by falling off, getting my lips busted and elbows scraped. if you want your kid to grow up to be a pussy by this product
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    kirstoner Female 18-29
    535 posts
    September 29, 2009 at 9:08 am
    emmajean89 - hear, hear!
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    bobhub600 Male 13-17
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    September 29, 2009 at 9:34 am
    I wish i had this as a kid...i learnt how to cycle by charging down a hill into my back door...well as emmajean says i`m not a pussy ;)
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    _Truth_ Male 18-29
    95 posts
    September 29, 2009 at 10:31 am
    I think i had training wheels for about a week, But I couldnt do that cool stop where you lock up the back tire and make a giant `J` skid mark like my friends did, so i took them off.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    September 29, 2009 at 10:45 am
    This is absolutely BRILLIANT!!! That`s more like how a real bike behaves than training wheels. I was the last kid in my class to learn how to ride a damn bike - wish I would have had this!

    Or, you know, a father.

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    Frogtango Male 13-17
    1720 posts
    September 29, 2009 at 12:11 pm
    Saw this time ago on tv. I want a big one for my bike
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    iceman22 Male 18-29
    135 posts
    September 29, 2009 at 1:09 pm
    Great so now instead of spending $15 dollars on training wheels my kids are going to want me to spend like $150 dollars on this thing.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    September 29, 2009 at 4:38 pm
    "i dont know about anyone else but i learned how to ride my bike by falling off, getting my lips busted and elbows scraped."

    I only fell off once while learning, although I did manage to fall through a rose bush into a rockery. I only had a small scar on my elbow for years from that. I`ve no idea why I wasn`t hurt worse.

    I fell off many times after learning though, because I tried far too many foolish and often probably impossible things on my bikes, usually involving a badly made makeshift ramp or a steep hill. On one memorable occasion, I regained consciousness in the bottom of an empty skip. The last thing I remember before coming to was thinking that I could "surf" by standing on the seat of my Chopper. Sure I could, but not for long. I don`t remember coming off, or how long I was in the skip.

    It`s one reason I`m glad I don`t have kids - I`d go spare worrying they were doing the dangerous foolish things I did.

  51. Profile photo of Rheaonon
    Rheaonon Male 18-29
    363 posts
    September 29, 2009 at 4:51 pm
    ok she said training wheels teach kids bad habbits, but this isnt any different other than its 1000 times more expensive
  52. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    September 29, 2009 at 7:17 pm
    Manorrd> "Nidonemo...it was a joke...you know...those things you post every day..."

    Manorrd, I for one am getting seriously fatigued by your constant bitching about this site, and how crap this site is. Frankly, I take deep personal offence at you labelling the people who run this site as BIGOTS, or for that matter, recently you called us FASCISTS. Dude, tt`s a free internet, how about you f*ck off and go to another site?

    Be thankful that we`re more easy-going than some other sets of Mods out there. On most other sites, you`d be perma-banned by now for trolling.

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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    September 29, 2009 at 7:17 pm
    I say again, if you don`t like it, do us all a favour and f*ck off elsewhere. Frankly, it`ll save me the bother of banning your hate-fuelled, vitriolic ass.

    Dick.

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    britt566 Female 18-29
    2290 posts
    September 29, 2009 at 8:46 pm
    All of the nice people on here make me feel so warm inside :-)

    On the subject, I have no clue how I learned to ride a bike. I just didn`t know how to when I was little so I used training wheels... never tried to ride one without, and when I got older... I just ...did. still confuses me when I think about it.

  55. Profile photo of Kevlarcandy
    Kevlarcandy Male 18-29
    11 posts
    September 29, 2009 at 10:34 pm
    It`s not that complicated; human beings learn to walk on two legs on a similar basic equilibrium principle to riding a bike. Learning to ride a bike is not about aquring a new skill but rather adapting an old one onto a new purpose and so it is indeed possible for some kids to pick it up quicker (almost innatley) then others.

    I, on the other hand, took freaking forever.

  56. Profile photo of astrogirl
    astrogirl Female 18-29
    169 posts
    September 29, 2009 at 11:55 pm
    How do training wheels promote bad habits?
  57. Profile photo of Loxen
    Loxen Female 30-39
    1387 posts
    September 30, 2009 at 12:45 pm
    Its a good idea, but how much does the wheel cost? Most kids i know just leave their bikes in the front yard or on the porch with little thought of it getting stolen. Now... imagine that bike having a $150 tire on it, that someone could easily remove and put on EBAY.
  58. Profile photo of Tacos4Brkfst
    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
    620 posts
    October 1, 2009 at 4:10 am
    Step 1) while extremly young Remove pedals from bike
    Step 2) Allow kid to scoot himself along and learn to balance first
    Step 3) After kid has figured out the balance thing and is zooming around all over the place, add pedals.

    Gal that has a family of bike nuts taught me this trick, her grandkids, 3 & 4 years old 0_0 Holy crap do they know how to ride, had no idea little 1 gear toddler bikes could go so fast

  59. Profile photo of bAnnAna
    bAnnAna Female 18-29
    138 posts
    October 1, 2009 at 6:25 pm
    my mom pushed me once and i took off without a problem on my first try...i was a bicycle maniac when i was little, took that thing everywhere i could, but i think this invention is a great idea for those who can`t get it right away
  60. Profile photo of Spider_sol
    Spider_sol Male 18-29
    1452 posts
    October 2, 2009 at 11:21 am
    Show a kid turning on the bike. The gyro wheel will actually make it harder to turn as when the kid tries to rotate the wheel it will actually make the wheel `want` to fall over instead. (It`s really the way gyroscopes work, and the reason it stays up, and subsequently spins as it falls)

    But gyroscopes are fun to play with.

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    defiythelie Male 18-29
    230 posts
    October 2, 2009 at 8:41 pm
    so does this mean i can ride my bike drunk and not worry about braking my face any more?
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    kittilia Female 18-29
    500 posts
    October 16, 2009 at 2:02 am
    verycool.

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