Bike Goes From Cool To Ridiculous In 0.5 Seconds

Check this cool bike out. It was a concept last year, and it's a reality. Pretty amazing, huh? Well, WRONG. Check it running and see why:

See what I mean? As soon as the unicycle hits 32kph, that Kaneda-worthy red metal bullet transforms into a vehicle for the Ringling Bros. clown troupe. Except that not even a clown will ride this. The inventor, Ben Gulak, says that it's all for a good reason:

The original Uno was quite scary to speed up on. This is a much more user-friendly experience.

Sounds good, and the engineering seems quite neat, but why do you need an unicycle then? [Popsci]

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