Friday, April 23, 2010

YikeBike is right!

I'd love to ride this 15 mph, two-wheeled, electric wheelchair on a closed course or in a park, but out in traffic? I don't think so. I know that handlebars on a bike or scooter only provide the illusion of protection, but with this thing EVERY impact would be face first. I would be afraid of being flung right out of that chair the first time I hit a curb or had to stop abruptly.

But look how small it becomes! It only weighs 22 pounds, so it can truly be put in a backpack and carried away at the destination, or put in a closet.

Here's their slick ad.

See a nicely done Discovery Channel segment on the YikeBike here. More interviews with the leadership and so on.

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