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December 22, 2009

Adam Savage gets a SBU

at 3:59 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Insane Equipment

The SBU (Self Balancing Unicycle) which we have featured in the past is now in the hands of Adam Savage from Mythbusters. This thing looks like tons of fun to ride! I would think the learning curve would be much less than on a traditional unicycle?

SPECIFICATIONS:

• Speed 10 MPH
• Range: 10 miles
• Weight: 24 lbs
• Folded size: 13”x20”x35”
• Drive: Electric motor
• Speed control: Rider lean detection
• Brakes: Electric, regenerating
• Battery: LiFePO4 36V
• Recharge time: 2 hours
• Charge indicator: Multicolor LED
• Power switch: Key
• Frame: Chromoly
• Tire: Standard 20” x1.75”
• Rim: 48-spoke alloy
• Pedals: Folding
• Height: Adjustable
• Max cargo weight: 250 lbs
• Economic: 2¢ per charge
• Factory warranty: 1 year
• Includes: Battery, charger and manual
• Built: USA
• In production: Now
• Price: MSRP $1499″


 

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21 Responses to “Adam Savage gets a SBU”

  1. Lar Says:

    You had me until the MSRP…

  2. London Says:

    I saw him using that on one of the newer shows after recently seeing a video about it online, needless to say I want one. All the fun of a segway with with 10 times the geekiness and only half the pretentiousness.

  3. Muris Says:

    Good for him!
    This would kill my back after lets say, 30 minutes od riding 🙂
    But very very cool indeed.

  4. Tom Fisk Says:

    From the video it looks like Jamie was a bit perturbed with Adam’s antics…but what else is new?

  5. Oler Says:

    It sure does look tons off fun to ride!

  6. Scott Says:

    Given that Segways are as obtrusive as small horses, this is a welcome relief.

  7. Kian Says:

    This look really funny to ride

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  10. satyas Says:

    I saw him using that on one of the newer shows after recently seeing a video about it online, needless to say I want one. All the fun of a segway with with 10 times the geekiness and only half the pretentiousness.
    Thanks for sharing, i love this post

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  11. Graham Says:

    Now this looks awesome. I would still be worried about falling off though!

    Great post

  12. Daniel Wood Says:

    SBU (Self Balancing Unicycle) V2.0 is released.
    http://focusdesigns.com/design/

  13. Kombainu dalys Says:

    Nice balancing, low LBS good ride 🙂

  14. Supplies pet Bermuda Says:

    wo wo, you done great job with that bike!

  15. NYC Printing Says:

    This looks really funny to ride but how could you balance it?

  16. ผ้าม่าน Says:

    I have driven one before, does it require a whole lot of practicing, how long does it take to master this skill? Thanks.

  17. bullying at school Says:

    Hi,

    Unicycle does require practice?????

    Thanks,

  18. tanaman obat Says:

    great innovation
    but I think need more practice to ride it

  19. kaos noah indonesia Says:

    I have driven one before, does it require a whole lot of practicing, how long does it take to master this skill? Thanks.

  20. alas paiguman temple Says:

    Unique bike but it looks like a fairly difficult to control the bike’s

  21. Abdullah Zahid Says:

    Unique and kinda funny bike. Price is a little high for me.

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