Riding a unicycle has about the same appeal as wearing socks with sandals, which it to say it's nearly impossible to do so and look cool.
That is, unless you're riding an Uno Bolt. If you can find a better looking one-wheeler, we're all ears.
The third unicycle design created by inventor Sean Chan (the second model was purchased by James Cameron for a film and wasn’t released commercially), the all-electric Uno Bolt relies on a gyro force stabilizer system that allows a rider to control the unicycle simply by leaning.
Powered by a 1,000-watt motor and removable 60-volt lithium battery that give the unicycle a top speed of 22 MPH and 25-mile range, the 45-pound unit can be fully charged in 45 minutes.
Uno Bolt (5 images)
Equipped with off-road tires, rearview mirrors, and front and back LEDs, the Bolt keeps its rider informed about info like battery percentage, speed and distance traveled via a heads-up display.
“The Uno Bolt is intended for anybody, especially for the busy city worker, college students living on campus, and to any individuals wanting to commute to point A to point B without the hassle of pedaling but wanting to get to their destination quickly,” Chan told Men’s Journal.
Launched last month on Kickstarter, the Uno Bolt is already fully funded but is still available at its initial offering price of just $999 (shipping included).