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What do you call these new gravi bikes?

Asked by Jack79 (10984points) July 3rd, 2009

Trying to google all sorts of combinations but can’t find them. I think you know the ones I mean, they work without any apparent source of energy. No motor, no battery, no pedals, nothing, you just shift your weight and they move. It uses gravity, but words like “gravitation/antigravity” etc haven’t worked. I’m not even sure if they’re called “bikes”. You stand on them and they have 2 big sidewheels.

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andrew's avatar

Are you talking about the exercise thing? It looks like two scooters attached to a center steering thingy?

Jack79's avatar

@tyrantxseries yes! thank you, these are the ones. My cousin wants to buy one, but didn’t know the name. Segways. Thought they worked with gravity but apparently they have a battery.

tyrantxseries's avatar

I’m so great

PandoraBoxx's avatar

I think they have some sort of gyroscope thingy in them

Jayne's avatar

The gyroscope is for balance and steering. They are very definitely powered by an electric motor and battery (the gyroscope is too, actually).

Darwin's avatar

I also thought you meant this in that the motion of your body makes them move. It is better for your health than a Segway.

Judi's avatar

Segways have batteries but they are way fun. If you go to Disneyland you can take a segway tour of california adventure before the park opens. It’s really fun.

msright1981's avatar

Wow, these seems fun. I never knew they exist. I thought they usually have to push them by your legs.

tadpole's avatar

you stand on them in between the 2 wheels and tilt the upright back to move…get the speed right now! battery charged as said above..

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