Uno Bolt: When One Wheel is Better Than Two

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Indian Motorcycle’s 2020 Scout Lineup Pays Homage to Its 100-Year Legacy What Kind of Motorcycle Should I Get? A Comprehensive Guide to Motorcycle Types Your first thoughts when you think of unicycles probably have to do with the circus or guys who win mustache competitions, but unicycling has gained a cult following in the past decade among extreme sports lovers. Riding back and forth gets boring, so many unicyclists have taken to off-road/mountain unicycling or performing bicycle-like tricks in more urban environments.Though the Uno Bolt isn’t made for kickflips, it can get you around town with little effort on your part. Weighing in at about 45 pounds, the unicycle is lighter than many of its competitors and its heft can give beginners a greater sense of stability. “Right now it’s a bit too far ahead, but possibly with technological advancements…we could get a lighter vehicle,” says Chan.Just as with regular unicycling, tires can make or break your riding experience. Another unicycle, the Canadian Moto Pogo, like many others in this market, is geared towards urban use with a sleek finish, a higher price tag, and less maneuverability, whereas Uno Bolt utilizes a tire assist to help riders avoid overextending on turns along with tires that are built for some moderate off-road usage. “With all the e-vehicles…they really don’t offer an off-road type of vehicle,” laments Chan. “You have to be on a very flat surface and you can’t really ride on grass.”Across the board, these one-wheeled machines are outfitted with gyroscopic monitors and gears to keep you from face-planting outside your office. Most handlebars are just there to help the rider feel balanced, but Uno Bolts have brakes and a reverse lever. The 20 Ryno vehicles out there can actually perform like a motorcycle, marrying traditional steering with leaning.You have to at least give Uno Bolt points for embracing the fact that it’s a unicycle–not a one-wheeled scooter or motorcycle. If you’re looking for a new mode of casual transportation and you can’t decide between being practical or whimsical, the Uno Bolt is a great place to start. Let’s be honest, we’ve all wanted to pull off a commute via a Segway or hoverboard, but balancing isn’t everyone’s strong suit, especially at 10 mph. So why not try an electric unicycle? Though unicycles are known for their heavy reliance on the rider’s keen sense of balance, the Uno Bolt is promising riders stability and a statement vehicle.Similar to the (beautiful and extremely heavy) Ryno Motors unicycle that never came to fruition, Dragon Ball was the main source of design inspiration for the Uno Bolt. Sean Chan, founder and co-inventor of Uno Bolt saw potential in a one-wheeled launch vehicle and embarked on a five-year journey to make it a reality.center_img The 2020 Living Vehicle Is a Swanky Luxury Apartment on Wheels The Maserati Quattroporte: Luxury You Can Sort of Almost Imagine Affording Behold the World’s Most Adventure-Ready Electric Motorcycle last_img read more

Chinese envoy assures Lanka on economic stability

In the first half of year 2015, the Chinese Embassy said, more than 1,000 Sri Lankans were granted opportunity for training or study in China under the sponsorship of the Chinese government. (Colombo Gazette) He recalled that China achieved 7% of growth of its economy and contributed about 30% for growth of the world economy.The Ambassador also noted that last month, tourist arrivals from China to Sri Lanka reach 24,734 with an increase of 73.3%, which is an example that Chinese people are optimistic about Chinese economic development. The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yi Xianliang has assured Sri Lanka that China’s economy remains stable and still has a huge potential.He said that despite the economy facing a downward trend it is still within the required range and management and that the driving force for the downward trend is the global economy. “Sri Lankan friends also questioned, has Chinese economy faced crisis? Will it head for a hard landing? Responsibly speaking, Yi stressed that the fundamentals of the Chinese economy remain stable with huge potential,” the Chinese Embassy in Colombo said. “The debt of Chinese central government takes only 20% of its GDP while the number reaches 88% for Sri Lanka and 103% for US, showing that Chinese economy is healthy and sustainable,” he said.Ambassador Yi said that China would like to assist and cooperate with Sri Lanka in economic development including maritime economy of which there should be great potential.In the past 10 years, China has trained over 10,000 Sri Lankans in the fields of science, management, culture and technology. The Embassy quoted the Ambassador as saying that that China’s economic opportunities outweigh its challenges. read more