The Helyx, A Bicycle With Front And Rear Steering

July 13, 2018

This is the Kickstarter video for the Helyx bike, a ~$350 bicycle with both front and rear wheel steering that opens up A WHOLE NEW CAN OF TRICK POSSIBILITIES. *does a bunny hop* My God did that feel good. The rear wheel can also be quick-locked in case you're in a hurry to get somewhere and just want the bike to ride like a normal, non-circus bicycle. Admittedly, I'm kind of into it. Of course I'm also a bike nut and ride mine everywhere. And not just because the state took my driver's license, but if they'd just granted me the permits to close the streets for my neighborhood stunt spectacular, those accidents never would have happened. "You're blaming the state." All I needed were those permits. "You drove your car clear through a neighbor's house." That was intentional, and it took incredible skill and balls the size AND TASTE of watermelons. "And the resulting house fire?" Hell of a finale, wasn't it?

Keep going for a couple shots of the bike and the full Kickstarter video.

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Thanks to James, who invented the Helyx. Heck yeah, let's start a Helyx crew. God knows my Rollerblade squad bailed on me years ago.

  • SKEEEETCHY.

  • Kane Harrison

    So it’s a unicycle with a stabiliser.

  • Tigerh8r

    Pretty sure I could perform a pretty spectacular death with one of those.

  • The_Wretched

    Bikes are dangerous enough on the low back. Add in torque from 'read steering' and you'll be lucky to walk again.

  • Closet Nerd

    [signs up for disability insurance through work]
    Ordering one of these bikes today!!

  • The Chosen One

    Pretty sure his name's James, not Josh, since at the end he says "Hi, my name's James... The creator of the helyx bike"

  • Dan Pearson

    Swing Bike, we had this back in the 70's. Old in new again ?

  • WhiteEagle2

    This looks like somebody fucked up an order of 10,000 bicycles, and now they're trying to act like they designed them this way on purpose.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I can't say this is the most pointless thing I've ever seen but... It's pretty pointless.

  • sizzlepants

    Wow.

    I literally saw a thing this week about crazy / dangerous old toys from the 70s that likely wouldn't pass modern safety standards. This was like #3.

  • Joey Blackbird

    Pretty sure his name's James, not Josh, since at the end he says "Hi, my name's James... The creator of the helyx bike"

  • Dao

    Settle down Jason

  • Eric Ord

    Jerry

  • TheQiwiMan

    Anybody out there seeing the Kickstarter video?

    Or is GW just over promising and under delivering again, like the sexy li’l tease he is?

    Edit:
    It’s there now. But imma keep this comment here anyways.

  • Eric Ord

    Keep talking that trash

  • Munihausen
  • Lallander

    Circus bikes have done this for a very long time now. They're commercially available already. The Swing Bike and the Hoppley spring to mind.

  • Lallander
  • Lallander
  • Randallpiz

    Pass.

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