An Unrideable Bike Shows How Bikes Really Work

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Why are bicycles stable? The most common answer is gyroscopic effects, but this is not right. This video was sponsored by Kiwico. Get 50% off your first month of any crate at kiwico.com

Huge thanks to Rick Cavallaro for creating this bike on short notice. Thanks to all the friends who participated in the filming. Rick was also responsible for the Blackbird Faster Than The Wind Downwind Cart. YouTube

Great videos on bikes and counter-steering:

MinutePhysics: How Do Bikes Stay Up? YouTube

MinutePhysics: The Counterintuitive Physics of Turning a Bike: YouTube

Why Bicycles Do Not Fall - Arend Schwab TED talk: YouTube

Today I Found Out: We Still Don’t Know How Bicycles Work YouTube

TU Delft - Smart motor in handlebars prevents bicycles from falling over: YouTube

Andy Ruina Explains How Bicycles Balance Themselves: YouTube

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More References:

TU Delft Bicycle Site: bicycle.tudelft.nl

Bicycle stability program: ruina.tam.cornell.edu

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Written by Derek Muller
Filmed by Trenton Oliver, Raquel Nuno and Derek Muller
Edited by Derek Muller
Music from Epidemic Sound and Jonny Hyman
Produced by Derek Muller, Petr Lebedev and Emily Zhang

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