SBU V3 (Self-Balancing Unicycle)
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- Experience a new way to travel. Lean forward to go, lean back to slow down/stop.
- Regenerative Braking
- Clean. Green. Advanced Efficiency
- Up to 10 miles range on a single charge, the SBU takes 1/3 Kilowatt-Hour to do the same work as the average car does on 1 gallon of gas
- Designed in America with new features, more power, and even MORE portability than ever!
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|Color||Black Semigloss Powdercoating|
|Display Maximum Weight Recommendation||325|
|Inseam Length||26 inches|
|Item Dimensions||27.99 x 15.87 x 17.99 inches|
|Item Display Weight||12.2 Kilograms|
|Item Weight||26.9 pounds|
|Legal Disclaimer||This unicycle comes as is. There are less than 20 hours of ride time on the unicycle. Other than a minor scratch on the cover (my bad) the unicycle is in great shape. I have NOT had any issues with this unit. If it wasn't for my change in health I would continue to ride this great piece of technology.|
|Material Type||6061 Aluminum Alloy|
|Shipping Weight||33.4 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
In less then a week I was riding it like a pro. Was literally able to carry my coffee, drink it. While walking my dog on the unicycle. I now use my SBU every day. As of yet the range has never let me down. And I have gone on some very long rides. I am 50 years old. But learning it was very easy. I tell people it's more like a bicycle then a unicycle. What I mean by that is you can't fall forward or backward. And as soon as you figure out how to steer with your hips. Then it becomes very easy and natural. I saw a review where someone was saying they wished it had handlebars to give you a better feel. After ridding it for just a bit you will see that is ridiculous. I love going over to Starbucks in the morning and getting two coffees. One for me and one for my wife, And riding home. You can't do that on any bicycle, or anything with handlebars.
I made two YouTube videos. One of me commuting, and passing a bicyclist. The other of me walking my dog with my coffee. That was only after having had it for a bit less than one week. Thank you focus designs for such a great product.
It's worth mentioning this is a POWERFUL device. To go full-out ("max speed") is subjectively pretty scary - I wouldn't recommend doing so without a helmet and elbow/wrist pads and a very flat obstruction-free surface. I prefer to keep it down to a jogging-type pace, not a running pace. The fact that you CAN get up to 12.5mph on a one-wheeled vehicle doesn't mean you SHOULD. If you keep leaning farther forward it eventually MUST fall down - physics says so. No matter how smart the electronics are, this product shares with bicycles the property of being really not all that inherently stable - getting scared by a dog or hitting a too-large crack in the sidewalk can be dangerous. So pay attention to what's around you, don't push the limits and SLOW DOWN as you approach people or hazards.
But with all that in mind: get this product! Try it out and have fun!
This is a very fun product and I was riding it every day including commuting to work. Unfortunately after less than a week I had a very bad crash on it at max speed and broke a bone in my elbow and hit my head hard enough to give me a concussion and daze me for a few minutes (luckily I was wearing a helmet). Because of the head injury I don't remember the crash but immediately after the SBU malfunctions in a very bad way. If I turn it on now and move it back and forth by hand it will self balance for only a short time before it goes crazy and falls to the ground. I'm am returning the product. I'm lucky I only broke my elbow, it could've been much worse.
I want to support small green companies and I really like the idea of the SBU. I might buy this product again one day if it matures and includes redundant groups of gyros/accelerometers/sensors that can self-verify each other and determine malfunctioning sensor/software while still keeping the cycle balanced to stop it safely. I believe it does not have this sort of safety feature now and so any sensor or software malfunction might be very dangerous to the rider. I don't know if that's what happened to me, but regardless my broken elbow and I cannot recommend this product in its current form.
Original Review follows:
I've spent hours riding my SBU V3 and I've only had it a few days. It's just too much fun. You get a lot of stares, thumbs-up, and other attention too.
It comes assembled, you just have to attach the seat and charge it. If you need a shorter seat they include a smaller pole (which you'll have to attach to the seat).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I actually like the unicycle, it is Focus Designs that I don't like! They sent me a cheap battery charger that was not as advertised, and have not answered any of my questions. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Linda
The price was perfect, I learned fast, and it met my expectations.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I purchased the v1 model when it first appeared. At the time, it was a slow learning process, despite having learned to ride a pedal unicycle. Read morePublished 6 months ago by fred_dot_u
It's is great! As a physician, I ride it to my practice. Patients love to see it. We also plan to demonstrate it in our physics department.
Amazing product - incredibly well built and designed, durable enough to survive multiple crashes (from me being daredevil, not fault of SBU)
I go to work about 1. Read more
I have had my SBU for more than a year now & use it almost every day to commute around town. It's an awesome brilliant elegant piece of engineering. Love it!!! :-)Published 13 months ago by Ian
I have to say that this is one of the most fun and rewarding things I have ever purchased off of Amazon. Read morePublished 14 months ago by 127001
It is a pleasure to have one and learned to ride it I do really enjoy mine even thou I am still struggling with turning the curves but I am getting there only one concern is I... Read morePublished 15 months ago by JERRY FARAJALLA