Have you heard about the new rear-steer kick scooter called the sbyke? We here at ToyXplosion are dying to try it, especially after it came out on top in Popular Science‘s “Wheel Wars,” and was named “Best in Play” by Parenting Magazine!
The sbyke® blends elements of bicycles, skateboards and scooters into a new category of rear-steer™ vehicles. This three-wheeled, rear-steering scooter uses a large front BMX wheel and patented rear skate truck to provide stability and substantially lower rolling resistance than existing scooters or skateboards. Its compact, lightweight design means riders can stow and carry it almost anywhere. The low center of gravity and wide maple deck allows comfortable side-by-side foot placement for boardwalk cruising. Each sbyke® comes standard with a hand-brake and two stem sizes—one for small riders and one for tall.
Popular Science put the sbyke and the Razor scooter head to head for its April 2012 issue. Which one came out on top? The sbyke did. They said the Razor was “no match in maneuverability” and that the sbyke® “toppled the Razor®” when riders executed five-foot turns.
Here are a couple of videos of the sbyke in action.
Interested in purchasing a sbyke? Head on over to their website. The sbyke is available for $249.99.