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What makes Jyrobike Brilliantly
Balanced?

A Jyrobike is an Auto Balance Bicycle with a unique Control Hub built into the front wheel. Jyrobike has a magical almost impossible quality, however the technology is actually based upon the basic and well-known scientific laws found in all gyroscopes or flywheels.

Making things better

It was David A. Stuebe who famously said:

'Don't try and re-invent the wheel, just work on making it better than anyone else.'

So we did

  • So how does it work?

    Built into every Jyrobike is a special Control Hub found in the front wheel. The Control Hub is a battery-powered, rechargeable, motor-driven invention that intelligently drives a spinning flywheel.

    When turned on it acts like a gyroscope or gyro and provides a stabilizing force, working just as gyros do to keep helicopters stable in the air, boats stable at sea and spaceships stable in orbit.

    The result is an Auto Balance Bicycle that keeps riders upright and balanced, even when they tip or wobble.

Meet the team

Aussie Rob

The founder of Jyrobike. Known for rocking up to meetings on his folding BMX, unshakable passion for all things Jyro and mean BBQ skills. In 2013 the Aussie learnt a bit of Northern Irish lingo and has realised the true meaning of ‘Craic’, ‘Wee’.

Chloe

The Queen Bee of happy to help and head of Customer Service. She wants all of our customers to smile. Anything wrong she will put it right. Enjoys holidays and cooking up a storm. She is a super star this one.

Dana

Team leader of Research and Development and determined to match the feats of his famous old man, who invented the modern day alternator! King of two wheels and wiliest baseball pitcher in Philly.

Mary

A numbers ninja who keeps the office in check and the pay packs rolling in. The real boss and known to enjoy a glass of vino and loves running and hitting the gym.

Paul

Strategic mastermind and country music crooner, he keeps the whole operation brilliantly balanced. Passions include anything with a fast engine, country karaoke and ice cream after every meal is a must…even breakfast.

Kerry

Duchess of marketing and in charge of Jyrobike world domination (in the nicest possible way of course). Enjoys all things outdoors both ocean and land, up for any challenge with a smile.

Meet the team

Aussie Rob

The founder of Jyrobike. Known for rocking up to meetings on his folding BMX, unshakable passion for all things Jyro and mean BBQ skills. In 2013 the Aussie learnt a bit of Northern Irish lingo and has realised the true meaning of ‘Craic’, ‘Wee’.

Chloe

The Queen Bee of happy to help and head of Customer Service. She wants all of our customers to smile. Anything wrong she will put it right. Enjoys holidays and cooking up a storm. She is a super star this one.

Dana

Team leader of Research and Development and determined to match the feats of his famous old man, who invented the modern day alternator! King of two wheels and wiliest baseball pitcher in Philly.

Mary

A numbers ninja who keeps the office in check and the pay packs rolling in. The real boss and known to enjoy a glass of vino and loves running and hitting the gym.

Paul

Strategic mastermind and country music crooner, he keeps the whole operation brilliantly balanced. Passions include anything with a fast engine, country karaoke and ice cream after every meal is a must…even breakfast.

Kerry

Duchess of marketing and in charge of Jyrobike world domination (in the nicest possible way of course). Enjoys all things outdoors both ocean and land, up for any challenge with a smile.

FAQs

About Us

What is (who are) Jyrobike?

Jyrobike has offices in the UK and USA and has plans to launch a new range of Auto Balance Bicycles in May 2014 via Kickstarter and follow up with a teenage and adult range in 2015. Jyrobike designs and manufacturers bicycles with exceptional stability and balance.

Incorporating patented gyroscopic technology and other design innovations, Jyrobikes are brilliantly balanced at low speeds, which is when most wobbles occur (starting and stopping). The magic behind Jyrobike is built into a unique 'Control Hub' found in every Jyrobike front wheel. Jyrobike is ideal for children aged 3 - 9 learning how to ride a bicycle or regaining confidence in cycling and is the worlds only Auto Balance Bicycle. Jyrobikes are the most innovative kids bicycles in the world.

Technology

What is so unique about a Jyrobike?

A Jyrobike is an Auto Balance Bicycle with a unique Control Hub built into the front wheel.

For most observers Jyrobike has a magical almost impossible quality, however the technology is actually based upon the basic and well-known scientific laws found in all gyroscopes or flywheels.

Built into every Jyrobike is a special 'Control Hub' found in the front wheel. The Control Hub is a battery-powered, rechargeable, motor-driven invention that intelligently drives a spinning  flywheel that resists the toppling force of gravity. When turned on it acts like a gyroscope or gyro and provides a stabilising force, working just as gyros do to keep helicopters stable in the air, boats stable at sea and spaceships stable in orbit. The result is an Auto Balance Bicycle that keeps riders upright and balanced, even when they tip or wobble.

The original concept was conceived and tested as part of a graduate project at  Dartmouth, Thayer School of Engineering in the US (founded in 1867 and ranked in the top 100 universities in the world). The first prototype won the Break Through Award from Popular Mechanics and shares this notable honour with other high profile product successes, including the Nissan Leaf (Break Through Award 2011) and Pebble Watch (Break Through Award 2013).

UK based entrepreneur  Robert Bodill saw the technology's potential and acquired the intellectual property from the USA inventors in 2013 and immediately established a new world class R&D team, including a collaboration with a Dutch technical research and science University studying 'Advanced multi-body model to assess bicycle and rider stability'.

Who is working with you to develop the technology?

We are working closely with a number of Research and Development companies and Educational Institutions to investigate cycling stability with the intention of strengthening ties with institutions and research staff to continually improve and develop the product and brand.

We have been invited by the University of Twente, in the Netherlands to participate in a government backed research program called the SOFIE project. The goal of the project is to develop a Smart Assistive Bicycle with intelligent solutions that enable people over the age of 50 to cycle safely. The second aim is to acquire new knowledge on bicycle stability. We are in discussions with University of Ulster, Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute for clinical user testing and product validation. This will produce and independent research paper, written by a leading professor of sports innovation.

Product

How will the new Jyrobike vary from Version 1?

Jyrobike frames will be custom made and optimised for stability and comfort based on years of research. The new Jyrobike Control Hub will be more than 50% lighter and 30% smaller than version-1 to make the bicycle easy to transport, plus we've doubled the battery life span so that the user can enjoy cycling for longer. Jyrobike wheels will be more than 70% quieter and smoother so riders will enjoy a more relaxing cycle experience.

We are improving the user interface, so that adjusting the three stability settings on the Control Hub will be much easier. In addition, our team are developing a brand new Wireless Controller to allow parents/guardians to be in complete control of increasing and decreasing the stability levels of the bicycle without interrupting the child's concentration. Even better yet, this allows for a gradual reduction in stability assistance without the rider even knowing that they are doing more, whilst the Jyrobike does less.

What products will be on offer?

Jyrobike will sell 12' and 16' complete bicycles and Jyrobike 12' and 16' accessory Control Hub built into the front wheel. Our accessory Control Hub wheels are compatible will all standard kids bicycles and you simply need to replace the standard front wheel to transform any normal bike into an auto balancing Jyrobike.

Will you sell products for kids/teens/adults?

Yes, Jyrobike will initially launch with a kids range of products that will be suitable for 3 - 9 year olds with teenage and adult bicycles in 2015.

How much will Jyrobike 12' and 16' Wheels cost?

Jyrobike wheels will start at less than USD$100 each. We will agree the final RRP cost closer to launch. Be assured, we are working extremely hard on ensuring that our prices are competitive and offer as much value as possible.

Purchase

When will I be able to order products?

You will be able to place orders via Kickstarter between May and June 2014. Shortly after that, we plan to launch our full commerce website at www.jyrobike.com as well as stock product as selected retailers prior to the Christmas 2015.

When will I get my Jyrobike?

All pre-orders will be received by the summer 2014. We will provide a delivery date closer to the launch of our Kickstarter campaign.

Shipping

Where do Jyrobike Ship to?

We are planning on shipping worldwide. We simply pass on our with shipping costs and will use fulfilment companies such as Fedex & UPS.

Power

How is Jyrobike powered?

The Control Hub is powered by rechargeable batteries. A full charge from the mains will deliver around two to three hours of constant use. As these bikes are initially aimed at beginner cyclists or those learning or lacking in confidence, from hundreds of our customer feedback reviews we have established that a couple of hours is ample time in between charges. Every Jyrobike comes with a recharger that is easy to plug in before use.

Can the bikes be used if the power runs out?

Absolutely, each Jyrobike is designed to be as comfortable and useable as a normal bike. Our Control Hub is relatively lightweight so the rider will hardly notice when riding with Jyrobike turned off.

Get involved

How can I keep up to date with more product info?

Easy, you can sign up to our newsletter to keep update with behind the scenes product development, exclusive early bird offers and track our progress during our Kickstarter campaign launching May 2014.

How can I become a reseller?

Please send your company details to customercare@jyrobike.com and we will contact you directly. You should also sign up to our newsletter so we can keep you up to date with all of our news and developments - just pop back to the home page and enter your email address in the box.

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