Weekend Warm-Up: A Bicycle That Works…Without Wheels?

This article was originally published on GearJunkie.

Can a bike work without wheels? Well, that depends on your definition of “work.”

For YouTube channel The Q, engineering isn’t about solving problems so much as inventing bizarre contraptions no one had asked for. For its latest oddity, the channel’s talented creator made a bicycle without wheels.

What does that mean, exactly? You’ll have to watch this wordless video to find out. It ends with a test run that proves a bike with linear “wheels” can, in fact, function.

Although the degree of that functionality is best summarized by the vid’s most-liked comment: “Finally, someone’s made a mode of transportation that’s as fast as walking with 10 times the effort.”

Seeing as how the vid has racked up 6.5 million views in four days, the internet clearly doesn’t care about practicality.

Andrew McLemore

An award-winning journalist and photographer, Andrew McLemore brings more than 14 years of experience to his position as Associate News Editor for Lola Digital Media. Andrew is also a musician, climber and traveler who currently lives in Medellin, Colombia. When he’s not writing, playing gigs or exploring the outdoors, he’s hanging out with his dog Campana.