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This Treadmill Bike Combines—Well, A Treadmill With A Bike

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Walking and biking are both great for you, but they both have their drawbacks. Bicycles go fast but can leave your butt feeling sore, and walking is easy but incredibly slow. That's presumably why one engineer combined a walking treadmill with a speedy bike to create a treadmill bike. Just walk on the treadmill, and an electric motor revs into action to help you zoom to your destination. Would you use one? Check it out in the video below.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. When a riderless bike is moving and leaning to one side, it also steers slightly to that side. 00:49

  2. These three factors help a bicycle remain upright when moving by itself: 02:08

  3. Scientists don't know why certain variables cause a bike to stay up on its own. 03:15

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