For me, the monocycle — in which a cyclist bestowed with a bitching sense of equilibrium (and, god willing, a waxed handlebar moustache) pedals his velocipede from inside the rim of its enormous solitary wheel — is the paragon of cycling technology, and so Ben Wilson’s incredible monowheel, commissioned for Tokyo’s 21st Century Man competition, has me feeling a bit like a antediluvian pleb for getting around on the pitiful conveyance of a two-wheel vehicle.
“We donÂ’â€™t suggest for one moment that a functioning human powered monowheel could ever provide an improvement on the modern bicycle,” claims Wilson. Says you. Man, some people just don’t deserve cool things.
Monowheel by Ben Wilson [Dezeen]