After Brooklyn Workshop’s Freerider SkateCycle scooped the bronze at the 2010 IDEA Awards, it was clear that this invention was not going to stay in the lab. In fact, it was taken out and tested to the limits with the final product now available to skateboarders who’ve always wanted more out of their boards.
The Freerider Skatecycle is a self-propelled hubless skate capable of riding on flat ground or tackling any skatepark. The 9-inch wheels make it easier to overcome objects in your way and it can take quite a beating. Weighing just 3.3kgs, it folds easily, and can be carried over your shoulder freeing up your hands when you walk. The Freerider is made from solid aluminium and has two safety straps to prevent slipping. The wheels are linked by a double-axle configuration, allowing you to twist your body and skate off into any direction you desire.