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Go faster. Slide better. Ride on wet surfaces with incredible grip or go smoothly through gravel. We reinvented the wheel.  Literally!
Go faster. Slide better. Ride on wet surfaces with incredible grip or go smoothly through gravel. We reinvented the wheel. Literally!
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Shark Wheel Bike in Action (Bike Prototype with Plastic Wheels)

Check out our prototype bike in action.  If you were on a normal bike and a Shark Wheel bike they would feel the same...that is until you hit the sand at the beach!  Our bike can travel over the sand, gravel, and other impossible surfaces for a thin/fast wheel to travel.

The bike is not yet available, but this is to show you that our design is far from a gimmick.  David Patrick invented a shape that will sweep across industries.  David always wanted to be a pro skateboarder and that is why Shark Wheel's first market is skateboarding!

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    1. and Creator on June 13, 2013

      The bike above is just a prototype with plastic wheels. We are building a new bike with pneumatic tires at the moment, but our focus is of course on skateboarding right now. The bike above turns/tilts perfectly fine with modest turns, but at aggressive leans there is a slight 'wobble' to it. We have engineered around this issue and prototype #2 will completely correct this issue.

      At our Shark Wheel launch party, we hope to have the bike ready for people to try at the Venice Boardwalk on the sand as well. Enter your email at if you want to be included on all updates.

    2. joseph corriero on June 12, 2013

      Looks cool - seems nice for the fat tire crowd. If it can ride on sand it can probably do well on snow. What size it that equivalent to? Seems smaller than a 26" mtn bike wheel.
      +1 on seeing it turn.

    3. Paul Dutch on June 12, 2013

      As stated by James
      +1 want video of it turning, leaning

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      David L Bostock on June 12, 2013

      Looking, at this video I can now imagine it might work better in sand then a straight narrow wheel, which can be done with a wide straight wheel, except such wheels do get pretty heavy, they are currently a little more easier to fabricate, airless wheels are on the horizon for cars, big problem they have is pavement noise, your design may not have that problem and could make such wheels more desirable.. I'm still all in for two sets of the longboard skateboard wheels, but yes it would be nice to see actualy in soft sand. maybe with a 3 or 4 wheel bike. I note you also had to modify the bike for clearance of the shark wheel ( a lot of work, just for a video on concrete) , I kind of think of it as a sidewinder or snake wheel now though.

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      Frank Jungman on June 12, 2013

      Since you have shown it to be inherently stable in a straight line, it would be important to show it can actually turn as well as a round wheel. The physics involved are not obvious to the eye...

    6. James on June 12, 2013

      +1 on video it on gravel/sand
      + want video of it turning, leaning

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      lisa on June 12, 2013

      roller derby!!

    8. william on June 12, 2013

      This is what I'm waiting for!

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      Brian on June 12, 2013

      Can we get some action shots/video of sand/gravel travel?

    10. Mike Pateras on June 12, 2013

      That's really cool, but why not actually show the bike on sand or gravel? I believe you, but I think this video would have had more impact if it demonstrated that claim.