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Old 27.08.2015, 13:21
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MonoRover R2 (mini-segway, self-balancing board) etc

I've been seeing a lot of people using this new "mini-segway" lately here in Geneva. It looks cool and fun to use so I'm wondering how much would it be to have it shipped over here? I found a seller from China. Apparently this is a reliable brand (MonoRover). I've looked in MediaMarkt and Conrad but they are more expensive of course.

Anybody tried using this new thing? Also read that the 2-wheeled one is better than the single-wheel.

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Old 27.08.2015, 14:18
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Re: MonoRover R2 (mini-segway, self-balancing board) etc

Step one: go to ricardo
Step two: enter "segway" in the search box...
Step three: find all the Chinese knock-offs in the results.

https://www.ricardo.ch/search/index/...=MostExpensive
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Old 27.08.2015, 15:28
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Re: MonoRover R2 (mini-segway, self-balancing board) etc

I forgot about Ricardo. I wonder how long these things last though.
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Re: MonoRover R2 (mini-segway, self-balancing board) etc

The electric bike shop on Saint Julien has a mono-wheeled one for ~2,000€, the chap there was saying that they're quite tricky to get used to.

There was an article in yesterday's Tribune de Geneve saying that they're introducing a new law banning such 'bikes' from the pavements and that they'll have to be licensed like scooters or mopeds. I can't seem to add the link on my iPad, but if you go to the Trib's web-page and google 'pietons' into the search engine you should find it.
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Re: MonoRover R2 (mini-segway, self-balancing board) etc

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The electric bike shop on Saint Julien has a mono-wheeled one for ~2,000€, the chap there was saying that they're quite tricky to get used to.

There was an article in yesterday's Tribune de Geneve saying that they're introducing a new law banning such 'bikes' from the pavements and that they'll have to be licensed like scooters or mopeds. I can't seem to add the link on my iPad, but if you go to the Trib's web-page and google 'pietons' into the search engine you should find it.
I respect Swiss law as i live over here but hey shouldnt they also ban people who run on pavements or maybe make them get a licence? I own a self balancing board and i import them in switzerland and really someone should be either crazy or stupid to the fastest on a busy crowded pavement.But to ban something that goes max 10 km?Segway is different ofc as it is more fast as well it has the handlebars that can hit someone.
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Re: MonoRover R2 (mini-segway, self-balancing board) etc

The article;
http://www.tdg.ch/geneve/actu-genevo...story/25706983

Says that new law is specifically aimed at Segway and motorised single wheels.

Here is a translation of the most pertinent paragraph;

"Jusqu’à il y a quelques mois, un flou législatif entourait l’utilisation de ces engins. Mais depuis le 1er juin, l’Office fédéral des routes (Ofrou) a décidé de cantonner ces monoroues et leur cousin à deux roues, le Segway, aux routes et aux pistes cyclables. Terminé le slalom sur les trottoirs et les zones piétonnes".

="Up until a few months ago a there was a grey area around the use of these objects. But since the 1st of June the Federal office for Roads (OFROU) has decided do push mono-wheels and their two-wheeled cousin the Segway onto the roads and cycle paths. Finished the slaloming on paths and in piedestrian zones".

A motorised vehicle of any sort capable of over 20 kilometres an hour (not 10 as you cite) is a menace on a crowded pavement, with a lot of riders expected pedestrians to give way to them;assuming they have priority because they're simply faster.
If those riders had been less pushy in the first place a new rule might not have been considered necessary.

I agree that a busy main road is maybe not the ideal place for them, but I see no reason at all why they shouldn't be using the ton of cycle paths around.
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