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 - Mar 11, 2008
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An Australian manufacturer invented a five-wheel bicycle. The model baptized as the “StreetSurfer”, has one wheel in the back and four front wheels. The designers state that the four contact points in the front allow for more controlled and completely different movements.

The StreetSurfer got its name as people testing the bicycle were comparing the way to handle the five-wheeler to a surf or snowboard.

According to information on the Annova-website cyclists using the model were speaking about an improvement in steering, a better control in curves, believing it is due to the four front wheels.

According to the manufacturer, the "turbo"-traction and the not-used suspension allow the cyclists to execute more radical and brusque manoeuvres with less force.
The spokesman for the StreetSurfer, Mark Palmer, stated the bicycle in general "has been basically the same for more than a century. We think it is time to take the next step."

The model is already on sale in the UK: Price: 399 pound sterling