‘The Icycycle’: Will This Awesome (and Terrifying) Saw Bike Work?

Biking in winter is always a little tricky. But this might be a tad overkill.

One cyclist has made a pretty crazy adaptation of the good ol’ winter bike. He machined wheels out of saw blades. Yup, off went the wheels and on went a set of custom circular saw blades.

“Please welcome a bike with circular saws instead of wheels that can easily ride on ice — the icуcycle,” announced The Q, which originally posted the video.

Best of all, this is real. In the video, you’ll get to see how the inventor made his saws-for-wheels idea come to life.

It all started with a stick figure drawing. (Not nearly as great as those of Bicycle Pubes, but still entertaining.) Throw in some engineering skills, welding, 650 x 32mm steel saw “tires,” modified disc brakes, and boom, the icycycle came to life.

Next, watch the creator test fate and take the sawblade bike for a spin across an icy pond.

icecycle saw bike

Nevermind the fact that an easier solution for winter biking already exists. (Hello, fat bikes and grip studs!) Someone would’ve created the icycycle eventually, just for fun.

Honestly, the icycycle works better than we expected. Though we still have lots of questions. Are those hubs balanced? What happens if you crash? And why oh why wouldn’t you add fenders?!

Disclaimer: You really shouldn’t do a manual on this rig. Also, you really shouldn’t try this at home.

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Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.

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