‘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 is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and is based in GearJunkie's Denver, Colo. office. She has a degree in English and journalism, and has a background in both newspaper and magazine writing. Her outdoor interests span from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to skiing to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.

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