Bike Math: See How Two Wheel Halves Can Work as One

For most cyclists, a cracked wheel is as good as done. But for the resourceful rider in this video, it’s an opportunity to get nerdy.

In this instructional edit, one clever bike enthusiast proves that with a little ingenuity, two broken halves of one bike wheel can work as a whole — and do it just as well.

How does it work? Ukrainian science channel The Q, which posted the clip, explains it succinctly.

“This is how regular mathematics looks: 0.5 + 0.5 = 1. In bikematics it works as well,” it said.

Fair enough! But don’t take it from us — press play and see for yourself.

Runtime: 6 minutes

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Jilli Cluff

Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.


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