One Point Five is a new bike from Japan. It reminds me of a SQRL with a stability handle but adds a brake lever and shifter for brakes on front/back and a derailleur system.
Intro Article in New Atlas
Oct 26, 2018
Product video – In Japanese
Jul 12, 2019
Feb 8, 1988 – MTV announced their first licensing agreement, the MTV LeRun. The pact provides for an advertising campaign on MTV with retail sales to begin in Fall 1988.
To quote Van der Veer Designers:
A familiar bike? Fifteen years ago the Max Skate Bike was all the rage.
Van der Veer Designers used the Max Skate Bike as a starting point for designing the SQRL.
– Looks and ride are greatly improved.
– Three versions for different age groups and price classes.
– A popular vehicle for kids to perform stunts or just to cruise around the neighbourhood.
It had two key differences from Minson and Garel designs:
Described in promotional materials.
A compact and easy to ride fun bike that challenges you to find the right balance … Lean to the left to turn left, lean to the right to turn right. Do you dare to do a wheelie? The large rear wheel ensures that you can easily get up to speed, while the two skate wheels at the front ensure that you can maneuver well. In short, a super cool skate bike. What are you waiting for? Hop on and SQRL!
Q: How do you move?
A: By pedalling, like a normal bike
Q: How do you steer?
A: By moving your body to the desired direction similar to skateboarding. It takes some practice, but that’s worth the fun of it.
Q: How do you slow down?
A: By ways of a coaster brake, similar to a bike
Q: Where do you practice?
A: The Sqrl is an ideal action-vehicle for use in urban areas: squares, narrow streets, wide lanes, boulevards, etc. As long as there is a smooth surface.
Q: SQRL tactics?
A: In the movie we show how you can compete with friends to slalom around the cubes and be the fastest.
Q: Advanced SQRL?
A: Try your skatebike without the removable gripstick-handle and make your way through the city, moving like a professional.
The SQRL (“Squirrel”) was offered in three models aimed at different age groups.
SQRL PRO – Top model for kids aged 10 and up.
Specification: 16″ rear/7″ double front wheels, all air tires, Aluminium 44 cm frame, self stand function by click-positioning system in the front wheels, anti-rust chain, top quality ball bearings, high tech rim, quick saddle adjustment and lean gripstick height adjustment system.
SQRL SPORT – Popular model for kids aged 8 to 18.
Specification: 16″ rear/7″ double front wheels, all air tires. Steel 36 cm frame, anti-rust chain, top quality ball bearings, special tire design, quick saddle adjustment system, removable gripstick.
SQRL FUN – Starting model for kids aged 6 to 10.
Specification: 12” rear/6” double front wheels, Steel 24 cm frame, complete chain coffer, top quality ball bearings, special tire design, quick saddle adjustment system.
Feb 29, 2008
The Cybex SQRL is a revolutionary new concept in cycling. The SQRL funcycle has a 2 wheeled front assembly and is steered by the rider using his/her weight to turn or corner while using the steering rod for guidance. Sounds complicated, but is easy to learn and even better for tricks. If you don’t believe us check out the vid
Oct 24, 2007
The new SQRL is a stylish super skatebike for youngsters on the move: use your ultimate skill-tactics and balance your way through urban areas. Great with friends or solo, practise jumps, wheelies or other exciting tricks.