Steering is accomplished by a yoke similar to that of an aircraft. It is interesting to note that this is Steve's field, so perhaps that follows. In any case this new steering methodology presented little if any learning curve for the rider. Although Dan reported it more like turning a car than a bicycle. "You definitely steer," he remarked. "It's got a very short turning radius, but it does not handle like a bike. The feeling you get while turning is closer to the feeling of turning in the car that the Go-Oneł hopes to replace. It's definitely heavy, and although low geared, it is not a hill climber." The Go-Oneł is equipped with a 9-speed Shimano rear cassette (standard). The Rohlhoff 14 speed internal hub is sold as an upgrade. And, since all the drive chain components are standard bicycling parts, the user can easily replace factory parts with gearing of their own choosing. Once the Go-Oneł is delivered, riders can upgrade pretty much any of the various cycling components as they deem necessary.
The Go-Oneł is definitely a "next step" in human powered commutation. "It's not a car killer yet." Dan stated. "That being said it is a very reasonable solution for a short commute to the train or other intermodal transportation, or maybe even a shortish commute directly to work if you work reasonably close to home. I wouldn't want to do fifty miles in it, but I sure would look cool riding it to the station or ten miles to work in the morning." The Go-Oneł can also equipped for night use with an optional upgrade featuring indicator, head, and tail lights. The optional 350 or 750 watt electric assist motor makes longer rides more relaxing!
The one thing we observed to be inevitable while riding the Go-Oneł is that people will notice. In fact one of Steve's selling points for the Go-Oneł is the possibility of augmenting your income by renting out ad space on the velo's side panels. He even quotes approximate sales volumes for such an endeavor on his website (look in the FAQ's). No matter where we drove the Go-Oneł, folks stopped and stared or waved. Their smiles were almost as wide watching the Go-Oneł as it went by as the smiles were on Phil and Dan as they drove it. It may not be the ultimate car killer yet, but Steve's working on it.