How do bikes stay up?

Ever since I was a kid I wondered how bikes could stay balanced, even without the rider. We often used to do “ghosty” races where we’d roll our bikes down the hill by themselves and seeing which one went the farthest before toppling over. I always thought it was the spinning wheels that kept the bike stable, but as this interesting video shows, it’s actually a combination of things. Enjoy!

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