The Giant Cycle is an obstacle, firstly introduced on American Ninja Warrior 5, as the second obstacle in Stage One.
Competitors must jump from a trampoline and grab a large wheel, which spins when touched. Then, competitors must use momentum from the swing to make a dismount to the landing platform. Some competitors (such as Jesse La Flair) took two swings to get to the platform. Although only 9 competitors failed on this obstacle, it took out some top competitors (e.g. Dan Mast, Sam Sann, Kacy Catanzaro, Nika Muckelroy, Michelle Warnky, and Michael Needham).
Other Season Appearances
American Ninja Warrior 6
The Giant Cycle returned on American Ninja Warrior 6, once again as the second obstacle in Stage One. However, the obstacle was renamed as the Giant Ring. This time, only 2 competitors failed on this obstacle (however, it took out Sam Sann once again).
On Ninja Warrior UK, the Giant Cycle appeared as the fourth obstacle during the finals' Stage 1. Similar to its appearance on American Ninja Warrior 6, the obstacle was called as the Giant Ring, and the obstacle didn't eliminate any competitor who attempted it.
Then, on Ninja Warrior UK 5, the Giant Cycle appeared as the second obstacle in Heat 4. This time, after grabbing the ring, competitors must make the transition to a punchbag-shaped pendulum (similar to the one used on the Jumper Cables), and then to the landing platform. Therefore, the obstacle was named as the Giant Wheel to Bag Grab.
Later on the same season, the Giant Cycle reappeared as the second obstacle during the finals' Stage 1. This time, the obstacle was flanked by two pendulum wheels (similar to the ones used on the Fly Wheels). Therefore, the obstacle was named as the Tri-cycle.
Competitors' Success Rate
- All results based on the NBC broadcast and external information found
|USA vs. Japan||5||6||83.33%|
|USA vs. The World||9||9||100%|