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Cursed by the ghost of a noted thief, this Ring-loving gear speeds up as the rider collects them.

— Description, Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity[1]

The Money Crisis (マネークライシス Manēkuraishisu?) is a Wheel type Extreme Gear that appears in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity. Its top speed increases the more Rings its rider collects.


According to its profile, the Money Crisis is cursed by the ghost of a noted thief. It can be purchased at the shop for 8,500 Rings.

As most other Wheel type Extreme Gear in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, the Money Crisis resembles a monowheel. Its driver interface is completely golden with a black rectangle in the front and its bottom is flattened out, making it resemble a foot-like support. It also has a purple ring field encircling the driver interface and the rider, which serves as the wheel of the Money Crisis.

Abilities and traits

As a Wheel type Extreme Gear, the Money Crisis allows it rider to crash through obstacles and barricades without slowing down, gaining Gravity Points for each destroyed obstacle. Additionally, it allows the user to make Slide Turns to get through sharp corners. However, it cannot perform Gravity Control to the full extent as most other Extreme Gears.

The Money Crisis has poor statistics and possesses no Gear Parts, making it rather limited during a regular race. However, the more Rings the player possesses during a race while riding the Money Crisis, the faster it becomes; with zero Rings (its minimum) the Money Crisis will go at 121 Speed, with 50 Rings it will go at 146 Speed, and with 100 Rings (its maximum) it will go at 171 Speed.




Gear Parts



  • The Money Crisis is one of the two Extreme Gears in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity that does not possess any Gear Parts, the other being the Big Bang.


  1. Official in-game description.

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