A-Bike Folding Bicycle
The Pros:Folds into a portable shape. Folding is easy with the telescopic system.
The Cons:Wheels are extremely small. Can't hold much weight. Works properly only on extremely smooth terrain.
The A-Bike is a folding bike that weighs only 12 pounds and folds into a compact 26" x 11" x 6" (67cm x 30cm x 16cm). The bike rides like a normal bicycle, although the lightweight nature of the bike sometimes takes some getting used to.
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The folding is done using a 3-click telescopic mechanism, making it easy to fold and unfold without any tools.
- 2 chain system encased in an enclosure (with ratios 14:8 and 35:9)
- 1 gear
- Rider specifications: 4'9" to 6'3" and up to 185 lbs.
- Tire diameter: 6"
- Frame is made from heat treated aluminum
Note: The Strida 3.2 Folding bike holds up to 250 lbs.
Invented by Sir Clive Sinclair "..the idea is that if you have a bicycle which is seriously lighter and more compact than anything existing at the moment, it will change the way in which people see bikes.” "...it's so well built it could have been machined in a Formula One factory .. this is the ipod of bicycles, a fantastic feat of engineering.." Time Out Magazine November 2006
User Reviews (4)
Folds into a portable shape
Folding is easy with the telescopic system
Wheels are extremely small
Works properly only on extremely smooth terrain
Frame flexes while being ridden
Evident that the designer was not a cyclist. This is a bad thing.
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