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Winfried 09-23-11 09:56 AM

Has someone tried the A-bike?
 
Hello

If someone's tried the A-bike, I'd like some feedback.

The Plus has six-inch wheels while the City has eight-inch wheel. Does it make a difference when riding in flat cities?

Thank you.

Folding-Bikes 09-23-11 10:10 AM

Gadget Show: Strida Vs A-Bike
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVVgsQt1DK4

Some more links:
http://www.foldsoc.co.uk/abikesig.html


Juan

brakemeister 09-23-11 11:15 AM

the one person I know who actually is trying it, never made it home, he got swallowed by a small pothole ...
dunno if he liked it or not ?


thor
insert various smileys... I never really caught on that, but there must be a sarcasm smiley somewhere

Amuro Lee 09-23-11 02:08 PM

I've owned a first-generation 6" wheeled A-bike for almost 5 years. I used it on my daily multi-modal commute in the first year after I had bought it.
http://www.abikecentral.com/forum/vi....php?f=2&t=180

I have to admit that after I've changed my job and needn't combine my commute with the MTR system anymore, I seldom use it.

The A-bike is suitalbe for long-distance travels by public transport combining a short distance ride from the last station to your designation. I do not recommend the A-bike to those who want a comfort or a speedy bike. The A-bike is not intended to use for touring or leisure, too. ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOadFVB9JVU

Do you believe that I weigh 250lbs but my A-bike is still alive after I have used it for 5 years?
http://www.abikecentral.com/forum/vi....php?f=2&t=635

http://home.hkstar.com/~amurolee/ima...xtmagazine.jpg

Winfried 09-23-11 06:29 PM

Thanks much for the pointers. I'll try to find a place that sells it over here so I can give it a try.

Winfried 09-23-11 07:06 PM

BTW, I'm also interested in feedback about the 6-inch vs. 8-inch models.

jur 09-24-11 06:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Amuro Lee (Post 13269179)
I've owned a first-generation 6" wheeled A-bike for almost 5 years. I used it on my daily mix-mode commute in the first year after I had bought it....

Do you believe that I weigh 250lbs but my A-bike is still alive after I have used it for 5 years?...

Hardcore!! :)

mulleady 09-24-11 07:41 AM

Have you looked at the Pacific Carryme? It rides much better and has a compact vertical fold.

http://www.fudgescyclestore.com/inde...67031&o=167031

vmaniqui 09-24-11 02:34 PM

i bought one thinking it would be ideal for my multi-modal commute. tried it so many times around the block and haven't used it since then. it's lying in my garage since then. not the best - single speed, small wheels, twitchy. but the only best thing about it is it's so light.

Amuro Lee 09-25-11 05:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mulleady (Post 13271959)
Have you looked at the Pacific Carryme? It rides much better and has a compact vertical fold.

http://www.fudgescyclestore.com/inde...67031&o=167031

Here is a post comparing between the A-bike and the Pacific CarryMe DS ;)
http://www.abikecentral.com/forum/vi....php?f=2&t=584

Winfried 09-26-11 07:27 AM

Thanks much for the comparison between the CarryMe and the A-Bike.

I really have to give the A-Bike a shot before making a decision. The A-Bike is so compact that I could probably take it with me on the plane.

Winfried 09-28-11 04:37 PM

Has someone tried the six-inch- and eight-inch-models and could provide some feedback?

Winfried 09-28-11 04:45 PM

And if someone's tried the Chinese licensed alternatives, I'm interested too, since I know someone in Shenzhen would could order one and ship it to me.


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