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Old 09-23-11, 09:56 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 09-23-11, 10:10 AM   #2
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Gadget Show: Strida Vs A-Bike
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVVgsQt1DK4

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


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Old 09-23-11, 11:15 AM   #3
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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 ?


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Old 09-23-11, 02:08 PM   #4
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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


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Old 09-23-11, 06:29 PM   #5
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Thanks much for the pointers. I'll try to find a place that sells it over here so I can give it a try.
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BTW, I'm also interested in feedback about the 6-inch vs. 8-inch models.
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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!!
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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
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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.

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