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

    Some more links:
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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 ...
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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

    Last edited by Amuro Lee; 09-27-11 at 01:46 PM.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Amuro Lee View Post
    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?...
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by mulleady View Post
    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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