Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The Sinclair A-bike

More news on the A-bike appears on the BBC site at present - just general reaction really, rather than expert opinion. The A bike web site is at, where there is a video showing the bike folding and unfolding, technical spec etc. At 5.6Kg (12.6 pounds) it is certainly light, and the folded size is small, but with tyre diameter of just 6 inches it is difficult to imagine that the ride can be acceptable on normal roads (or pavements), and I would imagine the frame might lack some rigidity. The price is given as £199.99. It would be interesting to have a test bike, but I'm not inclined to part with my money to buy one just to be able to comment in more detail.