The World’s Lightest, Most Compact Electric Folding Bike Is a Great City Commuter

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Since everything is so fast these days, especially in the lifestyle of those who live in the big city, you need something that properly fits one’s needs for transportation. And if cars are not the solution, then you could opt for a bicycle. So far, nothing new. The makers of this compact e-bike claim theirs is as simple, as efficient as possible.
On the ongoing Kickstarter campaign, the creators of this rather new e-bike model mention theirs is the world’s lightest and most compact electric bike. Its telescopic design means it can be folded to fit into any journey. The electric power assistance makes riding easy and keeps you going for up to 15 miles (25 km). So far so good, but it doesn’t sound like anything new to us, to be honest.

The design seems to be what should stand out, since the folks conducting the crowdfunding campaign say the original A-Bike concept was led by British inventor Sir Clive Sinclair. They have taken the same durable, light and compact telescopic design, instead adding a battery to it too.

Folding it takes around 10 seconds, and when you did you can store the bike anywhere. Since we’re talking about a city commuter, too much effort should stay out of the question, after all you don’t want to show up all sweated at work. Here’s where the e-bike’s clever sensors come in, considering they detect when you’re slowing down, and automatically provide more power assistance when you need it.

The two-wheeler has an enclosed bike chain, and due to its aircraft grade aluminum and high-strength glass-reinforced polymers it’s as lightweight as possible. The dual chain drive has been optimized so that the rate of pedaling matches the rate the wheels turn. The brushless motor housed in the front wheel comes with the proper back-up.

Weighing in at 26 lbs (12 kg), it’s suitable for riders up to 220 lbs (100 kg) and it comes with a speed limit of 12.5 mph. Charging will take 2.5 hours, which is about right considering the range and the $1,089 price tag.

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