A-Bike or Strida

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Which bike?

  1. A-Bike

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  2. Strida

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  3. Mountain bike

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  1. lookout
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    I wanted to buy a portable bike ~ idea good for space and easy to carry or should I get Mountain bike instead? [​IMG]

    A-Bike Vs Strida


    A-Bike


    Strida


    Mountain bike
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    Question:
    1. Dose it look stupid in adult with small Wheels in those portable bike? (like a clown or a Scooter)
    2. Will you ride a A-Bike or Strida in busy public?
     
  2. nintendofreak

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    I think it does look like a clown bike (sorry had to say it! [​IMG] )

    I think Mountain Bikes however, will serve you much better, overall...

    Get a Specialized bike if you can.. A bit pricey, but quality has its price [​IMG]
     
  3. Psyfira

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    Coming from you I doubt this's a serious topic, but I'll bite:

    1. I know someone who's got a Brompton, they do look strange but if you don't mind being eccentric, turning heads and don't live in an area where chavs will throw rocks at you as you cycle past then it's up to you.

    2. I wouldn't, they stand out a bit too much for my liking, the size of the wheel makes me think you'd need to use more energy on a small bike than you would to go the same distance on a large one, and I think they'd be distracting to car drivers (harder to see a small bicycle than a large one?). That and the local rock slinging chav population [​IMG]
     
  4. lookout
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    Thank Psyfira!

    I problely look nut then eccentric wearing suit to work riding a small portable bike everyday or even get knockout
    I prefer driving my car to centre london however paying congestion charge and finding a car park just kill me.
     
  5. Orc

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    WARNING:
    BIKES ARE KNOWN TO BREAK HYMENS!

    On topic:
    1.) Seconding Psyfira, I mean people do weirder stuff in public.

    2.) Not in the Philippines, it'll get jacked from me I bet. Back in Hong Kong most likely, since I've seen people with small bike thingies over there already. I wouldn't use one for day to day transport though. For that, get a proper bike lol.
    These things look awesome to scoot around the office/school though.

    I like the A-Bike more, woooooooo lil wheels zoooooooooom~... shit, now I want one.

    EDIT: btw, the seats look fucking uncomfortable with these 2.
     
  6. Veho

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    If I had to choose between those three, I'd say: mountain bike. It's guaranteed to have better build quality, be more comfortable to ride, less awkward to steer, overall a better option than those foldable contraptions.

    On the other hand, you can take this thing:

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    Attach a stick to the front to have something to hold on to, and you have the perfect city vehicle [​IMG]

    Or if you have to have a folding bike, I suggest something more stylish:

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