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It weighs 5.5 kilograms (12 lb) and folds to 67Ã—30Ã—16 cm, small enough to fit in a rucksack. The A-bike was designed by a team at Mountain bike trials Daka, Hong Kong and Sinclair Research Ltd over 5 years, and was originally announced in 2004. Richard Hammond and James May carried A-bikes in their suitcases and unfolded them to bike from a ferry dock to a cable car.
Train 2. Clive Sinclair envisioned the A-bike, and Alex Kalogroulis was the main design engineer. The A-bike s telescoping structure reduces its apparent volume to about 25% in its collapsed state.
The A-bike is a type of folding bicycle invented by Sir Clive Sinclair in the United Kingdom and released on 12 July 2006. The distribution company behind the A-bike was featured on the UK Television programme Badger or Bust broadcast on the 5 June 2007.
The magazine A to B described the A-bike as a fabulous folder, but almost unrideable . . In the Top Gear epic race Car vs.