A: Approximately 2-3 hours for a full charge.
A: The battery pod contains grade A Panasonic lithium batteries, which can be recharged up to 1000 cycles.
We don’t recommend riding the electric a-bike in heavy rain or with lot of standing water on the riding surface but the battery pod is splash proof for use in light rain.
A: Yes spare batteries pods are available for pre order for delivery in December 2015.
A: Yes you can ride the electric a-bike with the battery pod switch to OFF or with the battery pod removed.
A: Yes the Electric a-bike is a pedelec. When the battery pod is switched ON the motor will cut out when you stop pedalling or apply the brakes.
Is It Easy To Use?
A: Yes – the A-bike Electric is designed to be folded and unfolded in under 10 seconds. It takes only a few minutes to learn how to do this with a simple step by step guide provided with the A-bike
A: Yes – in fact the A-bike has 2 chains! The internal twin chain system is totally encased at the rear of the A-bike which has the benefit of keeping grease and dirt away from clothes and hands.
The A-bike has a single gear transmission optimised for commuters and easy use.
A: Yes – the ergonomically designed saddle has a simple quick release clamp allowing it to be easily moved up or down as required in a few seconds.
Where can I use one?
A: Yes – the A-bike has been specifically designed to meet all the everyday short-journey needs of commuters.
Whether on the bus, train or the Tube the A-bike’s compact folded size means it is little different to taking a rucksack or a laptop with you; and light enough to easily place in the overhead luggage racks or just keep by your feet.
The A-bike electric is the only bike approved by Transport for London for taking on the tube. It is compact so the rush hour restrictions on the size of bicycles imposed by many train operators do not apply.
In fact, the A-bike is so compact it’s the world’s first bike you can take on a plane in your hand luggage – but check with your carrier first! The question airlines will ask is the watt/hours capacity of the battery pod . 138 is the answer.
A: No – the A-bike is designed to be ridden on hard surfaces only. Soft surfaces such as grass and carpet and surfaces with loose coverings such as gravel should be avoided.
A: Yes – the A-bike performs like any other bike so braking distances will be increased in wet conditions so extra care should be taken. In addition the materials used will not rust so the A-bike is more than capable of surviving the traditional British weather
A: Yes – the A-bike has a full reflector system but we recommend an additional lighting system and reflective clothing be used in accordance with the Road Safety laws should be used also.
Where can I buy one?
A: The A-bike Plus and A-bike City are not available in Europe now but the A-bike Electric is available via this website and also please check for national distributors in your area. Please visit:
- for USA and Canada: https://innovativeedgedesign.com/
- for Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg: http://www.abike-shop.nl/
- for Japan: http://i-aion.co.jp/abike/index.html#image/mv-pict01.jpg.
- for South Korea: www.velostar.co.kr
- for Hong Kong: www.abike-shop.com
A: Yes – visit the electric Bike Shop ‘FULLY CHARGED’ in London SE1 3JW (Globe House, 37 Bermondsey Street) where you can test the bike and also can take one away with you.
A: Yes – a full spares list is carried on the website should you accidentally damage any key parts. We also offer full advice on servicing and maintenance service details are given in the instructions.
A:This is for non electric version only. Full step by step details are given in the instructions. Once the wheel is removed the process of changing tyres and inner tubes is essentially the same as with any other bike. We recommend using a pump with a flexible hose to inflate the tyres. Please note the Electric a-bike does not have pneumatic tyres
A: The tool kit provides the tool to keep the essential locking screws and bolts tightened up. Please refer to the instruction manual for more detail.
A: Yes they are available in pdf format here.
A: We have many technical videos available which we have brought together on our Facebook page: