Abio Bikes Rolls Out Chainless Folding Bicycles Two new models and colors available for spring season
NEW YORK, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Abio Bikes, Inc. today unveiled its new line of folding bicycles that promises to kick-start a "chainless revolution" for urban commuters and around-town recreational riders across North America. The company's new generation of greaseless and chainless folding bikes will liberate pedal-pushers from conventional chain versions by providing a cleaner, greener and more maintenance-free bike.
While demand for folding bikes has been gaining speed -- especially among budget-minded and eco-conscious users in large metropolitan areas -- the rollout of Abio's new chainless technology eliminates the grease factor, which has been the messiest complaint city riders have had about folding bicycles.
"Chainless bicycles are a great thing, especially for those who don't want to fuss with maintenance and lubrication," says Abio Bikes Founder and Co-Owner Teck Chu. "With this system owners can now spend less time tinkering and more time on the road."
Abio's belt-drive "Verdion" and shaft-drive "Penza" models are specially designed and built so there are no greasy or exposed parts. Also, these versatile and durable chainless bikes deliver an "incredibly smooth ride and are easy to fold, carry and store," says Mike Tran, co-owner of the New York City and Vancouver, B.C.-based company that produces the exclusive line of trendy-colored bikes.
These diminutive yet stylish folders weigh around 30 pounds, and can compactly fold and unfold in "15 seconds flat," making them a great option for carrying from storage to street to transit and back again.
"Folding bikes allow owners to fit them in buses, trains, planes and even cars," says Tran, who keeps one in the back seat of his Mini Cooper for noontime spins and errands.
The Euro-sleek design also provides for easier storage in space-restricted apartments and offices, where they can slip into a closet or under a desk.
"Whether a city dweller, dorm-bound student, adventure traveler in need of extra wheels or just simply short of space, our folding bikes offer a high-performance ride with the added convenience of portability and stow-ability," noted Tran.
Abio Bikes come 95-percent assembled, which means only minor tightening and adjustments are needed before hitting the road. Consisting of 20-inch tires, quality components and a special folding mechanism to ensure safety and a smooth ride, all Abio bikes have a five-year warranty on the frame and a one-year warranty on all original components. Besides the health and environmental benefits, riding a chainless folding bike is also a lifestyle choice.
"By riding this next wave of folding bicycles, people are making a statement that they want to travel clean and green with no gas, no noise and zero emissions," says Chu.
List prices on Abio Bikes start at $790 and the two models are now available online and through select retail outlets. For a list of North American retailers or to order online, visit http://www.abiobikes.com/. This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information, visit http://www.ereleases.com/.