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Mobiky Genius Folding Bike (Cobalt)

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Product Description

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The Mobiky Genius folding bike proves that more bike isn't necessarily mo' better. Perfect for commuter travel in congested city streets, the Genius is ready to roll from folded position to riding-ready in just about three seconds. Once folded, though, it's easily storable or transportable on city busy or subway and it includes a carry handle. It measures 50 by 18 by 41 inches, and it folds to just 25 by 12 by 32 inches. The bike weighs just under 30 pounds.

While small in stature, the Genius has an adjustable seat post that can adapt to riders measuring from 52 inches to 72 inches in height and weighing up to 240 pounds. While the tires measure just 12 inches in diameter, the Genius offers an ingenious dual-chain system that results in covering two tire rotations with one pedal turn--enabling you to cover the same ground as a bike with 24-inch tires.

It features a three-speed Sturmey Archer S-RB3 internal gear hub that's fitted on the rear wheel and is fully encased within the aluminum hub shell to reduce maintenance. This ensures a very safety gearing and prevents the chain from jumping the teeth. The chains are specially developed to resist in normal outside conditions, and they do not require any particular maintenance or greasing. The Genius has 120mm front disc brakes with an APSE caliper and rear roller brakes. The frame and tube sections that make up the direction cases are alloy aluminum 6061, and Aluminum AS6G7 where more pressure is experienced.

The Genius comes with a standard zippered carry cover. It's backed by a two-year warranty on the frame and a one-year warranty on other components.

Feature Details:

  • Chains: Specially developed to resist in normal outside conditions, the chains do not require any particular maintenance or greasing. They offer reliability even when exposed to different environments such as by the sea or on board a yacht.
  • Front Brakes: Rotor 120mm with APSE caliper
  • Rear Brakes: Band brake system 80mm outside diameter
  • Brake levers: Tektro
  • Gear: A 3-speed Sturmey Archer Type S-RB3 internal gear hub is fitted on the rear wheel. It is fully encased within the aluminum hub shell and no maintenance is required, ensuing safe gearing while also preventing the chain from jumping the teeth.
  • Tires: 12-inch Kenda, inner tube with bent valve
  • Rear and Front tire pressure: 35 PSI - 2,5 Bars
  • Rims: 12-inch aluminum 6061
  • Weight: 28.6 pounds
  • Folded Dimensions: 25 by 12 by 32 inches
  • Unfolded Dimensions: 50 by 45 by 40.5 inches
  • Saddle Max Height: 40.5 inches
  • Handelbar Max Height: 38.7 inches


Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 38.6 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000BTI1JM
  • Item model number: GE-100-BC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,626,261 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

And it's great for the environment!
Arlene
My Mobiky easily fits in the truck of my Honda Accord (perhaps only 50% of the trunk space).
Amazon Customer
FIRST IMPRESSION The Mobiky's construction speaks "high quality".
Douglas L. Chew

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82 of 84 people found the following review helpful By David Shepard on July 19, 2007
I don't drink, do drugs or run with fast women but I do seem to collect folding bikes - Mobiky is the latest - and ride one or the other of them about eight miles a day. The Mobiky with its 12" wheels is unique but there are some points of comparison with two others I have with 16" wheels - a Brompton and a Dahon Presto - and I thought it might help potential buyers if I compared and contrasted.

All three folding bikes have in common beautiful design and construction --they are worthy of museum exhibit as superior achievements of the machine age. Folders come in several sizes, but these small-wheel ones are meant primarily for intermodal transportation - folded, they can be taken on buses and trains where full size bikes (the folding community calls them `cumbersomes') are not permitted, so you can begin and complete your journeys on them. All use three-speed hub gears - a super-reliable hundred-year-old technology which won't get grease on clothes. The gear range isn't sufficient for, say, a postman in the Swiss alps, but it's fine for modest rolling hills. Folders take up much less room in confined living spaces. They can be packed for plane travel without incurring airline surcharges, checked at cloakrooms, brought into offices, kept in the trunk of even a small car, taken into restaurants; and by being with or near the owner, are much less likely to be harvested by thieves than bikes left locked on urban streets.

Because folders are more complex and critical machines, they cost more than equivalent cumbersomes. However, one can find lots of cheap folding bikes from China. Avoid them like poison; let user comments on the internet be my witness. A good small-wheel folding bike will likely cost $500 or more, and with these products, you get what you pay for.
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61 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Douglas L. Chew on March 24, 2006
I first saw the Mobiky featured on "I Want That", a TV show about new products on the HGTV cable network. I was impressed by the Mobiky's easy, quick folding and the ability to roll on its own wheels when folded.

Thanks to Abikestore.com, a week after the show I had my new, cobalt blue Mobiky.

FIRST IMPRESSION

The Mobiky's construction speaks "high quality". The aluminum finish, the paint quality, and weld joints are all exceptional.

Due to weather, the Mobiky stood in my living room for a couple of evenings before my first ride. Many times, I'd catch myself looking at it, as if admiring a piece of industrial art. If the Aeron office chair can be on display at the Museum of Modern Art in NY, so can the Mobiky. I regretted riding my Mobiky, because it will get dirty.

PRE-RIDE

My Mobiky needed a little adjustment, before I could ride it. The manual warns riders to make sure the "stay tube" locks in place. Mine did not. After using a screwdriver and hammer to reseat the plug the "stay tube" rests on, my Mobiky was ready to go.

Adjusting the proper height of the handlebars and seat will take some experimenting. You'll also have to play with the tension of the adjusting clamps or your seat will slowly sink as you ride. If you collapse the Mobiky for maximum smallness, your height adjustments are lost. I wish the tubes were scored with measurements, so settings could be remembered. I will mark the tubes with a felt pen.

The front and rear brakes were in perfect, factory adjustment.

RIDING

The Mobiky will not compete in the next Tour de France. Someone on a conventional 10-speed breezed right past me. The Mobiky has 3 speeds so that's an unfair comparison.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Planes, trains & automobiles on September 10, 2008
About a month back I was in the market for a folding bike. I needed something I could take on the train and fit into the truck of my small car. After researching online I found the Mobiky Genius. It sounded perfect. So I ordered it off Amazon.

As usual, the Amazon transaction went off without a hitch and the bike arrived exactly as promised. The packaging looked solid without dents or holes.

That's when the problems began. Even though the packaging was un-damaged, when I opened the box I noticed the front brake assembly was bent. I'm guessing at happened at the factory before it got into the box but who knows. It was bent to such an extent that I could not lock the bike into its unfolded position. Rather than dealing with hassle and delay of returning the bike I took it to my local bike shop and paid $80 more for repair. They actually had to bend the caliper back into shape by hand because they could not locate any source for replacement parts. The brakes are now weak but adequate. I thought they were weak because of the kluge repair but, based on the other reviews on this page, I'm starting to think it might just be how they're designed.

Oh well. A small price to pay for all the time this cool little bike was going to shave off my commute. And it did exactly that...for the first week.

Riding to work one morning I noticed the right pedal starting to wobble. I pulled over and found the main screw attaching the pedal assembly through the frame was loose and starting to strip. So I found a hardware store, bought a wrench, tightened it and went on my way. That night I got home and took apart the pedal assembly. Turns out a washer was missing which caused the rotation of the pedals to unscrew the assemble!
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