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Abio Rolling Out Chainless Folding Bikes

Published January 29, 2009

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)— Abio Bikes has unveiled its new line of folding bicycles, hoping 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," said Mike Tran, co-owner of the New York City and Vancouver, B.C.-based company that produces the exclusive line of trendy-colored bikes.

List prices on Abio Bikes start at $790 and the two models are now available online and through select retail outlets.

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