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Like to know how/where to buy a real one in USA

Postby nabi on Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:04 pm

In spite of my extensive research, I can't seem to find any means of buying a real A-bike in USA at all. I've seen a couple on ebay or Amazon but they are clearly a copy made in China (or somewhere). It will be too much to pay to purchase and ship it to here from England, especially with exchange rate as is so I have to rule that idea out at this time. Any insight/suggestion?
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Re: Like to know how/where to buy a real one in USA

Postby Amuro Lee on Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:23 pm

I think there's no official distributor or dealer of A-bike in the USA at the moment. :|
http://www.myabike.com/Region_Americas.html
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Re: Like to know how/where to buy a real one in USA

Postby nabi on Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:35 pm

thanks for info.

Is a copy really bad? ...they seem to go for around $120-150 US$. Is it worth at all for that money? Luckly, I am pretty small. (105lb or so).
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Re: Like to know how/where to buy a real one in USA

Postby Amuro Lee on Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:55 pm

It isn't worth for that money at all. You will regret after you bought it.
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Re: Like to know how/where to buy a real one in USA

Postby rongood on Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:31 pm

I live in California and have bought two A-bikes from Mayhem. They shipped VERY fast, at what I think is a reasonable rate, and Mayhem responds well to telephone inquiries (as long as you are aware of the time difference). Of course now we are waiting for the new Plus. I will be ordering one soon. Be sure to get the pump, and any spare parts you want on hand, with the order so you don't have to pay separate shipping.
A word about calling Mayhem: I have called them twice with service questions, using my Costco calling card. It cost me only about 35 cents each call--less than postage. International calling is now so cheap it is no longer a big issue.
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Re: Like to know how/where to buy a real one in USA

Postby rongood on Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:23 pm

I just ordered my new A-bike Plus from Mayhem:
http://www.a-bike.co.uk/store/home.php
With the dollar regaining somewhat, the price in USD is less prohibitive. I included in my order a T-shirt and their nifty pen, and they state that with on-line orders they are including the pump and the travel bag. If you want to get spare parts, it will not add to your shipping charge if you include them in the same order.
I believe that they will start shipping the A-bike Plus after Sept 8.
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