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  • ABS systems use electronic sensors and software to detect when a bike's wheels are about to lock up, rapidly releasing and reapplying braking pressure to allow the motorcycle to slow while the wheels keep turning.

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  • With the former I don't go ludicrously close to another bike's rear wheel and I'm vigilant in case my temporary helper has to brake or swerve to avoid something.

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  • Wes Frazer for the Wall Street Journal The Confederate Hellcat engine, complete with the bike's unusual glass panel over the timingbelt assembly.

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  • Confederate Motors An engineering drawing of a Confederate bike's unique load-bearing engine case, left.

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  • The bike's are still in development, but you can watch the full video below -- and check out GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive Series:

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  • The emphasis here is on ease-of-fold over absolute compactness, yet the bike's dimensions are manageable.

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  • The style-conscious Danish bike company Biomega, which designed the Pico, equipped it to withstand the abuse of the city, too: the bike's tires are chunky; its frame thickens where it needs to; and its folding mechanism is modest.

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  • Like its military-grade counterpart, it uses a proprietary folding system that doesn't cut into or compromise the bike's frame, so ride it as hard as you want.

    The Folding Bike Goes Cool

  • The bike's step-through frame makes hopping on and off a breeze, while its swept-back handlebars (with cushy grips) ensure an upright, more natural riding posture.

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  • Their tiny wheels can make the bike's handling disconcertingly hyper-responsive (a slight turn of your handlebars will send you careening over the curb).

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