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Guide 2 Cycling   >   Folding Bikes

 

Folding Bikes


Many people thinking of folding bikes as a bit of a joke. This is because in the past many folding bikes were unwieldy and awkward to ride, and some models were prone to collapse. However, in recent years, new designs have come to the fore, and folding bikes have greatly improved - so much so that any negative reputation is no longer deserved.

Of course, just like any other type of bike, folding bicycles do require that the designers have to make some choices and compromises in the design between various different priorities. In the case of folding bicycles, designers have to strike a balance between the folding capability, the quality of the ride, and the price - and you will find that different models of folding bikes have struck this balance at different points. For example, some folding bicycles (mainly those designed for short hops) are designed to be simple to fold and unfurl every time they are ridden, whereas are designed to be kept unfolded most of the time and only folded away once in a while.

So why choosing a folding bike?
  • Folding bikes can be packed away. That makes them easy to store, suitable for carrying on the bus or train, and is a big advantage of you worried about bicycle theft.

  • If you're worried about the possibility of punctures or mechanical problems when commuting, again folding bikes come into their own - as in the event of a problem you can simply fold the bike away and hop on the bus or train.
One thing to be aware of though is that folding bikes generally have smaller wheels than other types of bikes. There are many types of tyre choices around, some with puncture-resistant bands and reflective strips, but because of their small size, tyre pressure is especially important - if you let your tyres go soft - riding becomes like running through treacle! Therefore be sure to invest in a decent bicycle pump!

Here are some folding bikes:

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Schwinn Loop 20" Folding Bike

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Schwinn Loop 20" Folding Bike
 

EuroMini ZiZZO Campo 28lb Lightweight Aluminum Frame Shimano 7-Speed Folding Bike 20-Inch

EuroMini

EuroMini ZiZZO Campo 28lb Lightweight Aluminum Frame Shimano 7-Speed Folding Bike 20-Inch
 
  • Lightweight Aluminum frame; Folds in seconds and is easy to carry so you never need to leave it outside
  • Adjustable stem adapts to riders of all sizes from under five feet to over six feet tall
  • Folded size: H-27" L-31" W-12.5. Weight: 28.5 lb (Lightweight)
Product Description:

The All-Around Bike: Big Ride; Big Fun

EuroMini is a USA BASED COMPANY, ready to provide you with quality products and FAST SHIPPING!
We do our utmost to provide excellent customer service to you.
If you have any concerns, please contact us so we can resolve any concerns you may have; before you make the decision to leave a negative review.
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(28 LB ONLY) 99% assembled bike only need to attach one pedal



Campo Specifications


Frame - 20" 6160 Aluminum Alloy; Iron V-brake compatible Fork
Handlebar - 6° BackSweep Black 54cm; 25.4mm Bars
Rims - 20" Aluminum 28H; Black Anodized
Tires - Wanda 20x2.0" off road tire
Crankset - 170mm Crank arm; black Steel
Chainring - 48T steel chainring
Shift Levers - Shimano Revo 7-speed grip shifter
Rear Derailleur - Shimano Tourney 7-speed
Freewheel - 14-28T 7-speed
Chain - KMC Z50 7 speed chain
Brakes - Alloy V-Style Brakes
Brake Levers - Alloy Brake lever
Grips - Ergonomic Rubber Grip
Saddle - EuroMini ergonomic saddle
Seat Post - 580mm Black Aluminum
Pedals - 9/16" Steel/plastic
Headset - 1/8" FP-H860D Iron
Other - Kickstand, Reflectors, Water Bottle Mounts

Xspec 26" 21-Speed Folding Mountain Trail Bicycle Commuter Foldable Bike, Black/White/Yellow

Xspec
Misc.

Xspec 26" 21-Speed Folding Mountain Trail Bicycle Commuter Foldable Bike, Black/White/Yellow
 
  • Disc Brake System - Provides long lasting and stronger fasting stopping power than the traditional V-Brake Systems.
  • Top of the line Components - Includes Shimano products that are known to last including derailleurs and shifters. Also includes alloy double wall rims with 26" wheels.
  • Recommended for rider's height 5'3"-6'0". Max weight up to 220lbs
Product Description:

Now you can take your bike where ever you go without the need for those pesky bike racks or risking the dangers of locking it up in public spaces with the new Xspec 26" Folding Bikes. The Xspec bike folds neatly in about 15 seconds so you can store in almost any location. This streamline frame design is not just for mountains trails, its also great for students, office workers, urban environments, or any convenient commuting.

The 26" frame bike offers you a great ride with the added convenience of portability. The portable folding frame is constructed with High Tensile Steel and comes with reliable, top of the line Shimano components such as Shifters & Rear Derailleurs. The 21-speed function gives you the option to cruise or punch it in high gear. The disc brake technology provides long lasting and gives more stopping power than traditional v-brakes.

Features
  • Dual Disc Brake System that give stronger stopping power and a longer lasting braking technology.
  • High-tensile folding steel frame.
  • Dual Steel Suspension system; front & back
  • Includes Shimano Components that any tourist could rely on.
  • Unique Folding Pedals
  • Alloy double-wall rimmed wheels with High Grade 26" x 1.95 Road Tires
  • 48T Chain ring , Alloy Handlebars
  • Weighs Limit: 220lbs.
  • Weighs approx. 42 lbs.
  • Some Assembly is Required
  • Available Colors: Black/Yellow/White

Vilano 20" Lightweight Aluminum Folding Bike Foldable Bicycle, Rack and Fenders

Vilano
Misc.

Vilano 20" Lightweight Aluminum Folding Bike Foldable Bicycle, Rack and Fenders
 
  • 20" Lightweight Aluminum Frame
  • Twist Grip Shifter (6 Speeds)
  • Free Fenders and Rear Rack - Included & Intalled
Product Description:

The AVANTI is an economical 20" Aluminum folding bike. The sturdy Aluminum frame is lightweight and will hold up in marine environments. It includes a 6 Speed twist grip gear system, rear rack, fenders and foldable pedals!

Full Specs:

  • Frame: 20 Aluminum Folding - with safety latch system
  • Speeds: 6 - twist grip shifting
  • Weight: 29.5 lbs
  • Stem: Foldable height adjustable
  • Handlebar: Aluminum
  • Seat Post: Aluminum
  • Crank: 53T w/ Chainguard
  • Pedals: Foldable
  • Rims: 20" Alloy double wall
  • Tires: 20 x 1.75
  • Fenders: Includes front and rear fenders - installed
  • Rear Rack: Included - installed

Assembly and Tuning Required

Vilano Urbana Single Speed Folding Bike

Vilano

Vilano Urbana Single Speed Folding Bike
 
  • Lightweight aluminum folding bike with coaster brake
  • Great urban commuter in flat areas
  • Super Lightweight - Weighs only 21.5 lbs.
Product Description:

This super simple one-speed alloy folding bike makes a superb commuter. With no brake cables or shifters, there's almost nothing to maintain or adjust. At only 21.5 lbs. this is one of the lightest folding bikes available.

Features:

  • Lightweight aluminum folding bike with coaster brake
  • Quickly and easily folds for storage
  • Great urban commuter in flat areas
  • Folds quickly to 12" x 32" x 25"
  • Weighs only 21.5 lbs.




 
 
 
 

 
 
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