Nothing folds as well as a Brompton, the quality of the Birdy is unparalleled, no manufacturer has a range as big as Dahons, and very few bikes match the value of the Bronx and tactic folders. Since the train companies in the UK have strangely decided that no bikes are allowed on board in the rush hour, unless they have a 20′ or smaller wheel, and can fold, folding bikes are becoming many people’s commuting bikes of choice.
Long gone are the days of bizarre, rickety, over complex folders, that twitched all over the place when you tried to go anywhere. Today’s folding bikes (depending on your budget) ride better than ever, and are even being marketed in race, touring and everyday versions.
Storage and portability are the best features of these bikes. Many keen cyclists keep a performance folder in the back of their cars, so they always have the opportunity to go on a bike ride. The lower end market is ideal for caravan users who like to cycle to the local shops for their groceries or use them for sightseeing. For the commuter, the possibilities in price, performance and riding styles are endless.
Bike Wheel Size
The urban flat dweller even benefits from the folding revolution. Dahon have introduced 26′ wheel bikes that fold in half. So, now your pride and joy doesn’t need to take up half your living room, and if you live on the top floor there may even be room to keep the bike at the bottom of the stairs………goodbye to corridor tire marks.
At YellowBikes, we don’t just send you the bike, as the manufacturer sends it to us (this invalidates manufacturers’ warranties), we build it and set it all up for you in our shop in East Sussex, fold it up, pack it in a box and send it complete with manufacturer’s warranty and folding instructions, as well as a guide on keeping it running smoothly.
If you are in the area, or if it is convenient, you can take advantage of up to 3 free services in your first year. Free servicing covers labor but not new replacement parts.
All that is left to say is, ride safely and enjoy your bike.