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Folding Bike Buying Guide

What to look for when buying a Folding Bike

Ah the folding bike; quite the iconic piece of commuter equipment. As the name suggests these bike really do fold. The benefits are many and it’s easy to see why they are so popular. With the folding mechanism the size of the bike reduces to be a very handy size indeed. Once collapsed down the bike can be easily carried in one hand coupled with the storage size being dramatically reduced. So if you’re a commuter, a folding bike could mean it’s stored nice and easily at home, you can carry it up and down stairs with ease, carry it on the train with you and even store it in the office with you at the other end. So if you’re a commuter a folding bike really is the bike to be considering.

Key features:

  • Small wheels - reduce the overall compact size once folded
  • Long seat post - removes need for a full size frame and increases adjustability
  • High handlebars - reeves need for a full size frame and increases adjustability
  • Hinged frame - collapses the bike in half just where it’s needed for minimal size

Added benefits:

  • Panniers - mean you can carry luggage with ease
  • mudguards - perfect for commuting and keeping clean come rain or shine
  • lightweight - the lighter the weight the easier it is to carry
  • folding pedals - to reduce the width of the collapsed size even further

With all these benefits it’s easy to see why there are so many people switching to folding bikes, especially for commuting. On top of the design benefits there is a key financial benefit with a folding bike… you can save a lot of money on public transport!

Why not check out our range of folding bikes today?


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