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Strida LT Folding Bike Review

Strida LT Folding Bike Review
With a truly unique triangular frame designed for an erect riding position and best-in-class visibility, the Strida LT Folding Bike blows any major competition out of the water as a means of effortless urban and leisure transportation. The Strida is all about elegance, and uses a Kevlar greaseless belt drive system instead of the regular oily chain and gears found in bicycles. Now you can comfortably bike around town without worrying about oil spray and chain grime. The effortless folding design is like no other in its simplicity, and the Strida will fold in under 5 seconds, without you having to do...
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New 26″ Folding Mountain Bike Foldable Bicycle 6 SP Speed Shimano Reviews

New 26″ Folding Mountain Bike Foldable Bicycle 6 SP Speed Shimano Reviews
The Shimano 26” Folding Mountain Bike features regular size wheels and a 6 speed gearbox. The lightweight frame can be folded in 15 seconds and stored in most compartments. Product Features and Specifications 85% factory assembled. Assembly is quick and easy Folds in 15 seconds 26” wheels Steel frame Adjustable handlebar and seat post V-brakes Alloy rim Shimano 6 speed shifter Mudguard included Kick stand included Weight : 36 pounds Recommended rider height : 5’3” to 6’0” Max riding weight : 200 pounds The New 26” Folding Mountain Bike has not received many positive reviews at...
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Kent Mini 8 Folding Bike Reviews

Kent Mini 8 Folding Bike Reviews
Ideal for small homes, the Kent Mini 8 Folding Bike features 8 inch wheels and an aluminium alloy frame that folds in roughly 20 seconds. Once folded, it has one of the smallest forms in the market, making it great for storing in your closet and carrying on the train or subway. The seat height is adjustable and so is the handlebar height. It is also one of the cheapest folding bikes available and Amazon is currently offering a great bargain on it. Product Features and Specifications ·Strong and lightweight aluminium alloy frame ·Single speed drive ·Linear pull brakes on the front and rear ·Unique...
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Dahon Jack 26-Inch Folding Mountain Bike Reviews

Dahon Jack 26-Inch Folding Mountain Bike Reviews
A serious performer, the Dahon Jack 26-Inch Folding Mountain Bike is a go-anywhere bike that combines the handling of 26” wheels combined with the convenience of a folding design. The bike needs only minor assembly before it can be used and is soon good to go. The Jack is designed to go over anything in its path. The “modest” seven speeds keep things simple but provide effective riding comfort in almost any terrain. Product Features and Specifications -Lightweight 7005 aluminium frame with a Joe Murray design, custom drawn Sonus tubing -Head tube made with patented ReBar technology -Dahon Fusion...
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Xootr Swift Folding Bicycle Reviews

Xootr Swift Folding Bicycle Reviews
The Xootr Swift Folding Bicycle is a great looking folding bike with an angular frame and a classic design. Other than its ability to fold quite compactly, the Swift rides and feels like any regular bike. It can be folded in under 10 seconds and can even fit into some suitcases so that you can carry it with you wherever you go. The guys at Xootr have gone to great lengths to deliver a customized riding experience and all you have to do is give them details about your size and you shall have a Swift that has been configured to your specifications. The Swift has been designed to take care of pretty much...
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Dahon Eco C6 Folding Bike Reviews

Dahon Eco C6 Folding Bike Reviews
Dahon’s most economically priced bike, the Dahon Eco C6 Folding Bike is ideal for those on a budget who need a reliable folding bike for purposeful commuting. The model has been upgraded for 2011 and features a Radius V handlepost and Fusion integrated fork. Folding is quick and easy as with all Dahons – it folds in under 15 seconds. Product Features and Specifications -Folds in under 15 seconds -Forged aluminium Radius V handlepost -Shimano 6 speed for comfortable urban and suburban commuting -Stable ride with BioLogic II frame geometry -Hi tensile steel frame -Alloy, silver, center mounted...
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Dahon Folding Bike Reviews

Dahon Folding Bike Reviews
With over 25 years of experience, Dahon has emerged as the single largest provider of folding bikes the world over. Dahon bikes are known for their reliability, technology, and ease of use. Dahon urban utility folders are known for their folding speed and compactness, and are ideal if you live in an apartment and/or commute to work. Some of the reviewed models have been discussed below. The Boardwalk is a classic-styled, single speed bike that is one of Dahon’s bestselling urban commuters. It is priced quite reasonable and features a classic design that should appeal to the style conscious. It is...
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How to choose a folding bike?

How to choose a folding bike?
B efore choosing a folding bike, ask yourself the following 5 questions: What is my weight? What is my height? What is my budget? What kind of riding experience am I looking for (regular or folding)? In general, what will I be using the bike for (touring, commuting, casual riding, shopping, MTB-ing etc)? Many first time buyers assume that since folding bikes are not used by everyone, there are only a few options to choose from and narrowing down to a particular make and model won’t be much of a hassle. This notion is, however, quite fallacious as the market for folding bikes is pretty huge and...
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History of Folding Bikes

History of Folding Bikes
T he earliest folding bicycles were deployed in the 1890s for military use by the French Army and others. The patents for the folding bike were eventually sold to a consortium of Peugeot, Michelin and the French Army. The folding bike first appeared in the 1899 Peugeot sales catalog. Folding bikes were extensively used in many countries as part of the military. Some of the manufacturers of these bikes were – Styria (Austria), Dursley-Pedersen (England), Faun (England), Seidel & Naumann (Germany), Fongers, Burgers (Holland), Peugeot (France), Bianchi (Italy), Leitner (Russia), Katakura (Japan)...
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What are Folding Bikes?

What are Folding Bikes?
Like the name suggests, a folding bicycle is a bicycle that can be ‘folded’ when not in use. This is done to facilitate easy transport and storage. Riders of folding bikes generally do ‘mixed-mode commuting’, which means that their commute requires them to ride the bicycle part of the way and carry it the rest of the way. For example, a person can ride the folding bike to the nearest subway station, carry it with him/her on the subway and ride it again once outside. Most public transportation systems around the world allow folding bikes to be carried as regular...
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Which are the Best Folding Bikes?

Which are the Best Folding Bikes?
There are many aspects that need to be considered when deciding which bike is the best. Some bikes may be easy and compact to fold, while others may offer a better ride. Some folders may be suited for short distances while others are more suited for touring. Bike prices also range from the ultra cheap (under $200) to premium (over $800). However, some bikes have stood the test of time and emerged as the most respected models in the folding bike market, offering great value and workmanship making them the best sellers of today. Dahon has a wide range of products, from the super affordable to the ultra...
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Dahon Mariner D7 Folding Bike Review

Dahon Mariner D7 Folding Bike Review
A great all-purpose bike, the Dahon Mariner D7 Folding Bike, Brushed has been specifically designed keeping in mind the needs of today’s boater. It folds easily in seconds and can be stashed in the smallest compartment of the smallest boat. The Mariner is the perfect companion for your port-of-call commuting, be it shopping for supplies, running general errands or just a casual ride to the nearby cafe. At 26 pounds the Dahon Mariner is decently light and portable. The high quality bodywork is rust resistant, however it does require some maintenance to keep it free from corrosion damage. No need...
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Schwinn Loop 7-Speed Folding Bike Reviews

Schwinn Loop 7-Speed Folding Bike Reviews
The perfect compact folding bike for riding around town the Schwinn Loop 7-Speed Folding Bike has a low, stand-over alloy frame that is strong and durable. It comes from the house of legendary bike-makers Schwinn and is a multi-purpose bike ideal for leisure riding as well as commuting. The built-in rear carrier is great for carrying your belongings with you. The 20 inch alloy wheels and 7 speed box make the bike great for road-riding. The front and rear fenders effectively protect the rider from road spray and debris. Product Specifications and Features unique u-shaped low, stand-over folding alloy...
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Columba 20 Alloy Folding Bike w. Shimano 7 Speed Review

Columba 20 Alloy Folding Bike w. Shimano 7 Speed Review
The Columba 20” alloy Folding Bike w. Shimano 7 speed is a light weight folding bike suited for the small to medium built rider. It folds/unfolds compactly within 10 seconds and can easily fit into the trunk of your car. The bike is sometimes shipped without the front wheel installed. However, the user can install it in five minutes with the help of the accompanying user manual. With a net weight of 31 lbs, it is the perfect companion for your daily commuting as well as leisure riding needs. Product Specifications and Features 20” wheels Alloy frame and steel fork Shimano 7 speed gear...
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Columba 20″ Alloy Folding Bike w. Shimano 7 Speed Review

Columba 20″ Alloy Folding Bike w. Shimano 7 Speed Review
The Columba 20” alloy Folding Bike w. Shimano 7 speed is a light weight folding bike suited for the small to medium built rider. It folds/unfolds compactly within 10 seconds and can easily fit into the trunk of your car. The bike is sometimes shipped without the front wheel installed. However, the user can install it in five minutes with the help of the accompanying user manual. With a net weight of 31 lbs, it is the perfect companion for your daily commuting as well as leisure riding needs. Product Specifications and Features 20” wheels Alloy frame and steel fork Shimano 7 speed gear...
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Dahon Boardwalk Folding Bike Review

Dahon Boardwalk Folding Bike Review
The Dahon Boardwalk Folding Bike is a classic-styled, single speed folding bike that has quickly become one of Dahon’s bestselling models. Reasonably priced at under $300, it boasts high quality construction and a folding/unfolding speed of unde 15 seconds. The Magnetix latch system keeps it effectively in place so you don’t have to worry about the entire assembly coming apart carrying it. The seat and the handlebars are adjustable to suit the rider’s height and posture. The Dahon Boardwalk almost seems to ‘shrink’ on folding and can be stored in the smallest tightest...
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Dahon Speed Uno Folding Bike, Shadow Review

Dahon Speed Uno Folding Bike, Shadow Review
The successor to the hugely popular Mu Uno, the Dahon Speed Uno Folding Bike, Shadow is a newer and ever simpler bike and features a single speed system. Weighing only 24 lbs, it has a rear coaster brake, which means that to apply the brake all you have to do is pedal backwards. The company’s Doublelok feature has been added for maximum security and the handy magnetic latching system is a big advantage, ensuring that the bike stays in one compact form when folded. Carrying it around is a breeze. There are no brake or shifter cables, and practically nothing to tweak or adjust. For its price, it is...
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