“Convenience”, “Cost” and “Speed”! Those are the major words that come to our mind when we think of conveyance. Add in the words “pollution free” and “energy conservation” and the word “Bike” pops in. Let’s throw in one more word – “flexibility” and “Folding Bikes” pops in. These days Folding Bikes are the “In” thing and worth giving a thought if all the above adjectives are desired.
There are some really good models that are worth looking at before actually making a purchase. The top 10 Best Folding bikes have been discussed.
10. Schwinn 20” Loop Folding Bike
This bike is designed for commuting and mostly urban travel. The Loop folds down to 30″ X 32″ X 11”; so it does not take up too much room. It has a small stand over the frame as well as a rigid fork making it easy to get on & off. It has linear pull brakes of stopping alloy and a seven speed drivetrain which makes it possible for easy pedaling and to get up top ranges easily. It is has a list price of $289.99 and weighs roughly about 32 lbs. Though it does have the con of no locking mechanism when being folded; it still is the one of the best choices for this money.
9. Stowabike 20″ City Bike Compact Folding 6 Speed Shimano Bicycle
This is another Bike worth mentioning. This bike is also great for commuting in an urban environment or in rough environments and can be effortlessly folded and stored. It is versatile for kid’s usage too. It also has an adjustable seat height and a 6 speed grip shifter with Folded dimensions of 24″ x 34″ x 32″. Its Weight is about 35 lbs and cost $ 499.99.
8. Retrospec Bicycles Speck Folding Single-Speed Bicycle
It is a single-speed bicycle having rear coaster system for brake, which is great for casual riding. That way it allows you to stop easily by pedaling backward. It is easy to transmit and can be stored in small rooms. It has a Lightweight frame which is up to thirty percent lighter than steel. The Speck has ergonomic grips and the famous Retrospec saddle, so cycling is made comfortable. The Speck is suitable for riders ranging from 4’8” to 6’6”, under 240 lbs. It is sold at a price of $294.99 and weighs about 22 pounds.
7. Dahon Vybe D7 Folding Bike Obsidian Rack and Fenders
It is quite popular as it can be used for urban commute or for fun outdoor activities. It has a Folded Size of 4″ x 13.4″ x 32.7″ and thus can fit into tight spaces. It has a Suggested Rider Height of 4’8″ to 6’4″ with a Rider Weight of 230 lbs. It weighs about 33.5 lbs and is priced at $ 399.
6. Columba 26″ Folding Bike w. Shimano 18 Speed Blue (SP26S_BLU)
This bike has style and convenience. This light weight bike which weighs only 35 lbs can be folded within ten seconds and can be stored in compact cars too. It has 26 inch wheels and has a Shimano 18 Speed Shifter and derailleur. It is priced at $299.99. It is suggested for riders with height of 5’3″ to 6’0″ With a weight up to 200 lbs. Its folded dimensions are 38″x14″x29″.
5. Columba 26″ Folding Bike w. Shimano 18 Speed Blue (SP26S_BLK)
This bike has the same features as above with a color choice of Black.
4. Xspec 20″ 7 Speed City Folding Compact Bike Bicycle Urban Commuter Shimano Black
It is an excellent choice for Students and for Urban Riding. It folds flat in 15 Seconds without any tools and can be fit in compact spaces. It has a 20inch Folding Frame made up of high tensile steel. 7 speed function offers the choice to cruise or move it into high gear as well as the Steel V Brake lets you slow down as quickly. It’s priced at $249.99.
3. Columba 20″ Alloy Folding Bike w. Shimano 7 Speed Silver (R20A_SLV)
It is an excellent choice too. It is quite light weight weighing only 31 lbs and can be folded in about ten seconds for effortless storage and transporting. It is usually suggested for a rider’s height of 5’0″to 5’7″ and a rider’s weight up to 180 lbs. It has Folded dimensions of 33″x15″x26″ and is usually priced at $ 259.99. It has a Shimano seven speed shifter as well as derailleur with alloy front. It has a rapid removable handle stem in the front.
2. Columba 26″ Alloy Folding Bike w. Shimano Blue (RJ26A_BLU)
This one is priced at $99 and has 26″ wheels, suspension fork and folding alloy frame. It has a Shimano eighteen-speed shifter as well as derailleur. It has a weight of about 34 lbs. It is flexible and can be stored easily in compact spaces. Zoom tracker front suspension, as well as body spring suspension. It is suggested for a rider’s height of 5’3″ to 6’0″ with a weight up to two hundred lbs.
1. Columba 26″ Folding Bike w. Shimano 18 Speed Blue (SP26S_SLV)
This bike with same specifications comes in Silver color.
All the bikes given above are extremely flexible and convenient. The Rider has to gauge his/her individual requirements and their own physical attributes like height and weight and then make an informed decision.