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Folding bike reviews

folding bikes A folding bicycle is one of the best ways to get around an urban area. We get so excited about the new folding bikes in our store, that most of the folding bike reviews listed below are written by enthusiastic NYCeWheels employees.

Don't let that stop you - we'd love to hear about your folding bike too! Many of our customers have submitted tales about their own folding bicycles - including Steve Boss's Brompton 20000 Mile Commute.

If you've got a folding bike review of your own, we'd love to post it in this section. If you're not much of a writer, but enjoy taking pictures or making movies, that's okay too! Just contact us and we'll tell you exactly what you need to do.

Chris Craig's Brompton Review

Chris Craig's Brompton Review

Chris bought his Brompton years ago and called up NYCeWheels to order a new drivetrain. We were so happy to hear about all the fun he's been having with his bike that we asked him to write up a little review to share his experience with riders to be.
Dahon Formula S18: Speedy Ride for a Sweet Price

Dahon Formula S18: Speedy Ride for a Sweet Price

The Dahon Formula is a high performance folding bike - lightweight, fast, and fit with excellent components. One of the all time best folding bikes for the price.
Tern Node D8---Bigger Wheels, Bigger Fun!

Tern Node D8---Bigger Wheels, Bigger Fun!

The Tern Node D8 uses larger 24 inch wheels for a smoother, more comfortable ride. An ideal commuter bike with quality parts and great accessories for an affordable price!
Tern Eclipse and Verge S11i Folding Bikes Review

Tern Eclipse and Verge S11i Folding Bikes Review

The Tern Eclipse S11i and its more compact cousin, the Verge S11i, are two of the most comfortable, impressively outfitted commuter folding bikes in the shop.
Tern Joe P24 Folding Bike Review

Tern Joe P24 Folding Bike Review

The versatile new Tern Joe P24 folding bike rolls on full sized 26" wheels, stops on a dime with disc brakes, and can tackle any terrain with it's 24 speeds.
Guest Article: year one with a Brompton

Guest Article: year one with a Brompton

The author of the popular Old Dirty Brompton blog gives his thoughts on owning a Brompton folding bike for a full year, and describes some of his adventures.
Tern Eclipse S11i vs Pacific Cycles IF Mode comparison review

Tern Eclipse S11i vs Pacific Cycles IF Mode comparison review

A comparison of two high-end, beautiful folding bikes: the fully loaded Tern Eclipse S11i and the 2-speed Pacific Cycles IF Mode.
Comparison Review: Dahon Vitesse D7 and Tern Eclipse S11i

Comparison Review: Dahon Vitesse D7 and Tern Eclipse S11i

The Vitesse D7 is a nice folding bike for commuting, with many extras, including an internally geared up. How does it measure up against Tern's top of the line Eclipse S11i?
Montague Paratrooper Folding Bike Reivew

Montague Paratrooper Folding Bike Reivew

The Montague Paratrooper is a fantastic military-caliber mountain bike that can fold in half to maximize storage options. Its sturdy frame and 24 speeds make it a crowd favorite.
Tern Link P9 folding bike review

Tern Link P9 folding bike review

The Tern Link P9 is one of the most versatile folding bikes in the shop. With a reasonable price tag and zippy performance, the Link P9 is a crowd favorite.
Customer Review of the Montague Crosstown Folding Bike

Customer Review of the Montague Crosstown Folding Bike

NYCeWheels customer Al, who has previously written about the Dahon Mariner D7, brings us this in-depth review of the full sized Montague Crosstown folding bike.
Dahon Vector P8 Review

Dahon Vector P8 Review

Review of the Dahon Vector P8, a highly versatile and speedy folding bike featuring performance tires and gearing in equal measure with commuter-friendly accents like an integrated seatpost pump.
Montague Crosstown Review

Montague Crosstown Review

Review of the versatile Montague Crosstown, a full sized folding bike with adjustable handlebars and attachment points for racks.
Review of the Dahon Mariner D7

Review of the Dahon Mariner D7

A review of the Dahon Mariner D7, a versatile utility-oriented folding bike that specializes in surviving salty environments.
Customer Review of the Dahon Mariner D7

Customer Review of the Dahon Mariner D7

NYCeWheels customer Al reviews the Dahon Mariner D7 utility folding bike, and compares it to other bikes he has ridden.
IF Reach folding bike review

IF Reach folding bike review

A first-impressions review of the Pacific Cycles IF Reach, a unique and speedy folding bicycle that can roll while folded.
Barcelona Brompton Review

Barcelona Brompton Review

NYCeWheels' review of the brand new, limited edition Brompton six-speed folding bike, designed by David Torrents.
Dahon Vitesse D7 vs. Tern Link D8

Dahon Vitesse D7 vs. Tern Link D8

Comparison of the Dahon Vitesse D7 and Tern Link D8 folding bikes. Both are very popular utility bikes with 20 inch wheels.
The Unique Beauty of the Pacific IF Mode

The Unique Beauty of the Pacific IF Mode

This is one of the most beautiful folding bicycles I've ever seen and anyone who is interested should get their hands on one and try it out for a bit. I guarantee the first time anyone folds an IF Mode they will end up with a big ol' smile on their face.
Montague Paratrooper Review - Folding mountain bike

Montague Paratrooper Review - Folding mountain bike

The Montague Paratrooper is a folding mountain bike designed to deliver comfort, durability, performance. All that in a package that folds up to half the size of a regular bicycle for storage and transportation.
Summer in February: The Dahon Vector X27h and Me

Summer in February: The Dahon Vector X27h and Me

On a warm day in February, Mark took home the new Dahon Vector X27h folding bike. Compared to every other Dahon folding bike, this new bike was faster, more maneuverable, and certainly more noticeable as it sped through the city streets with its bright yellow tires.
Central Park and the Dahon Vector X10

Central Park and the Dahon Vector X10

Spring has finally sprung! And what better way to celebrate than to take the super light, super fast Dahon Vector X10 folding bike over to Central Park. Mark did a loop around the park with this new folding bike and wrote about his ride.
Dahon Ciao D5, A Comfortable Folding Bike

Dahon Ciao D5, A Comfortable Folding Bike

The Dahon Ciao D5 is one of the most relaxed folding bikes we've tried out. It has a very low frame, perhaps the easiest to step over of all Dahon folding bikes. That, in combination with a 5 speed internal hub, makes it one of the best folding bikes for people who just want an easy going bike they can fold up and throw in their trunk or store in a corner.
Peter's Dahon IOS P8 Review

Peter's Dahon IOS P8 Review

The Dahon IOS P8 folding bike is one sweet ride. Peter got a chance to review this cool full sized folding bike and didn't want to give it back. The IOS P8 has a couple of really cool features that make it a great bike for folding bike commuters and city riding. It also features a unique stem that is adjustable through 270 degrees, very cool. Read Peter's IOS P8 review to learn more.
Dahon Mu Uno: Fast, Fun, Feather Light

Dahon Mu Uno: Fast, Fun, Feather Light

The Dahon Mu Uno is one awesome folding bike. Peter took this single speed folding bike out for a spin over the weekend and reports having a blast. With no gears or handbrakes to worry about you can totally concentrate on the ride. The coaster brake is a fun and refreshingly retro and at only 22 lbs this folding bike is light, light, light!
Tearing Up The Pavement on a Dahon Vector X20

Tearing Up The Pavement on a Dahon Vector X20

Mark took the speedy Dahon Vector X20 folding bike home one night and we never saw him again...You know what, I bet this bike would probably make a great getaway vehicle if it came down to a police chase. Plus, it can fold small enough to fit in the back of a Ford Bronco.
Mark Dashes Home on the Dahon Dash P18 Folding Bike

Mark Dashes Home on the Dahon Dash P18 Folding Bike

Mark sped home on the brand-new Dahon Dash P18 folding bike, one of the unique Midtown Mini designs. Though it doesn't fold as small as the traditional Dahon folding bikes, it's a pretty quick bike.
Dahon Dash P18: Peter's First Impressions

Dahon Dash P18: Peter's First Impressions

Peter got a chance to ride the Dahon Dash P18 folding bike and wrote a review of the experience. The main thing he noticed was how responsive and quick the Dash P18 felt. If you're looking for a high performance folding bike with the stiffness and efficiency of a road bike the Dahon Dash is a good folding bike to consider. Take a look at Peter's first impressions to learn more.
Inside The Brompton Touring Pannier

Inside The Brompton Touring Pannier

I got my Brompton Touring Pannier a while ago and I am loving how much storage I get out of it. With the Brompton Touring Pannier I can go grocery shopping, commuting with all sorts of extra stuff, and tackle long distance rides no problem. Of all Brompton bags I currently have a bit of an obsession with the Touring Pannier. Read on to find out what's so great about it.
Review: One week on a Brompton folding bike

Review: One week on a Brompton folding bike

Josh has been riding a Brompton folding bike for the past week.
Josh says: You really can have a bicycle that folds down to about the size of a briefcase and is still comfortable to ride. In fact, the bicycle's a lot more than just comfortable. I keep looking for excuses to ride it around longer even after I get to where I'm going.
IF Mode Bike Review

IF Mode Bike Review

When I saw the IF Mode for the first time I knew I had to ride it. I have a soft spot for really cool designs and Pacific Cycles really hit it with their IF Mode bicycle. I took the IF Mode out for a test ride to see if the bike matched the hype and found myself enjoying every moment. There are some really innovative features of the IF Mode which make riding one a unique experience.
IF Mode Folding Bike Stops Traffic Due To Impeccable Design

IF Mode Folding Bike Stops Traffic Due To Impeccable Design

Mark took the new IF Mode folding bike on a jaw-dropping ride down 3rd avenue. The flawless design caught the attention of many passing cyclists and pedestrians. Many of them asked how it feels to ride a folding bike that looks this good.
Strida 5.0 - 1 Year Anniversary

Strida 5.0 - 1 Year Anniversary

As our local Strida expert Jared approaches his first year anniversary with the bike, he comments on some upgrades, pros, cons, and a 42 mile five-borough ride with the unique folding bike.
Strida 5.0 Usability Review

Strida 5.0 Usability Review

The Strida 5.0 made a huge impact during Bike Month, with some Strida fanatics doing an hour-long video review of the unique folding bike. If you've got some time to kill, here's an hour long Strida movie.
A Night Out With a Brompton

A Night Out With a Brompton

Mark took a Brompton M3L out for a spin after a few days of working at NYCeWheels. He spent an evening riding and carrying the folding bike around Manhattan. After taking it into a restaurant, a bar, and a taxi, he was impressed at the portability of the Brompton bike.
My Brompton & me

My Brompton & me

Steve is one of our biggest Brompton folding bike advocates. He's been mistaken for a NYCeWheels employee more than once, and I'm sure he's contributed to dozens of Brompton sales. Steve's favorite feature on the bike? Eazy wheels. This is a story of a man and his bike. If you ever run into Steve, ask him how many round trips he's made with his Brompton.
Strida 5.0 - Week 2.0

Strida 5.0 - Week 2.0

Jared commutes every day on his Strida 5.0. We asked him, as the local Strida expert, what he thought of the unique, lightweight, folding bike. We got a lot more information than we bargained for.
David Henshaw's Brompton Bicycle|review by Tony Hadland

David Henshaw's Brompton Bicycle|review by Tony Hadland

The only folding bike that people fold when they don't need to!This comment on the Brompton sums up the genius of the design. Created a third of a century ago, the Brompton still sets the bicycling benchmark for compact portability. Now, David Henshaw has produced the book that many have long awaited - a comprehensive, readable, informative and beautifully illustrated history entitled simply Brompton Bicycle.
Brompton, the best folding bike ever!

Brompton, the best folding bike ever!

Sung recently purchased a green Brompton M6R folding bike from us and he's quickly fallen in love with it. The order was placed entirely online and all of our contact was through email; although we're in different states, the entire process was simple and effortless. The internet has allowed for yet another pleasurable customer relationship.
Brompton folding bike commute, NJ - NYC

Brompton folding bike commute, NJ - NYC

Martin rides his Brompton S6L-X 32 miles a day from New Jersey to New York City. We asked him to write a review of the famous folding bike to see how he liked it. With one of the lightest Brompton configurations, how could you not love this bike?
Swift folder review by A to B magazine

Swift folder review by A to B magazine

A to B Magazine from England reviewed Brooklyn's own Xootr Swift folding bike and compared it to other English folders. Though a bigger folded package, they were impressed with its ride and saw how practical it would be in a place like New York City.
Brompton folding bikes against the rest

Brompton folding bikes against the rest

Leonard Rubin reviews leading folding bikes compared to the Brompton folding bike. This is a detailed review in which the Brompton owner, Leonard, compares his folding bike with a variety of other folding bikes on the market. Detailed, with pros and cons.
Mike's New York City commute on a Brompton Folding Bike

Mike's New York City commute on a Brompton Folding Bike

The Brompton folding bike, the perfect folding commuter bike for New York City. Mike moved from the city to New Jersey, so he must bring his bike on the PATH train. He found that a Brompton is a much better idea than a full-size bike.
NYC Commute via Brompton Folding Bike

NYC Commute via Brompton Folding Bike

JL's Brompton folding bike commute from Long Island to New York City. He test drove a Brompton during his visit to NYCeWheels and enjoyed it so much that he just bought it on the spot. It's now completely changed his lifestyle for the better.
Reach folding bike review by B.L. Goh

Reach folding bike review by B.L. Goh

A very detailed and in-depth review of the Reach folding bike by B.L. Goh. This three-in-one folding bike can also be a fast road bike, a leisure bike, or a commuter bike. It only took one ride through the Pacific Northwest to come to that conclusion.
Brompton NYC riding

Brompton NYC riding

June took an early morning cruise through Manhattan on her brand new Brompton folding bike. Sightseeing through Central Park and riding along the Hudson River Greenway, the Brompton was the easiest way to get around in the city.
Muhamadian and his Brompton folding bikes

Muhamadian and his Brompton folding bikes

Here's a picture of Muhamadian posing with his beautiful Brompton folding bikes and lovely family. He can easily fit both of his folding bikes in the trunk of his van without a problem. Now they have bikes to take with them on trips!
The Best Tern Verge X20 Review

The Best Tern Verge X20 Review

The Verge X20 climbs and descends beautifully. Except for really fast paced or high mile road rides, I can't see missing my road bike. This is more than I ever expected from any commuter bike or, much less, a folding bike.
Tern Link D8 bike review by Roberto

Tern Link D8 bike review by Roberto

The Tern Link D8 is probably our most popular Tern folding bike. It has fenders and a rear rack so it's pretty well setup for every day riding. With puddles on the ground you can be assured your clothes will remain dry. The Link D8 is the least expensive Tern which still uses the high quality Tern Bike hinges.
First impressions Link P9 review

First impressions Link P9 review

This first impressions review of the Tern Link P9 doesn't go into technical details, it's from the perspective of someone who's just encountered the folding bike. You'll find no technical references to OCL Joints or whatever - just an honest report of what the reviewer thought of when he wrote this Tern review.
Tern LINK Bike Compairson by Seth

Tern LINK Bike Compairson by Seth

This article compares the Tern Link lineup with basic descriptions of each bicycle which allows you to narrow down your search. Seth has lots of experience with folding bicycles we were very excited to have him reviewing the Tern bikes for us. If you like the Tern Link frame read this article on all Link folding bikes.
Dahon Formula S18 -high performance for an affordable price

Dahon Formula S18 -high performance for an affordable price

The Dahon Formula is a high performance road bike offered at an affordable price. With high-end components, a light weight, and a sturdy frame, it's one of the best folding bikes you'll find. Now offered at a new lower price!
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