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What is a folding bike?

A folding bike is a bike that is designed so that when not in use it can be folded into a much more compact size. Folding bikes come in a wide range of sizes and with a variety of features. Some are full-sized mountain bikes with 24 gears, while others sport 16"-20" wheels, the frame size of a BMX, and range anywhere from a single-speed to nine gears and up. Others feature electric powered motors. Electric folding bikes present an excellent way for one to commute, as they provide all of the advantages of portability coupled with the benefit of electric assistance.

Folding bikes offer countless advantages for the commuter, as they can be folded up and taken on public transportation, into stores, buildings, and offices where conventional bikes aren't allowed. This is also a theft deterrent, as the owner doesn't have to lock up their bike outside; they can take their bike with them wherever they go.

Folding bikes are also especially convenient in cities where space is an issue. Folding bikes can be stored in an apartment without obstructing living space, easily carried up and down stairs, taken into an elevator, fit into the trunk of a car, concealed and carried in a bag, tucked under the desk or into a cubicle at an office, stowed on a boat, and taken on a plane (in some instances even as carry-on.)

The folding bikes that we carry are of the top design: the folding is quick, intuitive, and most importantly, safe. Due to the nature of their folding mechanisms there is absolutely no risk of a bike collapsing while in motion (we've made it a point to mention this as this is a legitimate concern experienced by those new to folding bikes; for those that are experienced, well, they share our confidence.)

So what's the best folding bike? The right folding bike for you will depend on your specific needs. If you live in or near the New York City area we encourage you to stop by our store and take a test-ride.

Click here for our selection of folding bikes: Folding Bikes.

Click here for our selection of electric folding bikes: Electric Folding Bikes

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