30 September 2016

The Best Foldable E-bike Is Just Getting Better!

We always loved the Gocycle e-bike.  We rode the bike for the first time at the Friederichshafen EuroBike many years ago.  We were immediately impressed; not only performance wise, but it's without any doubt the best looking electric folding bike on the market.
The guys from Gocycle are kickstarting a newer, better version; check it out here and support! 

09 September 2016

Peugeot eF01

French automaker Peugeot have presented the world´s first electric folding bicycle, dubbed the eF01. The Peugeot eF01 aims to make inner-city commuting that little bit easier and can be folded and unfolded in as little as 10 seconds. It weighs only 37 pounds (17 kg), has a range of around 18 miles (30 km), and a top speed of 12 mph (20 km/h). The portable e-bike can be stored and charged in a dockstation, or recharged in the boot of any vehicle with a 12-volt power outlet or via a normal household plug. It takes approximately 2 hours for full charge. A Bluetooth connection on the bike allows riders to monitor charge levels and other stats via the included app. The eF01 will be available starting in the first half of 2017. 

06 September 2016

To Be Tuesday

Direct from the world’s cycling capital, Copenhagen, comes the MATE eBike: the world’s most affordable foldable electric bike. The bike is already a huge Indiegogo succes, with about 10 days to go. 
More info here.

05 September 2016


Always great to read about people 'thinking outside the box' using their folding bicycle. A nice write-up about paddling and cycling.
You'll find the article here.

The Happy Mondays

The Kwiggle: The world most compact folding bike...

01 September 2016

September = Brompton Demo Month

Brompton is excited to announce the first ever Brompton Demo Month. This September, demo a Brompton bike from one of our accredited stores worldwide to be in with a chance of winning your own custom built Brompton. Go instore to try out a wide range of bike options including different handlebars, gearing, colours and accessories to ensure you choose the perfect bike for your needs.

How to enter:

Visit brompton.com/Find-a-Store to find your nearest store.
Upload a picture of your test ride to Instagram using the hashtag #TryBrompton
Tag us @Brompton Bicycle and the store where the demo took place 
At the end of the month one lucky winner will be chosen at random. Terms and conditions apply visit brompton.com/legal for details.

Come and see us on tour

We’ll be taking our Brompton demo bikes on a UK and Netherlands roadshow visiting major cities and giving you the chance to try one for yourself. You can discover how quick and agile the bike is, as well as learn the compact fold which is perfect for travelling in a city. Brompton staff will also be on hand to offer advice. Dates and details of where the team will be each day will be announced shortly.
Brompton Bicycle Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Stephen Loftus had this to say: “Brompton bikes are a joy to ride in a city. We often find that those who demo a bike fall in love with them instantly and those preconceptions fall away. The Brompton Demo Month is the perfect chance to try a bike to discover how a Brompton can change the way you live in your home city. The #TryBrompton competition will also give all those demoing a chance to with a custom built Brompton!”

29 August 2016

The Happy Mondays.

Here's a bike to get you through your Monday...
At £1900 the gold plated Brompton is somewhat a decadent choice of wheels but if you have the money, why not...  Dressing up comes compulsory to ride this beauty! 

26 August 2016

Bike Friday Introduces Lightweight Folding Bike on Kickstarter

Bike Friday Introduces Lightweight Folding Bike on Kickstarter, Shatters Fundraising Goal
The pakiT, which can be carried in a backpack, reached its $50,000 goal less than 7 hours after introduction.

Bicycle manufacturer Bike Friday released the pakiT, the world's lightest folding bike to the public via Kickstarter this past Monday.  Less than seven hours into the campaign, the company announced that pakiT had already reached its fundraising goal.  

“My team and I are motivated by building bikes that people want and love,” says Bike Friday President Hanna Scholz. “Seeing the incredibly fast response is such a wonderful confirmation that we are creating something valuable and wanted.”

The pakiT is lightweight and easy to carry.  It folds small enough to fit in a backpack. When not in use, it can be stored in a closet, under a desk, in a locker, or in its backpack, allowing people to take their bike inside instead of leaving it vulnerable to theft or the outside elements at the bike rack.

Unlike other folding bikes, the pakiT comes in three frame sizes, to fit almost anyone comfortably.  It uses standard bike components, with gearing options from 1-11 speeds.  The Gates belt drive option eliminates the potential for messy grease stains on clothing and skin.

Bike Friday is no stranger to Kickstarter, having used the platform to successfully introduce its Haul-a-Day cargo bike in 2014.  That campaign netted more than $135,000, over three times its goal of $45,000.
Bike Friday is a rare bicycle company whose operations remains in the US.  It is also one of the very few woman-run bicycle companies in the world.  Founded in 1992 by brothers Alan and Hanz Scholz, Alan's daughter Hanna has since taken the reins as president and is leading the company to meet the needs of today's utility-focused cyclists.

More info here.

Hey Hey, It's Friday... Go Ride!

Have a great folding weekend!

25 August 2016

Trademark Thursday

There's lots and lots of folding bike brands available.  Some have been established for a long time, others are new-ish and look very promising, other brands have come and gone... 
We're going to showcase one brand (in alphabetic order) every Thursday.  
Let us know which brand we certainly cannot forget? 

24 August 2016

The Future of Transportation is Electric

Today, more people are looking at electric bikes not just as a novelty or something the hobbyist down the street patched together, but a convenient way of tackling hills and speeding up commutes. Electric bikes have been on the verge of breaking through for years now.
Electric e-folding bikes make even more sense, as they're much more compact as a normal size bike: easier to stowaway, to take   on a bus or train, etc...
The new Tern Elektron is without any doubt the sleekest and best looking bike around. It's also geared with the best e-motor from Bosch on the market.
More info Tern here, more Bosch info here.