25 July 2017

More Good News For South Africa!

Yes, we're back! 
Nothing is perfect, and Rome wasn't built in one day, but we're thrilled to bring you the news that quality folding bikes are once again available to the South African fold-up fans!
The website still needs some work, but we're pretty excited about the launch of www.foldingbikes.co.za
Please let us know what you think; all feedback welcome!!

24 July 2017

Breaking News For Our South African Folding Bikes Fans!

I have some GOOD news for you!
As you all know, folding bicycles are great, but trying to purchase one in South Africa is proving to be a bit of a challenge... to put it mildly...
First the present day facts:
1) Good folding bikes were more easily available in SA a couple of years ago when you had a choice between Dahon and Tern folding bikes; both world leading brands. Those who bought one of these brands are still happy customers today. Unfortunately, the fluctuating value of the Rand forced both importers to cease any further imports into the country.
So the only folding bicycle available in SA at the moment is the Giant. Don’t get me wrong, I like Giant MTB’s and road bikes, but their folding bikes do not compare to a Dahon, Tern or a Brampton folding bike.
2) You can of course buy your folding bike on Amazon.com, or any other overseas website and have the bike shipped to you in SA. If you want to go that route, I really wish you good luck and hope you have lots of money, because you will need it.
3) You just buy another MTB or race bike and you can keep on dreaming about owning an oh, so practical folding bike one day.
So now for the good news...
Change is about to happen!
A range of affordable folding bikes will be available in SA as from the 25th July 2017. The people that brought you Dahon folding bikes many years ago, have teamed up with top suppliers in the US to bring you a nice selection of top-notch folding bikes. They’ll be easy to purchase on our online shop at the right price and will be delivered, hassle-free, to your door.

So yes, the wait is over, and you can now order your folding bike!

Tern Travel Bike?

We've said it on numerous occasions; a folding bike is probably the best bike for your next travel adventure. We took ours from Cairo to Cape Town, and experienced the trip our life! 
This looks extremely interesting, but we have to wait till the 2nd August...




Meanwhile in South Africa; tomorrow...

For our South African friends... The wait is nearly over...

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

Bike-canoeing

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!”