17 August 2017

Need Space To Stow Your Folding Bikes?

Folding bikes are a 'must-take-with' when you go travelling.
But sometimes you need your car to get somewhere to start your next cycling adventure.  You also often need more space and the top box on the roof is not easy accessible.
Have a look at the Hitch Cargo Carriers.  The box easily fits 2 fold-ups and some extra gear.
More info here.

16 August 2017

Crosshead Folding Bicycle Needs Your Support.

Crosshead has developed a cool folding bike. We love it when the wheels fold towards each other.  The frame looks extremely stiff (super important for any fold-up) and the components and accessories are top notch.
We can't wait for the test ride!
Please support their soon to be launched Kickstarter campaign.
More info on www.crosshead.co.uk


After 8 years of design and development, Crosshead led by product designer & Managing Director Stuart Lambert is ready to launch their first performance driven, compact folding bike on the Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, a folding bike equipped with great components with the ride and feel of a full sized bicycle. A great combination because folding bicycles make life easier and can expand your horizon when mixed with various transport systems.
The SF-1A with its 20 inch wheels and 10 speed gears is a

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.