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Kansi Folding Bike

kansi folding bike 1 199x300   Kansi Folding BikeKansi, a new brand in folding bikes, introduces its three models, the 1twenty, 3twenty and 9twenty. It uses 20 inch wheels, has quick folding action and can come with mudguards. It uses a clasp and two hinges for the fold, aluminum construction and your choice of gear system.

If you want a clean and simple folding bike that can get you from point A to point B as part of your daily commute, the 1twenty folding bike fits the bill. It has a frame from custom 6061 tubing, Shimano 18t single speed, CST Dual 2 Zeppelins 20″ x 1.5 with Jalco rims and coaster rear brakes. It comes in white/grey and grey/grey color options.

The 3twenty has the same clean finish of the 1twenty except that it has a SRAM T3 16T sprocket. It has custom 6061 kansi fork with stay fold adjuster tab and Avid Single Digit 3 V Brake….

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Bigfish Folding Bike

bigfish folding bike   Bigfish Folding Bike

While the world of folding bikes seems to get larger, Bigfish shares with us their unique and quick folding bike.

The Bigfish Folding Bike uses a one piece front triangle and rear triangle, plus a hinged fork. Bigfish says the bike can be folded within 10 seconds, and this is achieved by quick release fastening throughout the bike. Best part is, no tools are required.

On some folding bikes, you have to worry about the bike collapsing while riding, but since there is no hinge in the front, and a weak point is nonexistent.

The Bigfish folding bike retails for $599 USD, and comes in black, pink, gold, and orange. Rumor has it another model will release at a lower price and with a different design. Not sure if this is the bike for you? You can stop by the Waterfront Bicycles Shop in Portland to test…

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The ThinBike

the thinbike 300x203   The ThinBikeThe ThinBike is a collaborative design by Treehugger.com founder Graham Hill and German manufacturer Schindelhauer. The main feature of this amazing creation is that the bike can be folded flat, well, as much as a bike can.

Functional in its minimalistic design yet shows elegance on its stark white theme, the ThinBike is for the answer for every cyclist’s dilemma on space when you bring your bike inside your already crammed apartment or pad.

The idea behind the ThinBike is simple. Find a way on how to maximize the space occupied by your bike. The answer was a Speedlift Twist, folding pedals and Gates Carbon Drive mechanism.

The Speedlift Twist is a retrofit attachment to the handlebar headset of the ThinBike. It functions to allow the handlebars get turned sideways without including the front wheel. From a 12 inch handlebar, after twisting it sideways, the bar ends are now aligned with the…

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Mezzo D9 Folding Bike

mezzo d9 folding bike 300x200   Mezzo D9 Folding BikeThe Mezzo D9 Folding Bike gets modified by Ian Alexander. Alexander is also behind the new Whyte and Marin bikes. The makeover done on the Mezzo D9 resulted to a softer look for the folding bike. It retails for £825 and will be equipped with SRAM Attack components and Shimano Tiagra drivetrain.

The main design for the Mezzo D9 is retained. Some changes were made to give it smoother lines. The main frame is now slightly curved, making it less austere than the previous D9. The stays copies the lines from some of the Whyte’s mountain bike lines.

There are new V-brakes at the rear to give better braking experience and it carries a Whyte head badge. This could also mean that Mezzo might be marketed as a sub-brand under Whyte..

The new Mezzo D9 still has a single-piece main frame with a bended stem and slightly unusual riser arrangement. It also…

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VeloMini Electric Folding Bike

velomini electric folding bike   VeloMini Electric Folding Bike

While folding bikes are becoming more popular, one company strives to combine two types of bikes, a city folding bike and e-bike.

Known as VeloMini, uses a 180 watt brushless hub motor, and 24v 6AH lithium-ion battery that charges up to three hours. Top speeds of the VeloMini Electric Folding Bike are 12 mph, but if you decide to get some cardio, the bike can convert to manual pedaling.

Maybe your tired from the long day, but know you need some exercise. The VeloMini can also use a electric assist, which you can still pedal, but most of the speed is from the battery.

You can fold the VeloMini to 18 inches tall, while fitting in most cases. Retail price is $1,000, which is decent if you compare to other high end folding bikes, plus e-bikes can run much more.

Source: Treehugger

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Folding Bike Designed by 21 Year Old Wraps Around Lamp Post

folding bike designed 21 year old wraps around lamp post   Folding Bike Designed by 21 Year Old Wraps Around Lamp Post

21 year old Kevin Scott, a De Montfort University graduate has designed a Folding Bike that wraps around a lamp post. Best part of the folding bike is the ease of locking it without using a lock or chain. Kevin uses a ratchet system built within the frame, which allows the lock to wrap around the wheels and frame.

Kevin Scott aimed to have all the folding bike components locked up, this allows two objectives, one if for the bike to be stored in smaller places, and thief’s will have trouble snatching parts. To ride, all you need to do is ratchet it up tight and you have a stiff frame, and vice versa.

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Toyota x Breezer Folding Bike

toyota breezer folding bike   Toyota x Breezer Folding Bike

An interesting collaboration has emerged from Toyota and Breezer, with the outcome being a Folding Bike. Known as the X Frame, the Toyota x Breezer Folding Bike was on display at Toyota dealerships in Taiwan. Weighing in at 34 pounds, some features are the 6 speed Shimano Revoshift shifters, and Kenda Kwest tires. Although said to cost around $450 USD, some sites are selling for $220 USD.

Source: Cyclelicio

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