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Folding Bike Buyer's Guide

 

The matrix below lists of some of the more popular folding bikes along with their manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) and a subset of their specifications.  Each column is sortable by clicking on the column heading.  If you hover your cursor over the bike's model name in red, a small photo of it will pop up.  If you click on the bike name, you will see larger photos. This guide is continually being updated so check back often. (last update 12/28/2012)  Older versions of Internet Explorer are not compatible with this page.

  

Manufacturer and Model MSRP Wheel Size Speeds Weight (lbs) Notes
Downtube - 9Downtube 9 $549.00 20" 9 26 Front suspension
Downtube - 9FSDowntube 9FS $499.00 20" 9 27 Full suspension, SunRace groupset
Downtube - NovaDowntube Nova $329.00 20" 7 24
Airnimal - JoeyAirnimal Joey $1370.00 24" 8 23.5 Shimano groupset, base model
Airnimal - ChameleonAirnimal Chameleon $1968.00 24" 24 24 Rear suspension, Shimano groupset, base model
Airnimal - RhinoAirnimal Rhino $2710.00 24" 27 28 F/R suspension, Shimano Deore groupset, front disc brake
Bike Friday - Pocket 8Bike Friday - Pocket 8 $850.00 20" 8 26.5 Stock model
Bike Friday - Pocket CompanionBike Friday - Pocket Companion $995.00 20" 24 26.4 Stock model
Bike Friday - Pocket SportBike Friday - Pocket Sport $1095.00 20" 24 25.6 Stock model
Bike Friday - Pocket ExpeditionBike Friday - Pocket Expedition $1195.00 20" 24 27.3 Stock model, Thudbuster seatpost
Bike Friday - Air FridayBike Friday - Air Friday $1998.00 20" 16 19.1 Base configuration
Bike Friday - Air GlideBike Friday - Air Glide $1998.00 20" 24 27.4 Base configuration
Bike Friday - New World TouristBike Friday - New World Tourist $1095.00 20" 24 22.2 Base configuration
Bike Friday - Pocket CrusoeBike Friday - Pocket Crusoe $1295.00 20" 24 18.8 Base configuration
Bike Friday - Pocket LlamaBike Friday - Pocket Llama $1285.00 20" 24 22.2 Base configuration
Bike Friday - Pocket RocketBike Friday - Pocket Rocket $1198.00 20" 16 20.4 Base configuration
Bike Friday - Pocket Rocket ProBike Friday - Pocket Rocket Pro $1730.00 20" 18 17.3 Base configuration
Bike Friday - TikitBike Friday - Tikit $1098.00 16" 8 17.6 Base configuration
Birdy - RohloffBirdy Rohloff $4550.00 18" 14 26.4 14-speed Rohloff gear hub, disc brakes
Birdy - Inter 8Birdy Inter 8 $1690.00 18" 8 27.7 Shimano Nexus 8-speed gear hub
Birdy - AlivioBirdy Alivio $1600.00 18" 8 24.2 Shimano Alivio 8 speed
Birdy - FrogBirdy Frog $1730.00 16" 8 27.1 Shimano Nexus 8-speed gear hub
Brompton - M3LBrompton M3L $1329.00 16" 3 24.2 Sturmey-Archer 3-speed gear hub
Brompton - M6L $1427.00 16" 6 25.8 Wide range gearing
Brompton - M3R $1442.00 16" 3 25.1 Sturmey-Archer hub, rack
Brompton - M6R $1540.00 16" 6 26.4 Wide range gearing
Brompton - S2L $1329.00 16" 2 24  
Brompton - 2SL-X $2172.00 16" 2 23 Superlight frame
Brompton - S6L $1483.00 16" 6 23.8 Wide range gearing
Brompton - P6RBrompton P6R $1638.00 16" 6 26.7 Wide range gearing
Brompton - M2L-XBrompton M2L-X $2205.00 16" 2 21 Superlight frame
Dahon - Eco C6Dahon Eco C6 $479.00 20" 6 26.7
Dahon - Eco C7Dahon Eco C7 $539.00 20" 26.7
Dahon - Ciao D5Dahon Ciao D5 $889.00 20" 5 26.6 Sturmey-Archer 5-speed hub
Dahon - Curve D3Dahon - Curve D3 $579.00 16" 3 25.4 SRAM 3-speed hub
Dahon - Espresso D21Dahon Espresso D21 $699.00 26" 21 31.8 3 frame sizes (S,M,L)
Dahon - Jack D7Dahon Jack D7 $749.00 26" 7 28.4 3 frame sizes (S,M,L)
Dahon - Speed D7Dahon - Speed D7 $639.00 20" 7 27.6 Dahon Neos derailleur
Dahon - Vitesse D7HGDahon - Vitesse D7HG $949.00 20" 7 26.2 Shimano Nexus 7-speed hub gear
Dahon - Vitesse D3Dahon - Vitesse P18 $879.00 20" 3 26 SRAM 3-speed hub gear
Dahon - JetStream P8Dahon - JetStream P8 $1399.00 20" 8 26.5 Full suspension
Dahon - Mu UnoDahon - Mu Uno $889.00 20" 1 22 Fixed gear, coaster brake
Dahon - Mu P8Dahon - Mu P8 $899.00 20" 8 24.7  
Dahon - Mu P24Dahon - Mu P24 $1289.00 20" 24 26 Neos Trinity 3x8 hub gear
Dahon - Speed P8Dahon - Speed P8 $879.00 20" 8 27.8  
Dahon - Jifo 16Dahon Jifo 16 $899.00 16" 1 19.7 ultra-compact bike
Dahon - Ios S9Dahon Ios S9 $2199.00 24" 9 32.2  
Dahon - Briza D7Dahon Briza D7 $799.00 24" 7 31.9  
Dahon - Mu N360Dahon Mu N360 $1699.00 20" CVT 28.8 NuVinci N360 CVP Drivetrain
Dahon - Dash P18Dash P18 $899.00 20" 18 23.3  
Giant - HalfwayGiant Halfway $785.00 20" 7 28 single sided fork and rear stay
Mobiky - GeniusMobiky Genius $799.00 12" 3 29.7 Sturmey-Archer hub
Montague - ParatrooperMontague Paratrooper $879.00 26" 24 29 Front suspension, disc brakes
Montague - CrosstownMontague Crosstown folding bike $659.00 700c 7 27 Octagon adjustable stem
Montague - BostonMontague Boston folding bike $769.00 700c 1 24 Single-speed fixie
Montague - Boston 8Montague Boston 8 folding bike $1099.00 700c 8 27 Shimano Nexus hub gear
Montague - NavigatorMontague Navigator folding bike $989.00 700c 27 27 Octagon adjustable stem, rack, fenders
Montague - FitMontague Fit folding bike $1299.00 700c 27 26.5 carbon blade fork
Origami - FoxOrigami Fox folding bike $449.00 16" 3 27.5 Shimano Nexus 3-speed hub
Origami - CraneOrigami Crane folding bike $289.00 20" 7 26.5
Origami - CricketOrigami Cricket folding bike $339.00 20" 7 30 Full suspension, Disc brakes
Origami - MantisOrigami Mantis folding bike $329.00 20" 7 28.3 Full suspension
Pacific Reach - RacingPacific Reach - Racing $2150.00 20" 18 21.1 Full suspension, Shimano Capreo rear derailleur
Pacific - iF Reach LXPacific iF Reach LX $2000.00 20" 18 26.2 Full suspension
Pacific - iF Urban 26Pacific iF Urban 26 $1900.00 26" 18 26.6
Pacific - iF Urban 700CPacific iF Urban 700C $1800.00 700c 8 23.1 Sturmey Archer 8-speed hub gear
Pacific - iF ModePacific IF Mode $2700.00 26" 2 32.3 Unique award winning design
Pacific - CarryMe SDPacific CarryMe SD $685.00 8" 1 18.1
Bazooka - DakarBazooka Dakar folding bike $595.00 26" 21 30  
Bazooka - Nautica-XBazooka Nautica-X $495.00 20" 7 24 Rear suspension
Bazooka - Beach 3Bazooka Beach 3 $495.00 26" 3 36 Shimano Nexus 3-speed hub
Bazooka - NavigatorBazooka Navigator $695.00 26" 24 35 Full suspension
Citizen Bike - Gotham1Citizen Bike Gotham1 $289.00 20" 1 26 Alloy frame
Citizen Bike - Gotham2Citizen Bike Gotham2 $319.00 20" 7 27 Alloy frame
Citizen Bike - MiamiCitizen Bike Miami $199.00 20" 6 32 Steel frame
Citizen Bike - TokyoCitizen Bike Tokyo $169.00 16" 6 29 Steel frame
Citizen Bike - AlhambraCitizen Bike Alhambra $399.00 20" 3 29 Nexus 3-speed hub gear
Citizen Bike - BarcelonaCitizen Bike Barcelona $399.00 20" 3 30 Nexus 3-speed hub gear
iXi BikeIxi Bike $999.00 16" 4 27 Belt drive, disc brakes, Shimano Nexus 4-speed hub
Strida - LTStrida LT $649.00 16" 1 22 belt drive
Strida - SXStrida SX $950.00 18" 1 22 Belt drive, disc brakes
Strida - Sport DuoStrida Sport Duo $1200.00 16" 2 23 Schlumpf 2-speed belt drive
Xootr - SwiftXootr - Swift $749.00 20" 8 25  
GoBike - Motion ELX 8GoBike - ELX 8 $1300.00 20" 8 28.38 Full suspension, disc brakes
Dynamic - Sidekick 8Dynamic Bicycles Sidekick 8 folding bike $799.00 20" 8 28 Chainless shaft drive, Shimano Nexus 8-speed hub
Abio - VerdionAbio Verdion folding bike $700.00 20" 4 25.5 Belt drive, Shimano Nexus 4-speed hub
Abio - PenzaAbio Penza folding bike $700.00 20" 3 26.5 Chainless shaft drive, Shimano Nexus 3-speed hub

 

    

 
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