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Folding Bike Buyer's Guide



The matrix below features 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 to help compare bikes by criteria.  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 model name or pop-up photo, you will see larger photos and more information. This guide is continually being updated (last update 07/30/2015) so check back often.   Discontinued models can be located in the folding bike archive.


Manufacturer & Model MSRP (US$) Wheel Size Speeds Weight (lbs) Notes
Allen Sports - DowntownAllen Sports Downtown $449.00 20" 1 26 6061 Aluminum frame & fork
Allen Sports - UrbanAllen Sports Urban $649.00 20" 7 26.1 6061 Aluminum frame & fork
Allen Sports - Urban XAllen Sports Urban X $799.00 20" 7 25.6 6061 Aluminum frame & fork
Allen Sports - CentralAllen Sports Central $999.00 20" 7 24.9 Four link front suspension
Allen Sports - XWAYAllen Sports XWAY $1699.00 20" 20 24.5 6061 Aluminum frame & fork
Allen Sports - Ultra 1Allen Sports Ultra 1 $2799.00 20" 20 23.15 Carbon fiber frame & fork
Allen Sports - Ultra XAllen Sports Ultra X $4999.00 20" 20 18.75 Carbon fiber frame, fork & wheels
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 - Diamond Tourist 24Bike Friday - Diamond Tourist 24 $1398.00 20" 24 26.2 Base configuration
Bike Friday - Silk 8SPBike Friday - Silk 8SP $2150.00 20" 8 25.9 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
Biria - FoldingBiria folding $450.00 20" 7 24.5  
Brompton - All ModelsBrompton folding bikes $1337.00 16" 1 23 Compact fold, prices start at $1337.00
Dahon - POP UnoDahon POP Uno $229.00 16" 1 25.6 Hi-Ten steel frame
Dahon - Boardwalk S1Dahon Boardwalk S1 $319.00 20" 1 27.6 Rear rack
Dahon - Curve D3Dahon - Curve D3 $699.00 16" 3 24.6 Sturmey Archer 3-Speed gear hub
Dahon - Ciao D7Dahon Ciao D7 $779.00 20" 7 25.4 Shimano Nexus 7-Speed gear hub
Dahon - Clinch D10Dahon Clinch D10 $4999.00 20" 10 21.2 LockJaw hinge technology
Dahon - Briza D8Dahon - Briza D8 $799.00 24" 8 26.6 Low-Step-Thru Design Frame
Dahon - EEZZDahon EEZZ $1099.00 16" 1 20.7 Quick compact fold
Dahon - Espresso D21Dahon Espresso D21 $699.00 26" 21 30.8 3 frame sizes (S,M,L)
Dahon - Mariner D7Dahon Mariner D7 $599.00 20" 26  
Dahon - Speed D7Dahon - Speed D7 $529.00 20" 7 26.9 Lightweight 4130 Cro Mo Frame
Dahon - Vitesse D7HGDahon - Vitesse D7HG $799.00 20" 7 26.2 Shimano Nexus 7-speed hub gear
Dahon - JetStream P8Dahon - JetStream P8 $1349.00 20" 8 29.7 Full suspension, disc brakes
Dahon - Mu UnoDahon - Mu Uno $699.00 20" 1 22 Fixed gear, coaster brake
Dahon - Mu P8Dahon - Mu P8 $899.00 20" 8 24.7  
Dahon - Mu P24Dahon - Mu P24 $989.00 20" 24 26 Neos Trinity 3x8 hub gear
Dahon - Mu SLDahon - Mu SL $1999.99 20" 10 23.1 SRAM APEX drivetrain and brakes
Dahon - Mu EXDahon Mu EX $3199.00 20" 10 21.1 Carbon fiber fork & rims
Dahon - Mu RohloffDahon - Mu Rohloff $5499.00 20" 14 26.8 Rohloff Speedhub with Gates Carbon Drive
Dahon - Speed UnoDahon Speed Uno $419.00 20" 1 24.2  
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 $999.00 24" 9 20.7 disc brakes
Dahon - Vector P20Dahon Vector P20 $1899.00 20" 20 25.4 SRAM X5 derailleur
Dahon - Vigor P9Dahon Vigor P9 $799.00 20" 9 25.7  
Dahon - Visc P18Dahon Visc P18 $999.00 20" 18 26 semi aero rims
Dahon - Vybe C7ADahon Vybe C7A $399.00 20" 7 25.3 Radius handlepost
Dahon - Anniv. ReplicaAnniversary Replica $2200.00 20" 30 23.6 SRAM Dualdrive, carbon fiber fork
Downtube - 9Downtube 9 $549.00 20" 9 26 Front suspension
Downtube - 9FSDowntube 9FS $499.00 20" 9 27 Full suspension
Downtube - NovaDowntube Nova $259.00 20" 7 24 Lightweight, affordable
Downtube - MiniDowntube Mini $669.00 16" 8 24 Shimano Nexus 8-speed hub gear, optional carbon drive
Downtube - 8HDowntube 8H $699.00 20" 8 26.5 Shimano Nexus 8-speed hub gear, Gates carbon drive
Durban - Bay 1Durban Bay 1 $279.99 20" 1 29
Durban - Bay 6Durban Bay 6 $329.99 20" 6 31
Durban - Bay ProDurban Bay Pro $429.99 20" 7 26
Durban - CommuterDurban Commuter $399.99 16" 6 26
Durban - JumpDurban Jump $499.99 20" 7 29 Rear suspension
Durban - MetroDurban Metro $399.99 20" 6 29
Durban - OneDurban One $279.99 20" 1 29
Fuji - Origami 1.3Fuji Origami 1.3 $549.00 20" 7 24
Giant - Expressway 1Expressway 1 $575.00 20" 8 29 rack & fenders
Giant - Expressway 2Expressway 2 $500.00 20" 7 25  
Hasa - F2Hasa F2 $269.00 20" 6 27.8 Aluminum alloy 6061 frame
Hasa - Minimax T1Minimax T1 titanium $4750.00 20" 11  19.6 Titanium frame, Shimano Ultegra groupset
Montague - ParatrooperMontague Paratrooper $849.95 26" 24 29 Front suspension, disc brakes
Montague - Paratrooper ProMontague Paratrooper Pro $995.00 26" 27 29 Front suspension, disc brakes
Montague - CrosstownMontague Crosstown folding bike $659.95 700c 7 27 Octagon adjustable stem
Montague - BostonMontague Boston folding bike $699.95 700c 1 24 Single-speed fixie
Montague - Boston 8Montague Boston 8 folding bike $995.00 700c 8 27 Shimano Nexus 8-speed hub gear
Montague - NavigatorMontague Navigator folding bike $950.00 700c 27 27.5 Octagon adjustable stem, rack, fenders
Montague - FitMontague Fit folding bike $1295.00 700c 30 26 carbon blade fork
Novara - FlyByNovara FlyBy folding bike $599.00 20" 7 27 Shimano Nexus 7 internal gear hub
Origami - DragonflyOrigami Dragonfly folding bike $629.00 20" 8 25.5 Rear suspension
Origami - CraneOrigami Crane folding bike $399.00 20" 8 25 Rear rack, fenders
Origami - CricketOrigami Cricket folding bike $349.00 20" 7 28.5 Full suspension, Disc brakes
Origami - MantisOrigami Mantis folding bike $339.00 20" 7 28 Full suspension
Origami - GazelleOrigami Gazelle folding bike $329.00 20" 7 28 Artek Vigourous disc brakes
Pacific - iF Reach LXPacific iF Reach LX $2060.00 20" 18 26.2 Full suspension
Pacific - iF ModePacific IF Mode $2750.00 26" 2 32.3 Unique award winning design
Pacific - IFMOVEPacific Cycles IFMOVE $1930.00 20" 9 26 Red Dot design award winner
Pacific - CarryMe SDPacific CarryMe SD $750.00 8" 1 18.1
Retrospec - Speck SSRetrospec Speck SS $294.99 20" 1 22 Aluminum frame and fork, coaster brake
Schwinn - HingeSchwinn Hinge $219.99 20" 1 33 Fenders, rack, steel frame
Schwinn - LoopSchwinn Loop $289.99 20" 7 30.8 Fenders, rack, alloy frame
Stowabike - CityStowabike City $149.99 20" 6 39 Steel frame, Shimano derailleur
STRiDA - EVOSTRiDA EVO $1099.99 18" 3 29 Belt drive, hub gear
SwissBike - X50SwissBike X50 $629.95 26" 18 32 Suntour suspension fork
SwissBike - X70SwissBike X70 $1195.00 26" 30 29 disc brakes
SwissBike - X90SwissBike X90 $1995.00 26" 30 29 RockShox Sektor RL suspension fork, Truvativ X-9 crankset
Tern - Node D8Tern Node D8 $750.00 24" 8 29.3  
Tern - Swoop DuoTern Swoop Duo $900.00 20" 2 29.5 2-speed automatic shifting
Tern - Swoop D7iTern Swoop D7i $1000.00 20" 7 30.1 Shimano Nexus 7 hub gear
Tern - Verge P9Tern Verge P9 $1100.00 20" 9 24.2 Ultra light wheels
Tern - Verge P20Tern Verge P20 $1300.00 20" 20 24.2 SRAM X7 2 × 10 drivetrain
Tern - Verge X30hTern Verge X30h $2200.00 20" 30 22.7 Bullhorn handlebars
Tern - Verge X20Tern Verge X20 $3300.00 20" 30 22.7 Kinetix Pro wheels, SRAM Red drivetrain
Tern - Verge X18Tern Verge X18 $2300.00 20" 18 22.9 Kinetix Pro X Aero Wheels
Tern - Verge X10Tern Verge X10 $1900.00 20" 10 22.7 Kinetix Pro wheels
Tern - Verge S11iTern Verge S11i $2000.00 20" 11 27.1 Shimano Alfine hub gear
Tern - Verge S27hTern Verge S27h $1900.00 20" 27 36.6 Front and rear racks
Tern - Link UnoTern Link Uno $500.00 20" 1 25.3 Trolley rack
Tern - Link P7iTern Link P7i $1200.00 20" 7 31.2 Shimano Nexus 7 hub gear
Tern - Link P24hTern Link P24h $1250.00 20" 24 29.7 BioLogic Joule 3 dynamo, front/rear lights, fenders
Tern - Link D8Tern Link D8 $700.00 20" 8 26.6 fenders, rack
Tern - Link D7iTern Link D7i $850.00 20" 7 31.7 Shimano Nexus 7 hub gear
Tern - Link C7Tern Link C7 $500.00 20" 7 27.3  
Tern - Eclipse X20Tern Eclipse X20 $2200.00 24" 20 23.6 Kinetix Pro wheels
Tern - Eclipse S18Tern Eclipse S18 $2100.00 24" 18 34.8 Dynamo LED, racks, fenders, disc brakes
Tern - Eclipse S11iTern Eclipse S11i $2500.00 24" 11 32.3 Shimano Alfine 11-speed hub gear
Tern - Eclipse P18Tern Eclipse P18 $1250.00 24" 18 27.5  SRAM X7
Tern - Castro DuoTern Castro Duo $900.00 24" 2 31.1  SRAM Automatix 2-speed
Tern - Joe P24Tern Joe P24 $900.00 26" 24 30.4   
Tern - Joe D24Tern Joe D24 $700.00 26" 24 30.9   
Tern - Joe C21Tern Joe C21 $429.00 26" 21 30.6   
Citizen Bike - Gotham1Citizen Bike Gotham1 $299.00 20" 1 26 Alloy frame
Citizen Bike - Gotham7Citizen Bike Gotham7 $319.00 20" 7 27 Alloy frame
Citizen Bike - Gotham 24-7Citizen Bike Gotham 24-7 $389.00 24" 7 30 Alloy frame
Citizen Bike - Gotham XLCitizen Bike Gotham XL $419.00 26" 7 31 Alloy frame
Citizen Bike - MiamiCitizen Bike Miami $199.00 20" 6 32 Steel frame
Citizen Bike - SeoulCitizen Bike Seoul $299.00 20" 6 27 Alloy frame
Citizen Bike - TokyoCitizen Bike Tokyo $169.00 16" 6 29 Steel frame
Citizen Bike - BarcelonaCitizen Bike Barcelona $399.00 20" 3 30 Nexus 3-speed hub gear
Xootr - SwiftXootr - Swift $799.00 20" 8 25  
Dynamic - Sidekick 8Dynamic Bicycles Sidekick 8 folding bike $829.00 20" 8 31 Chainless shaft drive, Shimano Nexus 8-speed hub
Mobiky - SteveMobiky Steve folding bike $1570.00 16" 8 31.5 Shimano Nexus 8-speed hub gear
Mobiky - LouisMobiky Louis folding bike $1360.00 16" 3 29 Shimano Nexus 3-speed hub gear