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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.  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 07/27/2015) 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 $499.00 20" 7 27.6 Dahon Neos derailleur
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 $3000.00 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 ProDurban Bay Pro $429.99 20" 7 26
Durban - Bay 6Durban Bay 6 $329.99 20" 6 31
Durban - MetroDurban Metro $399.99 20" 6 29
Durban - OneDurban One $279.99 20" 1 29
fBike - EverydayfBike Everyday $249.00 20" 6 31 Steel frame
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 27 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
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