If you love going out or traveling abroad, or if you want an eco-friendly way of commuting, folding bikes and electric bikes are just right for you. There is a wide array of folding and electric bikes available and the common feature among all of them is being able to compact them in a smaller package without requiring any tool. When it comes to folding bikes structures, there are small-wheeled and large-wheeled, one-speed folders, folders with gears and folders made from every material you can think of. Unlike regular bikes, folding bikes have a very good appeal to riders who need a bike that will fit into less space. It is hard to store conventional bike especially if you have a small apartment, as well transporting it to a bus or train, or parking inside most offices. But you don’t have to worry because there are folding bikes to help you handle these problems.
Using a folding bike allow you to explore a place in lesser time, skip boring areas and move on to different interesting places easier, go on bicycle tours with other people and pack your bike for flight in just minutes. Before buying a folding bike, you have to consider its features such as the performance, foldability, wheel size, sizing and fit, specification, carrying luggage as well as the price. In terms of foldability, you have to consider the folding size of the folding bike when folded as well as the folding speed. Folding speed is just really important to be considered if you are folding and unfolding your bike many times in a day. Depending on the type, features or brand of folding bike, the folding speed ranges from ten seconds to ten minutes. The folding size is directly proportional to the wheel diameter with the bike volume increasing 100 cubic liters per wheel diameter. It is important to carry a folding bike cover when you are planning to take it in a public transport because it is hard to convince people that it’s okay bringing a folding bike inside a public transport because it does not exceed 200 liters.
Higher-performing folding bikes allow you to feel the pleasure when you’re riding a regular bike, and this is affected by the gear ratios, wheel size, the handle post or frame stiffness and your position on the bike. To be considered as a higher-performing folding bike, the wheel should have a 20″ and above diameter, with a good frame design, good quality frame or handle post and great parts. You have to consider the wheel size depending on your needs, so it is better yo choose a smaller or more compact size if you’ll be bringing your folding bike regularly in a public transport, and choose larger wheels if you plan to go long distance with a wider gear range.Why Sales Aren’t As Bad As You Think