Looking On The Bright Side of Bikes

Looking On The Bright Side of Bikes

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2017 Ultimate Folding and Electric Bikes Buying Guide When it comes to city travels abroad, short trips and eco-friendly way of commuting, your best buddy is a folding bike or electric bike. Folding and electric bikes come in different sizes and brands and the most common feature among all of them is the ability to compact them in a smaller package without needing any tool. To name a few, there are small-wheeled and large-wheeled, one-speed folders, folders with gears and folders made from every material you can think of. As compared to a regular bike, a folding bike has a 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 with folding bikes, these problems disappear. You are able to explore places in less time with folding bikes as well as go on bicycle tours with other people, skip boring areas and move on to different interesting places easier, and pack your bike for flight in just minutes. Before you purchase your own folding bike, it is essential to take into consideration some important factors such as foldability, performance, wheel size, sizing and fit, specification, carrying luggage and 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. If you are folding and unfolding your bike many times in a day, then folding speed is very important in making your decision. The folding speed may range from ten seconds to ten minutes depending on the type of folding bike. The folding size is directly proportional to the wheel diameter with the bike volume increasing 100 cubic liters per wheel diameter. 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, so make sure you carry a cover with you. When it comes to the performance of folding bikes, higher-performing ones make you feel the same pleasure when you’re riding a regular bike, which is affected by the wheel size, gear ratios, the handle post or frame stiffness and your position on the bike. The best performing folding bikes usually have a 20″ wheel diameter and up, 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.A 10-Point Plan for Options (Without Being Overwhelmed)

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