Monday, October 18, 2010

Birdy

German technology: the Birdy folding bike

I came across the Birdy range of folding bicycles while shopping for a bicycling helmet at a KSH outlet near the Taman Bahagia LRT station.
Herbert, the sales guy showed me the bike and demonstrated on how it folds.
This is like a scene out of 'Transformers' and what's cool about the bike is the fact that its a full-suspension ride at a cost of RM5.5K a pop.
I wouldn't say that its expensive because its backed by Pacific Cycles who owns a sackload of brands including the famed Schwinn bikes.
What sets it apart from other folding bikes is the fact that its frame remained as one piece.
The only moving parts are the front and rear wheels.
This bike comes with a set of 18" Schwalbe Marathon tires - one of the best in its class.
The only slack is that it comes optimised with an 9-speed transmission.

Other than that, if you want something above the norm, the Birdy bikes are a good alternative.
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