A recent article was posted on this blog about bike racks and the convenience that they bring when transporting
your bicycle. Some bike riders, however, love their car just as much as they love
biking. Attaching a bike rack to their car is just not the cosmetic change they
want or are willing to make to their car. If this describes you, then a foldable
bike might be a suitable solution for you.
Folding bikes are designed to fold down small enough to be transported inside a
car’s trunk or in the back seat. Compared to regular bikes, they take up less storage
space at home when they are not in use. Finding a place to store a regular bike
outdoors at night is also a big problem for a lot of bike riders. These particular bikes
can easily be stored in a closet inside your home. Not having to leave your bike
outdoors at night also means that you don’t have to worry about the possibility
Before you go rushing out to the store to purchase one of these bikes, there are
a few things that you should take into consideration. First and foremost is the
price. These bikes are a lot more expensive than a regular bicycle. You should also
keep in mind that this type of bike has many moving parts. You face the risk of
injuring yourself while trying to fold or unfold it, and parts may be more subject
to wear and tear.
This type of bike, like anything else, comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. After
weighing the pros and cons, you can decide if owning one will make your bike riding
experiences more or less enjoyable. If you do decide to buy one, be sure to do your
research and buy a reliable brand.
Do you have a one of these bikes? How has it helped you in your biking adventures? Do
you have a favorite brand? Tell us all about it!