They are ideal for those who need to travel with their bicycle, want a bicycle to keep on their boat or plane, or who live in small apartments and don’t have a lot of storage space. Best suited to short rides, folding bicycles are phenomenally popular among big-city commuters. The most compact ones will fit under your desk and they can be carried onto a train or bus even in rush hour.
Most folding bicycles have smaller wheels, which makes the bicycle a little less efficient and trickier to handle than a standard bicycle, but most folding bicycle fans feel the benefits outweigh the disadvantages.
Folding bicycles are getting more & more diverse in look & application all the time. There are many different designs and mechanisms that allow bicycles to fold, some of them incredibly practical, quick and easy.
- Convenient to store and carry
- Slower than a big-wheeled bicycle