Posted on
Wednesday,
1 Nov 2017

What is a folding bike?

Often favored by commuters, a folding bike is a compact bike that easily folds down into a smaller space when not in use. They come in a wide range of styles and colors, and just like other bikes, they can be fitted to the rider who is going to use them most.

The smaller wheels often make a folding bike more noticeable on the street, although because they are a niche product, many people won’t recognize them for what they are at first. Still, once you become familiar with the type of bike, you’ll be able to spot them no matter where you happen to be.

What are the benefits of a folding bike?

Easy to Transport & Store: Because folding bikes are able to fold down so easily, you can bring them on the bus, on the subway, or in your car very easily. If you ride your bike to work, you can even bring your bike with you into the office and store it in an unused corner or under your desk.

Less Tempting for Thieves: Bike theft is a big problem in many cities, but because folding bikes are a niche product, many thieves will pass them over in favor of more common bikes. If you are still worried, you can always bring your folding bike with you wherever you go. It’s difficult for someone to steal your bike if it never leaves your sight.

More Flexible Commutes: If the weather turns bad or there is an area with intense vehicle traffic that makes riding unsafe, you can always fold up your bike and hop on a bus, dart into the subway, or use a rideshare app to get you the rest of the way to work or back home again.

Get Fresh Air & Exercise: Using any kind of bike as part of your commute will help you enjoy these benefits, but since folding bikes are so convenient, investing in one makes it more likely you will actually use it and enjoy the fresh air on a regular basis.

High Resale Value: Folding bikes hold their value very well. When it comes time to upgrade, you should be able to recoup much of your original investment and use that to help you buy your next bike.

Where can I find a folding bike?

If you are looking for a folding bike, look no further than Curt’s Cyclery. Having served the greater Nazareth, PA area since 1971, we have the inventory and expertise to make selecting your folding bike easy. Let our knowledgeable staff show you our inventory and help you find the best bike for your particular needs. Stop by our store today!