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Birdy Folding Bike , Your True Compact Travel Companion

Aug 17, 2007
Launched in the year 1995 by the award winning German design firm Riese and Muller, the Birdy bikes are lauded in the international market because of their innovative design and performance. The revolutionary dual suspension design of a Birdy folding bike introduces that smoothness to each ride that is otherwise characteristic of expensive full-sized bicycles only.

The first fully suspended folding bicycles, the Birdie bikes make use of one-piece solid yet lightweight aluminum frames. The suspension pivots take care of the folding mechanism in the absence of the mainframe hinges. This clever designing together with the use of 18 inch wheels make the bikes very stable and sporty.

The Birdy bicycles fold in less than 30 seconds without the use of any tools. With the folded size of a Birdy bicycle being some 30" x 23" x 11", it is quite easy to store them in small places and carrying cases. The lightweight frames (mostly weighing around 24 lbs) make the Birdy bikes very portable.

The different gearing options, firm framing and dual suspension design of Birdy folding bikes render them suitable for being used for many purposes other than commuting. Use them for pleasure rides and touring as well as for sporting use.

Famous Birdie Models

Some of the most popular Folding Birdy Bikes are:

Birdy Red Foldable Bicycle

1. Frame Aluminum foldable frame (weighing 24 lbs) with Hydro Forming
2. Forks Aluminum folding fork with spring suspension
3. Derailleur Shimano, RD-MC20-S
4. Brakes Shimano, BR-M420-S
5. Shifter Micro shift, D60-8R, index, 8-speed
6. Chainwheel Sunrace, PR-06, 56T chainring 170mm crank length
7. Rims Alex, DV-15, 18" FV 24 H anodized ground side walls
8. Headset DiaCompe, STS, Diacompe STS- 1-1/8"

Birdy Silver Foldable Bicycle

1. Frame Aluminum foldable frame (weighing 23.1 lbs) with Hydro Forming
2. Forks Aluminum folding fork with spring suspension
3. Derailleur Shimano, RD-F700SGS
4. Brakes Shimano, BR-M420-S
5. Shifter Shimano, SL-F700, 9 speed
6. Chainwheel Sunrace, PR-06, 56T chainring 170mm crank length
7. Rims Alex, DV-15, 18" FV 24 H anodized ground side walls
8. Headset DiaCompe, STS, Diacompe STS- 1-1/8"

Birdy Ice Blue Foldable Bicycle

1. Frame Aluminum foldable frame (weighing 26 lbs) with Hydro Forming
2. Forks Aluminum folding fork with spring suspension
3. Derailleur SRAM, Dual Drive 8 speed
4. Brakes Tektro, 834AL, V-brake w/90 degree pipe
5. Shifter SRAM, Dual Drive, 24-speed w/clickbox
6. Chainwheel Dotek, PRO6-210, 56T chainring 170 mm length
7. Rims Alex, DV-15, 18" FV 24 H anodized ground side walls
8. Headset DiaCompe, STS, Diacompe STS- 1-1/8"

Birdy-BionX Foldable Electric Bike

The Birdy-BionX combo makes use of a BionX electric conversion kit, which works in tandem with the folding bike from Birdy. Be it to ride up steep hills and mountains or ride (rather glide) beyond your pedaling capacity, the Birdy-BionX bikes are just unmatched.

Distributors

The ultimate in comfort when it comes to riding on any terrain and that in spite of its compact folded size, the Birdie bikes are a great favorite among bike-enthusiasts across all continents. Sale of Birdy bicycles is not limited to Europe (distributed by Riese und Muller), instead they are distributed by different dealers in various parts of the world:

1. In Australia by PED Bicycles Pty Ltd.,
2. In Japan by Mizutani Bikes,
3. In Singapore by Two Wheel Action Pte Ltd,
4. In the USA by C.M. Wasson Company, David Black and NYCeWheels (they ship all over the place).

If you are looking for a lightweight-folding bike that is stable and gives you a controlled ride at an attractive, if not cheap price, place your order with your nearest Birdy Bike distributor.
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