Folding Bikes - areaware selling "if mode" 26in. folder
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07-23-09, 03:20 PM
I didn't see a post on this yet.
There is a tread called something like the "IF mode now available"
Looks a promising design ,but large when folded,heazy and expensive.
Check out www.pacific-cycles.com who make IF Mode. They make a whole range of interesting folders from 8" up to 28"/700c including Birdy, and even some electric bikes. They must be one of the most innovative bike companies out there.
I have just ordered an IF Urban700c directly from them. They do supply directly even to countries without distributors. Although not as amazing looking as the IF Mode this bike costs about half ! and folds very similar. It has the same small folded size 'wheels plus handle' and 'roll when folded' features. Even better, it uses standard wheels, gears etc. so it can be built up to be really light, and potentially very fast, I love 700c's.
The only snag is I have to wait about 6 weeks for delivery, apparently production is behind due to demand for the IF Mode.
I will report back when it is delivered, the l o n g wait.
07-25-09, 11:10 PM
How much did this bike cost you?
They've quoted full suggested retail 1015 Euro (about 1400 us dollars), but will not charge until it is shipped. It is probably even less if you are in the Far East.
If you scroll down to the bottom of the specs, Areaware actually quote it at $2,500 :eek:
Sorry, i should have been more specific -
My order order is for the more conventional IF Urban700c For 1015 Euros,
The spec's are not yet finalised - and to be honest I'd prefer just the frame as I've got some light 700c wheels and group sets. This bike has evolved from an earlier 'Swivel' Cross bike. I like it because it uses standard parts with same compact 'fold and roll' as IF Mode .... and did I mention it uses 700c's :-) :-)
So, Unfortunately, not the gorgeous IF Mode (which costs 2250 usd http://www.areaware.com/proddetail.asp?prod=CYIM&CatID=15&subCatID=134)
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