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    Information on Reach Folder by Rad-Innovations

    Does anyone have any experience with the Reach Folder? I see that it is designed/manufactured by Rad-Innovations of Birdy fame. The design looks nice and the components look good, but it is pricey and further information is sketchy. NYCC has them on their web page. But I cannot find any first hand reviews of the product, folding size and ease, reliability, and ride quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pismocycleguy View Post
    Does anyone have any experience with the Reach Folder? I see that it is designed/manufactured by Rad-Innovations of Birdy fame. The design looks nice and the components look good, but it is pricey and further information is sketchy. NYCC has them on their web page. But I cannot find any first hand reviews of the product, folding size and ease, reliability, and ride quality.
    if you search the threads, you will find some comments and reviews.

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    Hey Invisiblehand;
    I have patiently gone through 52 pages of posts in the foldable bike section of this forum, and didn't see what I was seeking. Am I in the right topic section, or is it posted under a different section than the Foldable Bikes?
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    BruceMetras has one, we are waiting for him to get off his Reach and post a review. He's apparently been riding it non-stop for over a week now.

    There aren't any other reviews that I have seen on this forum.

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    You can get info about the Pacific Reach on this website:

    http://www.pacific-cycles.com/

    There is also a review by some guy from California in that website.

    I've seen the bike in the showroom here in Spore. It looks very good, but the fold is nothing to shout about. More a "packable" bike than a folder. Impressive suspension system.

    OnF

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    Quote Originally Posted by pismocycleguy View Post
    Hey Invisiblehand;
    I have patiently gone through 52 pages of posts in the foldable bike section of this forum, and didn't see what I was seeking. Am I in the right topic section, or is it posted under a different section than the Foldable Bikes?
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    Somebody beat me to it. Looks neat, doesn't it?

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    Although the fold seems to require taking both wheels off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by invisiblehand View Post
    Although the fold seems to require taking both wheels off.
    Quick release and the front wheel is off... Quick release at the bottom of the rear shock and the entire rear triangle assembly pivots up into the front fork (where front wheel was), same as Airnimal Chameleon... Quick release at the handlepost allows either rotation of the handle bar or quick removal... you end up with a pretty narrow, relatively compact package... I will try to post some pics this weekend and a modest review of the bike with tempered enthusiasm .. as Jur mentioned elsewhere, I've been in the saddle and putting lots of miles on it... it is a very good road bike and rapidly becoming my favorite..

    Bruce

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    I was glad to see a folding model (the "REACH Racing") calling itself a road bike, but disappointed to see that, like all folders (AFAIK), these models don't come in different frame sizes as road bikes do. So larger riders be warned - you will feel cramped and have to make modifcations that will only partially compensate for the frame being too small. If I'm wrong about this bike, someone please correct me.

    This is also a gripe about my Swift which is too small for me (5' 10", 35" cycling inseam) despite having ordered a large size suited to riders up to 6'. I've been told in these forums that Birdys are better this way but haven't triked one yet.
    Last edited by andmalc; 09-01-07 at 12:37 PM.

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    Gee, I'm being overwhelmed by all of this good information!
    Thanks, a lot of my questions have been answered!
    PCG

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