I'll be buying a folding bike soon. I think I want a Bike Friday NWT, but before I actually take the plunge, I thought I'd ask some advice from everyone here.
Background - I lived in Maryland, now I live in Costa Rica. Though you see lots of bikes here, the traffic and drivers are insane. I only ride outside on Sundays on a nice "safe" 4 mile loop where a lot of other serious cyclists go. During the week I remain indoors on my trainer. Which isn't fun.
When I return to the states I look wistfully around me at the bike paths, the wide streets, and at my old bicycling routes. So I got it into my head that if I can buy a bike that I can fly easily with, then when I do go home stateside I can ride easily there.
I've done some research, and as far as I can tell, the BF's are the best bicycles to pack in a suitcase and haul internationally. Am I wrong? Are there other options? The easier it is to take on a plane, the more likely I'll take it with me and unpack it on the other side!
Oh, and I liked the performance claims from other BF owners. I plan to go home at some point in the future and ride a century on this bike as well.