Pacific Cycles has posted their 2008 catalogue here:
-Spec sheets are provided for all Pacific brand bikes. Overall a much more professional catalogue than prior years.
-Does the fact that Birdy is included among the Pacific-brand bikes mean that we'll be seeing a new Birdy distributor?
-No 700c IF bikes to be seen. Both IF Mode and IF Cross feature ISO559 wheels.
-At 12.5kg, the IF Mode seems awfully heavy for a two speed without rack or mudguards.
-Sadly no accessories are available for the IF Mode (including mudguards or folded stand).
-The wide ranging Reach product line settles the question of where the fundamental weight is once and for all. Parts spec alone takes us from 8.2kg for the Reach SL to 10.8kg for the Reach City (which aren't really folding bikes, but just happen to have rear suspension designs which are amenable to frame disassembly). The folding hinges of the Reach IF then bumps us up to 12kg.
All in all a very nice lineup and I don't think it's unfair to say that in one fell swoop Pacific has covered every folding bike niche:
-For the suburban rail commuters and the impatient jet setter the Birdy offers the compactness needed for those overhead luggage racks or to easily fit into an airline legal suitcases and the comfort, performance, and variety of specification needed for those long miles touring or riding two/from the rail station.
-For the no compromise performance cycling enthusiast there is the full range of Reach bikes offering a rigid moultonesque full suspension design with just enough folding convenience to pack it all away for storage or air.
-For the absolute pinnacle of compactness and folding convenience there is the Carryme, offering both single and two speed versions to tweak the final product towards either budget or performance.
-For the unique individual with, perhaps, balance problems or a need for assistance Carrying shopping fairly short distances (I'm looking at you Weakling) there is the Carryall, offering a compromise between the stability of a tricycle and the compactness of the Carryme.
-For the person looking for an all arounder to be mostly ridden, but carried along in its folded state on a variety of occasions there are the IF Cross and the IF Reach, offering the same compactness and rolling convenience in either a conventional 559 cruiser or a high performance moultonesque Reach.
-Lastly, for the perfect city bike; compact, sleek, elegant, and convenient enough to take into shops, restaurants, offices, apartments, clubs, etc while still being tough enough for mean city streets the IF Mode offers an enclosed chaindrive, super slim folded package, stylish looks, high performance disc brakes, wheels large enough to handle the worst of potholes, and just enough gears to keep you from getting too sweaty.
Most folding bike manufacturers have their niches, but it seems that Pacific now has something for everyone.