What's the average speed of a folding bike?
I'm looking for a second bike to supplement my beloved trike and I'm wondering if a folding bike might be the answer.
I'm assuming that a folding bike weighs less than the average 14 inch frame hybrid bike. Is that so?
I do like the bare bones look of it, strangely enough. Also, I like the fact that I can fold it up and put it away when company comes a calling. The relatively low-step frame is appealing too.
My only question is how fast can it go on 20 inch tires? It's not that it has to go at super sonic speed for me. However, I definitely don't want to go slower or at the same speed on the FB than I do on my trike.
My game plan is to use the FB for longer distances (5-10 miles) where bike lanes/paths are available.
I'm basically considering a Dahon EC0 3 or Eco 2 .
Both bikes have a short distance between the seat post and handlebars that I should be able to reach comfortably.
I'm a little on the small statute side and so the handlebar reach is an issue, especially when I see that most FB have fixed handlebars.