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    Tartaruga folder with interesting pullcart attachment

    Did a search but there doesn`t seem to be much info about these bikes on BF. Apparently, these bikes were made in collaboration with Pacific Cycles(see link). They do look a lot like the Reach but what I found really interesting was the removable pull-cart which attaches to the rear rack and is designed to be used with the carrybag. Anyway I snapped a couple photos today:






    http://www.tartaruga-ew.com/products...e_S_text1.html

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    Their website's Engrish is rather entertaining.

    When folded, the rear derailleur seems rather precariously exposed. Like most folders, and unlike the Brompton, the drivetrain isn't protected by the frame when folded. Their photo of the folded bike shows both wheels detached and standing one to each side of the frame: how do you carry all that around without a bag?

    BTW, "tartaruga" is Italian for "tortoise", which doesn't exactly connote a fast bike. The marketing company's name is "Tartaruga Entertainment Works", which sounds off if you're trying to be taken seriously as a bike vendor.

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    Good catch on the tortoise name, "dorkypants". See my sig for the list of "bikes" I own and have some fun with google translator.
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    Those bikes look like twins to my Pacific Reach! (Mine is the previous generation, the new ones have curvy tubes in the frame and look a little more slick.)

    The non-iF Reach isn't a folding bike in the usual sense. You have to remove the front wheel to fold it, so it's basically a travel bike that can be partly disassembled for packing.

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    Yes, unless someone has ripped off the Pacific Reach design, it's certain these are OEM Pacific Reach bikes. It is the old design so perhaps these are made available to Tartaruga at reduced price.

    [edit] Ah it actually states that these are Pacific Reach bikes on the web site. But there are slight changes compared to the original Reach.
    Last edited by jur; 10-24-10 at 05:41 PM.
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