Guys, I am in a dilemma about which to get. I have £1kstlg to spend on a bike-to-work bike.
I would like something I can ride to/from work, but also would replace the two FS audax bikes I have at either end of my split-site lifestyle. Also, fitting in a airline acceptable case would be good. I have honed it down to a BF pocket companion and an Airnimal Joey Explore. This is my thinking so far:
BF Pocket Companion. Advantages beyond the obvious: goes in a case. Steel frame. Lots of accessories. Good for light/normal touring. Disadvantages; At £1k stlg, I am paying a big import premium. As I go to the states often I guess I could buy one there for c $1K USD and ship it home. Maybe.
Airnimal: Advantages: Made in UK. Nice first fold - can be wheeled folded with commuter kit. Slightly bigger wheels. No import premium. Disadvantages: Aluminium frame (don't know why this matters but it does). Won't go in airline case.
I need the gear range either offers, and £1.1K is really the max I can go to. So any thoughts, alternatives