Because of a student project I started to read more about folding bikes. During my research I asked myself a lot of questions so I thought Iíll just ask the community what you think about it. I hope you can answer some of my questions.
So firstly I asked myself why a bike rider chooses to buy a folding bike. I think folding bikes are very practical, whether because you donít have as much storage capacity or because of an improved mobility. Did you guys see someone riding around with a folding bike or did a friend of yours have one before buying one? Or did you just read something about folding bikes in a journal/on the internet and then decided to buy one?
Secondly I was reading a lot about the different brands. To decide which brand you want to buy, did you read reviews or do you actually stick to a brand? Or do you rather prefer to go to a specialized retailer and seek advice (e.g. for test riding)?
Thirdly I wanted to ask you if you think that folding bikes and the usage of folding bikes should get more attention/should be promoted, as more people would use their bike, for example to go to work (maybe in combination with public transport)? Or just to get out of the city and get some fresh air on their bikes?
Looking forward to read some interesting answers/stories and thanks in advance!