Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Santa Cruz, CA, US
Bikes: 3 folders, 2 recumbents (1 is electric), 1 recumbent trike, 1 touring, 1 mountain, 1 road bike -- So many bicycles, so little time.
I've seen 26" folding bikes advertised, but I can't imagine why I would want one. They're too large to easily take with you on a bus, in a car, or on trains, except as checked baggage in a box. If you need to store them in a small garage locker, then maybe folding in half would help you but the bike is twice as wide so it may not help. They won't fit inside city bike lockers when folded because they're too wide. Amtrak won't let you bring them as carry-on baggage where there is no walk-on bike service because by Amtrak's definition a folding bike has small wheels. So, what niche does a 26" wheel folding bike fill? What itch does it scratch?