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Advice on folder for semi-serious riding


Old 11-30-17, 08:10 AM
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My ultimate travel bike is the Helix....24" wheels, & it folds into a regular suitcase with no disassembly.
Only one problem...it doesn't exist yet.
It's been a massive & time consuming development project for this new company. (Titanium is not a friendly material for manufacturers.) Check the all the drama over in the Helix thread. I ordered mine in Jan 2017, & hope for delivery before June 2018. I expect my patience to be amply rewarded.
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Old 11-30-17, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by factotum View Post
Quick update- went and rode a Bike Friday NWT disc for sale locally today. And . . . hrmph. The bike had oddball riser bars, but even holding them down near the stem the handling felt spongy and the flex in the stem assembly when braking was unnerving. Is this something you eventually get used to? Or might it be because the discs are over-powered for the frame/wheel size?
Whenever I have not ridden my folding bike for a while, the extra flex in the steerer extension and seatpost extension bothers me for about five miles, after that I am used to it again.
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