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Old 02-01-18, 08:31 AM   #1
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Burke 20 Folding Bike

https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/burke-20-folding-city-bike
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Old 02-01-18, 03:27 PM   #2
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With their skills, what's the point of making a so-so* $5,500 folding bike in titanium that will sell a handful… when they could make a much more successsful Better Brompton™ in steel with disk brakes + Alfine11 for $2,000?

http://www.kinetics-online.co.uk/fol...ikes/brompton/

Grrr…

* Why doesn't the front wheel fold over the chain à la Brompton?
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Bicycling mag links hit a pay wall , so I don't go there , paste the picture, here, for non subscribers...
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Burke Folding Bikes ? Seattle Cycles
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It's weird but the Burke 20 looks great but the smaller Burke 16 looks wrong. It is pretty much the same bike but scaled down but visually it doesn't work for me.

I'd rather have a 2-3kg heavier bike and $5000 extra in my pocket.
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With their skills, what's the point of making a so-so* $5,500 folding bike in titanium that will sell a handful… when they could make a much more successsful Better Brompton™ in steel with disk brakes + Alfine11 for $2,000?

Brompton ? Kinetics

Grrr…

* Why doesn't the front wheel fold over the chain à la Brompton?
Agree, I'm amazed no-one's done an improved "Brompton" with decent gearing. All it takes is a wider rear section.

The Burke is just a bit too plain for the price, lacking the wow factor.
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