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Old 02-06-19, 04:23 PM
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More info please on Tyrell CroMoly folding bike

Who makes this CroMoly folding bike? https://www.tyrellbike.de/en/bike/tyrell-ive/
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Who makes this CroMoly folding bike? https://www.tyrellbike.de/en/bike/tyrell-ive/
Surprisingly the Tyrell bikes are made by a company named Tyrell which is based in Japan. Very nice bikes, very well made. Unfortunately a bit on the small side for my size. The Ive is even more targeted at smaller and lighter riders. The German importer (the one whose website you found) tried to convince them to make an "European version" with more stable wheels (for higher load) and AFAIK a higher stem (for taller riders) as the factory version was a misfit to almost all potential buyers in his local shop (way too small and too little load) according to him. Not sure if this has become reality. So depending on your size and weight the standard Ive may not be for you.

I really like the Ive - in my eyes it is a modern approach to the basic concept of the Brompton (sharing many "inspirations) with a little bit of Birdy involved as well. Folds a little bigger but avoids the hinge on the main frame. I am not totally convinced by the folding fork as the folding process is a bit more uncomfortable/slower than I'd like. But it looks great, is of good build quality and well worth it's price in my eyes.

The front luggage system looks interesting (again an inspiration they took from the Brompton) but carries surprisingly little load with it's rating at max. 5kg including the bag - with bags between 15 and 25 litres of volume. Take this as symptomatic: There are some issues on the fine detail side, but generally the Tyrells are of great quality.

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There's a thread on the Tyrell Ive: Tyrell Ive - a first impressions review
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Are the ones being sold in Europe manufactured in Japan? Or was manufacturing outsourced? I am particularly interested in the CroMoly model.

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Are the ones being sold in Europe manufactured in Japan? Or was manufacturing outsourced? I am particularly interested in the CroMoly model.
I can only repeat myself:

Surprisingly the Tyrell bikes are made by a company named Tyrell which is based in Japan.
If you look i.e. there Concept | Tyrell Bike | ??????????????????TYRELL??????????? ??? ?????? or here https://tyrellbikesint.ning.com/abou...e-tyrell-story you'll gain a little bit of understanding where they are coming from. They are a pretty small brand (more of a boutique shop) and - as far as I know - their initial frames years ago were made in Taiwan or such but I think they make them inhouse now. I'd just ask them as they probably know better than anyone here on the forums...
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They are a cool brand. They do factory tours where they put on lunch and lend bikes to ride. They are really open.
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