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Folding Bikes are perfect for riders with limited space but are after an exciting ride around town.

Folding Bikes

Folding bikes are small bikes with 20-inch wheels that can fold up to a quarter of their rideable state. Folding bikes are light, efficient, and extremely fun to ride. Thanks to their ability to fold, they take up less room in your apartment and can easily fit into the boot of your car or under your desk. Perfect for city living and getting around town.

Ideal rider. Perfect for riders who zip around town and use their bike as a form of transportation while having limited space at home or in the car. Folding bikes are also optimal for folding up and taking on public transportation when needed. Simply unfold the bike in seconds and ride away from the bus, tram or train to your destination.

Ideal Terrain. Folding bikes love to zip through back streets, narrow alleyways, and city streets. Due to the smaller wheels, they aren't ideal for taking off-road. However, the extra challenge can lead to an exciting ride. Folding bikes are light enough to be carried yet, robust enough to take the abuse of daily commuting.

Frame material. Our folding bikes are constructed using a light 6061 alloy due to the material's durability and low cost versus weight ratio. Due to the folding function of these bikes, the Alloy needs to be strong to take a beating. Folding bikes are often carried on and off of public transport or up and down stairs, so they need to remain light. The frames also include integrated magnets to ensure the bike locks into place and won't spontaneously open while being carried.

Wheels. Folding bikes use small 20 inch wheels so they can fold up into the smallest package possible. Smaller wheels are also more robust thanks to less flex in the rims, and a shorter length spoke. Folding bikes are also known for their agile and zippy ride feel, mainly due to the smaller wheels accelerating faster and turning quickly with less rider input.

Brakes. When weaving through traffic or riding along the footpath, you need to make sure you can stop when needed. Polygon has equipped its folding bikes with disc brakes for premium power and supreme control. Hydraulic brakes don't just provide tonnes of power, but they provide excellent modulation and control, so you can slow down effectively without skidding.

Drivetrain. That big chainring on the front of a folding bike can look daunting but rest assured, the gearing is perfect for all types of riding. Due to the smaller wheels, a bigger front chainring is needed to achieve maximum speed. The nine-speed cassette and shifting ensure you have the perfect gear for any incline. You will enjoy smooth and easy shifting as you make your way through the streets.

Folding. Our folding bikes are designed to be collapsed or unfolded in seconds. With the flick of two levers, your bike will shrink down to a quarter of its size in no time. When you are ready to ride, you simply lift the handlebars back into place, fold the frame straight and close the levers. You are ready to ride again in under a minute.

As we sail through the modern age, the relentless quest for convenience and innovation remains unyielding. Amidst the ebb and flow of technological advancements, societal shifts, and changing urban landscapes, our transportation choices have had to evolve to keep pace. In the vast and diverse world of cycling, the folding bike boldly emerges as a shining testament to this ongoing evolution. Offering a pragmatic solution, it seamlessly caters to urban warriors navigating crowded cityscapes and adventure seekers yearning for spontaneity on open roads.

This unique bicycle design, with its unmatched blend of functionality and style, has found a special place in the hearts of many, becoming an iconic symbol of modern mobility. Especially in Australia, with its vast terrains and urban jungles, the folding bike's allure has grown exponentially. Let's embark on a journey through the lanes and by-lanes of folding bikes in Australia, unravelling the myriad reasons they've become the preferred choice for today’s discerning commuter.