FOLD­ING BIKES

Fold­ers are sur­pris­ingly nippy as long as you re­mem­ber to keep the tyres pumped up

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Fold­ing bikes are best suited to short rides – es­pe­cially where stor­age space at ei­ther end is scarce – and mixed-mode travel, and is why they’re phe­nom­e­nally pop­u­lar among big-city com­muters. The most com­pact ones will fit un­der your desk, so you don’t have to worry about theft, and they can be car­ried onto a train or bus even in rush hour. A folder won’t ride quite like a con­ven­tional bike be­cause of the small wheels and the com­pro­mises that are nec­es­sary to cram the wheels and frame into a small space when folded, but the best mod­ern fold­ers are sur­pris­ingly nippy as long as you re­mem­ber to keep the tyres pumped up. Noth­ing feels worse than an un­der-in­flated tiny tyre. The small wheels of most fold­ers are a bit prone to drop­ping into pot­holes but, if your bud­get al­lows, the best fold­ers take the sting out of poor road sur­faces with sus­pen­sion sys­tems.

Against Slower than big- wheeled bikes For Mas­sively con­ve­nient to store Al­lowed on most trains

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