Some say the third time is a charm, and when it comes to our third season of offering the Select Groups for our most popular models, well, we have to agree.
The Select concept began to allow our experts to easily share their wisdom and insight with you by putting together optimum component groups for each of our core models.
The goal is to offer you a great performance for the best price. By continually searching for the perfect mix to offer, and listening to your feedback from countless miles for experience, we've come up with our best packages to date.
NOTE: Our tikit with the Select Group will be unveiled next week.
The Select Group simplifies the order process. You choose the frame size [52 cm, 56 cm or 60 cm for 20-inch bikes], crank size [175, 170 or 165], your frame color and your decal/cable colors. It's that easy.
You can make changes to your design and create a Custom Select model that's as individual as you are, just contact a Bike Consultant.
All 2013 Bike Fridays will include a Threadless Headset, which has become the industry standard while the Threaded Headset has become more and more rare. The change will provide Bike Friday with more options to offer to you. [NOTE: The upgrade is for 20-inch Bike Fridays. The tikit already uses threadless headsets.]
Engineer Rob English points to the benefits of the Threadless Headset:
- It is easier to take the stem on and off since there will be no threads to slide over.
- The steerer is stronger because there are no threads.
- The headset is easier to adjust since it only takes a 5mm wrench.
The change allows Bike Friday to offer more price points for headsets, including the Bike Friday Threadless Loose Ball, Bike Friday Threadless Sealed Cartridge, Cane Creek and Chris King.
Introducing the 2013 Select Group for 20-inch Bike Fridays
New World Tourist with the Select Group: The 2013 Select Group is nearly the same for the New World Tourist, our most popular model. Why is it most popular? We have a solid package that delivers high performance and durability for touring, commuting or just enjoying a wonderful ride. The 2013 group will include a new Bike Friday cartridge threadless headset, FSA Gossamer Cranks (165, 170 175), 27-speed SRAM X-5, SRAM trigger shifters, Primo Comet tires and Bike Friday H-bars. Saddle and Pedals are not included. Its retail price will be $1998.
Pocket Llama with the Select Group: The availability of a heavy-rider upgrade or the flexibility to go with tires as wide as 2.25 make the Llama a popular choice. The 2013 Select Group will include a Bike Friday cartridge threadless headset, Avid disc brakes, FSA Gossamer Cranks (165, 170 175), 27-speed SRAM X-5, SRAM trigger shifters, Cane Creek Thudbuster seatpost, Schwalbe Big Apple tires and Bike Friday flat bars. Saddle and Pedals are not included. Its retail price will be $1998.
Pocket Rocket with the Select Group: The 2013 Select Group will include a couple of enhancements based on your input to bring the Rocket more in line with its drop bar, road performance heritage. The Select Rocket includes a Bike Friday cartridge threadless headset, a 20-speed SRAM Apex group and Schwalbe Durano tires, as well as FSA brakes and 4-bolt ahead stem with unsplit drop bars. Saddle and Pedals are not included. Its retail price will be $2298.
Silk with the Select Group: The 2013 Select Silk will include a Gates Carbon Belt CDC Drive to go with Alfine 8 Internal Hub, Nexus Twist Shifters, Avid disc brakes and Kenda Kontact  tires. Saddle and Pedals are not included. Its retail price will be $1998.