Read what our customers SAY about Bike Friday
It’s all here. Raves and rants, kudos and krankiness from Bike Friday owners everywhere. We want to hear it all. And we share it with anyone who is interested.
The opinions expressed here are from Bike Friday owners who have chosen to share their views. Many are clearly thrilled with their bikes. Some offer us insight on possible improvements.
But everyone is sharing their experience. And we are grateful for the opportunity to learn.
Simply select a Bike Friday model from the list on the right, and you'll get reviews specific to that model. If you want to read it all, just dig in.
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Posted by: Daniel Huson
A couple of months ago, I moved to the Washington D.C. area to start work for a company out in Rockville. I live about 10 miles away from my place of work. Traffic here is really bad and so driving to work is painful. On the other hand, 10 miles is too far to cycle every day.
The solution: It's about a 10-minute cycle to the nearest Metro stop (Grosvenor) and a 12-minute Metro ride to the stop nearest to work (Shady Grove). From there, I cycle about 8 minutes to work. The whole commute takes about 30-35 minutes and I get to read the paper on the train!
Taking the bike on the Metro is easy. It takes seconds to fold up and put in the bag and seconds to unpack at the other end. I've being doing this daily for about 2-1/2 months now without any problems.
So, if you want to beat traffic, get a bit of exercise and read a paper before work, I can highly recommend the NWT!
Originally I feared that I might need two bikes: a Bike Friday to commute and a "real" bike for touring etc. Not so! The NWT is as real is it gets and I'm very happy with it.
Posted by: Yoel Guttmann
The NWT has been my commuting bike for the past four years. Each commute involves two folds and unfolds plus 10-15 miles (rain or shine). Despite the heavy use the bike still performs very well.
If you plan to get a NWT keep in mind that it may require more maintenance compared to a regular bike. Also, get the best headset you can afford. The rest of the components matter less and are easy to upgrade later on.
Posted by: Dilip Barman
You can read details about my experience with the New World Tourist on my Web page, www.cs.unc.edu/~barman/bikeFriday.html. I was first drawn to the bike as being a high quality bicycle that I (5'3") could fit on, and when I read strong reviews in both "Bicycling" and "Adventure Cyclist," I started working with Green Gear to put together a custom bike for me.
My recommendation is to get the NWT with the thin tires that come with the Pocket Rocket. It is amazing how you can pack the bike in a suitcase and yet how the bicycle gives a great ride. I really applaud Green Gear for being customer-centric - they're great in helping answer any questions or with making upgrades. Great customer service, high quality product! Bravo!