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Date: November 8, 2008
Posted by: James Ballot
I have never been more pleased with a product--or a company.

Simply put, my PRP is an outstanding value. My BF salesperson helped me configure it to achieve the best balance of performance and price, and in eighteen months of continuous use--for my commute from NJ to NYC--I have only grown to love it more each day. Previously, I had owned a high-end folder from a much larger, more well-known firm (based in California, with factories in PRC and Taiwan), which was poorly designed and shoddily crafted, despite it's $1k-plus price; I had thought ALL folders were plagued by the same limitations.

Despite my misgivings, I doubled-down, and spent a few hundred dollars more to get a PRP, sight-unseen. Money well-spent, as it turns out--and a bargain, considering the intensity of BF's involvement with each customer.

The Friday PRP is one of the finest bikes I've ever ridden, and has not spent a single day off the road due to malfunction--which is as much a testament to BF's straightforward design philosophy as to any other factor. And even though it's something of a specialty item--individually built, meant to pack for travel--practically every component is off-the-peg, so replacements and upgrades are simple (again, a marked contrast to my last folder, which had numerous proprietary, hard-to-find parts). Others here have commented on the ride quality, so I won't belabor that point, other than to say that my PRP is astonishingly stiff, even when sprinting out-of-saddle.

Made to measure, it fits me better than any other bike I've ever owned. And I could go on... Good as the bike is, my experience in dealing with BF has been even better. They have been responsive to any questions I've asked, and when my bike arrived new with some of the wrong components installed, BF went out of their way to resolve the problem to my absolute satisfaction.

I can recommend a Bike Friday totally without reservation, and have to anybody who's stopped to ask about my bike. In short, as difficult as I am to please--and I am notoriously picky about my bikes--the Bike Friday has exceeded my wildest expectations. Words fail to express my admiration for the folks at BF and their terrific travel bikes. Would that there were higher numbers; I would rate my ownership experience an eleven.

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Date: August 1, 2007
Posted by: Rick Rogers
The PR Pro rocks !

Just want to drop a note that the PR-Pro arrived on time and I put some miles on it while in Wisconsin. The directions for unpacking and repacking were great, and the digital photo showing the bike in the case is a nice touch. Most important, the bike handles and rides great. I did some big climbs and steep downhills and unless I look down I forget I’m on the smaller wheels. I’d say it feels a little different but after a few miles you don’t notice. I even had to ride some gravel to get to the pavement and it’s not a big deal. I’m back home in Anchorage AK and looking forward to all the adventures the bike will undoubtedly lead to. Please let the team at the shop know there is another happy and evangelistic rider!

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Date: June 27, 2007
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Pocket Rocket Pro - A blast to ride!

I was considering a Bike Friday, and happened to be in Eugene, so I stopped by for a tour. Over the next year I debated about what bike to buy. In addition to the Bike Friday, I was considering a titanium Serotta. To my surprise, my husband said, "why don't you get both". Well that's what I did. Within a few months, I found that I only wanted to ride my Pocket Rocket Pro. The Serotta was sitting in the corner collecting dust. I ended up selling the Serotta, and my Pocket Rocket Pro is now my only road bike. It is so much fun to ride, and it is one fast bike. I did some time trails on my Friday and my Serotta and found that it made no difference which bike I was on as far as speed. I smile every time I take my Friday out for a spin. It's just a blast to ride. If you are considering one, go for it. You will not be disappointed.

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