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Read what our customers SAY about Bike Friday
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. Simply select a Bike Friday model from the list on the right, and you'll get reviews specific to that model.
Posted by: Tim Goode
I've owned an AirFriday for two years. Before that I had a Pocket Rocket. The Air is good enough that I stopped using my previous road bike, a Specialized Epic Carbon, altogether. The major selling point of the Air is the beam. It is truly incredible how much road vibration it soaks up.
Unfortunately for you Pocket Rocket owners, I have to say that the Air is a much smoother ride. Smoother than a Rocket, smoother than any traditional diamond frame bike I've ever owned. I'll never own a non-beam bike again. Small wheels roll a bit harsher than larger wheels, and I found my PR to be a very stiff ride. The beam was a welcome addition.
The Air is also a noticeably faster bike than my PR. The Dura-Ace hubs on the Air are certainly an improvement over the 105 PR hubs, but the beam might also be contributory towards faster speed.
The PR does have the quick-fold option, and I miss that.
I have taken the AF on about six road trips, and there is nothing unusual to report about assembly and disassembly.
Cable routing on an AF is longer and more twisty than a regular bike. I find that my deraillers get out of whack more quickly because of this. If I don't replace derailler cable and housing once a year the shifting starts to loose it's ability to adjust throughout the range.
I have carried panniers on a front rack with the AF and found it to be a stable ride, as long as the weight is evenly distributed between the bags.
Posted by: Sue Wenberg
I just finished a two-week self-contained tour in Iceland with my new AirLlama. The tour included more than 300 kilometers of unpaved rugged roads.
My AirLlama performed beautifully on the road, on the dirt, through the rivers, and of course, at the airport. The custom-fit made long days in the saddle pleasurable (the sun didn set so we didn't stop). I plan to explore the rest of the world with my AirLlama.
Posted by: Greg Hoffman
I'm a flight attendant and I travel with my AirFriday every week. I assemble it and disassemble it three times a week, always without a hitch. It takes me about 20 minutes from unpacking to getting out the door to go for a ride.
I've gone for rides in all kinds of weather and terrain ranging from just a couple of site seeing miles to 100-mile rides. To say I'm happy with my AF would be an understatement. I don't know what I would do without it.