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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: Steve Stokes
Posted by: esloutlet
I love this bike.
We took it to South Korea and rode all over the place. Then when I came back to Chicago, it was stolen :(
The bike is super sturdy, super reliable, and very nice to ride. I think it's important, however, to point out that this is not a quick-folding bike. It takes a little time (and patience) to fold and unfold it.
So if you're looking for something that you're going to fold and unfold every day, this probably isn't it. But I have heard good things about the tikit, and other Bike Friday models that are quick folding.
This bike is more for long-distance travel (like putting it in a suitcase and taking it around the world) rather than commuting and putting it under your desk. See video
Posted by: Larry Layton
We decided to buy 2 folding bikes for their pack-ability. So we ordered two Dahons from our local bike shop. The Dahons had reliability problems, but, hey that happens. The dealer quickly addressed most of them. Nothing they could do about the poor quality wheels that could not be trued though. Our first trip was the rails to trails cross PEI, Canada. It is a cinder trail, relatively smooth. Anne's bike was good, mine felt like it was flexing, especially the steer tube. I am 230 lbs, the bike felt like it was going to break! It was pronounced enough that I would slow for any bump. The dealer did not argue at all, we replaced them with 2 Bike Friday Expeditions, at extra cost, of course. They now have 700 kms on them and have been virtualy flawless. Mine feels so solid, I don't hesitate to let a little air out of the tires and head off on an easy to moderate mountain bike trail. Don't get me wrong, it is not going to replace my Santa Cruz Bullet, but it does broaden the window of rides that I can do. And, it is just plain fun to ride!
Posted by: David Gibson
There are few products these days which live up to the hype. For me, the Brooks saddle is such a product. I would now add to that the Bike Friday. I recently bought a Pocket Expedition at the local dealer Cycle Science in Melbourne, Australia.
I had previously owned too many bikes, none of which quite suited my needs — commuting, touring and fast recreational riding. This bike really does ride as well as my best bike — actually, it now is my best bike. I put my Brooks Flyer saddle on it and some Schwalbe Big Apples and the ride is phenomenal — roads, rail trails, hills — it handles anything. It is fast and nimble. It soaks up the bumps. It is stiff and doesn't flex, even out of the saddle. It will carry a heavy load if I attach the racks.
I can fold it and throw it into the boot (that's trunk to you) of the car in a minute. But most importantly, in this age of mass assembly, it is beautifully built and assembled. I have owned another (well regarded) folding bike and the paint chipped easily and the spokes popped and the brakes never quite did their job. But with the Bike Friday — and this is a basic model — the frame welds are clean and the paint work is beautiful. And the assembly — the brakes and gears and wheels — are all wonderfully thought out and put together.
If the poet Keats had ridden one he might well have exclaimed "a thing of beauty is a joy forever", for that's how I feel about my Bike Friday.