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Posted by: Butterworth
I love my Season tikit! This bike is incredible. It is the ultimate in practical bike commuting. I'm proud to have it join my family of bikes! Just like any other Bike Friday, the tikit provides a quality ride. It's is easy to forget that I'm riding a hyper folder when I'm zipping confidently around town. The mechanics of the fold are a truly amazing. That is some impressive mechanical design!
With regard to the Season tikit in particular, the worry-free Nexus hub is a great choice for an everyday commuter bike. The gear range it provides is more than ample. As a bonus, I can be as rough as I want with the folded bike without worrying about a derailleur. Plus, the Nexus can shift gears when you are at a standstill. I went on a quick trip to the store with my tikit yesterday.
To the delight of a nearby ten year-old, I folded it up in front of the store. "Whoa! That was soooo cool!" He exclaimed. His mother seemed to be equally impressed, but managed to control any verbal outburst... Yeah, getting referrals from this bike is going to be easy!
Anyway, great work Bike Friday! I am very excited about my newest bike.
My tikit is a utility bike with incredible usefulness. It maintains my sanity. Because my job demands frequent travel and because living in hotels and eating restaurant food erodes my spirit, I pack a bicycle whenever practical. My Bike Friday tikit makes it easy. Last night, after work, after dinner, after the sun went down, and after the nearby office buildings were virtually emptied, the Texas Tikit rolled. In the summer night breeze and through the urban landscape, we cruised for an hour, cleared the mind, and refreshed the body.
Posted by: Doug in Denver
Last December, I took my Air Glide on a business trip to Paris. I rode from the airport (using the Travel Trailer) through the city to various hotels and meetings. The ride was great but the effort to pack/unpack and fold/unfold multiple times was frustrating. It was from my last hotel room that I started researching the tikit online. In January, I bought a BTO Travel tikit. I have since used it instead of renting a car for trips to Seattle, Hartford, Orlando and Denver. Now each business trip has become a personal adventure! The quick fold and integrated cover allow me to store it inside my hotels and business places without hassle or worry. It is also a big hit with the mechanical engineers I visit--many of whom are concerned about personal health and environmental issues. The airport packing and unpacking times are only 25 minutes, end-to-end, including the trailer assembly/disassembly and shuffling things to my business suitcase to satisfy airline weight restrictions. Since both Bike Friday models can tow the same trailer, the differences for touring are in comfort and gear carrying capacity on the bike. The tikit ride is less comfortable than the Air Glide but I suspect no less so than any of the other Bike Friday models with a standard down tube. I used a Terry Mens Liberator Gel saddle on both which I like. My Air Glide has front and rear racks which can hold standard size panniers for light or self-contained touring. I have not loaded it up with four panniers so I cannot comment on how this affects handling. I bought a seatpost bag with my tikit which holds the minimum gear I need for fair weather riding. I have since purchased the new rear rack and use a racktop bag which holds all I usually take on a day ride. Recently I determined that my Novara Transfer Panniers (from REI) will fit on the rack with just enough foot clearance. I will verify this on some training rides soon. The longest I have ridden my tikit so far is 40 miles in one day with a loaded trailer. It performed well. Later this summer I hope to try the panniers for "light touring" between hotels and restaurants.