Bike Friday New World Tourist Folding Bike

Bike Friday New World Tourist Folding Bike

Starting At $1,350

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This bike offers a two-wheeled trusty steed and for serious adventures. A True example for its namesake from Robinson Crusoe’s “Man Friday”.

New World Tourist folding touring bike gets amazing reviews everywhere you search it for many great reasons.

The New World Tourist is designed to be ridden across continents on fully loaded tours keeping up with other non-folding bikes with ease. This specific layout is perfect for the weekend warrior who doesn’t need all the bells and whistles, but still wants a good solid bike that folds for freedom and convenience. Perfect bike for around town and easy weekend tours all over the world! Built to fit your size, as it’s truly a custom bike, and it is comfortable for easy days in the saddle and flexible enough to fold up and fly as checked baggage.

Custom fit to your body, your bike is easily loaded with panniers, bags or a trailer hitched behind. The New World Tourist has been our most popular bike since it was first introduced and still our best-seller to this day. You can’t go wrong with this amazing bike, just ask the thousands of people who have bought them through the years and any one of them will tell you just how great it really is.

Details:

  • Folds to fit into a small space, 32 x 24 x 12”  and will disassemble to fit into the Samsonite F”lite GT 31 suitcase. The case has Airline approved dimensions.
  • For riders up to 220-lbs (100 kg)  or the heavy rider version 260-lbs (118 kg)
  • Lighter frames available for smaller/lighter riders under 150 lbs (68 kg)
  • Takes front and rear racks, (up to 3 bottle cages) & many other standard accessories
  • Many different drive trains available including Gates Carbon Belt Drive with Internal Hub
  • V brake or Disc brake option available
  • All versions have Electric Assist options with travel legal batteries

Three examples below which you will see on our purchase page:

1. Light-Touring or The Weekend Warrior:

If you are a weekend warrior that loves getting out for a fun 30-50 mile ride on Saturday morning then this is the perfect bike that folds for you.

2. Riding Long-Distance with a Load:

If you love a long weekend putting in the miles or heading to Europe staying in AirBNB’s or Hostels along the way then this is the perfect bike for you.

3. World Adventure Travel:

If you plan to see every inch of the celestial ball and want to do it by bike, look no further than this option. It’s built to last, if something somehow goes wrong you should be able to fix it or find parts and it’s easy to travel with.

Below is the link if one of these stock designs sounds great to you.  Our team put these designs together knowing they are the most popular options and knew they would fit the bill for most peoples need.

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by David and Judi George on New World Tourist
Rain and hail ride

We bought our bikes in the fall of 2017 and have ridden around our hometown near Orlando Florida and traveled in our RV to a few sites with our bikes. This summer I have ridden in Mackinac Island, MI, Sugarcreek and Dayton Oh and we are currently in Avon Colorado where we chose to ride the Vail Pass bike ride on the Gore Creek bike trail. The top of the trail is it 10,600 feet and drops to about 8000 feet by the time we got off the trail in Vail. This is a ride where we used a local outfitter to shuttle us to the top and then you ride back down to the shop. The ride starts with absolutely gorgeous views and it’s a quick downhill ride. About 10 minutes into our ride it starts raining hard with hail. There is no place to take cover for miles. We both just continue down hill as fast as is safe riding our wonderful disc brakes that we know we can count on. About 30 minutes into our rain and hail we finally came to an underpass where we could take shelter with several other cyclists. By this time our shoes are squishy wet and we are soaked.Once the rain let up we continued our ride. Of course the trail is still wet and we are still getting splatter. It’s the first time we traveled by air with our bikes. We took the racks off and decided we didn’t need them and didn’t even consider bringing our fenders. Not a smart move on our part. We know that we have quality components and can count on the disc brakes. We love our bikes and are having a blast with them. Thanks for providing a quality product.David and Judi GeorgeClermont, Florida

by Frank Pedrick on New World Tourist
3894 mile

My wife and I completed a tour from Jasper, Canada through Glacier NP to Bismarck, ND to St. Louis, MO to Yorktown, VA last summer (2016) on our Bike Friday NWTs.We had a lot of unexpected travel before we started, so there wasn't time for many "break-in" rides. We just rode into shape.Getting to the start involved a car, a bus and a flight, so it was great to be able to have the bikes in suitcases! Our panniers were checked and/or carry-on.As we camp most of the time, my loaded bike was about 70 lbs. and hers around 60 lbs. I opted for disc brakes and a SRAM dual drive. Both worked very well and were easy to adjust. I did replace the chain and rear cassette at about 2500 miles into our trip, which is pretty routine maintenance. The steering on the NWT could be described as "sensitive" or "twitchy," depending on how you like it... I got used to it pretty quickly. Chugging up hills at 4 m.p.h. on a loaded bike is kind of sensitive no matter what you're on! The bike was solid and stable feeling on the flats and downhill.My wifes' bike developed a rear hub problem half way through the trip. Bike Friday helped us coordinate with a mechanic along our route and shipped the needed parts there overnight - a well coordinated effort (and great customer service)!We did get a lot of comments on the bikes along the way. Yet another way to make friends while touring.By the way, we chose Schwalbe Ultra Marathon tires. We had one flat ( a piece of "road wire" ) and still have a lot of miles left to go on the tires.This summer... a train from Sacramento to Seattle, to ride around National Parks, San Juan Islands and the Vancouver area! Folding bikes count as luggage on the train - no boxes!Thanks, Bike Friday!

by Lin Brand on New World Tourist

I've got a 2003 BF I love, and a friend has a late 90's model. Both are as good today as when made (obviously some maintenance and a few upgrades). You cannot go wrong with a BF; I plan on leaving mine to my son and grandchildren as that is how well they are built!

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FEATURES

Packable

Packs into a Samsonite TravelCase that meets most airline requirements for regular checked luggage.

Travel-Friendly

The Samsonite TravelCase easily converts into a trailer that can be pulled by your New World Tourist.

High-Quality

Built to ride thousands of miles of adventures around the world.

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by David and Judi George on New World Tourist
Rain and hail ride

We bought our bikes in the fall of 2017 and have ridden around our hometown near Orlando Florida and traveled in our RV to a few sites with our bikes. This summer I have ridden in Mackinac Island, MI, Sugarcreek and Dayton Oh and we are currently in Avon Colorado where we chose to ride the Vail Pass bike ride on the Gore Creek bike trail. The top of the trail is it 10,600 feet and drops to about 8000 feet by the time we got off the trail in Vail. This is a ride where we used a local outfitter to shuttle us to the top and then you ride back down to the shop. The ride starts with absolutely gorgeous views and it’s a quick downhill ride. About 10 minutes into our ride it starts raining hard with hail. There is no place to take cover for miles. We both just continue down hill as fast as is safe riding our wonderful disc brakes that we know we can count on. About 30 minutes into our rain and hail we finally came to an underpass where we could take shelter with several other cyclists. By this time our shoes are squishy wet and we are soaked.Once the rain let up we continued our ride. Of course the trail is still wet and we are still getting splatter. It’s the first time we traveled by air with our bikes. We took the racks off and decided we didn’t need them and didn’t even consider bringing our fenders. Not a smart move on our part. We know that we have quality components and can count on the disc brakes. We love our bikes and are having a blast with them. Thanks for providing a quality product.David and Judi GeorgeClermont, Florida

by Frank Pedrick on New World Tourist
3894 mile

My wife and I completed a tour from Jasper, Canada through Glacier NP to Bismarck, ND to St. Louis, MO to Yorktown, VA last summer (2016) on our Bike Friday NWTs.We had a lot of unexpected travel before we started, so there wasn't time for many "break-in" rides. We just rode into shape.Getting to the start involved a car, a bus and a flight, so it was great to be able to have the bikes in suitcases! Our panniers were checked and/or carry-on.As we camp most of the time, my loaded bike was about 70 lbs. and hers around 60 lbs. I opted for disc brakes and a SRAM dual drive. Both worked very well and were easy to adjust. I did replace the chain and rear cassette at about 2500 miles into our trip, which is pretty routine maintenance. The steering on the NWT could be described as "sensitive" or "twitchy," depending on how you like it... I got used to it pretty quickly. Chugging up hills at 4 m.p.h. on a loaded bike is kind of sensitive no matter what you're on! The bike was solid and stable feeling on the flats and downhill.My wifes' bike developed a rear hub problem half way through the trip. Bike Friday helped us coordinate with a mechanic along our route and shipped the needed parts there overnight - a well coordinated effort (and great customer service)!We did get a lot of comments on the bikes along the way. Yet another way to make friends while touring.By the way, we chose Schwalbe Ultra Marathon tires. We had one flat ( a piece of "road wire" ) and still have a lot of miles left to go on the tires.This summer... a train from Sacramento to Seattle, to ride around National Parks, San Juan Islands and the Vancouver area! Folding bikes count as luggage on the train - no boxes!Thanks, Bike Friday!

by Lin Brand on New World Tourist

I've got a 2003 BF I love, and a friend has a late 90's model. Both are as good today as when made (obviously some maintenance and a few upgrades). You cannot go wrong with a BF; I plan on leaving mine to my son and grandchildren as that is how well they are built!

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