Bike Friday New World Tourist Folding Bike

Bike Friday New World Tourist Folding Bike

Starting At $1,350

BUILD THIS BIKE

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.

Let’s Buy This Bike

Still not sure?  Drop our bike experts an email or give us a call and we will happily walk you through the options.  Our website only shows a small fraction of what we can do but for those that want the “easy-button”, it’s easy to buy a bike on the checkout page under the Buy it now above.

Email us: info@bikefriday.com

Call Us: 1-800-777-0258 USA 1-541-687-0487 INTL

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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!

by Robin Sears on New World Tourist
Performs in mixed flocks

I show up for group rides here in Lima on my chique black NWT and the people think they'll drop me at the first city pothole/hill/dirt road/puddle/barking dog. But no. Whether we are with roadies or mountainees, my machine and I continue to stun and amaze with our prowess in all those conditions in mixed flocks. We can't quite make it through deep mud (maybe it's my technique), but we do well going across streams, up and down rough dirt tracks and roads, and through cow patties, and we burn the mountain bikes on pavement - up, down or flat. To say nothing of folding up neatly to carry into meeting rooms at the Ministry of Environment or weaving our way through Lima traffic.I did switch the front shifter to a rotating thing with trim because I couldn't manage to adjust the front derailleur quite right to eliminate annoying rub (and no, I am not engaging in chain-stretch gearing).I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the NWT. Thanks, Bike Friday, for making wonderful bikes that wow people.

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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 Frank Pedrick on New World Tourist
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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!

by Robin Sears on New World Tourist
Performs in mixed flocks

I show up for group rides here in Lima on my chique black NWT and the people think they'll drop me at the first city pothole/hill/dirt road/puddle/barking dog. But no. Whether we are with roadies or mountainees, my machine and I continue to stun and amaze with our prowess in all those conditions in mixed flocks. We can't quite make it through deep mud (maybe it's my technique), but we do well going across streams, up and down rough dirt tracks and roads, and through cow patties, and we burn the mountain bikes on pavement - up, down or flat. To say nothing of folding up neatly to carry into meeting rooms at the Ministry of Environment or weaving our way through Lima traffic.I did switch the front shifter to a rotating thing with trim because I couldn't manage to adjust the front derailleur quite right to eliminate annoying rub (and no, I am not engaging in chain-stretch gearing).I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the NWT. Thanks, Bike Friday, for making wonderful bikes that wow people.

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