New World Tourist

New World Tourist

Starting At $1,300

BUILD THIS BIKE

You are a bicycle adventurist! Your bike is comfortable enough for long 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.

Details:

  • Folds to fit into a space 32 x 24 x 12”  and will disassemble to fit into the Samsonite F”lite 30 suitcase. The case dimensions are 29.5″ x 20″ x 12″
  • For riders up to 220-lbs (100 kg)
  • Lighter frames available for smaller riders
  • Takes front and rear racks
  • Gates Carbon Belt Drive with Internal Hub available
  • Disc brake option available

Example designs: Email us for details

  • 24-speed New World Tourist with flat bars starting at $1,300
  • 27-speed New World Tourist with H-bars starting at $1,800
  • 27-speed New World Tourist with drop bars and bar end shifters starting at $1,725
  • 16-speed New World Tourist Lite with flat bars starting at $1,500
  • 8-speed New World Tourist Silk with flat bars, Gates belt drive, and internal hub starting at $2,070
  • BionX electric assist available on this model!
  • See More New World Tourist Designs Here!
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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
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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