Pocket Rocket

Pocket Rocket

Starting at $1,485

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You love to hammer. You want your bike to be light and nimble, whether you are on your hoods charging up a climb or tucked on your drops sailing down a mountain. Your bike to oozes performance and fits like a glove. Take your Pocket Rocket anywhere in the world by checking it as luggage.

Details:

  • Fits into a space 34x33x12” (86x83x31 cm)
  • For riders up to 220-lbs (100 kg)
  • Lighter frames available for smaller riders
  • Gates Carbon Belt Drive with Internal Hub available

Example designs: Contact us for details

  • Single speed Pocket Rocket with flat bar starting at $1,450
  • 20-speed Pocket Rocket with SRAM Apex starting at $2,098
  • 22-speed Pocket Rocket with Shimano 105 starting at $2,150
  • 11-speed Pocket Rocket Silk with flat bars, Gates belt drive, and internal hub starting at $2,490
  • See More Pocket Rocket Designs Here!
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by Merl Ledford on Pocket Rocket
A Modern Ride

After years of riding 700c vintage steel (my favorite: a Joe Bell-restored 1967 PX-10E Peugeot), I made the jump in 2009 to a red, pre-loved 2000 Pocket Rocket, completely refurbished by Bike Friday's crew with Shimano Ultegra components, a custom Caprio 9 x 30 cassette (thanks, Tim Link!), and a trick, lightweight handlebar bag.I had no idea until I started making group rides with my new wheels how much better modern bikes are than even the most advanced Td'F equipment of 40+ years ago. At about the same weight as bikes that won the Tour in the mid-'60s and early '70s, with low-inertial 20" wheels and a low step-over height, my PR is significantly more responsive and MUCH more comfortable than vintage for the metric-C distances I favor. It also makes travel to group rides I used to skip substantially easier. My PR folds nicely into the baggage compartment of our airplane or the trunk of our car for fast, efficient travel to distant events without the hassle of near-complete disassembly (or, worse, roof racks for the car!) that even modern 700c bikes require.My PR was so successful that after its second riding season Diane Ledford contacted Sales Consultant Peter Berra for a beautiful Pocket Rocket Pro for herself.We still ride vintage occasionally. Old habits, "sew-ups," and toe clips never die. But for agility, comfort, group rides, or just zipping through the foothills of California together for fun, our Pocket Rockets beat the socks off our well-traveled vintage bikes.

by Terence Choo on Pocket Rocket
Loving it!

Been a delighted customer of an orange BF PR for around six months now. I ride it often in rotation with my six year old Dahon Mu EX. Bit of a concrete jungle where I live (Singapore) but we have a beautiful Park Connector Network around the island so its basically flats and short rides (20-40km) for me. I love the geometry and comfort of the frame. Steel is really comfortable to ride! Much has been said of your "big bike" ride and its all true while the small(er) wheels are great for acceleration. My bike was set up by your Singapore agent (great service) and equipped with a 20 speed Campy Veloce groupset. Not sure how it would do as a "real" road bike but for what I do its brilliant and look forward to many more good years riding it. A keeper for sure!

by James Thurber on Pocket Rocket
A Perfect Century Bike

Over the last two years I've been using my Pocket Rocket for Bay Area Century rides. It has turned out to be an outstanding Century rider. It's also rare as the San Francisco region tends to attract the latest (most expensive) carbon fiber wonder bikes. My Purple Pocket Rocket has been the only folder on the Tour de Menlo, Sequoia Century, Tour de Cure and other rides about the beautiful coast range near San Francisco. I have one other bike — a SOMA (56 cm) equipped with very low gears and good for some of our 15 percent (plus) hills, but the Pocket Rocket continues to give the best combination of great comfort, excellent ride characteristics and the incredible ability to fold up and fit nearly anywhere. I've upgraded the Rocket a bit — changing the Tiagra triple crank to a compact, upgrading the brakes (the stock Tiagra were pretty good, not much difference) and when touring using an 11 x 32 cassette. However, most of the time I stick with the Capreo gearing (with the compact crank) which is fine up to about 9 percent grades. [Note: The Capreo hub cannot be fitted with a different cassette so Bike Friday supplied me with a new wheel / hub — very inexpensive and well worth it for touring] Perhaps the best part of the Bike Friday experience was the personal fitting. No matter what I ride NOTHING fits me as well as my Purple Pocket Rocket. The relationship between seat / pedals and bar is simply … perfect. Was it worth it? Absolutely. Would I do it again? In a heart beat!

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FEATURES

Packable

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

Versatile

Great road bike ride for events or training with the ability to add racks for a multi-day tour

Expert

Dress it up with high end components of your choice. Match the gearing you want from a single-speed to 20 speeds

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by Merl Ledford on Pocket Rocket
A Modern Ride

After years of riding 700c vintage steel (my favorite: a Joe Bell-restored 1967 PX-10E Peugeot), I made the jump in 2009 to a red, pre-loved 2000 Pocket Rocket, completely refurbished by Bike Friday's crew with Shimano Ultegra components, a custom Caprio 9 x 30 cassette (thanks, Tim Link!), and a trick, lightweight handlebar bag.I had no idea until I started making group rides with my new wheels how much better modern bikes are than even the most advanced Td'F equipment of 40+ years ago. At about the same weight as bikes that won the Tour in the mid-'60s and early '70s, with low-inertial 20" wheels and a low step-over height, my PR is significantly more responsive and MUCH more comfortable than vintage for the metric-C distances I favor. It also makes travel to group rides I used to skip substantially easier. My PR folds nicely into the baggage compartment of our airplane or the trunk of our car for fast, efficient travel to distant events without the hassle of near-complete disassembly (or, worse, roof racks for the car!) that even modern 700c bikes require.My PR was so successful that after its second riding season Diane Ledford contacted Sales Consultant Peter Berra for a beautiful Pocket Rocket Pro for herself.We still ride vintage occasionally. Old habits, "sew-ups," and toe clips never die. But for agility, comfort, group rides, or just zipping through the foothills of California together for fun, our Pocket Rockets beat the socks off our well-traveled vintage bikes.

by Terence Choo on Pocket Rocket
Loving it!

Been a delighted customer of an orange BF PR for around six months now. I ride it often in rotation with my six year old Dahon Mu EX. Bit of a concrete jungle where I live (Singapore) but we have a beautiful Park Connector Network around the island so its basically flats and short rides (20-40km) for me. I love the geometry and comfort of the frame. Steel is really comfortable to ride! Much has been said of your "big bike" ride and its all true while the small(er) wheels are great for acceleration. My bike was set up by your Singapore agent (great service) and equipped with a 20 speed Campy Veloce groupset. Not sure how it would do as a "real" road bike but for what I do its brilliant and look forward to many more good years riding it. A keeper for sure!

by James Thurber on Pocket Rocket
A Perfect Century Bike

Over the last two years I've been using my Pocket Rocket for Bay Area Century rides. It has turned out to be an outstanding Century rider. It's also rare as the San Francisco region tends to attract the latest (most expensive) carbon fiber wonder bikes. My Purple Pocket Rocket has been the only folder on the Tour de Menlo, Sequoia Century, Tour de Cure and other rides about the beautiful coast range near San Francisco. I have one other bike — a SOMA (56 cm) equipped with very low gears and good for some of our 15 percent (plus) hills, but the Pocket Rocket continues to give the best combination of great comfort, excellent ride characteristics and the incredible ability to fold up and fit nearly anywhere. I've upgraded the Rocket a bit — changing the Tiagra triple crank to a compact, upgrading the brakes (the stock Tiagra were pretty good, not much difference) and when touring using an 11 x 32 cassette. However, most of the time I stick with the Capreo gearing (with the compact crank) which is fine up to about 9 percent grades. [Note: The Capreo hub cannot be fitted with a different cassette so Bike Friday supplied me with a new wheel / hub — very inexpensive and well worth it for touring] Perhaps the best part of the Bike Friday experience was the personal fitting. No matter what I ride NOTHING fits me as well as my Purple Pocket Rocket. The relationship between seat / pedals and bar is simply … perfect. Was it worth it? Absolutely. Would I do it again? In a heart beat!

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