How to Choose Best Folding Bicycle for Your Kids
Posted: Jun 23, 2015
A folding Bicycle is specially designed so that it can be folded into a compact form and facilitates transport and storage. Why look for unconventional bicycle accessories when you can have an unconventional kind of folding bicycle. You carry these bikes easily inside your buildings and house or even in a public transportation. It can also be easily stored in a compact form even in little space. They are various folding ideas which offer different folding speed, compactness, ride, folding ease, weight, price and durability. There are differentiated by the complexity of the mechanism.
Folding bikes are comparatively expensive than the other non folding bikes. There are also other bikes which offer you similar advantages as folding bikes, but they do not fold, their parts can be separated but the disadvantage with them is you need to keep track of the distorted parts and assorting them could take up a lot of time. The authentic purpose of these bikes is their increased portability so that they can be easily transported and sorted with flexibility from one place to another. You can carry folding bikes in public transports even if the other modes of bikes are banned on it. Sometimes they are only allowed by the transported if they are enclosed by a cover or a bag. Airports also usually allow these bikes as casual luggage without any other transportation cost. There are a variety of folding mechanisms available.
Half or mid folds are the classic folding pattern. This pattern provides hinge points, folding the bike almost half of each hinge. There can single or double hinge points. They have quick release clamps which allow raising or lowering the steering and the seat. There might be a hinge with the folding steering column. These bikes can also be incorporated with larger wheels similar to the non folding bikes depending on the customization the rider wants.Vertical folding bicycle fold vertically as the hinge(s) along the main tube/chain/seat allows the bike to fold in a vertical manner. It is more compact than a horizontal hinge bike as the wheels lie side by side. Triangle hinge is a hinge inside a frame, which enables the rear triangle and the wheel to fold down and flip forward below the main frame tube. A folding front forks can be combined with these kinds of hinges. Latches and quick releases are involved in this mechanism affecting the speed of the fold. Magnet fold or a suspension system is a mechanism in which a magnet is combined with a rear shock absorber. The magnet connects the back wheel and locks it to the frame. The bike can be folded to half vertically with this mechanism. It also allows the half folded bike to roll on the real wheel.
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