12 Coolest Folding Bikes - Urban Folding Bikes for Commuting

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We've collected the coolest folding bikes so you can get an idea of all the cool models out there. A lot of these are urban folding bikes for commuting, but one thing's for sure you can count on them to fold very fast and give you the green means of transportation you desire! Best! The guys at Besportier.com.

Dahon Urban Folding Bikes - Dahon Curve XL

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Definitely one of our 12 Coolest Folding Bikes, the Dahon Curve XL is a bike designed precisely for basic functions like being able to fold fast, being light enough to carry easily, boasting the ability to fold small enough to tuck out of the way on a crowded bus or train, and riding well.

Dahon Curve SL

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If you want to upgrade check out the Dahon Curve SL, which meant more for urban performance. This one is Dahon's top of the line super-light compact commuter bike.You can buy a 2009 Dahon Surve SL for a price of $900.

Collapsible Bike IF Mode - IF Mode Folding Bike

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The IF Mode Folding Bicycle ($2579) looks like a great option for long distance riding and strutting you futuristic stuff. The IF Mode Folding Bicycle also folds really fast which is great for on the go.

Bergmoench Folding Bike - Backpack Bicycle

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This Bergmoench Folding Bike is an innovative folding bike that turns into a backpack in just 2 minutes. So hike up and ride down!

Contortionist Folding Bike

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The Contortionist is 24-year-old Dominic Hargreaves' entry in the UK sector's James Dyson Awards. All the parts fit in between the circumference of its 26-inch wheels when it is folded up and the wheels rotate when folded up so you can wheel it along easily. Via

DK City's folding electric bicycle by Robrady

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We love this DK EZPRO design. This is from the press release: "The three new db0 bikes embody our mission to design a series of clean, bold, and innovatively simple folding bikes. Our design work promotes the folding mechanism as an integrated piece of the design- a 'focal point' that adds visual value to the bike design unlike it has ever been done before. We don't hide the fact that these bikes fold- we have made it a distinguished characteristic of the series."

Airnimal Folding Bike Suitcase

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The Airnimal Folding Bike Suitcase comes with a hard carry case doubling as a bike trailer with a significant carrying capacity. It's a perfect solution for the traveler/biker.

Cube's Urban Street Concept Bike

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Cube's Urban Street Concept Bike was designed by Gregor Dauth, a student at the Coburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany. Not only is the Urban Street Concept Bike fold able enough to fit into the back of Smart car, but can actually fit into a rucksack. The bike features integrated front lights in the brake levers, an integrated dynamo in that front wheel hub that turns on lights in the dark, and integrated rear and stop lights in the seat post. Via

Jango Flik Fold-Up Bike

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The Jango Flik Fold-Up Bike is full suspension and features the VertiLink system (vertical six-bar linkage), ensuring a simple, two-second fold-up. The bike also comes with an adjustable rear suspension, a 50-tooth front chain ring and 11-28 rear cassettes.

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The Flik comes in four different models, with either their disc or V brakes and eight or nine speeds. Via

Citizen Portable Folding Bikes - GOTHAM 20" 6-speed

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Citizen Portable Folding Bikes like the Gotham pictures above, make a wide range of affordable folding bikes starting from around $250. The GOTHAM 20" 6-speed for example unfolds and folds and is ready to ride in seconds and is great for travel, storage or simplicity. Buy this Citizen Gotham Folding Bike for a price of $274.

Giant Folding Bike - The Contortionist

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Dominic Hargreaves, a 24 year old designer, designed this sleek Giant Folding Bike, called the Contortionist. The bike folds up fast and easily and the kicker is it doesn't use a chain. The production version will use pipes and hydraulic fluid to transfer power from leg to wheel. Sweet! Hargreaves is in talks with three car manufacturers to actually make this bike. Via

Brompton P Type Folding Bicycle

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Brompton Bicycles boast the moto "We do not offer standard models because nothing we build is standard: every bike is built by hand from scratch". The Brompton P Type Folding Bicycle, for example, allows for multiple riding positions via the handlebars which are designed with the touring cyclist in mind. The Brompton P Type Folding Bicycle also provides great control for maneuvering in traffic.

March 7, 2010 2:58 PM | Biking

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