Folding bikes have been around for quite some time. Some are better than others, but most tend to sacrifice a few things over their standard bike cousins. Folders tend to have one if not all of these issues -they are heavier, have less gearing options, tiny tires, complicated folding mechanisms, and flexing frames. Not all, just most.
A group of Canadians are out to change that with the Helix Folding Bike ($1,199 to $1,499). This isn’t your average folding bike. It weighs just 21lbs, is made of titanium, and is currently the smallest folding bike int he world. Read on for details.
Smaller - Helix was designed from the ground up to be the smallest and most compact folding bike in the world. Helix folds down to the size of its wheels.
Lighter - Helix was designed to go everywhere, whether it’s the subway, the trunk of your car or a suitcase; it will be lifted often, so it must be lightweight.
Safer - Our patent pending spring loaded locking mechanisms pass through the fork and steerer tubes to create a safer lock. There is a secondary safety in place. The design is inherently safe.
Easier to use - The combination of side-by-side folding and our patent pending helical hinges allow Helix to be folded with ease. Once folded, it can be rolled on its own wheels and has an integrated stand for when you stop.
|Frame & Fork||3Al-2.5V CWSR titanium|
|Rear Derailleur||9 Speed|
|Shifter||9 Speed Trigger|
|Tires||24″ x 1.5″ (ETRTO 40-507)|
|Approximate Weight||21 lbs (9.5 kg)|
|Folded Dimensions||23″ x 25″ x 9″|
|Maximum Weight Limit||250 lbs (113 kg)|
|Kickstarter Pre-order Price||$1199 USD (Regular $1499)|
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