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Dr. Yan LyanskyBy Dr. Yan Lyansky
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Dr. Yan LyanskyBy Dr. Yan Lyansky
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About

World Best Kids and Folding Bicycles!

We have been developing the world's best folding bikes for the past fifteen years. A few years ago I wanted to take my kids mountain biking. However, I was unable to find a quality kid's bicycle rugged enough for off-road trails. I looked at the major brands including: Trek, Specialized, Giant, Schwinn, Jamis, and Performance. Most used low end components, and cost a small fortune. Hence I chose to design my own kids bikes, using only the best components. The first generation was a 20" model for smaller kids ( 5-11 years old ). My kids loved them, and all the neighborhood kids are constantly borrowing our Race bikes. Later, I designed a bigger 24" mountain bike ( 10-15 years old ) with full hydraulic disc brakes.

Kids with Race Mountain Bikes
Kids with Race Mountain Bikes

A high end mountain bike at an entry level price  

We created this campaign for two reasons, first is to give more kids the opportunity to ride off road ( it's sooo much fun ). The second is to provide parents the opportunity to improve their fitness with folding bikes that fit into a small bag or in the trunk of their car. Our family has experienced the joy through cycling for many years, and we hope to share that with everyone through this campaign.

We can get you these great prices because we do not have to support retail margins and marketing costs. We are offering these high end bikes at an entry level price as a reward for our loyal supporters.

Our kids’ bikes are among the most advanced in the market.

Bike Features
Bike Features

We don't use disc brakes on 20" wheel bikes because the rotors are a risk for small kids, and lightweight kids ( under 80lbs ) will stop just as fast with standard V brakes. Our 24" wheel mountain bikes get disc brakes since the big kids will need the fully hydraulic systems to push their limits.

Race models are better and cheaper than all the major brands.

Don't take our word for it, compare components/specs and decide for yourself.
Comparison Table ( Race 20" )
Comparison Table ( Race 20" )

Comparison Table ( Race 24" )
Comparison Table ( Race 24" )
 1. Trek - The biggest bicycle company in America. They only have one 20" wheel suspension model for kids in the $400 price range. It uses a low end 6sp freewheel, a low end crank, and a fixed angle stem. The Downtube Race uses much higher quality parts throughout: 9sp cassette ( which is not comparable to Trek's 6sp freewheel system ), trigger shifters, disc hubs w/6 bolt interface, machined sidewall rims, preload adjustable fork, masterlink chain, wide range cassette. Our Race is better than the Trek in every way!  

2. Giant - The biggest manufacturer of bicycles in the world. They have a complete lineup of kids bikes, however none of their 20" wheel kids bikes have suspension. Additionally their 20" wheel no suspension models use low grade components that would be found on most department store bikes. The 20" Race is hard to compare to the Giant, since our components are many levels higher. Giant has a strong lineup of 24" wheel kids bikes, however the prices start at $600+ for models with full hydraulic disc brakes, and they have lower grade specs than our 24" wheel Race model.  

3. Specialized - They smallest of the "Big 3" producers. Their 20" wheel lineup is called the Rip Rock which uses much lower grade components and the 8sp model starts at $450. Their 24" Rip Rock once again has only 8sp and uses lower grade mechanical disc brakes while selling for $500.

Parents, get our 4th gen folding bikes for an amazing value!

Folding Bike at the Beach
Folding Bike at the Beach
We have been providing an amazing value in the folding bike market for the past fourteen years. Our main competitors are Dahon, Brompton, and Bike Friday. None has been able to match our value which we achieve by selling customer direct. Generally our bikes sell for about 60% less than standard retail. During this campaign we are offering up to an additional 30% off our already low prices. In short you can get a $2000 Shimano Nexus Belt Drive bike for as little as $599, and an 11sp Alfine which compares to $3000 models for only $899.  

Our folding bikes are the top echelon of folders on the market today. Our use of internal hubs with belt drives is unique. We are on our fourth generation, while our closest competitor has introduced their first generation. Our full suspension is one of the most stylish and comfortable bikes you will ever find. Our newest 20sp STI equipped bike is just HOT, and all other comparable folders retail for $3000 and up.  

We have a bike for every age and size. Please watch our YouTube videos on the Race kid's bike, Race 24 kid's bike, Speed Race STI bike, the 24" Dyan folder, 8H, mini, and 11H models below.

Use of Proceeds  

Funds generated by this campaign will pay for the manufacturing of the bikes, shipping, and duty. We believe in reinvesting into our future, so additional funds will go towards growing our warehousing ( 50% ) and charity ( 50% ). Donations will go to Greenpeace, the World Wildlife Fund, and a local charity.

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Race Kids 20” Mountain Bike  

All comparably equipped kids bikes retail for over $600!

 Race Kids 24” Mountain Bike

All comparably equipped kids bikes retail for over $650!

 9FS full suspension folding bike  

This is our top selling bike over the past 14 years!

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Orange is a Kickstarter Exclusive color! Compares to full suspension bikes in the $1200 range.

Dyan 24" Folding Bike  

Our first ever 24" folding bike in silver.  

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Downtube BIG Fat Tire Bike  

Our first ever FAT wheel bike in silver.  

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 2018 8H belt drive Shimano 8sp Hub  

Our newest 4th generation belt drive bike is the only 8sp belt drive bike w/ suspension in the market All other folding bikes with Shimano Nexus 8sp hubs and Gates CDX belt drive sell for over $2000. We are providing a phenomenal incentive for backers. Silver color

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11H belt drive Shimano 11sp Hub  

This is the best belt drive folding bike you will ever find! All other Shimano Alfine 11sp belt drive folding bikes retail for over $3000. Silver Color

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 mini11 belt drive Shimano 11sp Hub

This is the best 16" wheel belt drive folding bike you will ever find! All other Shimano Alfine 11sp belt drive folding bikes retail for over $3000. Mint green color.

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Speed Race Shimano 105 w/STI 20sp  

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 Project Schedule

Project Schedule
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 Reviews from Customers


Name: Alex Korolev

Just have bought 8FS. It is my second bike from Downtube. Riding on bumpy surface I can feel a difference. It's worth it for me to have a full suspension bike. Although for my girlfriend's Downtube Nova is better because of a lighter weight to carry.

Name: Francois Dubuc

We bought two 8FH (closest model to 9FS now) before setting sails south....after five years on the boat and biking thru Mexico-ElSalvador-Nicaragua-Panama- the caribean island-french polynesia.....I can truly confirm that our downtube are a sturdy,efficient and reliable bike. they are both still on all originals parts, only the SS chain develop some rust (aFter no rinsing from beach ride!) , not even a flat tire after all that milage in developing countries.....i call that lucky....lucky that i bought Downtube!!!

a smooth ride that last....  

captain Frank, now riding in Tahiti...

Name: Joe

I would definitely recommend this bike! It is very fun to ride. Quiet, clean and fast. After researching folding bikes I decided that I wanted one that could be packed in regular checkable airline baggage (not oversized) and that had a belt drive and an internal hub geared for climbing hills. The Downtube Mini is one of only two options that I found on the current market that meets these requirements (apparently Bike Friday just released a new bike, called the “Pakit”, but it is 2-3 times the cost of the Mini and I haven’t seen any reviews on it at this point). Here is a list of the concerns that I had about buying a Downtube Mini and what I learned:  
1) The bike would be too small for me (I am 6 feet tall). It fits me just fine with extension of neck/stem and the longer seat post.  
2) The bike would not climb hills well as I live Tacoma Washington which is very hilly. With the Alfine 11 hub the bike is geared low enough to tackle the steepest hills in my area.  
3) It might not fold well into regular airline baggage (so I would incur additional charges for checking oversized baggage). The mini fits well into the Samsonite F’lite hardcase. I did have to disassemble the bike at the neck and frame hinges but it is not hard to do. Takes about 10 minutes to disassemble and pack or to unpack and reassemble.  
4) Parts would be hard to replace/find. According to Yan, only the frame and forks are proprietary so replacement parts should be found easily.  
5) Customer service might be a challenge since the bikes are not found or commonly serviced in bike stores. Yan is great! He answers e-mails promptly, is easy to reach by phone and is very helpful in solving problems. There is a potential downside for those who like to use rear rack panniers. Panniers on the rear racks of 16” wheeled bicycles tend to hit the heels of the rider as they pedal (this is not unique to Downtube). There are makeshift solutions to this such as moving the rack backwards (using some hardware and creativity) but the easier solution is to replace the stock rack with a seatpost mounted rear rack with a quick release. This puts the pannier higher and further back so your heel doesn’t hit the pannier. This is what I do and it works just fine. It does create an additional step when folding the bike (you have to loosen the quick release of the rack before lowering the seat post) but it is very fast. How does the Mini compare to a Brompton? Bromptons seem to be the easiest/fastest folding bikes on the market and the most compact when folded. However, I believe that the Downtube Mini 11 speed is a better bicycle especially for the price. The Brompton costs at least $600 more and that would only get you a 6 speed hub. I test road a 6 speed brompton at a local Seattle bike shop this week and I could not climb the steep hills next to the shop. But with the Mini I could. I have heard that Brompton can be customized to have “mountain gearing”(lower gears) but I don’t know how low the gears go and what the added cost would be for that option. To summarize, the Downtube Mini 11 speed is a great folding bicycle and at a good price.

Name: Lenny Harris

I can't understand how these guys do it. This is much nicer than the bikes at my local bike shop and it is less than half the price.


Name: Paul L

I found this manufacturer by accident while looking for reviews of other bikes. I was surprised how reasonable the price was for a light weight alloy bike with good quality components. I need the bike in a rush fora trip and they shipped right out. compartment. The full suspension gives it a soft ride nice for us old guys. Everything was adjusted and worked great, no fussing with derailleurs, shifters, or brakes! Fit nicely in the motor home storage. It does not come with a kick stand and they were out of stock at Downtube but the local bike shop had an EVO adjustable one that works fine. I'm still learning how the 20" wheels handle, watch the slow speed sharp turns! They do allow you to get going very fast which is nice. I have to add I've been riding a recumbent "tadpole" style trike for the last 10 years but it is a pain to take with the motor home. Bottom line don't pass this up if your looking for a high quality folding bike that doesn't break the bank from a company that has outstanding customer service.

Name: Neill & Kathleen Corse-Scott

Researched a longtime to source the best folding bike for our specific needs for aboard a sailboat. The Downtube 8H bike model consistently was first on our preferred list to what other brands had to offer on an equal value cost comparison. There were none other out there that could fulfill our needs. We bought two of the same with the accessory panniers. Downtube's customer service & after sale follow-up is exemplary. We anticipate enjoying our bikes for many years to come!!

Name: Scott

I wanted a couple folding bikes to keep on my boat as we frequently sail to harbors and islands in MA and RI where the rentals are expensive and lots of wasted time. My initial preference was either the 8H or Dahon Mariner. I chose the 8H because of the belt drive and 8 speed internal hub. It's a pain to bag the bikes, get them into the dinghy, and then unload at a variety of beaches and docks, all of which would subject a bike with a derailleur to damage. Also, I wanted to avoid getting chain grease all over the place. So I bought one 8H and rode it around for a couple days and really like it. It's solid and I love the internal hub and shifter: great gear range and a nice low 1st gear for hills while toting a couple bags of groceries back from the market. My wife had been holding out for a different bike, but after a couple rides on my 8H she told me to buy another for her. So, if you're in the RI/MA area this summer, look for us on the 2 bright red 8H's!

Name: Daniel Long

I'm blown away by the smooth ride my 9FS delivers. I ride in nyc, I need a bike that is comfortable, compact, durable and can handle all the BS that NYC will throw at me during my commute. Thanks to Yan such a bike is now in my possession. Cheers!

Name: John Haines

The Mini will become my new world touring bike. i've taken different bikes on the plane with me for a number of years. I commute 12 mo of the year. The mini is solid, a wonderful ride, fantastic gearing ratio for large loads. I am outfitting it to take my large panniers and pull my collapsible aluminum trailer. Excellent service from Yan on my second bike from him.

Name: LYON LOOMIS

I got my new 8H last week and love it! Thanks Yan, it was great to work with the owner/designer to get good info and questions answered. I had been wanting a folding bike with an internally geared hub and Gates belt drive for some time...the 8H brought those features to a price point I wanted. As a boater, I wanted the portability without the greasy or rusty chain. The 8H rides smooth, smooth, SMOOTH, AND QUIET. Very comfortable position for my 6'1" 210 lb frame. Love the longer handlebar and bar ends. Gone is the twichiness in the steering of some other very expensive fancy brand 20" folders I've ridden. The front suspension is fantastic! Also missing from those pricier bikes. Great job Yan! One little nit... the Shimano shift controller...not Downtube's fault. It runs reverse from the Shimano one on my 24 speed MTB. So, switching between bikes I have to think too much! Why so Shimano? Also noticeably stiffer upshifting versus down.

Name: ros

This is my second review for Downtube 9FS after 1.5 year of use this bike, almost 3000km done on it and I'm still very happy with this bike, I just removed front suspension fork and installed rigid aluminum fork instead with wide front tire (1.95" and 1,5" 100psi rear tire, this bike is fast, rigid and still has no flex at all, amazing!

Name: Tom J

I recently took my DownTube on a one hour journey by air from eastern Massachusetts to Katama Airpark on Martha's Vineyard. It folded nicely and stowed easily in the rear seat of a Piper Cherokee. It's always been a dream to land at an unfamiliar airport and explore the area for the day. I earned my private pilot license in 2013, and recently I achieved that goal with my trusty DownTube companion.  

My DownTube has also journeyed with me countless times on the commuter rail into Boston. Upon arrival I would ride from Boston's North Station into Cambridge (a savings of about 15 minutes each direction).

It's a great little folding bike that rides and has the feel/stability of a larger bike. Yan makes a great product that I still enjoy greatly five years after I purchased it!

Name: TimC

Have been researching folding bikes for our boat for some time, looking at various brands/price ranges from $200 - $1000. Key requirements --- good suspension as wife had 6 screws and a plate in neck and cannot take the jarring and all aluminum as we are in a salt water environment. These proved to be tough requirements to fill, that is until a recent excursion with several other boats. Most folks had folding bikes so we were able to ride several different brands – three different Dahon, Citizen, Schwinn, Dynamic (love the drive shaft idea but no suspension and at high end of price.). None really were comfortable. Then a vessel arrived with a brand I had not seen in my research – Downtube. They had a ~2007 era mini and a 8FS. The 8FS ride was so much better than the others. They fit right in the middle of our price range which surprised me because the build quality was equal to much higher priced bikes.

Upon returning home, I found the Downtube site. Still had a couple questions which I sent to Yan. He immediately provided answers (on a Sunday!) and also gave me his phone number. We had a nice chat about the bikes, my requirements and how the suspension had been improved further since 2007. We pulled the trigger and purchased two. They arrived within three days.

UPS delivered and the boxes showed some damage, holes in one and dents in the other. I accepted them, photographed the damaged boxes and opened. Was pleasantly surprised at the detail taken in packing/protecting the bikes. There was no damage. Took longer to remove all the protective wrap than it took to unfold the bike. I followed the excellent online instructions for initial setup making minor tweaks to the gears and we were on the road. The only thing I wish it had as a standard feature is a kickstand. I picked up a couple from our local bike shop.

I can’t say enough about how comfortable the ride is on these bikes. They roll like our full –sized Trek’s but with a softer ride due to the full suspension. All the joints are tight, unlike some of the other brands mentioned above. Trigger shifters are a nice feature as are the mini handle bar ends that make for a nice upright position on long rides. Most important my wife loves this bike and that is all that really matters in this entire review. :>

My only recommendation is for Downtube to invest a bit in search optimization for its web site. A generic Google search for “20” folding bicycles” did not show Downtube on the first three search result pages (I didn’t go further). Downtube might be the best kept secret in the folding bike industry.

Name: art

I wanted a folding bike to take along for RV trips, but did not want to use a bike rack. A fellow RVer recommended Downtube, which I had never heard of. After some research I decided to give one a try. Sent a email to Yan asking his recommendation for my needs and he replied within 15 minutes, suggesting the 9FS since I am over 200 lbs. The bike arrived in great shape 2 days after my order. Again, had a question and emailed Yan and he called me within 15 mintues! The bike needed no adjustments other than a minor twist of the barrel for the shifter and then it was all fine. I am a retired guy, 66, and have ridden casually most of my life. My full size is a Trek Navigator (comfort/cruiser) and had other Treks before so it's not like I went from a K-mart bike to this 9FS. I was astounded how smooth the bike functioned. The handling was amazing and it rode like I was almost on a full size bike. It is also easy now to take the bike to a local park with bike trails without having to put on the trunk mount or the hitch mount for the full size bike. My lady tried the bike today and she was also amazed. I only had to lower the seat and handlebars slightly for her. I am 5'8" and she is 5'3". I do not have experience with other folders, but this folder has more than met my needs so far. The only modification I expect to do at this point is to change to a comfort seat since that is more my riding style. I love the upright driving position to which I have the bike adjusted. In this day and age I am reluctant to put my email address (SPAM, NSA, etc) in here but I can assure you this post is for real. I am very happy with the purchase so far.

Name: Paulo Maribondo

This is my second 9FS. I bought the first one in Jan/2012, but unfortunately I was stolen at the College. As I liked the bike very much, I decided buying a new one during a trip to US (and also a good locker... lol). As I told in my first testimonial, this bike worth it a lot! Full suspension make the ride very very comfortable. Adding a pair of fenders and a rear rack will make this one an excelent commuter.

I have to register that Yan (Downtube owner) helped me a lot with shipping issues. My hotel did not allow receiving packages, so I asked him to send me using a "hold and pick-up" service from Fedex and he promptly solved my problem.

I have already asked Yan to check how to send bikes to Brazil, as Downtube has a very fair price.

Name: Kevin Wilson

After hours and hours of researching folding bikes, I bought a 2008 Downtube 9sp front suspension. It's 2014 and haven't had one issue with the bike outside the normal wear and tear in six years. I'm 200+ lbs and jump curbs with no hesitation...still not one issue. The only other folder I would buy is the Brompton, but at $1400...that isn't happening. Downtube still stands out amongst it's competitors six years later. Better design, better build, and the best value folder on the market.

Risks and challenges

We have been creating bicycles for the past 15 years. Our designs are finalized and have been torture tested in the real world. We have been through three generations of kids bikes and belt drive bikes. The main risks are a backlog for drive train parts ( high end Shimano parts normally take five months to reach our factory ), and Sun Race drive trains normally take three months. A backlog could affect delivery by at most three months.

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    The perfect bag to hold your folding bicycle. It folds down into a tiny package and is big enough to hold any of our folding bikes ( while folded ). A wonderful accessory to keep your bikes clean and looking new.

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    Race Kids Mountain Bike w/susp (7-11 yr)

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    The best 20" wheel kids mountain bike with suspension fork for bigger kids 7-11 yrs old. All comparably equipped kids bikes retail for over $600!

    Features include: super light aluminum frame, preload adjustable suspension fork, angle adjustable stem ( perfect for a growing child ), disc hubs ( ready to upgrade to disc brakes ), 9sp trigger shifters & 11-32 racing quality cassette and derailleur. Water bottle braze-on, rack braze-on and a front derailleur braze on are included. This means the bike can become an 18 or 27sp easily. Color is Black

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    Features include: super light aluminum frame, preload adjustable suspension fork, angle adjustable stem ( perfect for a growing child ), disc hubs ( ready to upgrade to disc brakes ), 9sp trigger shifters & 11-32 racing quality cassette and derailleur. Water bottle braze-on, rack braze-on and a front derailleur braze on are included. This means the bike can become an 18 or 27sp easily. Silver color is only on kickstarter!

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    The best 20" wheel kids mountain bike for smaller kids 5-8 yrs old. All comparably equipped kids bikes retail for over $600!

    Features include: super light aluminum frame, angle adjustable stem ( perfect for a growing child ), light aluminum fork ( for smaller kids ), disc hubs ( ready to upgrade to disc brakes ), 9sp trigger shifters & 11-32 racing quality cassette and derailleur. Water bottle braze-on, rack braze-on and a front derailleur braze on are included. This means the bike can become an 18 or 27sp easily.

    Smaller lighter kids prefer the rigid model because it is shorter than the suspension model ( lowering the center of gravity gives them more control ). Additionally suspension forks will not engage for light children, and they make the bike more difficult to control. Smaller lighter kids always prefer a smaller/lighter bike. Color is black.

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    The best 20" wheel kids mountain bike for smaller kids 5-8 yrs old. All comparably equipped kids bikes retail for over $600!

    Features include: super light aluminum frame, angle adjustable stem ( perfect for a growing child ), light aluminum fork ( for smaller kids ), disc hubs ( ready to upgrade to disc brakes ), 9sp trigger shifters & 11-32 racing quality cassette and derailleur. Water bottle braze-on, rack braze-on and a front derailleur braze on are included. This means the bike can become an 18 or 27sp easily.

    Smaller lighter kids prefer the rigid model because it is shorter than the suspension model ( lowering the center of gravity gives them more control ). Additionally suspension forks will not engage for light children, and they make the bike more difficult to control. Smaller lighter kids always prefer a smaller/lighter bike. Kickstarter exclusive blue color.

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    The best 20" wheel kids mountain bike with suspension fork for bigger kids 7-11 yrs old. All comparably equipped kids bikes retail for over $600!

    Features include: super light aluminum frame, preload adjustable suspension fork, angle adjustable stem ( perfect for a growing child ), disc hubs ( ready to upgrade to disc brakes ), 9sp trigger shifters & 11-32 racing quality cassette and derailleur. Water bottle braze-on, rack braze-on and a front derailleur braze on are included. This means the bike can become an 18 or 27sp easily. Blue color only available on kickstarter.

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    The best 24" wheel kids mountain bike with suspension fork for bigger kids 10-15 yrs old ( Silver color ). All comparably equipped kids bikes retail for over $650!

    Features include: super light aluminum frame, preload adjustable suspension fork, full hydraulic disc brakes, angle adjustable stem ( perfect for a growing child ), 9sp trigger shifters & 11-32 racing quality cassette and derailleur. Water bottle braze-on, rack braze-on and a front derailleur clamp are included. This means the bike can become an 18 or 27sp easily.

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    Race 24" Kids Mountain Bike (10-15 yr)

    The best 24" wheel kids mountain bike with suspension fork for bigger kids 10-15 yrs old. All comparably equipped kids bikes retail for over $650!

    Features include: super light aluminum frame, preload adjustable suspension fork, full hydraulic disc brakes, angle adjustable stem ( perfect for a growing child ), 9sp trigger shifters & 11-32 racing quality cassette and derailleur. Water bottle braze-on, rack braze-on and a front derailleur clamp are included. This means the bike can become an 18 or 27sp easily. Blue color only available on kickstarter.

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    9FS full suspension folding bike

    This is our top selling bike over the past 14 years! There are no other full suspension folding bikes with 9sp drivetrains for under $1200! It is hot looking, comfortable due to full suspension, and shifts like a dream with a racing quality drivetrain.

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    9FS folding bike ( white )

    This is our top selling bike over the past 14 years! There are no other full suspension folding bikes with 9sp drivetrains for under $1200! It is hot looking, comfortable due to full suspension, and shifts like a dream with a racing quality drivetrain.

    White color! Compares to full suspension bikes in the $1200 range.

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    Dyan 24" Folding Bike

    Our first ever 24" folding bike. 26" folders are too big even when folded, but the 24" Dyan has a slightly larger footprint than our 20" folders ( due to the folding stem ). Rigid aluminum frame & fork make it super light.

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    Downtube BIG Fat Tire Bike

    Our first ever FAT wheel bike. We created it to be a one size fits most, just like our folder. It has a super short frame, and seat tube is angled back. FAT 4" wheel tires make the ride super smooth, Avid disc brakes stop it super fast, and racing quality drivetrain are perfect finishing touches.

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    2018 8H belt drive Shimano 8sp Hub

    Our newest 4th generation belt drive bike is the only 8sp belt drive bike w/ suspension in the market ( Silver color ). It comes with a Shimano Nexus 8 hub & shifter paired with a Gates CDX belt system, Zoom suspension fork with disc hubs front and rear, Tektro V brakes and levers.

    All other folding bikes with Shimano Nexus 8sp hubs and Gates CDX belt drive sell for over $2000. We are providing a phenomenal incentive for backers.

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    2018 8H belt drive Shimano 8sp Hub

    Our newest 4th generation belt drive bike is the only 8sp belt drive bike w/ suspension in the market . It comes with a Shimano Nexus 8 hub & shifter paired with a Gates CDX belt system, Zoom suspension fork with disc hubs front and rear, Tektro V brakes and levers,

    All other folding bikes with Shimano Nexus 8sp hubs and Gates CDX belt drive sell for over $2000. We are providing a phenomenal incentive for backers. Kickstarter exclusive Orange color only available through this campaign.

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    2018 11H belt drive Shimano 11sp Hub

    This is the best belt drive folding bike you will ever find! The only 20" wheel commercially available Shimano Alfine belt drive folding bike. Direct drive cranks & BB with external bearings.

    All other Shimano Alfine 11sp belt drive folding bikes retail for over $3000. Color is silver.

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    2018 11H belt drive Shimano 11sp Hub

    This is the best folding bike you will ever find! The only 20" wheel commercially available Shimano Alfine belt drive bike. Direct drive cranks & BB with external bearings.

    All other Shimano Alfine 11sp belt drive folding bikes retail for over $3000. Kickstarter exclusive yellow color.

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    2018 mini 11sp w/ Gates Belt drive

    This is the best 16" folding bike! The only 16" Shimano Alfine belt drive bike in the market. Direct drive cranks & BB with external bearings. All other Shimano Alfine 11sp belt drive folding bikes retail for over $3000. Color is mint green.

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    Speed Race Shimano 105 w/STI 20sp

    Our hottest new folding bike! Shimano 105 componets, STI equipped, 451mm racing wheels & Novatech hubs.

    All 20sp STI equipped folding bikes retail for over $3000! Color is blue & white.

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