As the name suggests, folding bicycles are bikes that fold. Why would you want a folding bicycle? Lightweight and easy to break down, tote, and re-assemble, folding bikes can go practically anywhere you can, from home to the office, classroom, shopping mall, on a commuter train or bus, or even on vacation in the car trunk (you won’t need a bike rack) or as checked baggage on an airplane.
Folding bikes are ideal for commuters in busy cities, students on college campuses, and vacationers who want to explore their temporary homes away from home without the hassles of traffic snarls and hunting (and paying) for parking.
Form Plus Function
Because folding bikes are compact, they’re easy to bring to the office, classroom, restaurant, shop, apartment, dorm, or even on the bus, train, or airplane. Easy to fold, they’re also easy to set-up, getting riders from the curb and back on the road in minimal time, usually just a few minutes.
But just because they’re small, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort, safety, or function.
OYAMA folding bicycles ride “big,” which means that while they optimize portability, they are not “tiny” bikes that are difficult or uncomfortable to ride, or that make riders hard-to-see. In addition to being comfortable and stylish, they’re engineered for maneuverability and to handle well in traffic.
OYAMA folding bikes also include rear racks, fenders, kickstands, and handlebar-mounted courtesy bells (which are important for alerting others when you’re in busy, tight space), plus the racks give students, business commuters, and shoppers a convenient way to transport items while they’re on the move.
Designed originally as an alternative for commuters, folding bicycles are meant to be ridden . . . and to be ridden often. You don’t want your bike in the shop when you need it out on the road. It needs to be durable and reliable—able to stand up to repeated folding and unfolding and being tossed into a trunk or the bed of a pick-up, plus the general wear and tear of being pedaled, driven, and wheeled day in and day out.
Here are some of the premium touches OYAMA bicycles are known for:
- High quality, machined, and properly-tensioned folding hinges and latches that lock in place securely when you’re riding ortransporting your folder.
- All wear components such as tires, tubes, brake pads, brake and gear cables, housing, chains, gears, grips, and saddles vetted and selected by OYAMA.
- Strong 6061 alloy aluminum frames
- Machined folding and telescoping handlebars
- Lightweight but sturdy alloy seat posts
- Shimano drive trains
- Reliable Tektro and Novatec braking systems
- Schwalbe and Kenda
Get A Pedal Assist
OYAMA also offers two electronic folding bicycles, the OYAMA CX E8D and the OYAMA CX E8D Series II. Known as “eBikes” these folders offer all the function, utility and convenience of other OYAMA folding bicycles plus an electronic pedal assist for that extra mile, which is especially beneficial if your biking adventures are lengthy or hilly or it’s been a long day and you just want to tool around your neighborhood or the resort town you’re visiting.
Let Your Dreams Unfold
Now that your stoked about how a folding bicycle can add mobility, freedom, and a sense of adventure to your lifestyle, OYAMA invites you to check out some of the ways a folder can help your travel dreams unfold.
With more than 50 years of mechanical and design expertise, OYAMA Bikes builds 200+ varieties of practical, functional, and innovative folding bikes for active mobile cyclists. Known for their amazing ride quality and functionality, OYAMA bikes offer quality, utility, comfort, and style and are distributed in the United States by Foldaway Solutions of Covina, CA.
Check an OYAMA bike out today.