July 2012 Issue

Compact Folding Bikes: Brompton Our Top Pick

Brompton and Bike Friday offer the easiest, cleanest and most compact folders, but they ain’t cheap. Dahon’s Mariner may be the best overall value.

As terrific as on-airport cafés and crew cars are, there are plenty of times a few inconvenient miles separate the airport from your real destination. A bicycle small and light enough to carry with you could make all the difference in multiplying your aircraft’s utility. The good news is that the recent surge of interest in biking has brought several more folding bike options onto the market. We’ll just look at compact folding bikes—small wheels and frames to minimize space and weight. There are also full-size folding bikes that we may look at in a later issue.

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