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General Category => Freewheeling => Folders => Topic started by: Goldcrank on October 11, 2017, 04:55:40 pm

Title: New kid on the block...
Post by: Goldcrank on October 11, 2017, 04:55:40 pm
https://hummingbirdbike.com

Looks very spendy and only half of a Brompton fold.

Title: Re: New kid on the block...
Post by: PaulF on October 11, 2017, 10:08:33 pm
Three and a half grand! They’re having a laugh surely?
Title: Re: New kid on the block...
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on October 12, 2017, 08:07:06 am
An airnimal Joey is a heck of a lot more bike, folds smaller, is third of the price - albeit heavier.
http://airnimal.eu/products/joey/sport/#.Wd8T9FuPKUk (http://airnimal.eu/products/joey/sport/#.Wd8T9FuPKUk)
Title: Re: New kid on the block...
Post by: Socks on October 12, 2017, 10:25:38 am
I suppose top quality custom components add to the cost.  But small wheels, high pressure tyres and what looks like an upright riding position - with no suspension that's not likely to be very comfortable.
Title: Re: New kid on the block...
Post by: Adam on October 12, 2017, 08:53:43 pm
And it's not really a very small fold, so won't comply with places that have size restrictions.
Title: Re: New kid on the block...
Post by: StuAff on October 12, 2017, 11:12:19 pm
It was announced quite some time ago, and I think they were cheaper then. Damn well should still be. Hmmm....I could have a very very nice Tern, with a decent gear range, and lots of cash, or a slightly less nice Tern, or a Brommie, plus a Moulton, or one of these...
No contest. People will go elsewhere. Beautifully engineered cul-de-sac.
Title: Re: New kid on the block...
Post by: zigzag on October 13, 2017, 08:31:37 am
i've checked the bike out last spring - nice and light (although the bike with the components listed on the website will weigh more). personally i'd like a bike that is more customisable (riding position, chainring size, bottle and luggage mounts etc). and less expensive for what it is.