The Coolest Commuter Around: Bike In A Bag – Folding Bike

The Coolest Commuter Around: Bike In A Bag - Folding Bike

Everyone knows the world is becoming in one way or another more green conscious. For those that live in densely populated cities driving is more of a hassle than taking the subway or riding your bike.

Cycling to and from your appointments, jobs, or just places you want to go is one of the best ways to get in shape while also doing your part to make the world a better place.

The problem is that bikes aren't always as convenient as we would like them to be.

As far as innovations go, one of the coolest newish things around is the development of the bike in a bag aka the folding bike.

What is a Folding Bike/Bike In a Bag?

For those that don’t know, a bike in a bag is how it sounds, a bike that fits in your bag. It comes with a collapsible frame and handlebars that fit perfectly into the bag it comes with as well as any other purchasable bag of its size.

How Heavy Are They?

A folding bike usually weighs between 30 to 60 pounds with 50 pounds being the most common weight. They are easy to assemble and disassemble in minutes and are relatively durable for their low price and ease of use.

Carrying a folding bike.

Their wheels are smaller, and the frame is made up of an aluminum alloy that makes it not as much of a hassle to carry.

Who's The Bike Perfect For?

The bike is the perfect size for those that have to commute to work and don't want to deal with the typical hassles of:

  • 1. Finding a place to stow their bike and possible get it stolen.
  • 2. Want to be able to keep it with them at all times.
  • 3. Need a bike that's simple to stow away without taking up a lot of space.

These benefits extend of course to the general rider. For those that want to be able to go on long adventures without taking breaks, folding bikes work well.

If you ride the bus or want something easier to transport than the typical bike and offers more options, a folding bike is an obvious choice.

A Disclaimer

Folding bikes are different from normal bikes regarding cost and how long they can last.

The cheaper you go with the bike you choose, the higher the likelihood you will have a few visits to the bike repair shop to tune it up/set it up and for repairs later on.

How to set up a folding bike.

The general rule of thumb is that any bike under $200 is going to have hidden setup costs if you aren’t prepared to assemble it yourself initially. Though, there are plenty of companies that provide detailed instructions and make it an easy process.


If you are looking for the best folding bike that adds convenience to the mobility normal bikes allow without sacrificing much comfort a bike in a bag is perfect for you.

They are cheaper, easier to use, and can be ridden both on the street and on off-road trails. It's the perfect tool for general convenient mobility.

This post was last updated on September 21st, 2018 at 02:05 pm

About the Author Max Shumpert

Over the last few years, I’ve taken my love of the outdoors, hiking, skiing, trekking and exploring to the next level by starting this site. I started a bike shop in Denver, CO, and have seen amazing growth over the last few years. Getting paid to do what I love has been a dream come true for me. That’s also what led me to start In my shop, I spend a large amount of time helping people find the perfect bike for them and the style of biking they’re going to be doing. It only made sense that I expanded my reach and got online, making it possible for me to help people all over the world. If biking and staying fit is your priority, too, you’ve come to the right place.

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