Matex BFOLD 3 Folding Bike £139.99 (+ £3.99 Del) @ Decathlon
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Matex BFOLD 3 Folding Bike £139.99 (+ £3.99 Del) @ Decathlon

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Found 6th May 2014
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Frame Hi-Ten steel. The easy side-fold system means the bike can be easily be stored in tight spaces: at home, at the office, in the boot of a car or in a camper.Once folded, the bike's volume is reduced by 70%.
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Fork Hi-Ten steel fork for greater sturdiness
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Drive train This single-speed drive train was developed to provide hybrid gearing. Starting off shouldn't be too difficult, but it should also be easy to ride on flat ground.Cranks: 165 mm, 44 teeth chainwheel. Development: 4.3 meters
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Handlebar / stem / steering semi-raised handlebar provides good steering position and improve bike handling. Handlebar width: 580 mm. Rise: 40 mm.
Fixed steel stem provides greater rigidity compared to a height-adjustable stem. The stem hinge should be checked regularly.Distance from saddle to handlebar: 600 mm
Distance from pedals to saddle: 640 mm - 900 mm
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Saddle / seat post Comfortable foam saddle and aluminium seat post. Sizes up to 180 cm.
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Brakes V-brake, aluminium callipers ensure effective and progressive braking.
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Chainset 170 mm steel crank.
VP folding pedals.
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Wheels 20" Anodized single-walled black rims, machined for more effective braking.
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Tyres we have chosen to use BMX-type tyres to ensure good grip and improve comfort due to greater air volume in the tyre. This also gives the B'Fold a very street-bike look.
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Pedals Fold up easily by applying pressure, to limit bulk when folded. Once pedals are folded up and stem folded down, the bike can be compactly stored against wall (28 cm width).
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Accessories / equipment Chainwheel guard.Battery-powered lighting. Compatible mudguards available in accessories.Comes with carry bag.
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Dimensions (cm) folded: length: 82 cm, height: 64 cm, width: 34 cm. 178 litres.
unfolded: length: 150 cm, width: 40 cm, height: 103 cm

15 Comments

Nice price for a folding cycle, but I'm always disappointed how heavy they are... This one is 14kg, which isn't really any lighter than a standard road bike. I'm expecting to be able to carry this up stairs and across train station platforms, but becomes more effort than it really should. Rant over!

What's the normal rrp on these?

Just noticed it only has one gear. If only it had 3.

SlimaB

Just noticed it only has one gear. If only it had 3.



Agree, useless since it has no gears and waste of money on a very heavy rig.

I wouldn't say useless. People buy fixes which only have one gear.

I need 3 really as I have hills around me but this would suit someone that lives in a flat area or someone really fit.

Useless as it's 140 for a no gear folder which weighs 14 kilo and considering other folding bike options. Unless traveling a very short distance in a magical place which would make it useless elsewhere in reality, the only true flat place is a dead calm sea. No gears can work on a full sized light racer but a heavy folder? No point.

whack some BMX aeros on that and it`d look pretty sweet

Bicycles4u offers lighter and cheaper well made bikes, a heavy folder with 1 gear is simply not practical.

Lazycouple

Bicycles4u offers lighter and cheaper well made bikes, a heavy folder … Bicycles4u offers lighter and cheaper well made bikes, a heavy folder with 1 gear is simply not practical.



Do you have any specific models you'd recommend?

SlimaB

Do you have any specific models you'd recommend?



Couple of links for you to consider

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Lazycouple

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Biggest difference is that the lower end bikes seem to be 20% lighter than other cheap folders.

I had this few years ago for £100 and don't recommend buying it!

Any reasons why not?

SlimaB

Any reasons why not?


First it’s heavy despite it’s simple. used to have Dahon MU UNO single speed and it weight 9.9kg. Second I failed to go uphill with it or cycle fast! I think that caused by maybe the length of the chain is not right or it could be the size of the crank or the rear hub. Rode several fixie before and they were much better. Overall, folding bike is more complex than normal in manufacturing, therefore, either buy a decent one of £300 and over or get a normal bike.
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