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Kwiggle bike claims to be world's most compact folding bike

Postby Blackstridaaustria on Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:19 pm

We could not ride the Kwiggle at the Eurobike by ourselves,
but the demonstrations of driving speed and folding size were really impressive :wink:

Source: http://www.gizmag.com/kwiggle-bike-compact-folding/28879/

http://www.kwiggle-bike.de/index_en.html

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Re: Kwiggle bike claims to be world's most compact folding bike

Postby FB-Strida on Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:55 am

too bad, otherwise, it will be a very interesting to ride it; also i saw some people rode it there during Eurobike show, maybe it's their employees. :wink:

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Re: Kwiggle bike claims to be world's most compact folding bike

Postby Blackstridaaustria on Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:04 pm

Yes, you're right, these were people from the Kwiggle company...
however, the Kwiggle is not suitable for me - you know I'm lazy - I want to sit while riding :lol:
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Re: Kwiggle bike claims to be world's most compact folding bike

Postby Bietrume on Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:56 am

Nice concept but:

- The wheels are definitely too small, this can be quite dangerous on badly maintained streets/cycling lanes. The 14" wheels version they are preparing will be more suitable.

- There are no tyres nor suspensions: no comfort

- I doubt about the durability of the construction: it puts a lot of stress on the headset. That is probably the reason why you may not sit on the saddle.

- The riding position: they call it upright biking. It is the least efficient riding position to climb hills, bridges, etc.
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In my eyes, it is only a (better?) alternative to a scooter bike.
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