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Folding Bike Price Guide (UK)

folding bike reviews Folding Bike Price Guide (UK)This page aims to list all non-electric folding bikes readily available from manufacturers, importers or dealers having a UK website which clearly states their UK address.

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Errors & Omissions: Please contact us if you see any errors or omissions on this page. Prices have become so volatile on some brands, that those shown must be treated as a guide only. Where bicycles regularly sell for significantly less than the recommended price, the best web price is shown. Weights in italics are manufacturer’s or retailer figures and should be treated with caution! Manufacturers often supply optimistic figures, but the weights can be over-estimates too. Those in bold are from our own tests. Apologies while the table is under review.

UK Folding Bike Under £500

Manufacturer & Model1
Price2 Wheels Gears Gear3 Frame & Weight Comment
Argos Challenge Trekking or MTB
£95 26″ 3×6 Der Steel 17kg Solid Big-wheeler
Argos Challenge Flex Commuter
£95 20″ 6 Der Steel 14kg Unfortunate name, but why pay more?
Bicycles4U Dublin Explorer
£99 16″ 6 Der Steel 13kg -
Stowabike City Compact £99 20″ 6 Der Steel 18kg Astonishingly heavy
Stowabike Suspension MTB £99 26″ 6 Der Steel 18kg Even heavier
Bicycles4U Rome Explorer
£119 16″ 6 Der Steel 16kg Rear suspension
Marine Megastore FB2 £125 16″ 6 Der Steel 13kg Not nice
Universal Summit EZ £130 16″ 1 - Magnesium 11kg Stylish and light, but odd
Viking Easy Street £139 20″ 6 Der Steel ?kg Conventional
Bicycles 4U Monaco Explorer £139 16″ 6 Der Aluminium 11kg Light, but small frame
Matex Bfold 3 £140 20″ 1 - Aluminium 14kg Rubbish
Viking Avenue £150 20″ 6 Der Steel ?kg Conventional
Bicycles4U
Prague Explorer
£149 26″ 3×7 Der Steel 16kg Full-size folder
Probike Enfold £149 20″ 6 Der Steel ?kg Conventional
Marine Megastore Seasure FB7 £149 20″ 6 Der Steel 17kg Too heavy
Marine Megastore FB6 £150 26″ 3×7 Der Steel 18kg Too heavy
Bicycles4U Hanover Explorer £159 26″ 3×6 Der Steel 17kg Full-size folder
Ammaco Pakka Metro £160 20″ 6 Der Steel 16kg Conventional
Compass Northern £170 16″ 6 Der Steel 16kg Horrible little thing
Bicycles4U Milan Explorer £169 20″ 6 Der Aluminium 14kg -
Bicycles 4U City Zoom £169 12/14″ 6 Der Alloy/steel 13kg Decidedly odd!
Ammaco Pakka £170 26″ 3×6 Der Steel ?kg Full-size folder. Pakka LS £200 with 21spd
Land Rover City £170 20″ 6 Der Steel 14kg Ignore the brand name, this is not a quality machine
Viking Belmont £175 20″ 6 Der Steel 16kg Conventional
Bicycles4U Paris Airwalk
£189 20″ 8 Der Aluminium 12kg Looks good on paper, but we haven’t tried it
Matex Bfold 7 £190 20″ 7 Der Aluminium 14kg Conventional
Halfords Apollo Tuck £199 20″ 6 Der Aluminium 14kg Conventional
Ammaco Pakka-Lite £200 20″ 6 Der Aluminium 12kg Conventional
Probike Enfold Lite £202 20″ 6 Der Aluminium ?kg Conventional
Viking Park Lane £217 20″ 7 Der Aluminium 16kg Conventional
Dawes Diamond £230 20″ 3 Hub Aluminium 15kg Cheapest bike with hub gears
Compass Central £250 16″ 7 Der Aluminium 13kg Conventional
Halfords Apollo Contour £250 20″ 7 Der Aluminium 14kg Conventional
Dawes Jack £257 20″ 6 Der Aluminium 13kg Widely discounted
Raleigh Stowaway 7 £275 20″ 7 Der Aluminium ?kg Conventional, widely discounted
Viking Apex £280 20″ 8 Der Aluminium 13kg -
Sinclair A-bike City £289 8″ 1 - Aluminium 7kg Slightly more rideable bigger wheeled version of original A-Bike Plus.
Ridgeback Envoy £285 20″ 7 Der Steel ?kg Widely discounted, Dahon under licence
Tern Link Uno £300 20″ 1 - Aluminium 12kg -
Tern Link C7 £320 20″ 7 Der Aluminium 12kg
Falcon Go To £270 20″ 7 Der Aluminium 13kg -
Halfords Carrera Transit £300 20″ 3 Hub Aluminium 14kg -
Dawes Kingpin £300 20″ 7 Der Aluminium 12kg Widely discounted
Halfords Carrera Intercity £350 20″ 8 Der Aluminium 13kg -
Claud Butler Cirrus £320 20″ 3 Hub Aluminium 12kg Down in price
Kansi 1twenty £349 20″ 1 - Aluminium 10kg Cheap lightweight bike. Big discounts in end of brand sales
Dahon Ciao D5 £375 20″ 5 Hub Aluminium 14kg Heavily discounted, bit of a lump
Orbea A20 £380 20″ 6 Der Aluminium ?kg Much too expensive
Decathlon
B’Twin Tilt 700
£380 20″ 3 Hub Aluminium 14kg Integral lights
Viking Cargo TRIKE
£385 20/24″ 6 Der Steel 27kg TRIKE. Quite rare
Dahon Mu Uno £392 20″ 1 - Aluminium 11kg Big price reductions available
Pacific Carryme £399 8″ 2 Hub Aluminium 7.8kg Technically interesting micro folder fitted with Schlumpf SpeedDrive in bottom bracket
Bickerton 1607 Country £399 20″ 7 Der Aluminium 12kg Badge-engineered Tern
Kansi 3twenty £399 20″ 3 Hub Aluminium 11kg Cheap lightweight bike. Big discount in end of brand sales
Python Speed 2.0
£400 20″ 3×6 Der Steel ?kg Looks heavy
Decathlon B’Twin Tilt 7 £440 20″ 2 Hub Aluminium 14kg Innovative, with belt-drive, two-speed auto-hub and integral lights, but over-priced
Tern Link D8 £400 20″ 8 Der Aluminium 12kg More realistically prices
Tern Verge Duo £450 20″ 2 Hub Aluminium 11kg SRAM Automatix version. Big, big price reduction
Dahon Vitesse D8 £460 20″ 8 Der Aluminium 11kg -
Tern Swoop D7i £475 20″ 7 Hub Aluminium 14kg Nexus 7-spd hub, low stepthru frame. Bit of a lump
Decathlon B’Twin Tilt 720 £480 20″ 2 Hub Aluminium 14kg Innovative, with belt-drive, two-speed auto-hub and integral lights. Tilt 740 with Nexus 7-spd, £550
Giant Halfway City £480 20″ 7 Der Aluminium 13kg Supposed to be more expensive than the Halfway, but widely discounted
Dahon Cadenza £449 26″ 2×8 Der Aluminium 12kg -
Tern Verge Duo £450 20″ 2 Hub Aluminium 11kg Big, big discount
Tern Joe P24 (2013) £499 26″ 3×8 Der Aluminium 14kg Old stock, big discount

 

UK Folding Bike Over £500

Manufacturer & Model1
Price2 Wheels Gears Gear3 Frame & Weight Comment
Strida 5.2 Circa £500 16″ 1 - Aluminium 10kg Only seems to be available online from European shops.
Strida MAS Edition review
Tern Link D7i £500 20″ 7 Hub Aluminium 14kg Big discount from retail price
Montague X50 MTB £522 26″ 3×6 Der Aluminium 15kg -
Bickerton
Junction 1707
£529 20″ 7 Der Aluminium 12kg Badge-engineered Tern
Montagu Urban £540 28″ 7 Der Aluminium 12kg Halfords Price
Ridgeback Attaché £540 20″ 7 Hub Aluminium 12kg
Giant Halfway 2
£549 20″ 7 Der Aluminium 13kg Now quite an expensive bike
Dahon Mu Uno £560 20″ 1 - Aluminium 10kg Very light, single speed and coaster brake
Dahon Speed P8 Fire £513 20″ 8 Der Aluminium 12kg Available at Fudges only in-store
Giant Halfway 2 City
£599 20″ 7 Der Aluminium 13kg -
Dahon Curve D3 £599 16″ 3 Hub Aluminium 12kg -
Bickerton Docklands 1824 Country
£579 26″ 3×8 Der Aluminium 14kg Badge-engineered Tern
Tern Verge P9 £635 20″ 9 Der Aluminium 11kg -
Mezzo d9 £725 16″ 9 Der Aluminium 12kg -
Xootr Swift £749 16″ 8 Der Aluminium 11kg
Dahon Visc P18 £720 20″ 9 Der Aluminium 12kg Neos derailleur
Montagu Paratrooper MTB £720 26″ 3×8 Der Aluminium -
Di Blasi R22 £736 20″ 7 Der Steel 13kg Heavy, but quite a practical folder
Dahon Mu P27 £740 20″ 3×9 Hub/Der Aluminium 13kg -
Tern Eclipse P18 £765 20″ 2×9 Der Aluminium 13kg -
Brompton M1E £770 16″ 1 - Steel 10kg Cheapest Brompton variant
Montague Swissbike X50 £800 26″ 3×6 Der Aluminium 15kg -
Mezzo D-9 Curve £799 16″ 9 Der Aluminium 12kg -
Di Blasi R22S £836 20″ 7 Der Stainless 13kg Marine version of Italian folding bike
Bike Friday Tikit £850 16″ 8 Der Steel 13kg Heavily discounted at Cycle Sense, Tadcaster. Seems to be old/end-of-line stock. Great little bike
Mezzo D-10 £875 16″ 10 Der Aluminium 11kg Top-end Mezz
Montague Paratrooper Pro MTB £882 26″ 3×9 Der Aluminium 13kg Halfords Price
Brompton M3L £895 16″ 3 Hub Steel 12kg Representative price of popular variant
Brompton S2L £895 16″ 2 Der Steel 11kg Representative price of popular variant
Airnimal Joey Sport 507
£999 24″ 8 Der Steel 11kg Entry level Airnimal. 507mm rims allow chunkier tyres
Birdy World Sport £999 18″ 8 Der Aluminium 12kg Entry level Birdy
Riese & Müller Frog £999 16″ 8 Hub Aluminium 12kg End of line discount
Dahon Speed Pro TT £950 20″ 3×7 D + H Aluminium 12kg BIG end of line discount
Pashley Moulton TSR2 £995 20″ 2 Hub Steel 13kg Separable frame
Tern Verge X10 £1150 20″ 10 Der Aluminium 10kg More realistically priced
Montague Swissbike X70 £1200 26″ 3 x 10 Der Aluminium 12kg -
Pacific IF Reach White £1200 20″ 18 Der Aluminium 12kg Fudges seem to be the only dealer
Birdy World Comfort £1289 18″ 7 Hub Aluminium ?kg NEW in 2014
Airnimal Joey Explore
£1249 24″ 27 Der Steel 13kg 507mm rims allow chunkier tyres. Explore Drop version £1459
Tern Verge S11i £1280 20″ 11 Der Aluminium 12kg Big discount
Bike Friday Pocket Llama £1299 20″ 8 Der Steel ?kg Discounted. Prices varying wildly
Birdy Light £1379 18″ 8 Der Aluminium 11kg New in 2014 and a popular model
Airnimal Joey Commute £1399 24″ 8 Der Steel 14kg 507mm rims allow chunkier tyres
Bike Friday Pocket Crusoe £1399 20″ 11 Der Steel ?kg Discounted… price and spec vary wildly
Brompton S2L-X £1465 16″ 2 Der Steel/Titanium 10kg Representative price of popular variant. Modest price increase
Brompton M3L-X £1465 16″ 3 Hub Steel/Titanium 11kg Representative price of popular variant. Modest price increase
Birdy City Premium £1499 18″ 8 Hub Aluminium 12kg
Di Blasi R32 TRICYCLE £1540 20″ 5 Der Steel 22kg Heavy, and undergeared, but wow, what a folder!
Brompton P6R-X £1585 16″ 6 Hub/Der Steel/Titanium 12kg Representative price of popular variant. Modest price increase
Birdy Touring £1549 18″ 8 Der Aluminium 12kg -
Bike Friday Express Tikit £1775 16″ 9 Der Steel 10kg Great Brompton-style bike, but now very expensive. See entry at £850 for cheaper bike
Birdy Speed £1889 18″ 9 Der Aluminium 10kg -
Airnimal White Rhino £1899 24″ 8 Der Steel 14kg Big price increase
Pacific IF Mode £1900 26″ 2 Geared Crank Aluminium Innovative folder from Pacific, fitted with Schlumpf SpeedDrive
Airnimal Chameleon Performance Sport £1999 24″ 2×10 Der Steel 10kg -
Airnimal Joey Elite Drop £1999 24″ 3×10 Der Steel 13kg -
Birdy Speed Disc £2149 18″ 9 Der Aluminium 10kg -
Airnimal Road Rhino £2199 20″ 3×9 Der Steel 12kg -
Airnimal Chameleon Ultra £2349 24″ 20 Der Steel 10kg -
Airnimal Joey Explore Elite £2369 24″ 14 Hub Steel 14spd Rohloff hub version. 507mm rims allow chunkier tyres.
Birdy Rohloff £2739 18″ 14 Hub Aluminium 12kg Top end Birdy – very expensive
Birdy Rohloff Disc £2999 18″ 14 Hub Aluminium 12kg Absurdly expensive
Airnimal Chameleon Ultima £3175 24″ 20 Der Steel 9kg Big Price Increase
Airnimal Black Rhino £3199 24″ 14 Hub Steel 14kg Rohloff 14spd hub model

Folding Bike Manufacturers or UK dealers/distributors

The comments relate to our own experience with manufacturers or local UK distributors where one exists. As a general rule, a company that supplies a good product will be open and helpful with the press, and give good service and back-up. The others are something of an unknown quantity, but if you think we’ve been unfair, do let us know…

Airnimal
Completely uncommunicative
Airnimal Designs Ltd, 61 Mulberry Close, CAMBRIDGE CB4 2AS (difficult to discover this!)
01954 782020
e-mail not given

Ammaco
Has never contacted us
01268 762616 (unable to verify this)
global.star@btinternet.com (unable to verify this)

Argos
Never responds to emails
Larger Argos stores

AS Bikes
Only contacted us once, when they were starting out
Coppice Close, Leamington Road, Ryton on Dunsmore, COVENTRY CV8 3FL
024 7630 3228
contact@asbikes.co.uk

Bicycles4U
Has now been in touch
Kaitek Trading Ltd, c/o Sterling Power Products, Unit 8 Wassage Way, Hampton Lovett Industrial Estate, DROITWICH WR9 0NX
01905 778751
info@bicycles4u.com

Bike Friday, Xootr
Always friendly and helpful
Avon Valley Cyclery, rear of Bath Train Station, BATH BA1 1SX
01225 442442
enquiries.avc@btconnect.com
USA webform: http://www.bikefriday.com/node/4418

Bike-in-a-Bag
Has never contacted us
Bike-in-a-Bag.com, PO Box 328, LEYLAND PR25 9BN
0844 873 2453
info@bike-in-a-bag.com

Birdy, Frog
Always friendly and helpful
Riese und Müller GmbH, Haasstraße 6, 64293 DARMSTADT, Germany
+49 6151 366860
team@r-m.de

Brompton
Always friendly and helpful
Brompton Bicycle Ltd, Kew Bridge DC, Lionel Road South, BRENTFORD,Middlesex TW8 9QR
020 8232 8484
info@brompton.co.uk

Buy Buy
Unknown to us
Buy Buy Bicycles, 3 Farriers, London Rd, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 9EW.
01954 253 764 Message answering hours:Mon-Fri 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm
sales@buybuybicycles.com

Classic/Kentex
Helpful, but rather grudgingly so
Moore Large & Co Ltd, Grampian Buildings, Sinfin Lane, DERBY, DE24 9GL
01332 274200
sales@moorelarge.co.uk

Claude Butler
No online sales facility
Claude Butler Ltd, Bridge Street, BRIGG, North Lincs DN20 8PB
01652 656000
mail webform: http://www.falconcycles.co.uk/CORP/contactFALCON.html

Compass Watersports
Doesn’t know A to B exists
Compass Watersports Ltd, Marine House, Poundwell Street, MODBURY, PL21 0QJ
0870 420 4085
technical@compass24.com (or queries@ or sales@)

Dahon – see Raleigh, below

Dahon (Spares & Advice)
Direct sales division of Cyclemotion, run by the ever-charming Mark Bickerton
World Wheels is licensed by Dahon Global through Cyclemotion as the official UK and EU Internet Reseller.
E-commerce and pre-delivery inspection for World Wheels are handled by:
CH White & Son, (Dept WW), 51 High Street, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 9AG, United Kingdom
01233 731234
sales@world-wheels.co.uk

Dawes
Badge-engineered Dahon models
35 Tameside Drive, Castle Bromwich, BIRMINGHAM B35 7AG
0121 748 8050
info@dawescycles.com

Decathlon
New to folding bikes, but interesting machines
Canada Water Retail Park, Surrey Quays Road, London SE16
020 7394 2000

Di Blasi
Helpful, but rather grudgingly so
Concept Edge Power Ltd, 12 Field Heath Road, HILLINGDON, Middlesex UB8 3NF
01895 850455
info@conceptedge.co.uk

Fisher
Fisher Outdoor Leisure, 8 Brick Knoll Park, Ashley Road, ST ALBANS AL1 5UG
tel: Fill in webform and ask to be telephoned back
email: Webform

Folding Bikes 4U
Appeared like a mushroom overnight, but prices very competitive
Folding Bikes 4U, 2 Strachey Close, Tidmarsh, READING RG8 8EP

Sales@foldingbikes4u.co.uk

Giant
Helpful in the past, but currently playing the ‘remote multinational’
Giant UK Ltd, Charnwood Edge, Syston Road, COSSINGTON, Leics, LE7 4UZ
tel: 0844 245 9030
info@giant-bicycles.co.uk

Halfords
Fairly well known
Larger Halfords stores

Land Rover
Badge-engineered Dahon models
2×2 Worldwide, Unit 6, Hall End Business Park, Dordon, TAMWORTH, Staffs B78 1SX
01827 331099
mail webform: http://www.2x2worldwide.com/Contact2X2.html

Mezzo
Friendly and helpful
ATB Sales Ltd, Whitworth Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex TN37 7PZ
01424 753566
(no contact information found on website
info@atb-sales.co.uk

Mission Cycles
Always friendly and helpful
Mission Cycles & Components, Unit 3, The Alders, Seven Mile Lane, Mereworth, MAIDSTONE, Kent M18 5JG
01622 815678
info@missioncycles.co.uk

Mobiky
Information from French export manager
UK: Cyclecentric Ltd, 7 Spring Lane, Bottisham, CAMBRIDGE CB25 9BL
01954 789284
info@my-mobiky.co.uk
FRANCE: web: http://www.mobiky.com/index.php?lang=en

Montague/Swissbike
Some confusion over who the ‘official’ distributor is
2X2 Worldwide, 27 Wellsbourne Road, WELLSBOURNE, Warwickshire CV35 9JB
01827 331099
sales@montaguefoldingbike.co.uk

Moulton
Cool, but efficient; their website is one of the most uninformative encountered
Alex Moulton Bicycles, Holt Road, BRADFORD-ON-AVON, Wiltshire BA15 1AH
01225 865895
office@alexmoulton.co.uk

Pacific
Seems to have exclusive UK distribution
Fudges, 564-566 Harrow Road, Paddington, LONDON W9 3QH
0208 969 5991

Pashley Moulton TSR
Totally uncommunicative in our experience
Pashley Cycles, Masons Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6NL
01789 292263
hello@pashley.co.uk

Raleigh
Probably doesn’t know A to B exists – Also an agent for Dahon
Raleigh UK Ltd, Church Street, Eastwood, NOTTINGHAM NG16 3HT
01773 532600
Comments@pashleycycles.co.uk

Ridgeback
Primarily badge-engineered Dahon models
Madison Cycles PLC, Burnell House, 8 Stanmore Hill, STANMORE, Middlesex HA7 3BQ
020 8385 3385
customercare@madison.co.uk

Seasure
-
Sea Sure Ltd, Clock Tower Works, Shore Road, Warsash, Hampshire SO31 9GQ
01489 885 401
sales@sea-sure.co.uk

Sinclair A-Bike
Gone quiet since we tested the A-bike
Mayhem UK Ltd, The Perfume Factory, 140 Wales Farm Road, LONDON W3 6UG
0870 766 8498
sales@a-bike.co.uk

Strida
Bike Republic has taken on the excellent Velorution store
Bike Republic, 91-93 Great Portland Street, Marylebone, London W1W 7NX
0207 148 5572
velorution@bikerepublic.com

Tern
New breakaway Dahon brand
F W Evans Cycles Ltd, Camino Park, James Watt Way, CRAWLEY, West Sussex RH10 9TZ
01580 755633
mark.bickerton@ternbicycles.com (shows as such on website)

Universal Cycles
Probably doesn’t know A to B exists
Festival Leisure Park, BASILDON, Essex SS14 3WB
01268 247007
info@universalcycles.plc.uk

Frame Couplings (to convert most conventional frames) – An alternative to a folding bike

S&S Couplings
Somewhat uncommunicative in our experience
S&S Machine, 9334 Viking Place, ROSEVILLE, CA 95747, USA
Steve@SandsMachine.com

Notes

  1. The intention of the table is to show, in ascending order of price, all the non-electric folding bikes readily available from and fully supported in the UK by manufacturers, importers or dealers having a UK website which clearly states their UK address and telephone number. If no price is provided, then the models cannot be listed (e.g. some Moultons). For each folding bike in the table, the link is to the model itself (as far as possible) or to the manufacturer/importer/dealer website. Most of the specifications are taken from the manufacturer’s (UK) website (if available), or that of the importer(s), or a major dealer, or a catalogue website. In some instances, usually only for lower-priced bikes, a very few or just a single dealer with a web presence has been found. Models are presumed to be of the current year, unless otherwise stated. Note that the same folding bike may occasionally appear under the name of more than one manufacturer (e.g. Viking and Avocet), and that some manufacturers (notably Dahon) make bikes for others to sell under their own name, usually in slightly modified form. Inexplicably, at least one British manufacturer continues to make it impossible to determine any specifications of their models from their website.
  2. The Price column is an attempt to indicate the approximate retail price (rounded to the nearest pound) for the base model, usually without any customisation, extras, “special offers”, or discounts. However, the price shown is unlikely to be the cheapest available online or what you would pay in practice, for a variety of reasons, among which are:
    • prices can differ between dealers, occasionally substantially, often depending on the level of service they give or on their turnover of particular models;
    • some so-called “extras” or “upgrades” may be almost essential;
    • some mail-order dealers charge carriage/delivery of varying amounts in addition to the indicated price;
    • some dealers give discounts and/or “free gifts”, like a carrying bag, lights or a cycle lock.
  3. The Gear type column shows “Der” for derailleur, “Hub” for hub; H+D for the combination.
  4. Many other column headings could have been used in the main table (frame material, bike weight, maximum load, accessories, and so on) but absence of consistent information means the information would be partial, and space would not allow. The greater the customisation ability (and usually the cost), the less easily does a bike fit into this general table.
  5. Table sort mechanism from kryogenix.org/code/browser/sorttable/ courtesy of Stuart Langridge. If it doesn’t work at all it may be because you do not have Javascript enabled in your browser (or have enabled the NoScript extension in Firefox). If you use Internet Explorer 7 or 8, you may receive a message when this webpage loads, and have to Allow Blocked Content to be able to sort the table.
  6. The main web research for the information in the table was carried out by John Gray during late May to mid June 2007. Minor or major changes to models, specification, prices, names, availability, existence, and web links, take place without notice and surprisingly rapidly. Any folding bikes which are apparently no longer available are removed. It is essential that the reader does their own additional research to determine whether the information provided here still applies at the time they are reading it, and is appropriate for their requirements. No recommendation is given about the quality or suitability for purpose of any model.


  

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