So you’ve joined a few indoor spinning classes, and now you want to try the real thing. While there’s nothing wrong with jumping right ahead with a roadie, cruiser, BMX or mountain bike, if you’re planning on something more compact with multimodal transport capabilities, then investing in a foldable bike might just be what you need.
Foldable bikes, despite their pint size, can take you from place to place fairly quickly, depending on how fast your legs can do their RPMs. It takes some getting used to, but once you’re there it could become one of your indispensable toys.
They’re space-savers. Stow them in the car trunk or inside your home without worrying about how much space they occupy. Take them with you on the MRT or bus or cab and park it under your desk at work. You not only save on gas, you get to exercise, as well.
That said, not all foldable bikes are made equal. Some models fold quickly, some will fit inside suitcases. The bigger your budget, the better its features. A lighter machine, for example, will cost less than, say, a 15-kg clunker.
This Hubu bike, available at Chaser in Glorietta 3 Makati (near the entrance, next to the elevator), costs P11,000 and weighs 12 kg. Chaser also has a boutique at SM North Edsa.