Some people have reservations about using a bike with small wheels. And that’s quite understandable as its perhaps a jump out of the ordinary for many people. BUT….
Small wheels are stronger, lighter, stiffer, more compact, have lower wind resistance and offer more design options. They facilitate faster acceleration and more responsive handling.
So if you have, let’s say, a folding bike with the proportions of a full-sized bike, you really don’t have any compromise on the ride quality… in fact for a city bike you’re better off as Bigfish (for example) is actually more nimble and manoeuvrable due to the smaller wheels.
UK British crime authorities estimate that a bike is stolen every 71 seconds in England and Wales alone.
That adds up to 439,000 bikes a year, which Halifax Home Insurance estimates costs British riders about $300m annually. According to the survey just one percent of the bikes were stolen from the victim’s private property.
About 89 percent of all stolen bikes were taken while locked in a public place while 10 per cent were unlocked in public.
Why are we telling you this? Because a folding bike is one that you can have with you at all times. You can keep it with you, safely hidden from bike thieves. And that will save you not only tears, it could actually save you money.