• Birdys ride amazing, completely different prospect to a Brompton. Definitely a folding bike and if bought with the racks you can pull it along like a trolley.

    If you have the money for your needs I reckon a birdy would be great (rohloff is the one though, the Sram dual drive was good but discontinued/hub spares won’t be available in the future) and you need a disc brake model.

    Touring on a Brompton would be fucking awful. Touring on a Birdy would be enjoyable.

  • Birdys ride amazing, completely different prospect to a Brompton.

    Absolutely. Since I rode one, I wouldn't consider getting any other folding bike (but then, I don't really have a need for a folding bike at the moment, and if I did I might well need the small Brompton fold).

  • Two entirely different bike tho, aren’t they? The Birdy rides really well but only folds for storage, whereas the Brompton is a proper folding commuter. All folding bikes are a compromise but the Brompton is by far the best overall package.

  • You don't happen to know anywhere that will do a test ride on one in London do you? No one answering the phone at Fudges cycles so far

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