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The Pocket Llama has a sturdy frame (standard frame is for riders up to 230 lbs, but a Diamond Llama frame is available for riders up to 330 lbs), a 24-speed gear shifter, and wide (2.1'') tires, making it very comfortable for riding on trails or gravel roads. It easily folds into a 32'' x 24'' x 12''-sized package and can be broken down further to fit a 29.5'' x 20'' x 12''-sized hard case for air travel without paying the extra cost of special baggage. See More
This bike can be quickly folded down for storage or commutes on public transportation, but breaking it down to fit in its air travel hard case (or assemble it back again) can take between 15 and 30 minutes, depending on your experience. It also requires some tools. See More
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Brompton can be folded and ready for carrying in under 20 seconds, and you don't need any additional tools to do it. When folded, Brompton has one of the smallest dimensions of the 16-inch wheel bikes - only 23'' x 22.2' 'x 10.6'' (H x L x W), making it perfect for commuting when public transport is involved. It's even possible to fit it into an overhead compartment as a carry-on on most airlines. See More
Brompton is expensive: even the most basic model starts at $1199. If you decide to upgrade (for example, choose more gears [2, 3 or 6], a firmer suspension, a super-light frame, a telescopic saddle, or other extras), the price can very fast climb up to $3500. See More
Thanks to its magnetic latch folding mechanism, folding and unfolding the bike takes little effort. Once folded, it has an extra “leg” that allows it to stand vertically without falling over. The DoubleLock feature makes sure each latch has a secondary lock for maximum safety, which also serves as a reminder to make sure the latch is properly secured before riding. See More
For first time users, the brakes will require some time getting used to because you need to push the pedals counter clockwise in order for the bike to stop. This can feel odd at first and you need to learn how much pressure you need to apply to avoid losing control of the bike. But once mastered, these brakes can even be preferable over v-brakes because of their simplicity and because they require less maintenance. See More
This bike is as simple as it gets. There are no V-brakes, no levers, cables or a gear cassette fitted on this bike. Instead, it’s a single speed bike with a coaster braking mechanism. Less cables and gear means less maintenance, easier folding and a cleaner look. See More
Since the bike has only one speed and uses relatively small tires, it’s best used on flat pavements. While you can go slightly uphill, you will have a hard time going up steeper hills. If the road has loose gravel or even sand, it will also be difficult to ride on it. See More