There are many ways we can reduce our carbon footprint and one, very popular and effective way is carpooling, using public transportation. But, if you are not the type of person who likes to rely on others, enjoy traveling alone and are a minimalist at heart- the fold up bike might just be the answer you were looking for.
Many of us live just the right distance from our work place so that we can cycle back and forth. If not, you can at least cycle to the local supermarket and back.
There is however a problem when it comes to cycling and this is storage. Leaving your bicycle outside on the street is just begging for it to be stolen, and what an awful feeling that is to find your favorite transport gone. We can’t take it up to the office because we, or the poor colleagues working in the same area, will end up tripping over it the whole day. The last thing we need is more problems at work.
Fold up bikes eliminates this problem and, if you use public transport like trains on a regular basis, carrying it with you will be convenient and easy to carry.
Because these bicycles fold up in quite a compact way, storage will never be a problem and you can keep it safely indoors.
Not only is it an eco-friendly way of transport, but it will end up saving you a lot of money used on transport and fuel. Another plus is that you will get that vital exercise that is necessary for a beautifully toned, healthy body.
Furthermore, the newer designs of these bicycles are modern and efficient. There are a few company’s out there at the cutting edge of bicycle innovation, including Brompton and Go Bike. Go Bike, a fold up bicycle manufacturer boasts with awards such as The Red Dot Design award in 2005 in Germany and the Well-Tech award in Italy in the same year. Go Bike also received the Design Exchange award.
Their designs are modern and folding these bicycles is easy. You can choose from a range of carry cases and the lightweight aluminum framework makes the bicycle easier and more comfortable to carry. It also adds to the durability of the product.
These bicycles rides with the same ease as a regular bicycle and even has front and rear brakes, making your journey comfortable and safe.
With high standard 20 inch wheels and suspension, the Go Bike has it all. You can choose accessories ranging from mudguards and carry bags to rear carriers and a carry pump. The Go Bike comes in five colors, including blue, orange and green.
There are many products available today and before you do decide to buy a fold up bike, do your research and always remember to ask the right questions about maintenance and repair.