Stowabike 20" Folding City V2 Compact Foldable Bike Black/Green
- Frame: 20" steel folding frame, Fork: Steel 20", Folded dimensions: W 24" x L 34" x H 32"
- Shifter: Microshift 6 speed grip shifter, Rear Derailleur: Shimano RD-TY18S 6 speed, Freewheel: 6 speed Rims: 20" single wall
- Kickstand: middle kickstand, Mudguards: built in steel mudguards, Tyres: New Well 20x2.125"
- Pedals: VP-872N, Chain: New Well E60, Brakes: steel V-Brakes
- Handlebar: Steel with ZOOM stem, Grips: Black rubber, Box Dimensions: 117 x 20 x 56cm 17.7kgs
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This compact bike is ideal for use as a commuting bike in urban environments, where it can be easily folded and stored when you've reached your destination. With built in mud guards to keep you clean, a built in rack for carrying your goods, and an easy and reliable folding mechanism, this really has been designed with city life in mind.
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As a first foray into the world of folding bikes, I could've done considerably better.
That being said, I have used this bike daily on my multimodal commute for the past five months with little complaint.
1.) Cost - definitely one of the cheapest folding bikes on the market.
2.) Simple fold - no complicated folding techniques. Just one hinge on the frame which folds / unfolds the bike in a matter of seconds.
3.) Comfortable riding position - once the handlebars and saddle height are suitably adjusted. I am just under six foot tall and purchased an extra long promax handlebar stem to accommodate. I think anyone over six foot would struggle for comfort.
4.) Six gears - ample for city commute.
5.) Sturdy ride - bike frame doesn't flex when riding
6.) Comes equipped with extras - bell, mud guards, folding pedals, rack.
7.) Classic look
1.) Heavy - weight becomes quite noticeable if you have to lug it over distance or up stairs.
2.) Handlebars don't fold - this makes the bike considerably less compact than other fold ups.
3.) Construction issues - the bike rattles a lot, even after tightening every possible screw. Brakes require regular alteration and cables have a propensity for coming out of housing. Gears need tinkering with to ensure they all work.
In short, I would not buy this if you are planning on using it on a rush hour tube / train commute. The bike just does not fold small enough.
If you are after a bike which needs to be compact enough to store indoors and is for use around a city and are on a budget, I would recommend it.
And used common sense instead. I assembled the bike very easily except the supplied allen key was the wrong size to fit the back rack to the bike.
It took me about half an hour to put together it was very easy.
Once assembled I folded the bike which was pretty neat but the design flaw is it needed to collapse the handle bars to lay flat to the frame of the bike but you cant without getting the tool kit out again. What this means is the width of the bike when folded is always the width of the handle bars. If it had the same mechanism as the seat, it would have been great.
So don't think you can put this in a bag and carry it on a train without taking tools with you!
Assembly is OK if you know how to fit/adjust the wheels and set the brakes/gears - a trip to the bike shop for many people.
Riding the bike is exhausting, the tyres are wide and chunky (I inflated them to the correct pressure) - 1 mile on this is like 10 on normal bike.
This bike is OK for occasional use (e.g. I took my car to be serviced and cycled back), for commuting think again.
I have had it for 4.5 months and used it to commute about 4-6 times a week for an half hour round trip on marked cycle paths.
*It arrived scratched
*I am 50kgs and 5'3 and could not get the seat to stay up at the required height no matter how tightly it was done up
*the handle bars would twist around in the boot of my car so would need straightening up every time I came to use it
*the gears changed when they felt like it, I was often left cycling around everywhere in fourth gear
*the chain regularly came off
*only the rear brakes where nearly tight enough and the cables where free
*i believe the inner tube of the rear tyre has ruptured making the bike unusable and will be costly to fix
*the rear reflector just fell off while cycling
*the left pedal liked to fold in of it's own accord while cycling
I do not feel like this is expected wear and tear for the time I have had it or the use it has received.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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Good quality bike for a great price. Really happy with it. I'm quite small so I can ride it ok but I wouldn't recommend it for tall people, my dad couldn't turn the pedals because... Read morePublished 2 months ago by sarbern
Received very quickly perfect for what we want to take away in the caravan although they are quite heavy need to get some thick Velcro to hold them completely together when foldedPublished 4 months ago by Sheel
Great bicycle, absolutely love this light weight bike!! Would recommendPublished 4 months ago by EllieRose20021
Light, easy to fold and unfold, but handle bar could be a bit longer and seat needs to be really tightened or it tends to lower when riding, otherwise good value for the pricePublished 7 months ago by Ronald Smith