I know, cycling as a lifestyle is a long way from becoming the norm here in America but a guy can dream, can’t he? We have legit issues, roadblocks, and realities here but why not at least start to address them. One of the best ways of doing that is to strategize about what bike will work. Folding bikes are a very unique tool and something I feel just might represent the style of bike that makes serious inroads into tipping the auto to bike ratio. These bikes are not perfect, nor will they work for each and every situation but they are getting better and better and are an absolute blast to ride. Let’s have a look at ONE option, a super commuter from Tern.
The Verge S8i is the world’s most versatile ultra-low-maintenance folding bike. It’s designed around a Gates belt drive and Shimano’s 8-speed internal-gear Alfine hub. The result is a practically silent super-computer with no greasy parts or protruding derailleurs, plus a gear range for any incline. The S8i has an extra-long wheelbase and Schwalbe Big Apple tires, so it rolls confidently over any and all potholes. It will get you there quickly, cleanly and most importantly, in style.