But not all folding bikes are created equal. Folding bike design is a compromise between strength and lightness and sometimes that can cause problems. Here are five things to look out for when shopping for a folding bike:
1: Is it well engineered? Folding bikes have to fold so check that hinge mechanisms are sturdy and well made. Bad hinges can make the bike flex, or can even break. Check the steering post, too, for build quality and rigidity.