MINI Launches MINI Folding Bike

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UK. MINI presents an eco-friendly, space saving solution to city centre parking congestion with its very first bike. The MINI Folding Bike which launched this month and is available from all MINI dealerships is compact enough to fit into the boot of a MINI (except the MINI convertible where it will need the back seat!) when folded.  For commuters, it’s a fantastic ‘Park and Ride’ accessory, enabling you to park out of town and then simply continue your journey in style. With many city centre car parks offering free bike bays, it’s a pocket-friendly, environmentally-conscious transport option featuring MINI’s unmistakable design credentials.

The MINI Folding Bike is a genuine high-tech vehicle: with high-quality components, a light-weight aluminium frame and a clever folding mechanism that enables the bike to be folded and unfolded in just a few seconds. The bike is folded along the crossbar and handlebars. In addition the saddle can be retracted and the pedals be folded up. This makes the bike extremely easy to handle whilst saving space. Fitted in a sleeve under the saddle is a practical transport bag. The MINI Folding Bike can easily match the riding characteristics of a “normal” bike. Weighing less than 11 kilos and equipped with 8 gears and 20-inch wheels, it is quick and versatile. The teflon-coated chain prevents annoying soiling caused by chain oil and reduces the wear and tear on the components. The comfortable gel saddle ensures comfort. Thanks to the front and rear mudguards, you can carry on peddling regardless, even in the rain. Good visibility on the road is guaranteed by the accompanying reflectors.

Even on two wheels MINI proves its unmistakable design expertise. The bike comes in exquisite matt black. Silver highlights are set by the MINI lettering on the crossbar, the brand logo on the handlebars and the Union Jack motif on the rear forks. The absolute eye-catchers are the bike chain and bell in bold neon yellow.

Product specifications:

Frame AAA Series, aluminium 7005 patented Fusion Technology
Fork Dahon Slipstream, aluminium U7 double-butt. Matt black
Handlebar Kinetix Comp double-butt. Aluminium, matt black
Stem Aluminium, matt black, height-adjustable, 2 x quick release
Bar grips Biologic ARX, screwed, black with grey lines
Brakes Kinetix V-brakes, front and rear
Shifter / brake lever Avid FR5 aluminium, matt black
Crank set Kinetix Supra forged aluminium l=170 mm black, aluminium chain guard
Bottom bracket BSA cartridge bearings, sealed, 3-set.
Chain Taya Chain OCTO,Teflon-coated, neon yellow
Pedals Folding pedals, aluminium body, black, non-slip
Shift system NEOS.2 for 8-speed, black
Gear lever Sram Twist 8-speed grip shift incl. cable control
Cassette Sram 8-gear, silver, 11-32 teeth
Front wheel hub  Kinetix Neutron 74 mm, aluminium, black with hollow axle and SSP
Rear wheel hub  Kinetix Comp. 8x cassette, black with hollow axle und SSP
Rims Kinetix Comp, hollow chamber, black with CNC brake track
Tyres Schwalbe KOJAK 35-406 Dahon special edition
Inner tubes Schwalbe Unitube 20” AV6 (with car valve)
Spokes Niro Black, d=2mm, brass nipple, silver
Saddle Selle Royal Gel, black without logo
Seat post Super-Oversize 580 mm, patented head, aluminium, matt black with scale
Saddle clamp Dahon “Turtleneck” with quick release, black
Passive lighting  Spokes, front and rear reflector (as accessory pack) and pedal reflectors according to DIN and STVZO (German Road Traffic Licensing Regulation)
Bicycle bell Thumb-lever bike bell, “Billy” model, same colour as chain
Accessories Transport bag in sleeve (fitted beneath saddle), Mini folding bike-specific operating instructions (various languages), component manufacturers’ operating instructions
Chain case Does not apply, see chain guard cover on crank set
Others Supplied assembled and ready to ride (non-inflated tyres in folded state), in special box with Mini Logo


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