April 2012 marks Bike Friday’s 20th anniversary of making cool folding bikes. I’m only in my 5th year of being a Bike Friday customer, but it’s been a great ride so far.
I stop in whenever my travels take me along the west coast past Eugene, OR during business hours.
I managed a quick 30min visit on my way home from Sedona to check out the new showroom bling.
The 20th Anniversary Bike Friday looks pretty sweet [it’s missing a wooden front fender].
I particularly like the sparkly metallic paint job.
I always leave Bike Friday HQ scheming about a new bike!
The showroom is sporting a great selection of accessories for the bike commuter and cyclotourist.
I had a hard time passing by the red New World Tourist with matching red Selle Anatomica saddle! If it had red rims and some red fenders I’d probably have a new Bike Friday…=-)
I love all the Bike Friday tandems they had to check out. Although I must say we chose well. Our Raspberry Rocket is a primo tandem and still the nicest Bike Friday tandem I’ve seen.
This belt drive Tikit has a lower cost belt drivetrain that makes it a lot more affordable than the upscale carbon belt.
Sorry I don’t have all the details. If you are interested give Bike Friday a call/email. I’m sure they’d be happy to give you the 411.
A lower entry cost is certainly pretty key if belt drives are going to penetrate the mainstream of cycling.
All in all it was fun to see the folks I know at Bike Friday and to check out some of the new upgrades to their product line.