Though seems quite simple, BIRDY contains many complicated and refined design.
For example, the vertical folding design requires extremely precise adjustment.
This one-of-a-kind characteristic requires accurate computation, superior manufacturing technology and strict quality control while processing design and mass production. Unlike most of the folding bikes with folding hinges on their main frame, which could be produced by machine, BIRDY needs to be handmade by professional workers.
BIRDY is a real "folding bike" which you can easily fold/unfold within 15 seconds without using any tool. It is extremely compact after being folded without any parts separated apart from the main frame.
This is why BIRDY becomes one of the most outstanding commuting folding bike. In spite of the time and location, it is always convenient and easy to fold/unfold.
Unlike most of the folding bikes which have folding hinges on their main frame and thus make the main frame relatively fragile especially during high-speed riding, BIRDY is proud of its resistant and durable main frame, which adequately integrated with the folding structure and suspension system.
The weight and the mobility capability are always the main concern for folding bike riders. BIRDY is functioned not only as a commuting bike but also a superior traveling bike. With the newly-developed rear carrier, which could perfectly be folded without any additional effort, BIRDY can carry luggage up to 25 kilograms. In the meanwhile, made of aluminum 7005/6061, the main frame of BIRDY is firm, anti-rust and lighter than most of other folding bikes.
All of BIRDY's standard specification have passed Pacific Cycles' quality test and are considered qualified to fulfill rider's needs. However, we still appreciate every specialized extenstion/adaption product designed specially for BIRDY. These designers/brands do understand BIRDY's value and somehow contribute to the value of BIRDY.
BIRDY is born in 1995.
Gaining popularity from more than 150,000 thousand riders worldwide, BIRDY is one of the most popular folding bike in the world.
Now we have more than 10 thousand riders joining BIRDY family each year.
We are afriad to say no.
Although there are indeed riders attending MTB racing with BIRDY and achieved high rank. To regular user, we won't recommend such riding way which would cause you lose your product warranty.
Generally speaking, small-wheel folding bike is not suitable for rough and bumpy road. Please take care when riding BIRDY on road in poor condition.
Biry is equipped with outstanding derailleur, gear and suspension system. Which make the riding experience as comfortable as riding a normal big-wheel bike. BIRDY is also capable of carrying up to 25 kilograms luggage with the special designed front and rear carrier.
Riding BIRDY is just as comfortable as riding big-wheel bike. However, riding BIRDY is much more convenient. You could bring your BIRDY with the bike rack, jumping to train or catch up a plane every weekend, every vacation or even on your business trip.
Also, BIRDY has its top tube lower than normal bikes which require you to lift up your legs high before starting riding. It is thus also suitable for shorter riders and for elders.
For those who are tired of big-wheel bike, BIRDY would be your best choice. Safer riding experience with lower top tube and excellent handling.
Stability of bike depends not on its wheel size but rather on the geometric design. The distance between front wheel and rear wheel plays an important role in stability and riding ability. Furthermore, The angle of front fork is crucial in steering capability. Through adjusting these factors, BIRDY could achieve similar stability level as big-wheel bike.
(1) The weight - Small wheel is lighter. You can easily carry your BIRDY.
(2) The spoke and rim are more resistant than big-wheel and less likely to break.
(3) Small-wheel requires less strength to ride the bike and go uphills.
(4) Easier to turn, steer and brake. Much more suitable for a city rider
The answer is No.
Rather, big-wheel bike is more fragile than BIRDY. BIRDY's frame is relatively small, resistant, light and performs superior in riding.
When compared to other small-wheel folding bike, BIRDY performs obviously better in the resistance of frame because of the design of folding way, no-hinge frame and suspension system.
Not at all!
After one ride, you would be surprised once you find out how amazing it is. It has been proved that a well-designed small-wheel bike could perform even better than big-wheel bike. Because the speed performance mainly depends on the gear ratio(chain wheel/freewheel)xcircumference, basically the gear ratio of BIRDY could make up the difference of the wheel size.
Wheel size, however, is not the only factor which decides the speed. BIRDY's compact and lightweight design, high gear ratio, high-pressure 90PSI tire and componenet with high-quality all play important roles in speed performance.
Give it a ride and you would be surprised by BIRDY's low wind resistance rate and outstanding performance.
We now have many differenct tire choices for BIRDY.
Mostly, we provide Maxxis-BIRDY w/kevalr(90PSI).
Schwalbe now provide many high-quality tire such as Schwalbe Marathon Racer (85PSI) and Stelivo Kojak HS385 (115PSI) too.
For further information of tire listed above, please refer to the indroduction of BIRDY accessories.
To improve the safety of riders when they get on and off the bike, we lower the height of main frame by 60mm. By using Monocoque structure, the overall weight of bike is 150g lighter than Classic BIRDY. What even better is the resistance of the frame also enhances by 30% because of the reduction of welding part.
CARRYME uses industrial specification 1/4"x1/8" chain, which is thinner and shorter than the normal bike's chain. The strength would be the same. Please refer to our store for the replacement if needed.
Mini-velo usually requires high-pressure tire to effectively reduce the resistance, wear and tear of tire and the discomfort brought by shaking due to bad road condition.
CARRYME uses 8”x1-1/4’ high-pressure tire, which could be blowed up by American air valve to maximum 80PSI.
When being folded and stay vertically, CARRYME is extremely compact withought bothering any other passengers.
To comform to local regulations, a supplementary accessory such as carrybag or dust cover is recommended.
1. Check whether tire pressure is enough for a safe ride
2. Make sure you wear the seat belt. Remember to leave some space for your abdomen.*1
3. Wear appropriate protection against the sun burn(hat/sleeve-cover/sunglasses/mask)
4. Start with the first gear. Keep the cables stay upward when you move forward.
5. Lean your body forward while winding with your arms.
6. Slightly brake with your left hand to slow down.*2
7. Put the handle bar at 7-8 clock direction in order to slow down while taking turns or moving downward.
8. Shifting to lower number before going uphills.*3
9. Please keep one hand on handlebar controlling the direction and the other hand winding the rear wheel while moving backward.
*1. You may use legband to keep your leg in the correct position.
*2. The correct way to stop HANDY is to rotate the handlebar counterclockwisely, the brake lever on the left handlebar is for assistance.
*3. Gear shifter is at your right handlebar, with 1-7 gears.
(1st gear is the most energy-saving and the slowest, 7nd gear is the most energy-consuming and the fatest)
-Tire pressure should be enough(Maxumum: 65PSI)
-The brake lever is designed to hold the trike when it is stopped, not to used stop the vehicle when on the move.
-Adjust each part to the most suitable place/height/angle, and tighten the bolt/quick release.
-Only adjust the height of the saddle when no one is on it.
-Should have someone to assist besides while riding.
-Slow down while going around the curves and makeing turns to prevent MICAH from inclining.
-The right wheel is the driving wheel, please be careful of the hinge on it when assembling.
-Please take care of small parts and components when transporting or disassembling MICAH.