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Mercedes-Benz Released Folding Bike

The new Mercedes-Benz Folding Bike was recently released by the automotive manufacturer, destined to be used by the urban commuter or the non-driver who has always had a passion for the three-pointed star brand. Besides being a zero emissions way to commute, it can be parked easier than a car.

The bike features a patented folding mechanism, fast and easy to operate, offering two different folded positions.

The Shuttle position folds the seat post onto the frame, allowing the bike to be pushed and steered. When in the completely folded down position, it requires very little storage space, measuring just 80x80x35 cm.

The folding aluminium frame has an adjustable suspension travel of 40 mm at the front and rear. The bike also features an adjustable gel saddle, ergonomic hand grips, Continental tyres with reflective side walls, a 'semi-auto’ Shimano sequential-shift eight-speed derailleur, and folding pedals as well.

Added to that is a side stand, sprung-flick bell, a protective fabric cover bag, and a luggage rack for everyday practicality. Security is provided by a standard-fit push bolt, which locks the front disc, and therefore wheel, in place.

Featuring eight-speed sequential ‘clutchless’ transmission, powerful disc brakes all-round and fully independent front and rear suspension, the new Folding Bike, is currently available at all Mercedes-Benz retailers.

The bike is available in “Silver Arrows” silver or icy white paint scheme, and costs £1,099. Other bikes available in the new 2009 Mercedes-Benz Bike Collection include the Mountainbike All Mountain Limited 2009, the Limited Racing Bike 2009, the Fitnessbike 2009 and the Trekkingbike 2009 along with a range of clothing specifically tailored for cycling.

 
 
 
 
 

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