MINI Folding Bike, Locomotion at Its Finest

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So, you own a MINI vehicle, but the car itself, funky as it is, is somewhat limited when it comes to gaining access to narrow parking spots in city centers. You own it, but at times there's no way you can enjoy the MINI spirit all the way to work and back.

Enter the MINI Folding Bike. A bicycle that wear the MINI badge, fits into the trunk of your MINI vehicle and can satisfy your need for a MINI feel. Just park the car anywhere you like, hop on the bike and pedal your way through traffic, all the way to work.

The Brits from MINI presented on Thursday the MINI Folding Bike. A bike that will not only fit into the trunk of a MINI, but in the trunk of just about every car you can think of, even small city ones.

Built with light-weight aluminum frame, the bike shrinks in seconds, thanks to the folding mechanism that allows it to bend over itself along the crossbar and handlebars. The saddle can be retracted and the pedals can be folded up. The bike weighs only 11 kg and equipped with 8 gears and 20-inch wheels. Below are the full specs of the bike.
  • 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
  • Tires - 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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About the author: Daniel Patrascu
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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