Downtube VS Bike Friday

Bike Friday's start at $1200, our bikes are more comfortable ( due to suspension ), use a lighter aluminium frame, and cost well less than half the price of a comparable Bike Friday.

  Bike Friday New World Tourist .8 ($1200+) Downtube 9 ($549) Downtube Nova ($299) Downtube FS ($549)
Frame Material Steel Aluminium Aluminium Aluminium
Drivetrain 8sp cassette 9sp cassette 7sp frewheel 9sp cassette
Suspension none steel fork Zoom fork none steel fork Zoom fork and rear shock
Cranks replaceable chainring replaceable chainring replaceable chainring replaceable chainring
Stem fixed angle fixed angle fixed angle fixed angle
Pedals Aluminium folding Aluminium folding Plastic folding Aluminium folding
Fold time 1+ minutes 15 sec 15 sec 15 sec
Replaceable rear derailleur hanger Yes Yes Yes Yes
Water Bottle braze-on Yes Yes Yes Yes
Frame protector (bar from below to protect frame) No Yes Yes Yes
Folded size Large Compact Compact Compact
Use Standard Bike parts Yes Yes Yes Yes
Weight 23.2 26.5 24.5 27.5

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