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Bike Friday is a brand of folding bicycle made by Green Gear Cycling of Eugene, Oregon, United States. Other member reports at the Folding Society seem to concur, both Excitebike that it really is a very good high performance bicycle, but that it isn t the most convenient or easiest folder. The same company s Tikit bike addresses the market segment more interested in a convenient, easy fold and less interested in high performance. .
Cyclists often refer informally to the company as Bike Friday. The Bike Friday emphasizes riding characteristics rather than foldability. The company history says they sought to invent a packable bicycle that rode well over serious distances, loaded or unloaded, to save airline baggage fees. The range includes tandems, triplets, road, mountain and touring models, a recumbent, and a tandem that breaks apart and becomes a single bike.
The company s co-founders and designers hail from a racing background, rather than a traditional engineering background.