What are the benefits of folding bikes: 11 reasons to buy a foldable bicycle

The benefits of a folding bike extend beyond easier portability

Male cyclist holding a folding bike
(Image credit: Getty Images / Dean Mitchell)

There are plenty of benefits of folding bikes that make the best folding bikes a really versatile option for a variety of riders and make a foldable bike a great candidate for the N+1 bicycle

They’re a great choice if you’re tight on space, they’re easier to take on public transport and they’re a quick way to get around town. Go for one of the best electric folding bike and you’ll arrive less hot and tired than a pedal-powered bike as well.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.