The Birdy. Supremely functional.
The Birdy: a Swiss pocket knife that you can mount and ride away on. Tucked away, it might not fit in every trouser pocket perhaps, but it certainly will fit in any car boot and any form of public transport. And when it’s needed, it simply opens out.
Be it on holiday or for day-to-day working. It doesn’t take much longer to open up than a pocket knife either. Its cleverly thought-out frame without hinge joint in the main frame and the adapted ratio range deliver a riding experience just like any normal bike. The full suspension surpasses even its riding safety and comfort. Regular bikes had better watch out.
A folding genius
No other folding bike in the world can be folded as quickly as the Birdy. Of course, you have to practice a few times until you can do it fluidly. Birdy holds the world record at 4.9 seconds. Its folded dimensions are then 80 x 62 x 34 cm. In addition to its fast and compact folding properties, its quick, sporty riding characteristics just like those of a regular bike are impressive.
No folding hinge
A folding bike without a hinge on the main frame? Not only can it be done, but it can be done so with style and functionality. Because the pivot points of the suspension act as the pivot points for folding the bike, the Birdy achieves the same frame stability as a normal bike. And so it rides like one too. Another advantage that this brings is the Birdy’s wonderfully low weight.
Maintains a deep relationship with the road.
Only a folding bike with true full suspension keeps contact with the ground on poor roads – and keeps you in full control. The active rear swing arm with favourable pivot point position and optimised anti-dive front wheel suspension form the core of the Control Technology. They ensure better road holding and safety at high speeds and in tricky situations. The immediately appreciable advantage is the back-sparing riding comfort. Vibrations and hard knocks like those experienced on cobbles or kerbs are significantly diminished.
Perfect for everyone. With no compromises.
The height-adjustable stem and adjustable seatpost, both with flip-flop length adjustment, mean that the seat position of the Birdy can be adjusted to rider heights from 1.50 to 1.95 m and adapt to every rider’s comfort preferences. As a result, it can be used by multiple users. The large diameter of the stem and handlebars, as well as the quadruple clamp, ensure maximum rigidity and stability. This gives the Birdy the riding characteristics of a normal bike.
Carrier / Lowrider
A folding carrier for a folding bike.
This is where we’re particularly proud of the Birdy. The optional carrier is designed so that it collapses downwards when the bike is folded. Extended, fitting a pannier is child’s play. In combination with a Lowrider, the panniers can also be secured to the front wheel fork. And collapsed, the Lowrider becomes the pull handle for the Birdy. Sheer genius.
|Frame colour||cyan*; graphite matt*; lime*; white*|
|Headset||TH No. 10, semi-integrated|
|Seatpost||JD/Riese & Müller, Alu, 34,9 x 565mm|
|Seatclamp||TranzX, 40,0 mm, QR|
|Tires||Schwalbe Big Apple 50-355 Reflex|
|Rims||Alex Crostini 1.1, 18″|
|Front hub||Hub dynamo Shutter Precision||Chosen Mount, 32 Loch; Hub dynamo Shutter Precision*||Hub dynamo Shutter Precision|
|Rear hub||Shimano Nexus 8-speed, free-wheel, 36H||Sunrace, 32 Loch||Rohloff Speedhub, 14-speed|
|Crankset||Driveline, 52T, incl. Hollow Tech bottom bracket|
|Chain||KMC X1 ( 103x )||KMC X10 ( 111x )||KMC X9 ( 105x )|
|Cassette||Esjot, 16T||Sunrace 10-speed, 9-32||Rohloff, 13T|
|Saddle||Selle Royal Shadow|
|Shifting system||Shimano Nexus grip shift, 8-speed ; Shimano Alfine grip shift, 8-speed *||Shimano Deore Trekking, 10-speed||Rohloff grip shift|
|Handlebar||Satori Horizon, 31,8 mm, 10°, B=540 mm|
|Stem||Comfort 10°*; Sport 21°*|
|Brakes||Shimano Deore, disc brake|
|Front light||Supernova E3 Pure 3S*|
|Tail light||Supernova E3 E-Bike Tail Light 2|
|Kickstand||Minoura for Birdy|