The Birdy Rohloff, as you'd expect with a Rohloff equipped bike it gives you the ultimate in maintenance free transmission couple this with disc brakes which give all-weather stopping power and you've got the perfect long distance touring bike.
The Rohloff is a 14-speed hub gear notable for its wide overall gearing range with close-ratio, evenly spaced gears. The indexing is carried out within the hub, so is not critically dependent on cable tension and condition. The enclosed transmission is almost maintenance free and guarantees long working life even under the most extreme conditions.
The bike comes equipped with amazingly efficient Supernova dynamo lighting which gives you super bright front and rear light at all times
With the Shimano hydraulic disc upgrade, you no longer have the hassle of keeping your V-brake pads adjusted and clean or the worry of overheating and abrading your wheel rims on long descents loaded up with panniers front and rear. One finger, reliable, all-weather braking is what you get. Shimano disc brake pads are available pretty much everywhere. It would suit daily commuters and globe-trotting adventurers alike.
Full suspension monocoque
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The Birdy from the German company Riese und Müller is a full suspension folding bike with superior road performance and some off road potential. The Birdy's fold allows it to retain a jointless main frame that is solid and stable. The use of an aluminium monocoque frame makes it very, very light. The use of a swingarm both front and rear allows full suspension and folding. All this adds up to a bike that's light, fast and fun to ride.
Although the Birdy enjoys all the generic advantages of any folder - namely compact portability, it is best suited to those who seek a faster ride and to cover longer distances than the Brompton. It does not have quite such an easy or compact fold as the Brompton, but it is lighter for lugging around!
The Birdy is a configurable cycle - like the Brompton. Simply choose your colour, transmission option and accessories. The accessories can also be added on at a later date.