The Birdy City features the ultra reliable Shimano Nexus 8 hub gear system that delivers a 306% gear ratio spread between 8 gears. Hub gear systems work brilliantly with folding bikes as the shifting mechanism is internal and so protected from the inevitable knocks folders get when put into tight spaces.
With the Shimano hydraulic discs, 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.
The bike comes equipped with amazingly efficient Supernova dynamo lighting which gives you super bright front and rear light at all times
Although weighing in as the heaviest in the Birdy stable at a little under 13kg, here is a bike that delivers the unique combination of serious reliability, reasonable luggage capability, with compact, manageable portability. A small weight gain is a price worth paying for such versatility.
Full suspension monocoque
Black, White, Lime Green and Blue
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. All Birdys are ready to take mudguards and a kickstand, both of which we strongly recommend, though we are happy to accessorise to your own specification.