Now that I’m moving to a bike-friendly city, I’m really looking forward to getting some mileage out of my foldie. The irony, of course, is that I’ll have a place to keep a regular old non-folding bike, so I’m questioning if the foldie is the best choice. It probably is – it’s the best-riding bike I’ve ever owned. I may have loved my old Schwinn dearly, because it was the best-fitting bike I’ve ever had – but the clunky shift mechanism and the fact that I couldn’t easily find someone to work on it made it less than perfect. The foldie both fits and rides well, so it’s kind of a no-brainer.
Still, I’ve been keeping an eye out for other small bike options. By small, I mean 24″ – I’m both vertically-challenged and super uncoordinated, so it’s critical that my feet touch the ground easily. Recently I saw a girl riding a Coco bike down my street, and I immediately became intrigued.
Apparently Forge bikes are made specifically for Target, but they are supposed to be a cut above the usual poorly-made big-box bikes. I’m skeptical; I had an incident some years back in which my big-box Huffy comfort bike seized up on me while I was riding the Long Beach bike path, causing me to fly ass-over-teakettle into the sand. They don’t sell these in the stores, at least not around me – has anybody seen one in person?
ETA – Welcome, everyone who came here via Not Martha! The recommendations are much appreciated; however, I’m looking for feedback about the Forge Coco bike specifically. I know there are lots of great bikes out there, but this is the one I’m curious about.