Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Hawk, and videos of folders

The Hawk is a mountain-bike-style folder with 26 inch wheels which is sold by OnyerBike in Australia. You can see a video of it on You Tube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdcwvW8W13U. The way that the handlebars can be removed and put into a locator where they serve to hold the bike together when folded is rather nice, though the removal of the seatpost and simply fitting it between the folded frame parts is less admirable (we suspect that many people would probably opt just to lower the saddle, even if it is not quite as compact). Our thanks go to Steve Goodwin for bringing the Hawk to our attention.

There are a number of videos about folders on YouTube, and we may add links to such videos in future bike tests - we have added the one for the Mezzo to the recent Mezzo test report.