Best Foldable Bike: The Birdy Rohloff

Over 20 years ago, Markus Riese and Heiko Müller made the prototype of the Birdy. It is a bike that is considered the best foldable bike. It was the first full-suspension folding bike ever made by Riese and Müller and changed the way bikes were seen. In 1994 the duo found a manufacturer for their revolutionary design, Pacific Cycles. The Taiwanese folding bike manufacturers have been making the bikes ever since. 

The Birdy is currently on its third iteration, which have gone from circular frames to single monocoque frames. The full suspension system on the Birdy is still the best in the folding bike market. And, combining it with the new frame makes it super stable and smooth to ride. 

The Birdy is well-liked as it combines performance with convenience. If you own a bicycle shop in Singapore, you’ve probably had people come in and ask about the Birdy. Its popularity has spread across the world, and everyone wants one. Many have tried to get this bike for sale in Singapore. Mighty Velo is the only bike shop in Singapore that is the distributor for Birdy folding bicycle in Singapore and the rest of Southeast Asia.

There are five different models of the Birdy, each tailored to different riding styles. There is the Birdy City which is for daily commuters and leisure cyclists. The Birdy GT is for those who like to do all-terrain riding along with daily commuting. For those who like riding fast on open stretches of roads, the Birdy Racing is for you. There is also the Birdy New Classic, a tribute to the classic First Gen Birdy bikes with its retro circular frame. But out of all the models, there is one which stands out — the Birdy Rohloff.

The King of Birdy performance bikes.

The Birdy Rohloff is the King of Birdy bikes and the best foldable bike with good reason. It is a 14 speeds touring bike which can take you the distance. It is custom-fitted with premium Rohloff bike parts, providing a super smooth ride. And the thing that sets it apart from any other Birdy model is its 14 speeds Rohloff hub.

Rohloff is a company that specialises in internal hubs and bike accessories. Their hubs are simple to maintain and feels smooth when shifting through the gears as you are riding.  A sealed aluminium hub shell protect the Rohloff gears. This hub makes a Rohloff hub extremely resilient against the elements and weather that would damage a regular hub. And as a result, the Rohloff hub is one of the hardiest hubs in the market. 

The internal hub also keeps quick to damage parts safe inside the casing. Parts that are likely to fail after some time, like derailleurs and shifters, are not exposed on the Birdy Rohloff. Therefore it is less likely that you’ll need to worry about your bike gears breaking on longer and tougher rides.

The Birdy Rohloff also requires very little maintenance thanks to the internal hub. The external maintenance is washing the mud and dirt off the bike and tyres now and then. But for the gears and such, you barely need to do anything. They will not get dirty quickly inside the hub. You can ride a minimum of 100,000km before the hub fails or needs cleaning though some have ridden far further before needing to open up the hub to clean it. 

Cycling with the Birdy Rohloff

Riding the Birdy Rohloff is something you must experience for yourself. You must ride it to feel its real power and performance. Then you will know why it is considered the best foldable bike. It is a touring bike, so cycling for a long distance is no problem at all. It’s internal hub, and gearing mechanism also makes shifting through gears easy. You can even shift through the gears while stationary and not pedalling. It’s also possible to change through multiple gears at once. This shifting is unlike a regular bike where you can only do so one at a time. The Rohloff Twist shifter makes that possible and is limited by your wrist movements. 

When riding on roads the sturdy monocoque frame coupled with the plush, touring tyres provide a very smooth ride. The Schwalbe Marathon Racer tyres are for fast riding across long distances. They can last longer, so don’t worry about them wearing out quickly.

Overall the Birdy Rohloff is in a class of its own when it comes to performance folding bikes. It is perfect for seasoned cyclists and those who enjoy long touring. And with its foldability, you can take it with you to almost anywhere. Travel with your Birdy Rohloff and cycle along some of the most famous bike tour routes.

Mighty Velo, the Official Distributor for Birdy 

If you are looking to buy the Birdy Rohloff folding bicycle in Singapore, get it from us! Mighty Velo is the official distributor for Pacific Cycles in Southeast Asia. We are the place to go for a quality foldable bicycle in Singapore. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, we provide the best service and customer support in Singapore. Our bikes are the best foldable bike in Singapore!

Visit our official shop to check out the Birdy Rohloff and our other folding bike models. You can choose from 17 different frame colours for your Birdy. Once you’ve picked your model and frame, we will assemble your bike for you.

You can get the Birdy Rohloff at $5,950. So don’t wait any longer! Test ride the Birdy Rohloff at 30 Tai Seng Street, Breadtalk IHQ, #02-14, Singapore 534013. We are open Mon-Sat, 10 am – 7 pm. 

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