As Mighty Velo has been in the business for a very long time, we have observed that our main target audience were mainly men. There were rarely women who will try out performance foldable bikes. This has changed very recently through Circuit Breaker.
Prior to Circuit Breaker, women would look to a male opinion to buy a performance foldable bike. As a result, we have noticed that more and more women would come alone to our shop to test ride. Moreover, women would be the one to initiate test rides through private message.
Another example would be how women would be shy or ashamed to ask beginner questions about performance foldable bikes. This has changed with how women are much more confident now to question things that they do not understand about performance foldable bikes.
As we are folding bike specialists, we always seek to educate beginners and first-timers in buying their first bicycle. We want to market the right bike to the customer’s needs. It is important to not discriminate someone who does not know anything about bicycles.
Here, we want to recommend some Birdy foldable performance bicycles that can be for women too!
All Birdy models that Mighty Velo sells are Gen 3 performance foldable bikes that are sturdy and have a rigid monocoque frame. This results in the bike having very little flex when riding, even on rough terrain.
It is equipped with a full suspension system both at the front and back. This gives the bike a more comfortable ride. The suspension absorbs the shock and vibrations that you could feel. Over time, this will give your back an easier time.
All Birdy bikes have full-suspension in their design. The difference between them is the quality of components and tyres.
Birdy New Classic
The Birdy New Classic is an entry-level model among the Birdy bikes. It has CST 18 inch tyres. Whether you are a woman or not, this is an excellent bike to start your cycling journey. This bike has a unique look due to its retro tubular frame design.
The retro tubular frame design is a throwback to the first-gen Birdy models that were discontinued in 2005 by Pacific Cycles.
This is also the only model with V-Caliper brakes. It also has an 8-speeds Shimano Acera derailleur, which is super responsive when shifting through while riding. In Mighty Velo, we believe that a good quality folding bicycle should have 8 or more speeds. The Shimano Acera derailleur is easy to use. It has an indicator on the trigger shifter that shows which gear you are on as you are using it.
The Birdy New Classic currently comes in Polished Silver, Mercury Copper and Mercury Grey. In the future, Mercury Blue will be added to this list as well.
You may check out the specifications of the Birdy New Classic bike here.
The Birdy City is a 9-speeds bike which features CST 18 inch tyres. It is also another bike that can be a fantastic start to your cycling lifestyle. It is good for cycling in Singapore’s urban landscape.
The City is the bike for everyday commute and cyclist. It is equipped with the Shimano trigger shifter, which allows you to quickly and smoothly shift through gears.
The CST 18 inch tyres merge with the full suspension monocoque frame of the Birdy City to deliver the most comfortable ride among folding bikes.
It feels stable and light to ride the Birdy City on footpaths and park connectors of Singapore. This bike is perfect for rides for when you want to leisure or exercise.
Different to the Birdy New Classic, it comes with disc brakes. The disc brakes are more responsive when braking. It also allows for more customisation options if you choose to do so later on in your bike life cycle.
Known as the King of Birdy bikes, the Rohloff is fitted with the most premium parts. It has14 speeds touring bike which is designed to go the distance. As you first ride it, you will realise how it really provides a super smooth ride which feels really premium!
What makes it super special to warrant the price tag? There’s no beating around the bush here about the price tag. It is because of the 14 Speeds Rohloff Speed Hub.
The Rohloff Speedhub is an internal gear hub for bicycles which is developed and patented by Rohloff AG. Rohloff AG is a German company which is known for its durability and high performance.
The Speedhub is known for its gears which is sealed away of an aluminium hub shell, which prevents the gears extremely resilient against mud, grit, or dust. Parts such as derailleurs and shifters are also not exposed as it is sealed with the Rohloff hub. These parts usually have a short life on the bike. Therefore, with the internal hub, you’ll not need to worry about your bike gears breaking on longer or tougher rides.
Although pricy, the Rohloff requires minimal maintenance, which saves you money in the long run when you think about it. You don’t need to pay for servicing or for when your parts may brake. The Rohloff can guarantee that parts will not break as easily as those parts that are exposed.
As a result, this can be also easy for women who do not know much about repairing bikes themselves and prefer to just have a smooth ride.
Get your New Favourite Foldable Bicycle now!
If you are planning to go on bicycle rides with your family or friends, you can consider these bikes! If you’re looking to get your hands on a Birdy performance bike, look no further. Mighty Velo is the official distributor of Pacific Cycles in South East Asia, the best foldable bike to ride in Singapore.
With over 15 years of experience with foldable bicycles, we can guarantee to help you find the perfect Birdy ride for you regardless of your gender. We provide quality aftercare services and have a team of professional mechanics who were trained in Taiwan by Pacific Cycles.
Be assured that you will get the best service at our store.