Sometimes we own a bicycle because it is a practical thing to have. We just need a mode of transport to move us from place to place. We just want a bicycle that folds so that it can stowed away in a limited storage space. But sometimes we want more than a no-frills requirement, and would not mind some aesthetic form on top of function, some substance to add onto the basic frame, and a fold that is attractive. You then consider the Bigfish Line.
You can feel the focus on design by this European bicycle maker from the moment you handle a Bigfish Line in your hands. Clean design lines of the bike frame, powder-coated paintjob and a matt finish for its handlebars show the intent of this bike to score high on the form factor.
The fold is intuitive, underscoring the designer’s attention to function as well. The Bigfish Line has an innovative 4-step fold that allows you to fold in any order, because the folding parts do not overlap each other, making it stand apart from other folding bikes. No more memorising of folding steps! This bike folds fast as well – in 10 seconds, or less, once you get familiar with the bike.
One more outstanding point about the fold is that you can actually fold down the bike without needing to lift up the bike at all at any point, i.e. both wheels touch the ground throughout the folding process. Once folded, the bike does not need to be carried, simply push it along trolley-style by holding by its seat; or in more tight spaces like the train, lift it up from the front and wheel the bike on its rear wheel.
Imagine what a breeze it is to handle this bike! This slimfold approach to the
folding design means the folded bike will easily stow away under a desk, or upright in a broom closet.
The Bigfish Line is designed to be a fuss-free and low-maintenance for leisure and commuting use. It has a Shimano Nexus 3-speed internal hub which is maintenance-free, and 3 speeds mean you have minimal gears yet have enough to get you almost anyway in the city and parks in Singapore. For an added touch, there is a chain guard which protects you from accidental stains on your pant legs or skirt, so you can comfortably ride this bike in your work clothes. The bicycle wheels are 16” in size for lesser rolling resistance to make it easy to ride and take up a lesser footprint when folded, but don’t let the small wheels deceive you to think the ride performance is compromised. The Bigfish Line has the same wheelbase as a full-size bicycle to give you a ride that is as good and comfortable as a full-sized city bicycle.
On the road, this bicycle does live up to its promises. It was very comfortable to hop on and ride off and the upright riding position and long wheelbase really makes you feel you are riding a full-size city bike and not a foldie. We took the bike to ride in our city and it was a really sweet ride. The bike felt fast and there was little road shock from the pavements, and the added sweetener was that we could roll the bike onto the train when we had to connect between different locations.
So, if you commute to work or just ride for leisure, and want to do it in a stylish and attractive bike; or you are someone that appreciates a good folding bike, come check out the Bigfish Line at our shops today!
The BIGFISH LINE is available exclusively at our outlets in stylish colours of orange/white/black at the price of SGD $799.