Let’s face it, most fold-up bikes make the rider look about as cool as Lembit Opik. Plus you need a degree in engineering and a tub of Swarfega in order to collapse and assemble them without working yourself into a tearful, oily heap on the 7:05 to Paddington. So thank goodness the multi award-winning iF Mode Folding Bicycle is here to save the day.
Meticulously engineered by British inventor Mark Sanders in conjunction with Pacific Cycles, this stunning fold-up bike features a stylish monocoque frame with a single action swing-arm. This unique system allows you to flip open or collapse the whole shebang in less than 3 seconds, automatically linking the wheels together and allowing the bike to be wheeled around rather than carried when folded. It’s 100% idiot-proof. No really, we’ve tried it.
The IF Mode folds quickly and easily
Ideal for anyone who uses public transport or a car for part of their commute, the iF Mode makes oily socks a distant memory as its chain is enclosed within its streamlined modular frame. Use it to cycle to the station, the shops, the gym, the cinema, or anywhere else that’s too far to walk but too near for any other mode of transport.
Unlike those dorky tiny-wheeled contraptions you see vicars riding to the church fete, this triumph of engineering boasts a full-size frame and proper wheels so you sit in a natural riding position and get balanced handling. It even utilises an ingenious kick button allowing you to change gears with your heels.
Too far to cycle? No problem!
Actually, come to think of it, forget commuting, the iF Mode is so eye-catchingly cool it deserves to be used for recreational cycling too. Hang it in the hall folded and it could almost double up as a futuristic art installation. So what are you waiting for? On yer bike!
The fastest folding bike currently available, collapses in a single action
The built in handle allows the bike to be rolled rather than carried
The chain and gearing system are internalised meaning clothes stay clean and maintenance is practically zero
The frame and wheel size are the same as a typical mountain bike with a natural riding postion and balanced handling
Single sided fork and rear stays with foldable handle bars offers full size bike funtionality with a small folded footprint
Kick button to change gear with your heels, the Schlumpf hub is integrated inside the frame, to avoid water penetration and malfunction from knocks or bumps
Frame: Pacific AL7005 IF Monocoque frame w/single swingarm
Fork: Pacific AL7005 single arm
Colours: Cream White or Matte Black
Head Set: Ball Bearings 35x17x10mm
BB Parts: Speed Drive integrated
Seat Post: Promax SP-728 AL 2014 31.6x480mm
Tire: Kenda Kwick Roller Sport 26x1.5" (40-559)
Rim: Alloy 6061-T6 26x1.5" 12H 3 Spider Plates
Hub: KT sealed bearings for single arm frame
Chainwheel: Speed Drive 22T w/CG
Chain: KMC HG53
Freewheel: 12T sprocket
Derailleur: Speed Drive dual speed system
Shifters: Heel push bottom on BB axle
Saddle: Velo VL-2064 Brown
Handlebar: Pacific IF Mode Folding
Stem: CNC integrated to front fork
Brake: Mechanical Disc Brake w/160mm rotors
Brake Lever: Mechanical disc brake lever
Suspension Unit: Nil
Folded – measures approximately 102cm(H) x27cm(W) x 66cm(L)