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Old 03-31-20, 06:59 PM
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Collapsible Tuck bike includes folding wheels

https://newatlas.com/tuck-bike-folding-wheels/
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Old 04-01-20, 03:13 PM
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Strange,...I'm not trusting those wheels.
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Old 04-01-20, 05:30 PM
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I think it's super cool. Lot of development and design history on their main site. Imagine the dimension possibilities.

https://www.tuckbike.com/prototype-j...Item-k6pkzw695
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Old 04-01-20, 06:05 PM
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It is a brilliant idea. But at the price it is, most people will not buy one.
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Old 04-01-20, 06:23 PM
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It is a brilliant idea. But at the price it is, most people will not buy one.
$1,600 - $2,500 is actually a pretty decent price range. Honestly, since I missed the price, it's pretty fair for what it promises to be.
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Old 04-01-20, 06:47 PM
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Air less tires are not going to be comfortable.
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Old 04-02-20, 05:00 AM
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I've never ridden an airless tire but imagine it not being too different from my high pressure airnimal tires? Can the density can be adjusted during manufacturing for the type of ride desired?
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Small wheel with proper high pressure tire is 10x better than unreliable "folding wheel" with airless tire.

And unfortunately the folding size is not any better than montague or changebike.
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Hi all,

My name is Alex Animashaun, I'm the founder of Tuck Bike. Someone on the forum contacted me to say that a thread has started over here. I'm conscious that the forum has rules on self-promotion, so I'll do my best to answer while staying within the rules until I can figure out how to sign up for premium and the ability to post links.

Well, firstly it's fantastic to have people interested in Tuck Bike! If you have any questions, I'm most responsive to emailing the address you can find on our website. I know people have been asking more about how the bike and wheels fold. You can see on the youtube channel a more detailed video showing some close ups of the fold.

I know this is a super enthusiastic forum and I'm excited to engage with people on here. I've only made it this far thanks to the kindness of friends and strangers.

Something you could help with is the design decision of folding pedals vs detachable pedals. At the moment I use foldable pedals, but detachable pedals would decrease the footprint from roughly 61cm x 37cm to 61cm x 34cm. It would make the volume smaller, but to me has the trade off of where do I store my pedals. Are people willing to pay extra for detachable pedals?

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Mobike share bikes come with airless tires. They ride OK for a share bike. Given a single-speed and a heavy frame, pneumatic vs airless does not make that much difference, but they reduce maintenance demands. However, once you are to put them on a bike that is to fold small and be as agile as practically achievable, the situation flips: Having klutzy, but 700 tires just makes no sense. I see it as an intellectual design exercise. Even when brilliantly solved I do not see the market waiting there with a anxiety for the solution.
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Old 04-06-20, 04:03 PM
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Bravo Alex,
Thank you for trying something new. I personally prefer folding pedals. Best of luck, and please keep working on bike design!
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Alex, the only time I remove my detachable pedals is when packing the bike into the suitcase. I too would venture most stick with folding pedals. I have those too and it's easy enough to remove them for the suitcase.
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