IF Mode folding bike

We love following trends in folding bikes because regular bicycles hog up so much space in our homes. This week, we’ve found Areaware’s IF Mode folding bike:

The clean and striking IF Mode is aimed at commuters of the mobile generation who, until now, may have not considered cycling or folding bikes to be an option. IF Mode avoids oily chains, complex tubes with hidden dirt traps, and the clutter of traditional bike features. Meant for city commuters rather than bicycle warriors, it looks at home folded up on a subway or in an office, like other well designed accessories in your life. It also performs on the street like any lightweight, well-balanced full size bike.

I agree, it is a very attractive piece of industrial design. If you’re in the market for a folding bike, check out the IF Mode as well as the others we have reviewed over the years.

9 Comments for “IF Mode folding bike”

  1. posted by timgray on

    That’s a nice bike, although I gave up on the traditional bike years ago. Recumbent is where it’s at for a comfy ride. In fact I went Super-clutterer and bought my wife and I Recumbent tadpole trikes http://www.greenspeed.com.au/ to handle a 10 mile commute daily.

    We hang them on the wall in the bedroom to keep them out of the way. I really wish I could get a folding one like this neat bike though for space savings in the winter months.

  2. posted by Andoryu on

    I have been riding a folding bike in Japan for the past 5 years. It is very useful to have bike that you can store in tight spaces in a space-limited country like Japan. Looking for a replacement so I will have to check this bike out!

  3. posted by Jay on

    Folding bikes are great, and I am sure that this bike is high quality. At its price, it would unclutter my bank account as well . . . .

  4. posted by Anita on

    I can’t ride a bike (gasp! I know…), but I think this looks cool! Almost makes me want to learn.

    … Almost.

  5. posted by Pharmacist Millie on

    I like this one a lot. I’ve been wanting to ride my bike more for the fitness and savings benefit. And it will even fold up and can be stored under the bed…

  6. posted by gypsy packer on

    *timgray–New to the market: a folding three-speed adult trike–check online. It folds into a 36×36 space. Unfortunately, it isn’t a recumbent. I have balance problems and crave a Sun 23-speed recumbent, but it’s a little pricey.

  7. posted by Larry Lagarde on

    Timgray: Sidewinder Cycle makes a whole line of folding recumbent trikes… SidewinderCycle.com

  8. posted by Larry Lagarde on

    The IF MODE is made by Pacific Cycles of Taiwan; they also make the…

    World’s Most Compact Adult Folding Trike:
    The CarryAll
    Folded, the CarryAll is the length of a golf umbrella and as wide as a VHS tape is long. It weighs @ 20 lbs and will carry 245 lbs. Price: $895

  9. posted by Bryan on

    No fenders. No place to mount a rack, or lights.

    Just things to keep in mind when considering the real utility of this bike.

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