Fit A Better Bike Into Tight Spaces

What do a boat, a private plane, and a studio apartment have in common?

There’s precious little space to put stuff. And yet, when you’re done in there, you’ll want to go places, and do things, the way you can on a zippy, full-size bike…that doesn’t fit because there’s so little space.

One solution is to optimize for tiny size. Get the smallest folding bike you can find. And then, when you ride it, while avoiding bumps and potholes that are tough on tiny wheels, ignore this feeling…

Clown on Small Bike

Another approach is to optimize for a bike that fits your body for optimal riding, yet folds in half for easy storage. All models of the CHANGE bike come in four frame sizes, all the way up to 22” for the commuter model, yet fold down to a compact 35” x 30” x 14” in less than a minute.

BIKES ON A BOAT?

Bikes on a Boat

Generally, a bike takes up five feet by three feet of space. That’s impossible below deck! So where do bikes often end up? Above deck, in the rain, spray, and possibly even corrosive salt water.

Obviously, this isn’t good for your bike.

Rusty Bike

And it’s not just about rust on the gears, but also on the derailleur, rusty shifter cables, and rusty brake cables. This isn’t an adventure waiting to happen as much as a bad day waiting to happen.

BIKES ON A PLANE?

Realistically, the only way to fit a five foot by three foot bike on a Cessna or Beechcraft is to disassemble it or make it your only cargo. That’s a significant impediment to enjoying it at the other end of the flight!

Bikes on a Plane

So the traditional go-to option here, if any, is to carry a small folding bike or forego the freedom of biking at the designation. Even with the best small folding bike, there is zero chance of a mountain biking adventure, because the tall steerer tube up to the handlebars—see Ronald above—doesn’t allow for wheel control in high-stress situations.

BIKES IN A STUDIO APARTMENT?

When room functions are combined, every inch of floor space and storage matters. It’s a bit like living on a boat.

Bikes in Studio Apartment

And the transportation solutions are similar, too. Where do you put your full-sized bike? Out on the deck, in the rain, to rust.

Or if it’s a really good bike, inside, in the way wherever you put it.

BUT IF YOU HAD A CHANGE BIKE…

A CHANGE bike changes everything. Where can you store a CHANGE bike out of the way in its carry bag? Either side of the window would work perfectly, or in the closet (if you had no long dresses).

Here are CHANGE bikes in other tight situations…

CHANGE BIKE IN A SMARTCAR…

Bikes in Smart Car

CHANGE BIKE IN A STUDENT’S ROOM…

Bikes in Student Room

TWO CHANGE BIKES IN THEIR CARRY BAGS…

Bikes in Carry Bag

FOUR CHANGE BIKES IN A CLOSET…

Bikes in Closet

AND ONE CHANGE BIKE ON THE TRAILS.

WHERE DOES A CHANGE BIKE FIT IN YOUR LIFE?

CHANGE bikes are available in hybrid commuter bike, hardtail mountain bike, and rugged hybrid—all with FREE shipping, 30-day money-back guarantee, and lifetime frame warranty from Flatbike, the US reseller for CHANGE bikes.

Which CHANGE bike is right for you?