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Xootr Blog

How did Copenhagen create a bicycling culture?

This month, I dropped my son off for a fall semester of study abroad in Copenhagen. One of the most striking features of the city is the bike culture. About half of Copenhagen’s residents use a bicycle on any given day. This is remarkable because although Copenhagen is flat, is cold in winter, gets a … [Read more…]

Work in the City? Use a Commuter Folding Bike!

We all know that commuting to work can be a bit of a hassle, sitting in traffic day in and day out with nothing but red brake lights ahead of you. What could be more frustrating when merely trying to start (and end) your work day? By using a folding bike that’s well-suited to commuting … [Read more…]

How to Fix a Folding Bike Chain

First, let me note that there is actually nothing special about fixing a folding bike chain. It’s the same as fixing a chain on any bike. As far as I know, there are few if any folding bicycles with special chains. Folding bike chain philosophy My philosophy is that you should replace your chain once … [Read more…]

What Makes a Good Folding Bike Lock?

Using a Folding Bike Lock

Choosing a good folding bike lock An experienced thief, equipped with the proper tools, can make away with your bike while you’re sitting in class, presenting at a meeting or even just picking up a sandwich. While a cordless angle driver will allow a thief to cut through almost any material, there are ways to … [Read more…]

The Advantages of a Folding Bike in the City

As the number of folding bikes you see on the street increases you may have already asked yourself, why do people commute via folding bike? Is there any real advantage? In an urban environment, commuting by bike often proves to be quicker, easier and better for you! But why choose the unorthodox, head-turning profile of … [Read more…]