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Melon Folding Bike - Slice
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The Slice folding bike by Melon bicycles takes riding convenience to an entirely new level. The days of wrestling with a bike rack will be a think of the past - but this is just the beginning - wait until you take it for a ride! The Slice is an agile, quick, great handling and sturdy bicycle that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. You will soon think of your slice as an incredible bike that folds as an extra bonus - not as a folding bike.
The Slice starts out with a high-quality and light-weight aluminum frame and fork. The frame sits on top of 20" sized tires. 20" Wheels can be a blast to ride! It is very easy to quickly pick up speed, they are quick to turn around obstacles, or zig-zagging around students on the way to class.
The drive-train is an 8-Speed Shimano Sora rear derailleur - changed by an easy to use SRAM grip-shifter. The Slice is designed with and extra large front chainring which provides the gear ratios necessary to conquer any terrain with only 8 gears. Melon Bicycles believe that for most people, 24 or 27 gears are completely unnecessary and just get in the way of your enjoyable riding experience.
The SRAM MRX Pro grip shifter makes shifting completely intuitive and fun; you click the grip away from you to go to the next higher gear and towards you to go to the next lower gear. The large numerical display by the hand grip lets you see what gear you are in at a glance.
The slice is crafted from lightweight 7005 aluminum and is easy to put in and out of the trunk, carry into the office or classroom, or store in the apartment closet. The seat is comfortable but firm, allowing you to stay in the saddle as long as you like. The rear mounted kickstand is out of the way but convenient for those moments when you actually have to stop riding. High quality rims and high-powered V-brakes round out the design.
Special Features of the Slice:
- 20" Wheel, easily transported alternative to conventional comfort, hybrid, fitness, and commuting bikes.
- An upright riding position makes for an enjoyable day in the saddle.
- Aluminum Frame and Fork
- 8 Speeds
- Quick To Fold
Full Specs of the Melon Slice Folding Bike:
- Frame: 7005 aluminum-octagon shape
- Fork: 7005 aluminum
- Folded Size: 34"L x 27"H x 13"W
- Folding Time: 15 seconds
- Weight: 25.5 lbs
- Suggested Rider Height: 4'-8" to 6'-3"
- Maximum Rider Weight: 240 lbs
- Crankset: SRAM Truvativ Tuoro 52T
- Chain: KMC HG50 108L
- Hubs: Formula FB-31FQR, Formula FB-32 RQR
- Spokes: 14G Steel, 12mm brass CP npls
- Rims: Weinmann ZAC20
- Tires: Kenda K909, 20"x1.75"
- Shifters: SRAM MRX Pro with display
- Rear Derailleur: Sora 8 speed
- Cassette: Shimano CS-HG50-8, 12-25T
- Brakes: Promax Alloy V brakes
- Brake Levers: Promax 2.5 Finger Alloy
- Pedals: VP folding pedal
- Saddle: Cionlli
- Seatpost: 34x550mm
- Handlebar: 25.4mmx500mm, swept 6 degrees
- Stem: 300mm folding
A Little More of the Melon Bicycle Story:
Melon bicycles started with the vision to make riding a bicycle a simpler and more enjoyable experience. They decided to create fun to ride, easy to transport, intuitive to operate 20" wheel sized bicycles, designed for a wide range of rider abilities. Melon's goal is to help people integrate bicycle riding into their daily lives with much less effort than they ever thought imaginable.
20" wheel bicycles offer a zippy, great handling ride that is perfect for most uses - all in a smaller package. Hop on your melon and experience the smoothness of shifting and the firmness of braking. That’s because the components on Melon bikes are superior to those found on many other bikes of the same price level. Some of the models are designed for an easy leg swing over, and all of them can be set up for you to sit in the saddle while your feet are still planted firmly on the ground.
Melon Bicycles believe that the simpler they can make a bike to maintain, ride, and transport, the more fun you will have owning it. And you won't have to give up an inch of performance along the way. All of the bike frames are made from lightweight aluminum alloy. Bike weights are published with pride. The designs borrow liberally from mountain bike and road bike frame designs and technology, but are simplified and provide a more comfortable upright riding position. Melon bikes can be ridden as hard or as easy as you please. See why using your melon is a total blast. Riding is believing!
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