BEST FOLDING BIKES FOR HEAVY PEOPLE
It is absolutely alright to be taller or heavier than normal and still be able to ride a bike. They are typically afraid of riding folding bikes as they usually come in small sizes which may not be able to bear their weight. So they give up on riding folding bicycles at all.
If you are one of them then your major concern might be that most folding bikes can fit cyclists with a height of up to 6 feet and 4 inches, anything above and the frame will not be able to carry them. Also, there are manufacturers who recommend a weight limit of cyclists, mostly to be less than 220 lbs.
If you are one of those people who have similar concerns, don’t worry anymore for there are bikes that can manage you, your height, your weight, even with the luggage.
MONTAGUE PARATROOPER MOUNTAIN FOLDING BIKE
The Paratrooper is a heavy-duty bike that, when folded, becomes a size 36” x 28” x 12”. It is a mountain bike that can manage rugged terrains and comes installed with Folding Integrated Technology (F.I.T.), alongside 24 speeds and amazing mechanical disc brakes that are a life-saver. This bike is technically made for the use of mountains and hilly areas but works perfectly for an urban dweller riding in the city. It has 2 frame sizes that you can choose from; 20-inch and 18 inch. The former frame holds well a for rider who has a height of between 5’11” – 6’4” and the latter for 5’3” – 5’10”.
Riders can manage a total weight of 250 lbs on this bike; it has been designed to bear this weight, and anything under this, easily. Although they mention 250 lbs, you would do just about fine if you stretch it to 300 lbs. Wheel set may seem to limit the capacity but the frames can certainly take on more if need be.
MONTAGUE BOSTON 8-SPEED FOLDING COMMUTER BIKE
The Montague Boston 8-Speed boasts a spectacular design that is quite eye-catching when it comes to any of its counterparts. With the similar folded dimensions as the one mentioned earlier, it has 700c wheels and a custom 7005 aluminum frame with 8 speeds. The bike in all weighs 27 lbs which is super light to travel with great speed and comfort. It comes in 3 different frame sizes 17-inch frame for 4’8″ – 5’2″ cyclists, 19-inch frame for 5’3″ – 5’10” and 21-inch frame for 5’11” – 6’4″. Just like the Paratrooper, the bike can easily manage a weight varying between 250-300 lbs.
This is the smallest folding bike that is mentioned in the list but has great features to match them all. Being the smallest, it is also the lightest and easily folded when need be, thanks to the size of its wheels that are 16-inch. The bike has folding dimensions of 22.2” x 21.5” x 9.8”. As the manufacturer makes use of steel frames, it makes the bike a lot more reliable choice and is highly recommended for the purpose of withholding more than the ordinary weight. It is certainly a heavy-duty bike which does not goes under sudden breakage just like that. Carry a weight of around 242 lbs easily which could include luggage as well if need be.