Fun with the Folding Flik

When I visited Nashville a couple of weeks ago, I used the Jango Flik, a nifty folding bike that Trisha reviewed a while ago.  The bike was a lot of fun!  I zipped all around town, at least 12 miles, and the Flik was right there with me, handling up-hills and down-hills with ease.

The size of the bike fits both me and Trisha, despite our height differences, because the handlebars and seat tube are highly adjustable.

The Flik is also light and easy to carry.  I simply locked it up outside at my destination instead of folding it, but yeah – it folds, too.

I have not heard much about the Flik in the last couple of years, which is surprising because it’s such a cool little bike.  Most people with folding bikes seem to go with the classic elegance of a Brompton or similar, but the cute baby alien look of the Flik is kinda awesome.

At one point, while riding with a group of about 6 others, a pedestrian called out: “I like your bike the best!”  Ha.  My companions had some lovely bikes, but the Flik is an attention-getter, for sure.

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4 thoughts on “Fun with the Folding Flik

  1. Oldbikerider says:

    One fine looking
    bike………love those
    lines!

  2. Trisha says:

    It is definitely a “cute baby alien” look! They don’t fold as small as the Brompton et al, so maybe that’s the reason we don’t see more of them. And the model that I have — the T9 — never did get distribution in the States as far as I know. Looking at the Jango website now, it seems like they’ve gone for increased speeds on the 2012 models and have abandoned the T-bar models altogether (which is probably good since one thing I don’t like about this bike is that you can’t maneuver it easily when it is folded).

  3. Trisha says:

    It is definitely a “cute baby alien” look! They don’t fold as small as the Brompton et al, so maybe that’s the reason we don’t see more of them. And the model that I have — the T9 — never did get distribution in the States as far as I know. Looking at the Jango website now, it seems like they’ve gone for increased speeds on the 2012 models and have abandoned the T-bar models altogether (which is probably good since one thing I don’t like about this bike is that you can’t maneuver it easily when it is folded).

  4. I love a folding bike (as the title of my own blog would suggest LOL!) That is a pretty cool looking little bike though and nice to see some others out there than the usual Dahons and Bromptons.

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