By now you must have realized that purchasing a bike is such an important investment. How else can we, mere mortals, get from Point A to Point B safely in the middle of quarantine? Bikes don’t have to be bulky, heavy, or scary to ride. You just need to find the perfect one so you can finally ride around your subdivision or run errands around the city. We found affordable folding bikes and tri-bikes in the Philippines fit for your budget. Check it out:
Got somewhere to be? Straightforward’s functional UpLift Bike will get you there in a jiffy. It’s compact, versatile, and even comes with a lifetime warranty. The best part? You can fold this bike up for easy storage — no more parking fees! These cute bikes come in three stylish colors: Light Gray, Teal, and Dark Gray. You order yours from Straightforward’s website for P9,999.
Project Loka’s Tri-Bikes is perfect for those who aren’t too confident in their two-wheel biking skills. You can stay safe in this cute vehicle while still getting to go places. Plus, it has a lot of storage space for your things. There’s a basket at the front and another one at the back. Project Loka has just recently opened slots for Three-Wheeled Bikes in Classic Cream, Classic Red, and Metallic Gray for P9,700. Place your orders here.
Get value for your money with Tuguegarao-based Upcyclist PH. They restore folding Japanese bikes to make them look good as new for you. You can expect to shell out around P6,000 to P8,000. Although they only operate around their area, for now, they’ve got plans to expand to accommodate Metro Manila buyers. Follow Upcyclist PH on Instagram for orders and updates.
Life Cycles PH
For bikes in a range of styles and functions, check out Life Cycles PH and their extensive bike catalog. Whether you’re a kid or an adult, a newbie or a pro biker, they’ve got the perfect bike for you. If you need parts of your precious bike replaced, they’ve got accessories and replacements too plus repair service. Life Cycles is located in Binan, Laguna. Send them a message on Instagram or Facebook for orders and inquiries.
Decathlon Folding Bike
This store is another place where you can get folding bikes in the Philippines. Decathlon’s Tilt 120 Folding Bike comes with a lifetime warranty and a price that won’t burn a hole in your pocket. You can pack this up, store it in the trunk of your car, and head on to a vacation spent in the probinsya cycling around town. Get it online for P8,900 or visit Decathlon stores in Pasig, Marikina, and Alabang.
Here’s another Instagram shop for secondhand Japanese folding bikes — J.E. Cycle. You can get fully restored bikes ranging from P4,000 to P12,000. You can choose pickup or free same-day delivery if you’re in Metro Manila, Muntinlupa, Sucat, Paranaque, and Rizal. An additional P300 is needed for shipping to Laguna, Cavite, and Bulacan. Send them a DM on Instagram or Facebook for orders.
Dahon Route folding bikes have a 7-speed system to suit every terrain (or your fleeting mood). It’s compact which means you can ride halfway to your destination, or fold it up to ride trains and cars. The bike also won’t take up too much space in your house since it can fold to half its size. Get it from Lazada for P21,000.
HIMO Electric Folding Commuter Bike
If you’ve got the money to splurge, plus a heart for the environment, go for the HIMO Electric Folding Commuter Bike. It runs on a high-power lithium battery and is designed for both electric and manual cycling. The bike has a lightweight aluminum alloy body with a high-strength nylon handle so you can easily grip it when folded. It even has a phone mount and a USB charging port! Get it from Lazada in Grey or White for P25,000.