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Today’s blogger: Marissa Stephenson, Shape assistant fitness editor

Today is National Bike to Work Day, and I’m not going to remind you about all the benefits of pedaling to the office (but seriously, you can burn 300 calories before your morning meeting!). Instead, I’m going to share some of the coolest new foldable rides I’ve seen lately. That’s right: All the models here fold down to a compact size that makes them simple to store, and because they weigh up to 10 pounds less than regular bikes, they’re easier to carry, too. (Key if you live in a fifth-floor walk-up like I do.) Check out my favorite new “foldies.”

The four-speed Abio Verdion ($790; abiobikes.com) is chainless—it operates on cables that are tucked inside the frame—so you won’t have to worry about grease stains or snagging your pant leg.

You can collapse the 21-speed Dahon Espresso bike ($500; dahon.com) to half its size in just 20 seconds. And it has an air pump built into the seat post, so you’ll always be prepared for a flat.


You can speed down bike lanes or bumpy gravel roads with the 21-speed SwissBike TX ($700; swissbike.com). Its vibration-absorbing suspension system—similar to what you’d find in a regular mountain bike—makes any path more comfortable.


 

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