8-Speed Hybrid-Commuter Bike
With a full range of gearing, 20'' wheel size, and upright riding position, it's the take-anywhere, ride-everywhere bike. It is the perfect bike for taking on your boat, RV, plane or car because it has no chain grease to get on clothes or hands, and folds up without exposed chain-derailleur parts to get damaged when in storage or transport. It's also the perfect bike for city commuting, or multi-modal commutes where you need a bike that's also portable enough for the train or bus.
The Sidekick's fully enclosed chainless drivetrain lasts longer in salty and sandy environments, and pedals and shifts smoother and more consistently than chain-drive bikes. In short, wherever you go, your Sidekick can go there with you.
The Sidekick 8 features a light aluminum frame with an easy-to-operate release hinge, collapsible handlebar, and foldable pedals that allow you to quickly and easily pack the bike down to a compact 14''W x 30''L x 22''H without any tools in just 15 seconds. The Sidekick 8 uses the Shimano high efficiency Nexus 8-speed Premium hub, offering a versatile range of gearing in a very compact space. We combine the Shimano hub with a new specially designed shaft drive that maximizes the Shimano 8-speed gearing on a 20'' wheeled bike so you can navigate streets, hills, sidewalks and waterfront areas smoothly and easily.
In addition, the Sidekick 8 features reliable alloy linear pull brakes, alloy rims, high pressure 20'' x 1.5'' tires for a fast roll, great control, and excellent resistance to rust and corrosion. With the Sidekick, you get clean, safe, portable transportation you won't find in a chain bike.
Note: This bike comes with special grease designed to last up to 5,000 miles before replenishing.
Warranty: Lifetime Warranty on Frame and Shaft Drive System. One (1) Year on all other parts.
Shipping and Delivery: All Sidekick bikes are professionally tuned and 98% assembled before shipping (just unfold bike and insert the seat post). Flat Rate Shipping within continental US is $59.95. Bikes typically ship within 1-3 days of order. Delivery within continental US by UPS Ground. Shipping time from 1-5 days. During peak season, delivery times may vary. Please call to confirm if you need a specific delivery time.