Home > Biking

Priority’s Folding Bike Is a Compact Ride for Cramped Urban Spaces

Folding bikes are the way to go if you've got a cramped apartment you're trying to keep livable. Check this one out.

a priority folder in an city allyThe Priority Folder is an internally geared, belt-driven folding bike designed for urban riders with minimal space; (photo/Priority)
Support us! GearJunkie may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. Learn More

If you reside in the city, your living space is probably — well — let’s call it cozy. That’s a problem if you want to cycle, because there’s only so much stuff that can fit into a combination kitchen/living room/bedroom/office nook.

So, check out Priority’s new folding bike, the appropriately named Priority Folder.

The Priority Folder; (photo/Priority)

“The Folder offers responsive ride quality, user-friendly folding mechanisms that are strong and durable, a telescoping seatpost and adjustable stem to accommodate a wide range of rider heights and inseams, a worry-free Gates Carbon Drive belt, and internally geared Shimano Nexus 7-speed hub that’s sealed from the elements,” Priority claims. “It’s an ideal option for intermodal commuters and recreational riders for whom storage space is a concern,” the company continues.

Peep the folded-up package and see if you agree.

The Priority Folder measures 24 inches high and 30 inches across when folded up; (photo/Priority)

The Folder unfolds in three steps, weighs 29 pounds, and is a compact 24 x 30 inches when folded. As previously noted, the Folder utilizes Priority’s signature carbon drive belt and internal gears, a combo that simplifies maintenance and increases the drive-train life span. The 20-inch wheels aren’t going to be great for super-chunky urban obstacles, but you knew that already.

“For many years now, we have had numerous requests for a ‘Priority’ take on a folding bicycle,” Dave Weiner, CEO at Priority Bicycles, noted in a press release. “What that meant was a bicycle that was durable, that you could feel confident in using every day, was easy to maintain, and delivered an enjoyable riding experience. Building around the right features, at the right price, was key.”

With aluminum construction and a step-over frame, plus built-in fenders and a rack, the Folder seems like it has the chops to be a winning daily rider for the right type of urban commuter. If that’s you, zip over to Priority’s website and place a preorder. Units are $799 MSRP and ship on September 29.

Brompton NYC folding bike review

Fastest Folding Bike? Brompton NYC Review

Unfold it, then pedal quickly to 25mph. This hinge-equipped city bike is among the speediest ever built. Read more…

Subscribe Now

Sign up to receive GearJunkie content direct to your inbox.

Subscribe Now

Sign up to receive GearJunkie content direct to your inbox.