Why is the Kwiggle folding bike so affordable?

The price of a folding bike is influenced by various factors:

1. compactness

Compact folding bikes need a sophisticated folding mechanism with many frame parts that can nevertheless be folded quickly and easily. Bikes with many frame parts are more expensive because, of course, more frame parts cost significantly more in total than just a few frame parts. More compact folding bikes therefore cost more than bulky folding bikes.

And a full-fledged folding bike with a folding volume in hand luggage format is of course particularly complex to manufacture.

2. weight

A folding bike must be as light as possible. It should not weigh more than 10 kg so that it is easy to carry. Two kilos more already make a big difference in handling. Fully equipped folding bikes from 12 kg cost an average of about 1,500 euros. Cheaper folding bikes are still significantly heavier. For a lightweight folding bike, materials must be used that are very high quality.

Each gram of weight saved costs about 1 euro. A 1 kg lighter wheel is therefore usually 1,000 euros more expensive. In comparison, therefore, a Kwiggle folding bike that weighs only 10 kg should actually cost from 3,000 euros.

3. material quality

Stable and at the same time lightweight folding bikes require materials as well as stable and durable connections and joints connections and joints - ideally made of corrosion- and wear-resistant stainless steel with high manufacturing manufactured with high manufacturing precision, as with the Kwiggle.

On the Kwiggle, even the highly stressed drive units, i.e. the chain and sprockets, are also made of stainless steel. This has the advantage that the chain does not have to be lubricated so strongly. If you also decide for the first-class chain lubricant on a pure ceramic basis from our store, you no longer come into contact with oil and grease on the chain.

We have trimmed both the stainless steel troughs and the stainless steel drive unit for maximum wear resistance. This is unique in the bike world.

To get stainless steel so wear resistant, we used very high quality and expensive manufacturing processes.

The result: corrosion-resistant drive units with the highest wear resistance worldwide and highly precise wear-resistant stainless steel joint inserts and bolts.

4. manufacturing precision

We have also made the steering column, on which the entire weight of the driver hangs, in stainless steel, which is also spring steel. This has the great advantage that the steering column allows a large elastic deflection and does not break. A built-in lightweight saddle suspension, so to speak. These seamless drawn stainless steel tubes are manufactured very, very precisely and achieve the highest strengths, making the connections with the joints particularly stable.

Another example are the high-precision, wear- and corrosion-resistant rims. A special manufacturing process enables us to achieve maximum running precision and excellent wear resistance on the rims. Despite this, the rims are lightweight.

All this costs a lot of money. Stainless steel costs many times more than normal steel.

So that we can still offer you an affordable folding bike, Made in Germany , we sell and deliver the Kwiggle without intermediaries directly to you. This saves us the high dealer margins and expensive warehousing and logistics. So you get a lot of folding bike for your money.

So that you can also go this way independently and get along well with the Kwiggle, we support you with the first steps and are always available. If a service is needed that you can't do yourself or you don't have a workshop nearby, we will gladly do the service for you: directly from the manufacturer.