£1,700 (inc 20% VAT)
Featuring a 11 speed Shimano derailleur gear system, twin discs and, as standard, a superlight 24″/ISO 520 wheelset, the Joey Sport is the classic lightweight folding bike. Unusually, and to add to its versatility, it is also available with a much heavier duty 24″/507 wheelset better suiting it to heavy duty commute cycling and even bike touring, or for taller riders, 26″/ISO 559 wheels and tyres. Fitted with rack and mudguards it’s the ultimate fast commuting bike during the week, then, come the weekend, and it’s ideal for some sport and leisure cycling.
|Fork||Cro mo with disc mounts|
|Brakes||Front – Avid BB7 Disc/Rear – Avid BB7 Disc|
|Brake lever||Shimano Deore|
|Shift lever||Shimano Deore Rapidfire-11sp|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore|
|Cassette||Shimano 11-42 11sp|
|Front hub||Shimano Deore 32h|
|Rear hub||Shimano Deore 32h|
|Rim||Airnimal black 32h|
|Tyre||Panaracer Pasela (520 x 25)|
|Handlebar||2B Straight alloy black|
|Stem||2B Black 120mm|
|Steerer extender||Q/R black|
|Gear range (inches)||25 – 96|
|Height||142-196cm / 5” to 6’ 5″|
|Inseam Range||65-95cm / 26” to 37”|
|Stand-over Height||63cm / 24″|
|Rider Weight||110kg / 240lb|
The Joey can is compatible with 3 wheel sizes; lightweight 24″/ISO 520, the heavier, more robust 24″/ISO 507 wheel size, and for the purist 26″/ISO 559. The smaller size gives significant weight and aerodynamic advantages and also makes for a more compact fold, whilst at the same time, combined with our carefully considered steering geometry, giving a very good balance of manoeuvrability and stability. We are often asked why use a 24″ wheel, but maybe the question should be, ‘why use a more conventional size’? With the updated Joey, it is now possible to directly compare!
2. Tyre/Rim Availability
The 24″ ISO 520 is available in 1″ width, it is used by a number of large manufacturers and there are a number of high quality rims and tyres available. Rims are made by Velocity, Alex, Araya, HED and Sun and tyres by Panaracer, Continental, Kenda, Primo, Odyssey and Schwalbe. The 507 is much more readily available than the 520, with tyres ranging from 1.5″ width up to 2″. The introduction of the mainstream 26″ / ISO 559 rim compatibility adds significantly to rim/tyre choices, but note that 32mm is maximum for this tyre size. We use and stock rims and tyres from these manufacturers that we regard as particularly suitable for our bikes.
The updated Joey frame comes in 2 sizes fitting riders between about 148cms (4’8”) and 190cms (6’3″). It’s difficult to precisely recommend the cut off. If you’re unsure best to contact us.
4. Mudguards and Racks
The Joey can be fitted with mudguards and front and rear racks. We offer various quick release fittings and accessories that facilitate the suitcase pack.
5. Packing Times
We define two levels of fold, but often something in between is sufficient to fit the bike where you want. The first level, car boot/commute fold, can be done if under 30 seconds – the record is 11 seconds, and can be held together allowing it to be wheeled with the addition of the Commuter kit. If required, for protection or regulations, the folded bike can be folded into the Joey bag in a further 60 seconds. The second level, fitting the bike into a suitcase for airline or other travel, can be done in around 180 seconds. That is for a bike without mudguards or racks (both of which will fit into the case, but have to be removed first) and without packing any other luggage or accessories.
6. Which carrying system?
For the two levels of fold, we offer 3 carrying systems. The Joey bag, which has shoulder straps for carrying the bike and can be rolled or folded for packing when riding the bike, is a quick and simple system ideally suited to train, car or coach travel. Also for commuting, we offer the Commuter kit, which holds the attaches the wheel and handlebar to the folded bike allowing it to be picked up, or wheeled, with one hand. For airline travel, the Traveller hard case is recommended. It has sufficient capacity for accessories, panniers and other luggage and it has wheels and drag handle, it can alos be converted to a Trailer to tow behind the bike using the Trailer kit.
7. I’m not mechanically minded, how easy is it to fold?
If you’re not familiar with bike quick releases then some familiarisation is required. Once the simple lever system has been mastered, folding is 4 very straightforward stages. 1. Open the front wheel quick release and the wheel slides out. 2. Open the rear triangle quick release and fold the rear wheel into the front fork.3. Open the seatpost quick release and push the seat post down to lock the frame together.4. Optionally open the handlebar quick release and either rotate the handlebar to make a narrow package or remove the assembly for smallest size.To pack in the airline case just requires the additional removal of the rear wheel.
8. Component availability
All our bikes use readily available standard components. Other than the frameset and wheels, any non-stocking dealer would be able to supply necessary parts.
9. What about my check-in allowance?
The Traveller weighs 9.5 kg, the Joey from 10.5kg – safely within most check-in weight limits
10. Maximum Rider Weight
We don’t recommend the Joey for riders who weigh in excess of 110kgs (240 lbs)
The Joey is primarily designed for road use, but is fine on moderate trails. It comes as standard with a road tyre, but can have a moderate knobbly fitted for grip and control on broken surfaces. If you want a folding bike for more demanding off-road use please take a look at the Airnimal Rhino.