At Dinasou.com, we sell a line of foldable bicycles under the brands Oyama and Comp. They are sold by a local distributor called YTX. Prices range from RM788 to RM1738. YTX also sells a range of accessories to accompany such bicycles, ranging from hiking bags, helmets and gloves to water bottles and bicycle pumps.
Now, you must wonder, why are we talking about foldable bicycles. Well, just look at the question we posed: Are foldable bikes a trend, or a fad? To answer this question may not seem as easy as it seems. For one, why does one need a bicycle that can be folded. And the only answer to that question is that a foldable bike allows the cyclist to carry it around when not needed. In other words, it's PORTABLE.
In Kuala Lumpur, there's the Car Free Morning on the first and third Sunday of every month that starts from 7.00am to 9.00am. Many activities are planned, including cycling. So, if you had an option of taking a normal bicycle or a foldable one into your car and on to one of the designated parking spots in KL for the Car Free Morning event, which do you think would fit your Perodua Myvi, for example? Plus, you can take your foldable bike on the train, so you don't have to worry about parking at all.
So, going back to the question of whether foldable bikes are a trend or just a fad, it should be a trend, simply because it's practical to carry a bike that is foldable and lighter, than lugging a normal bike, don't you think so?