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Compact bikes: Agile, practical and space-saving, but also expensive

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(dpa) — They’re manoeuvrable and well-built and compared to trekking or city bikes, they take up a lot less space. These are compact bikes, bicycles with wheels usually measuring just 20 inches. Smaller than conventional bikes and without the hinged frame of folding bikes, compact bikes combine the advantages of both types and are perfect for city riding. Even though they don’t fold up, compact bikes take up less space than a conventional bike because the handlebars can be swivelled 90 degrees and the pedals are foldable. Compact bikes fit well in a hallway or car trunk. The small wheels enabl…

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