Durban Bay Pro Folding Bike Review - Folding Bike 20
The Durban Bay Pro has a sporty look and is one of the lightest Durban folding bikes.
- Colors: Yellow, Red, Graphite
- Weight: 26 lbs (12kg)
- Folded dimensions: 26″ x 13″ x 31″ (66 x 33 x 80cm)
- Frame: 6061 Alloy FRame with Durban C-Type Latch and U-Lock System
- Fork: High-Tensile Steel Fork
- Speeds: 7
- Wheels: 20″ Alloy Rims / Wanda Tires / Black ED Coated Spokes
- Handlepost: Durban C-Type Alloy Handlepost with Security Lock
- Saddle: Durban Extra Comfort Saddle
- Seatpost: Alloy Seatpost (Size 550mm)
- Chain: KMC Chain
- Crankset: 52T Alloy Crankset
- Brakes: Alloy V-Brake
- Brake levers: Alloy Brake Lever
- Shifter: Shimano RS-35
- Derailleur: Shimano FT-35 (7 Speed)
- Freewheel: Shimano 14-28T Freewheel
- Pedals: Folding Pedals with Reflectors
- Kickstand: Nuvo Alloy Kickstand
- Mudguards: 20″ Wheel Plastic Mudguard
- Rear rack: optional
- Maximum rider weight: 210 lbs (95 kg)
- Suggested rider height: 4’8″ – 6’3″ (1.40 – 1.90 m)
The Durban Bay Pro is definitely a step up from the Durban Bay 6 in our previous review. It ties with the Durban Commuter for the lightest Durban bike, both available at 26 pounds. The improvements made on the latching mechanisms make a big difference in this bike’s unfolding and folding capabilities. It is definitely worth paying the extra 100 bucks to get a better latch and a more comfortable seat.
This bike looks a little on the sporty side. I’m a big fan of the vibrant yellow paint job, but you can find it in red and graphite as well. 7 speeds is not a ton but normal for the price range on this bike. It’s definitely a step up from the single speed bikes and provides extra support on small inclines. But I wouldn’t suggest this bike for anyone handling a lot of hills or a long commute.
Overall from my experience this is a good place to start if you are looking in this price range. It’s not the lightest bike compared to other brands but not heavy either. If you have an easier commute and you won’t be lugging it up a staircase then it shouldn’t be that big of an issue.
- Improved Latch
- Comfortable Seat
- Ergonomic Handlebars
- Not for big hills or long commutes
If you are looking for an affordable folding bike for short commutes then the Durban Bay Pro could be a good match for you.