Allen Sports Urban 1 Speed Folding Bike - Folding Bike 20
The Allen Sports Urban is a single speed bike. It can handle a little more than the Allen Sports Downtown, but is still meant for casual or recreational use on flat roads.
- Colors: Blue, Burgandy
- Speed: 1
- Weight: 26.1 lbs (11.8 kg)
- Folded Dimensions: 13.8 x 35.4 x 27.6 inches (35cm x 90cm x 70cm)
- Tires: 20″ x 1-3/8″
- Valve on tire: Shraeder
- Wheel Size: 451mm
- Frame: 6061 Aluminum
- Forks: 6061 Aluminum
- Handlebar: Aluminum
- Handlebar Post: unadjustable Alloy one piece
- Saddle: DDK 3166
- Rims: GLEDE Alloy
- Crank Set: Samox
- Front Brake: WinZip
- Rear Brake: WinZip
- Seat post: Hi-ten Steel
- Pedals: Folding
- Maximum rider weight: 242 lbs
- Suggested rider height: 4’9″ (145cm) to 6’6″ (198cm)
- Shipping weight: 33.55 lbs
- Box dimensions: 33.5 x 14 x 31.5 inches
The Allen Sports Urban winds up pretty much in the middle between the Allen Sports Urban X and the Allen Sports Downtown in price as well as components. It is a single speed bike like the Downtown but with some of the upgrades found on the Urban X. The idea behind this bike is still a low mileage, recreational performance with just a little extra comfort than the baseline model.
Like all Allen Sports folding bikes, I found this bike collapses easily with little effort required. The folding and locking mechanisms are patented and hard to compete with. I can roll it while folded and despite its easier transition between folded and unfolded the ride still feels solid. The Urban incorporates the 451mm wheels that are found on Allen Sports’ top bikes and the same tires as the Xway which contributes to its smooth ride. It also isn’t a multi-speed bike like the Urban X and so conveniently isn’t going to have the gear issues that we found there.
While this bike is definitely a step up from the Downtown. I’m not sure about the price point for a single speed bike. The regular MSRP value of the Urban is listed as $649.00. Fortunately you can find this bike for $340.56 right now on Amazon (and Prime eligible). It think at that lower price it competes more easily with other single speed bikes.
- Easy to Fold and Unfold
- Rolls while Folded
- Sturdy Frame
- Folding Pedals
- Expensive for a Single Speed (regular price)