Top 4 Durban Bike Reviews

Top 3 Durban Bikes – Comparison At A Glance

★ Best Overall ★

Stowabike 20" Pro

durban folding bike review

Heavy Duty

Light Weight

Most Comfortable

★ Top Choice ★

Stowabike 20" V3

durban street folding bike

Long Distance

Highlt Durable

Made Of High Tensile Steel

★ Best Value ★

Durban One

durban folding bike

Best Material

Good Grip Tire

High Performance

4 Best Durban Bikes Reviewed

Durban Bay 6 Folding Bike

Durban bay comes to the heavier part of the segment, weighing 32 lbs. the frame is made of high tensile steel having b type latch. 6 gear speed really help to attain smooth ride along the flat road and climb the mountain. Folded dimensions of the bike are 33″ x 25″ x 14″. Mudguards are included, but you have an option to choose rack or not. Colors available in the market are black, white red and blue. This is a decent commuter bike, not meant for serious work.

Durban Bay 6 Folding Bike Review

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Detailed Review

When you buy this bike, it looks decent, but lifting it up makes you realize that you’re holding a heavy bike. The high tensile steel frame makes it very strong for the roads, but also heavy. The real problem with this bike is folding. When you try to fold this bike up, the middle hinge of the main bar is very difficult to open and often make you do extra efforts. Folding time of the bike is high, and that’s a problem. You really don’t want to only fold this bike and then forget about riding, because that what it does. This is the best folding bike for long distance riding.

Shimano gears are smooth, but when you speed things up, they don’t perform as expected. The shifting becomes less smooth, and noisier. They need oil and grease from time to time. Once a month, you may end up seeing a mechanic.

While testing for common day to day purposes, alloy v brakes are good, and they can stop you when required. Riding this bike is the toughest thing, you get shakes, vibrations up your spine, and then you finally give up. Speaking about the heavy part, you just can’t hold it and use public transport, this bike makes it difficult.

The bike is like every Durban I reviewed, same problems, just some added advanced features to lighten up the main problems.

Light city roamers, commuters and fun loving adults are the customers of this bike, serious commuters won’t even touch this heavy frame.

PROS:

Give are the pros of  folding bikes.

  • Low price
  • Different design
  • Accessories are in the box

CONS:

Main problems with folding bikes are:

  • Very heavy
  • Poor performance while riding
  • Folding is hectic

Durban Bay Pro Folding Bike Review

By paying an extra 100 dollars, you can get this bike, which is definitely better than the metro version. The difference between the two of them is weight and gears. This bike weighs 26 pounds, dues to the aluminum frame, and has 7 gears. The foldable dimension of the bike is 26″ x 13″ x 31″. 20-inch wheels are perfect for riding, you can easily go on smooth and rough roads. Unlike others, this bike could be used for commuting purposes. The available colors are yellow, red and graphite.

folding bike yellow

Detailed Review

The aluminum metal frame now makes it less heavy, still 26 lbs, which means that you have to do extra efforts in carrying it. The frame is rigid and solid, and tough roads are conquered easily. The solid frame is made of alloys, b-latch type. It absorbs most of the shocks and works well on flat roads. The fork and other parts are also made of the same metal, which makes them equally strong and lighter. Rough roads make the bicycle to shake and misbalance because it is not really meant for it

The speed gears are of Shimano FT-35 and give a perfectly smooth ride. When you step up, and shift gears, you will find that they’re incredibly smooth and reliable. That thing could last the whole lifetime, talking about the durability. You just have to oil and grease them.

While riding, when applied Alloy V- brakes, it stops after a while, no matter how fast you drive, it stops in the almost same time, which tells us about the effectiveness of the brakes. The grip is the tire is good, on a flat road, the cycle runs smooth. The saddle is very comfortable due to the Durban high-density type. This bike beats all the Durban bikes I have reviewed, due to a maximum number of gears and lightweight.

This is an average folding bike for commuting, and you can count on it, but honestly, it is a bit heavy to commute. You would find it difficult to hold it in public transport. Also, the space it consumes is higher even after folding. Considering the facts, if you’re willing to carry that extra load, then this bike is for you, seeing other features and price, nobody comes close to this. The bike is particularly for commuters who don’t want any fancy features in their foldable bike.

Light city roamers, commuters and fun loving adults are welcomed if they choose this bike. But if you’re a serious commuter, let just reevaluate the choice by looking at other options.

PROS:
  • Improved Latch and folding technique
  • Comfortable Saddle for long hours riding
  • Sleek Handlebars

CONS:
  • Not for big mountains and long commutes

Durban Metro Folding Bike

Another bike from the house of Durban, but this bike doesn’t have much difference than mentioned above. It only rides smoother than the previous one due to 6-speed gears present. The gears make the bike to climb a hill easily, you can expect your bike to climb moderate hills. Still, it is very heavy and weighs 29 lbs (13kg) with folding dimensions of 6″ x 13″ x 31”. The previous one was not much of a commuter bike, but this one can be, due to the presence of gears.

Durban Metro Folding Bike Review

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The solid frame is made of alloys, b-latch type. It absorbs most of the shocks and works well on flat roads, however on rough rods it is a different story. The frame is solid, and when used it on the concrete road, it was responsive, and ride well. The bike is made for the flat road, not for the rough ones. This is a commuter bicycle, but there is more in this segment than only this

When you ride this bicycle, you will find that it is shaky and some vibrations are there. The speed gears are of Shimano and give perfect smooth ride which makes this folding bike easy to ride. They have no complications and maintenance cost. So you can ride this thing for coming years. Just need some oiling and grease.

While checking gears, they were found to be moderately smooth. Accelerating and shifting gears was not as smooth as expected. You may feel a little jerk in the pedal.

While riding, when applied Alloy V- brakes, it stops after a while, the jerk was there, but it stopped right after some time. The grip is the tire is good, on a flat road, the cycle runs smooth. The saddle is very comfortable due to the high density cushioning present. The durban metro bike is slightly different from the Durban One Folding Bike. Performance wise, obviously this one is better, due to gears

You can count it in the commuter bike list, but at the end, it is not among the high-end commuter bike, but certainly an average one, on which you can easily rely.

This bike is particularly for commuters who don’t want any special features in their foldable bike. A simple run and folding requirements are fulfilled with this bike. Basically, the ones who don’t have many expectations from a bike.

This bike is recommended it to a light commuter who doesn’t have heavy needs. Though the bike is not ideal for commuting, it is heavy and folding is not as good as it could have been.

PROS:
  • Very modern and stylish
  • 20″ Wheels for adults

CONS:
  • B-Type Latch
  • Heavy for a commuter bike and doesn’t fold good

Durban One Folding Bike

Durbon one is not for serious commuters but, surely a good average bike for everyday ride and fun. It weighs 29 lbs., making it heavy for the single speed segment. 20-inch wheels are good, This folding bike with big wheels doesn’t make it an adult bike. The whole frame is high tensile steel, which explains the heavy part. Colors available in the market are grey, white, red and blue. When folded, the dimensions are 6″ x 13″ x 31″inch. Mudguards are present when you buy a bike. This is your durable average bike.

Durban One Folding Bike Review

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The simple and minimal design makes it beautiful. When you pick it up, you realize that it is pretty heavy. It is heavier than most of the single speed bikes available in the market. The brand is famous for minimally designed bicycles because they build good quality bikes

When you ride this bicycle, you will find that it is shaky and some vibrations are there. The single speed gear has no complications and maintenance cost. So you can ride this thing for coming years without any difficulty. The frame is solid, and when I used it on a concrete road, it was responsive, and ride well. The bike is made for the flat road, not for the rough ones. This is not a commuter bicycle, but surely a good foldable bicycle.

While riding, when applied Alloy V- brakes, it stops after a while, the jerk was there, but it stopped right after some time. The grip is the tire is good, on a flat road, the cycle runs smooth. The saddle is comfy. In such a budget, this is a great deal.

Being not a commuter bike, just pick it up, and ride to the town, city roads, anywhere. The bike is very smooth on the flat roads. The parts are also of good quality, making it a low maintenance bike.

This bike is particularly for kids, boys, adults who don’t want any serious type foldable bike, just for the fun part. Basically, the ones who don’t have much need from a bike, who can be satisfied with simple and strong bicycle. The folding capabilities of this bike is great, and it won’t take you more than 20 seconds to fold it up.

PROS:
  • Very low cost, yet quality parts
  • 20″ wheels
  • Comfortable handle grips and saddle

CONS:
  • Single speed
  • B-Type Latch is a problem giver
  • Not for commuters

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Which Bike Is Not An Adult Bike?

Ans: Durban one is not for serious commuters but, a good average bike for everyday ride and fun. This folding bike having big wheels does not make it an adult bike. The frame is high tensile steel, which shows the heavy part. When folded, the dimensions are 6″ x 13″ x 31″inch. Mudguards are present when you purchase a bike.

Q2. Which Is A 6 Gear Bike To Climb A Hill?

Ans: Durban Metro Folding Bike

It only rides smoother due to 6-speed gears present. The gears make the bike to climb a hill easily, you can expect your bike to climb moderate hills. Still, it is very heavy and weighs 29 lbs (13kg) with folding dimensions of 6″ x 13″ x 31”.

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