Author Topic: Airnimal Joey ELITE folder, 2018, with Rohloff Speedhub, $1750  (Read 1625 times)

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Offline DMC

Summary: 

Designed and impeccably manufactured in Cambridge, England by bike enthusiasts who started Airnimal Ltd, the “Joey”  (ELITE model, with Rohloff  14 Speed Gearhub) exudes quality with its engineering, components, fit and finish and is a really fun bike to ride.  It also seemed to elicit a comment /compliment nearly every time I took it out.  Extremely versatile, it’s fun to tool around town or used as a commuter.   The solid construction and opt-up Rohloff Speedhub make it a superb long-distance tourer, as well (what I intended to use it for, but other things in life have intruded).   Being able to fold it quickly allows it to fit on trains, in car trunks, Metro’s, etc. 

But the bike itself, as advertised, is cleverly designed and outfitted.  The 24” inch wheels and solid construction/geometry of the bike make it feel just like a normal road bike and it’s quite responsive on the low-end.   I like the Rohloff grip shifter so much I’m going to try and get my future bikes to have this feature.  The Rohloff itself sells for over $1000 (see below).

This bike only has about 100-200 miles on it (so I’m taking a big hit, but stuff happens) but I understand it’s now “used”.   Still looks  (and rides) impeccably, but for one very minor scuff about ½ inch long on the downside of the main frame.

Some upgrades/options include: the Commuter Kit option; the custom fit mudguards/flaps; a custom carrying bag; Ergo grips/extenders; Toplight rear light and of course, most significantly the Rohloff Speedhub which gives it and incredible gearing range (see below).  There was this huge hill on a detour to work one day and it just ate it up.  The top-end is fine, too.   I’ll also include a few pair of pedals I intended to use with it.   

I bought it in October, 2018.  InvoiceData - Joey.docx

Serious inquiries only please.    Pictures below these links of my particular Joey. 


Some Online information about Airnimal in Cambridge, England and the Joey Elite:

Elite: http://airnimal.eu/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/BE43_Bikes3_Airnimal.pdf

Review in Cycling Weekly:  https://www.cyclingweekly.com/reviews/folding-bikes/airnimal-joey-commute

Review in UK Cycling Life:  https://cyclinglife.site/reviews/airnimal-joey-elite-drop-folding-bike-review/

Rohloff  14-Speed Speedhub:  https://www.amazon.com/Rohloff-Disc-Speedhub-500-32h-black/dp/B002O8XRR4

Rohloff Review:  https://www.davestravelpages.com/rohloff-hub.html/


Offline fcicero

Re: Airnimal Joey ELITE folder, 2018, with Rohloff Speedhub, $1750
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2020, 08:09:00 pm »
Hi, is bike still available

Offline trueblooms

Re: Airnimal Joey ELITE folder, 2018, with Rohloff Speedhub, $1750
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2020, 06:18:02 pm »
Hi, is the bike still available, and if so, are you located in the US?