Folding Bicycle News
11/2012 Dr.Yan won the Bahamas National Chess Championship
9/2012 New 2013 9FS and 9 silver bikes have arrived.
2/2012 Dr.Yan won the New Providence Chess Open
3/2011 Dr.Yan won the Bahamas Chess Open
1/2011 Dr.Yan finished the Bahamas Marathon
10/2010 New 2011 9FS and 9 silver bikes have arrived in the USA and Indonesia.
11/2009 Dr. Yan the founder of Downtube became the Bahamas National Chess Champion. If you are visiting Nassau, Bahamas email Dr. Yan. He will gladly tell you what to do on island.
9/2009 We launched the Nova, our low cost lightweight folder. The name Nova is Avon spelled backwards. The Downtube held a tour in the outerbanks of NC, which started in Avon, NC.
5/2009 OBX Free Tour is reorganized for 7/30-8/2. Bring your friends and family.
5/2009 Our 9FS is pictured in O magazine. The editors mention how they love the bike.
3/2009 The mini get a glowing review in Highways magazine by a Good Sams Club member
12/15/2008 New tax breaks for riding a bicycle to work. Up to $20 per month is deductable for a new bike, parts, maintenance for individuals that ride their bike to work. By riding a bike one can save money on gas & taxes while gaining fitness & losing weight.
12/2008 8H is reviewed against a Swissbike by cessna owners magazine. The Downtube wins the comparison against the more expensive Swissbike.
11/2008 8FH is mentioned in treehugger.com Holiday Gift Guide
11/2008 9FS reviewed by Velo Vision magazine . See more reviews at Velo Vision's website
11/2008 New pictorial rear derailleur adjustment instructions. The instructions will work on any single chainring bicycle, and most of the content can be used for multi chainring bicycles.
11/2008 Announcement of a free tour of the outer banks of NC from April 10 to April 13, 2009. organized by Downtube.
11/25 Downtube has donated a mini folding bike to Spa Koru in Avon, NC for a raffle & fashion show. All proceeds will go to charity.
11/22-11/23 Folding bike meet in Avon, NC
11/14/2008 We have become the second most visited folding bike website according to alexa.com
11/12/2008 We donated a bike for 2008 Good Sams Club Giveaway
10/2008 A Downtube 8H is pictured on the cover with owner Jimmy Emmons of a Newsletter ( distribution 5,000 ) in Lexington, Ky
9/25/2008 We create videos from the 2008 Interbike show. Big hits were Pacific cycles folding trike, Campy Super Record 11, Delta 7 cycles hyperlight frame, and Exte Ondo clothing
8/19/2008 We donated a bike to Young Eagle non-profit organization through Cessna Owner & PIPERS publications
8/2008 Mention in Motorhome Magazine.
7/2008 Mention in Trailer Life Magazine. Also pictured in the main article.
6/2008 Mention in Passagemaker Magazine Newsletter.
5/20/2008 All new 2009 models are here. White FS, FH & NS bikes are shipping today.
5/13/2008 Backordered Black & Orange FS are shipping. White FS, FH & NS bikes will ship in a few days.
4/2008 Mention in the Bicycling Buyer's Guide
4/2008 Article in Philly Style Magazine
3/31/2008 Taipei Bike Show report by Dr. Yan
2/2008 Mention in Camping Life Magazine "Gear for the new Year" section
1/2008 Writeup about Dr. Yan & the Downtube Bike in the Temple Review ( Temple University alumni magazine )
1/2008 New product writeup in Motor Boating Magazine
12/30/2007 Downtube mini bike on a test at ridethisbike.com
12/14/2007 Holiday product mention in The Bulletin
12/7/2007 Article in The Bulletin titled Temple University Ph.D. Builds Successful Folding Bike Company
12/2007 Review in Highways magazine ( the biggest RV magazine in the world )
11/2007 Product mention in Carolina Currents Magazine.
11/2007 Added Hampton's Edge as a new dealer in Floral City, Fl.
10/25-10/29 We had a booth at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show. Dr. Yan was Interviewed by World of Boating on XM radio ( 10/27/07 show ). We will also receive product mentions in several boater publications including Motor Boating in Jan 2008.
10/2007 In your Prime magazine article of the Downtube bike on p.12
9/27/2007 Folding bike ride in Las Vegas during Interbike, pictures will be posted soon.
9/26/2007 Interbike show in Las Vegas. We recieved positive feedback from 4 major cycling publications about our bikes.
9/23/2007 Downtube bikes recieve a positive mention in The Sunday Herald ( UK publication )
9/9/2007 Philadelphia Inquirer Student Stoplight section, about Dr. Yan & the Downtube.
9/6/2007 Ocracoker article about the Downtube & Dr. Yan
8/2007 Writeup in August Trailer Life issue.
8/2007 Review of Downtube mini August AOPA Pilot issue. AOPA pilot is the biggest Pilot magazine in the World.
7/31/2007 Newly added Testimonials page
7/29/2007 Huge article in Sunday's Intelligencer titled Bikes may fold, but company flourishes
7/19/2007 We donated a FS bike to auction at The Rally, the biggest RV Rally in the world (Redmond, OR).
7/15/2007 Bicycle Retailer p.11 article titled "Downtube Folding Bikes Adds Dealers, ships 2008 models"
7/5/2007 Listed in Yahoo Directory as a folding bicycle manufacturer.
7/3/2007 We introduced 2 new models the 8HN internal hub no suspension bike and the 8FH internal hub full suspension bike.
6/19/2007 Dr. Yan is interviewed by Janet Zappala of CN8 news. After the interview Janet bought 3 bikes.
6/17/2007 Radio interview running on KYW news radio
6/15/2007 Full page writeup in the Philadelphia Business Journal
6/13/2007 New 2008 models arrive
5/20/07 New Website!
5/2007 Ocracoke Observer article about the Downtube's new store in Ocracoke.
5/1/07 Opened new store in the outer banks of NC on Ocracoke Island. The store is staffed by Dr. Yan
2/15/07 Front page writeup in The East Carolinian (Greenville, NC) with a short mpeg video.
1/22/07 Front page writeup in Workweek section of the Reflector (Greenville, NC)
1//07 Review A to B magazine issue 57
12/2006 Review by the Folding Bike Society.
9/25/06 Our first booth at Interbike with a major article in one of the daily show publications ( called the Show Daily)
9/12/2006 Article in the Temple News
6/22/06 Internal hub bikes have arrived in NYC, should start shipping next week.
6/20/06 Front page article with huge picture (Money section) in the Bucks County Courier Times (requires login)
6/14/06 Officially opened our first Downtube Shop at 956 Bristol Pike in Bensalem
6/1/06 Launched 2006 1/2 Downtube models with many upgrades over the 2006's including new 9 speed Juju bikes
5/26/06 Sold our first bikes in the UK
5/06 Sold our 1000th Downtube bike early in the month.
4/06 Four page writeup in Adventure Cyclist magazine.
2/06 Launched 2006 Downtube models
9/19/2005 Dr. Yan pictured in the Hartsville Messenger competing in the Hartsville International Triathalon
9/2005 Article about Dr. Yan and the Downtube Bikes in the Coker Periscope (Hartsville, SC)
6/14/05 Launched 2005 Downtube VIII and VIIIFS (8sp) Bikes
9/03 Launched the Downtube VI (6sp) Bikes