8FS: Full Suspension 8sp Folding Bike

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Aluminum frame, suspension front & rear, 8sp cassettes drive train, sub $350 price

Our affordable full suspension folding bike

The 8FS is simply the best budget full suspension folding bike. Thanks to its top-of-the-line front and rear suspension system, the 8FS is one of the comfiest foldable bikes you'll ever ride. With the portability of a foldable bike and the comfort of a full-sized bike, the 8FS combines the best of both worlds.

Having the same frame and fork as the premium 9FS, the 8FS is a rock-solid bike when it comes to build quality. Being a budget bike, the 8FS is fitted with less expensive parts than the 9FS. This careful value engineering results in a full-suspension 8sp bike under $350, which is a value for money that you won't find anywhere. Not even close.

In addition to its super comfortable suspension system, the 8FS has plenty of quality parts that make driving this bike around the exact experience that you are looking for. The included high-quality Microshift drivetrain and its top-notch frame work with the suspension system to provide a flawless riding experience that will make those long trips seem much shorter.

The 8FS comes fitted with a front derailleur braze-on ( with cable routing ), head tube bag interface, pump interface, kickstand mount, two water bottle braze-ons, rack braze-ons, and removable frame protector can act as a kickstand when folded.

When folded, the small frame of the 8FS makes it easy to fit it inside any vehicle, making it easy to carry.

In addition to the existing features on the 8FS, we offer free standard upgrades which include the headtube bag interface pump interface, and water bottle braze-on (pump and cage not included).

Our bikes aren't just a bargain, they are the best deal on a similar bike that you'll ever find. Our low-cost, high-value business model helps you get the best quality for the best price. At $339, the 8FS is an incredible value for money.

If you are looking for a full suspension bike, the 8FS is definitely the bike for you.


  • Front derailleur braze-on will allow one to turn it into a 27sp bike.
  • Head tube and seat tube interface for bags, pumps, or battery packs
  • Angle adjustable stem
  • Upgraded Microshift 8sp drivetrain w/trigger shifters
  • Upgraded brakes, levers, and brake noodle
  • Lighter fork with aluminum lowers and crown
  • Upgraded cable housing
  • Upgraded kickstand interface ( kickstand not included )
  • Cold forged cranks
  • Preload adjustable trans-arch suspension fork
  • Rear disc tabs
  • Lightweight and easy to fold pedals
  • Aluminium frame
  • Lowest price 8-speed full suspension folder in the world...most others cost over $1,000!
  • 24H/28H spoked front/rear wheels for light weight
  • thinner 1.5" front tire for low rolling resistance
  • Stainless Steel spokes
  • Upgraded brake levers
  • Frame interface for pump on the rear of seat tube
  • Mini bar-ends (With many folding bikes, it is difficult to steer with a long stem. Bar-ends solve this problem but make the bike difficult to fold. Not with our mini bar-ends, they are easy to turn and easy to fold!)
  • Plastic chainring cover to make keep chain from getting dirt and grime in your car or storage area. Also keeps the chain from falling off
  • Ding-a-ling bell to alert pedestrians and cars
  • Super duper soft comfortable grips
  • Adjustable height stem allows bike to be used by kids and adults
  • Front and rear Quick Release skewers to quickly remove either wheel


FRAME Downtube Aluminum frame and swingarm
SHOCK HLT-400-1 850B *100L
FORK HL Corp.#510 suspension fork 20"
HANDLEBAR HL Corp. MTB-AL-100PP,alloy , W: 560, 22.2*25.4
HANDLEBAR STEM Kalloy AS-820 alloy 28.6*25.4 E:90 H:35L adjustable
BAR ENDS Kalloy BE-21 alloy φ22.2 W/φ16 L:80mm
GRIPS Cionlli
SADDLE Cionlli
SEAT POST HL Corp. SP-214 alloy φ30.4*500mmL
CRANK Prowheel
PEDALS VP FLD-50 L/R hi-impact body, foldable, φ9/16" axle
CHAIN KMC Z82, 1/2"*3/32"*112 links
TIRES Kenda F:K-193, 20"*1.5" R:K-935 20"*1.75
RIMS HJC DA-18 alloy Double F:20"*1.50" 14G*24H R:20"*1.50 28H
SPOKES & NIPPLES Shun Lih 14G*72 pcs,45#stainless braze nipples
FRONT HUB Quando KT-AP5F alloy 14G*24H*M9" QR
REAR HUB Quando KT-AYER alloy 14G*28H E:41 M10*135*145 QR
Cassette MICROSHIFT CS-H091 ,8 sp, index,11-34T
FRONT BRAKE Apse L207D, alloy linear spring V-brake, brake shoe - 55mm
REAR BRAKE (I) Apse L207D, alloy linear spring V-brake, brake shoe - 55mm
BRAKE LEVERS Apse 428D-1, alloy levers w/alloy black clamp

8FS Features Video

8FS Folding and Unfolding Video


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  • 5
    Love it

    Posted by Jeffry Miller on Mar 20th 2018

    Bought one for my wife, and followed it up with one for me a few weeks later. Love it.

  • 5
    Purchased a second one!

    Posted by Paul L on Feb 21st 2018

    I bought one for myself just over a year ago and my wife wanted one. She was impressed with its versatility for traveling. Nothing else comes close at the price point and it is fun to ride.

  • 5
    Love it!

    Posted by Jeff Miller on Feb 20th 2018

    Going to buy one for my wife too. Folds easily. Solid as a rock. Packs up in a bag. Stores easily in my RV.

  • 5

    Posted by Allen on Nov 26th 2017

    Excellent bicycle for the money, came well packed and didn’t need much adjustment. Most importantly for a mail-order item, customer service from Yan could not be better. He knows and stands by his product, and is patient and knowledgeable with questions.

  • 5

    Posted by Michael Friend on Sep 4th 2017

    Customer care and response was A+. The Bike is a great product for the Money. Best decision I've made.

  • 5
    Wonderful bicycle - Better than expected

    Posted by Don Herfert on Sep 4th 2017

    Great bicycle. The suspension functions quite well, brakes function well. The gearing is just right. Build quality is excellent. Easy to fold and lift. Highly recommended. Am looking for a rear rack - any suggestions?

  • 5
    Smooth on bumpy surfaces

    Posted by Alex Korolev on Sep 4th 2017

    Just have bought 8FS. It is my second bike from Downtube. Riding on bumpy surface I can feel a difference. It's worth it for me to have a full suspension bike. Although for my girlfriend Nova is better because of a lighter weight to carry.

  • 5
    Best $300 Bike EVER!

    Posted by Steve Blaine on Sep 4th 2017

    What can I say0 I have TWO Downtubes. I LOVE THEM.

  • 5
    Good Bang for the Buck for My Purposes

    Posted by Jim on Sep 4th 2017

    I'm not a bike expert but I am quite satisfied with the 8FS. Bought this bike for casual recreational cycling. My observations after owning 2 weeks are as follows: Fast seamless delivery. Fairly easy and minimal assembly Great quality for the price. Looks pretty cool, modern and 'hip'. Rides very nicely with the the front/rear suspension. Seat is comfortable for me. (Apparently some owners change the seat however.) Gears work fine. Not exactly ultra light-weight for a folding bike but acceptable I guess. Compact - Fits into my mid-size SUV with tons of room to spare. My rear brake needed adjustment as it was rubbing agains wheel. Folds ok. Good customer communication service with the Downtube company. So, overall I'm pretty impressed with the 8FS. I think it was a good investment for my situation. If you purchase, I highly suggest bringing your new 8FS to a bike mechanic immediately after assembly for a safety check, minor adjustments and peace of mind. I did this and it ran even smoother after it got the professional once-over. Tip - Surprising to me.....my bike mechanic said that the 8FS bicycle chain did not need to be oiled/greased when I brought it to him after assembly. Apparently the chain already comes coated with a special wax. Good luck with your research! It sure pays to do your homework when purchasing a folding bike..

  • 5
    Best Bike for the money

    Posted by Paul L on Sep 4th 2017

    I found this manufacturer by accident while looking for reviews of other bikes. I was surprised how reasonable the price was for a light weight alloy bike with good quality components. I need the bike in a rush fora trip and they shipped right out. compartment. The full suspension gives it a soft ride nice for us old guys. Everything was adjusted and worked great, no fussing with derailleurs, shifters, or brakes! Fit nicely in the motor home storage. It does not come with a kick stand and they were out of stock at Downtube but the local bike shop had an EVO adjustable one that works fi ...Read More

  • 4
    Loving my Purchase

    Posted by Kathleen B on Sep 4th 2017

    I was hesitant to spend so much on something like this online, but I'm glad I took the risk! I've been wanting a bike for awhile but never went through with buying one bc of storage issues. When I found out there were folding bikes in my price range, I thought it would be fun to finally buy one. This bike suits my needs very well. I mostly use it for pedaling around my college campus. It's small and maneuvers well around people and pathways. I can pedal very slowly and still stay upright with the lower gear settings. It's also performing well on the hillier bits of campus and the bumpier stretches of road. It's easy to shift and pedal and the small size gives it a certain element of safety in busy places and at crosswalks. It also folds small enough to fit in the trunk of my mid size sedan, where it stays most the time. This bike is sleek, comfortable, sturdy and feels well made. (Had it about a week and been riding everyday) The reason I gave the bike only 4 stars is the ease of folding. I was frustrated at first with the difficulty in folding and unfolding. I have now gotten the hang of it, when opening, I have to use my weight as leverage to get the lock to shut, and when shutting I have to use a small object (I've been using a car key) to pop the latch back out. (This probably isn't such a bad thing overall bc it seems like it would be almost impossible for the bike to collapse while riding.) The bike is heavy and shifty and doesn't seem to lock in the folded position, so moving it around can be bothersome. Since I can easily latch up the unfolded bike to any rack around campus, this hasn't really been a problem. However I would not recommend this for an older person or someone planning to fold it up and port it around by hand. Maybe there is a way to lock it shut, which is another complaint I have, the bike came with almost no instructions and tells you to check you tube for details. One more thing to take into consideration is that I am about 200lb and it's seems just about at the weight limit for this bike. Still, it rides great for me. All in all for the price this bike serves its purpose and has been a helpful and fun asset to my everyday wanderings. I can't wait to take it to the beach and Cyclavia!

  • 5
    Love my bike!

    Posted by Henry on Jul 31st 2016

    Never had a folding bike, but this bike rocks! Materials are high quality and the full suspension make the ride very smooth around our nation's capital. Definitely recommend this bike to all those that are looking for an alternative commuting option. The bike will for itself in about three months!