Loose cables on folding bikes

Posted by Dr. Yan Lyansky on Nov 10th 2021

Cyclists prefer neat and short cable housing. However folding bikes are different, the cables need to be loose and flexy in the front. Why? Folding a bike with tight cable housing will kink the cables once folded. Therefore tight cables on a folding bike make it a non-folding bike :)

Cable housing moves on folders frequently, it is important to pull the housing back to the front. This will minimize the risk of housing kinks during folding.