9/30/20 Preorder special of our new commuter bike the XS is open. It is our first 10 sp folder. Delivery is in early November.
9/29/20 Our Indonesian distributor should have bikes in October. They will have Nova, full suspension, front suspension, Dyan, and a new 451 Maha model. Downtube has agreed to provide bikes in exchange for a 10% donation to Indonesian Orphanages. Downtube will not profit financially from this relationship. We are looking for similar overseas deals. We are extremely interested in Singapore, Philippians, Malaysia, Japan, and South Korea.
9/20 We have a new Indonesian distributor. Information will be forthcoming.
9/20 News about the founder of the Downtube.
9/20 Sales have been wild during the Coronavirus. We are sold out of 8FS, miniB, 8C, 8S, 9S, we are very low on 9FS, and mini models. During the Coronavirus we will keep a smaller lineup of bikes. We hope to stock 9FS, 8H, Nova, Dyan, 11H, mini11, and 9S for the foreseeable future.
9/20 Our duty exemption expired. All new bikes will have a 25% duty in addition to the standard 11% bicycle duty. Please expect a nominal price increase due to added costs.
12/19 We received a duty exemption from the 25% Trump duty. This expires in Sept 2020
10/19 Dyan 24" wheel bike is introduced.
12/17 We introduced a new layout for our website. We hope you like it!
9/27/17 We have just added PayPal Credit as a checkout option. You can buy now and pay later with Paypal Credit.
9/4/17 Two weeks ago we were hacked and lost most of our reviews. We have backups of many reviews via Kudobuzz and we will repost them with today's date. Please help us by posting a review on the product page.
8/22/17 Buy a bike for small monthly payment...through Klarna.
8/17 Our kids & folding bike kickstarter campaign is underway
3/10/17 We will announce information on our free cross country tour soon.
3/8/17 We have launched a new layout for our website, with a Live chat feature.
1/17 We have created a new dealer page. We are focusing on using mobile dealers that will setup and repair any Downtube bike.
1/17 We have launched our new 8S front suspension commuter folder with rack, kickstand, and rear fender.
8/16 Shimano Alfine 11sp belt drive mini's and 20" wheel bikes are available.
7/16 Our free tour has been delayed because we have a baby on the way and mommy is unable to join the tour ( even in the RV ). The baby is due in August.
5/17/16 New 8H and mini bikes have arrived in the USA. They took almost two weeks to clear customs. They are scheduled to arrive at our facility on Thursday 5/19. All back orders will ship on Thursday.
5/1/16 Thanks to everyone! Our sales have more than doubled each month ( year over year ) in all of 2015 and so far in 2016.
12/15 Starting in 2016, we will donate ALL profits to charity. Keep an eye on the website for more information
12/1/16 We are doing to do a FREE van supported tour across the country this summer. Tour will start in San Diego, Ca and end in St. Augustine, Fl. We will follow Adventure Cycling Southern Tier map. We plan to start in mid-June keep an eye on the website for details.
11/15 We introduce our new 8FS, a budget friendly version of the 9FS and the Race kids bike with suspension option
10/15 Boating magazine reviews our 8H with belt drive and Shimano Nexus 8sp hub
9/15 Both Dyanella and Hisland Lyansky finished in 2nd place in this year's 7.03 Triathlon series. They have helped us finish development of our first ever kids bike the Race.
7/9/15 We were just notified the Nova's have cleared customs and should be delivered here tomorrow.....they are shipping!
6/7/2015 Nova bikes will arrive in the USA this week! They still need to travel to Charlotte to clear customs.....then they ship!
5/30/15 Downtube auditions for Shark Tank TV show.
3/2015 Article in Houseboating Magazine
1/2015 Launch of our New Website
11/2014 New belt drive 8H and mini bikes arrive.
9/2014 Dyanella Lyansky won the 7.03 triathlon. She will be sponsored by Downtube/Bike1.com next year.
2/2014 Dr. Yan will give a free Theta Healing session or yoga advice by telephone to anyone that buys a bike (please call or email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org). Please read about thetahealing prior to the session.
6/2013 Downtube Nova bikes are at $299 again...They have not been at this price in over a year.
5/2013 Dr. Yan became a licensed Theta Healer and yoga instructor at Sivananda Yoga retreat. His theta teacher was Narayan Jyoti (also an amazing singer), the best healer in Israel and the Bahamas.
11/2012 Dr. Yan won the Bahamas National Chess Championship for the second time.
9/2012 New 2013 9FS and 9 silver bikes have arrived.
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 the 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 deductible for a new bike, parts, and maintenance for individuals who 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 VeloVision review of the Downtube 9FS folding bike.
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
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 Write-up about Dr. Yan & the Downtube Bike in the Temple Review (Temple University alumni magazine)
1/2008 New product write-up 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 show2). We will also receive product mentions in several boater publications including Motor Boating in Jan. 2008.
10/2007 In Your Prime magazine article about 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 received positive feedback from 4 major cycling publications about our bikes.
9/23/2007 Downtube bikes receive 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 Write-up 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 write-up 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 write-up in The East Carolinian (Greenville, NC) with a short mpeg video
1/22/07 Front page write-up 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 Downtube article in the Temple News
6/22/06 Internal hub bikes have arrived in N.Y.C. and 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 write-up 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 Triathlon
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