Jango Flik

The Flik is a new folding bike from Jango for 2010. From the Press release:

The new Jango Flik is one of the easiest, quickest and most convenient folding bikes in the world! Flik is designed for people who commute to the city by car or public transportation and want a stylish compact folder with the handling sureness of a full-sized bicycle. The Flik is the perfect way to maximize mobility in the urban environment and an enjoyable way to move about the city.

The Flik’s innovative hydra-formed frame features the patented VertiLink folding mechanism which offers three useful utility positions: 1) Riding, 2) Shuttling and 3) Storage. Flik folds quickly and can transform from riding to shuttling in only 2 seconds which provides a maneuverable, compact profile when walking the bike to board a train, take the elevator or park right next to your office desk. It takes as little as 4 seconds to change from riding mode to storage mode when it’s time to place Flik inside your car trunk or in the home closet. Its rear rack, trunk bag and carry bag allow you to take the bike anywhere you like to travel.

As a member of the Jango MAB (Multi-Activity Bicycle) family, the Flik bike also comes with standard features that provide added comfort, safety and security. Jango bikes are equipped with the innovative Allay saddle with integrated air cushion for comfortable support; Ergon ergonomic grips for supreme hand comfort; dual-fit folding pedals for riding with casual shoes; front & rear LED lights for visibility; and a personal identity head badge and brake-lock for anti-theft security. And with Flik’s finely adjustable rear suspension, stable touring bike geometry and multi-speed gear ratios (50-tooth front chainring and 11-28 rear cassette) you can pedal to your destination in total comfort with minimum effort. The new Jango Flik is all about mobility. It simplifies moving from one place to the next with a completely user-friendly, integrated design. Commute, travel, enjoy — Flik is the way you go.

There are 5 models available. Specs as follows:

  • Jango Flik T8
    T handlebar, 8 speed twist shifter, rigid fork, V brake. Available in two colors: Jango Black or Jango White. MSRP: US$1199.
  • Jango Flik V8
    V handlebar, 8 speed Shimano rapidfire shifter, rigid fork, V brake with V-Block lock, with front and rear light and bell. Available in Jango Black color. MSRP: US$1399.
  • Jango Flik V8i
    V handlebar, 8 Speed Shimano Internal hub, rigid fork, V brake with V-Block lock, with front and rear light and bell. Available in Jango Black color. MSRP: US$1599.
  • Jango Flik T9
    T handlebar, 9 speed Shimano rapidfire shifter, suspension fork, front Disc with Disc Block lock / Rear V brake, with front and rear light and bell, with CNC chainring. Available in Jango White color. MSRP: US$1499.
  • Jango Flik V
    V handlebar, 9 speed Shimano rapidfire shifter, suspension fork, front Disc with Disc Block lock, Rear Disc brake, with front and rear light and bell, with CNC chainring, Rear Rack and Carrying Bag are included. Available in Jango White color. MSRP: US$1599.

This is a cool looking folder. I hope to have one for review later this year.

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8 Responses to “Jango Flik”

  • Zyzzyx says:

    Interesting mid-fold step there, what they call ‘shuttle’ position. But for those prices, I’d still be more likely to go with a Bike Friday Tikit.

  • Jose says:

    Suspension forks, disc brakes, blah, blah, but no fenders? Kinda worthless as a real commuter. Thumbs down.

  • Rick says:

    The allay pump up saddle is by far the MOST uncomfortable I have ridden on…horrible choice!

  • Xibin says:

    Rick,

    fixed it for you:

    Rick says:
    The allay pump up saddle is by far the MOST uncomfortable I have ridden on…horrible choice for me!

    I have the second generation version (pump built into the nose) of this saddle on several of my bikes, and find them quite comfortable when set up correctly.

    As far as the fenders comment is concerned, I suppose that depends on where you live.

  • Paul Orrett says:

    eerm deja vu. This is almost identical to the Mercdes Folding bike launched this year.
    For example
    http://shop.mercedes-benzworld.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=154_155&products_id=1772
    many components look the same, folding style the same saddle the same. Shum mishtake shurly??

  • Nigel says:

    Didn’t you noticed that the Mercedes version has the brand “Topeak” printed on it (at the chainstay area)? It’s no surprised since Ergon, Allay and Jango are all related to Topeak.

  • Nigel says:

    Likewise, the Allay saddle is one unique saddle whereby sizing and proper set up is extremely important in order gain maximum comfortability. I had all my bikes with Allay saddles since it’s first launch and I must say, this is the one saddle that I am most satisfied with.

  • EcoVelo » Blog Archive » New Arrivals says:

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