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Carrera Intercity Disc 9-Speed Folding Bike

The Carrera Intercity Disc 9-Speed might not boast the engineering genius of more famous folding rivals, but with very enthusiastic road manners, excellent specification including a Shimano Sora rear mech and Tektro hydraulic discs, this is a folder with significant appeal beyond just the traditional commuter set.

While some sporty folding bikes can cost you well over four figures, the Carerra Intercity gets you all the fun with £50 change from £500. That's some rather incredible value right there and it left our tester considering buying the bike just to have a folder available for train travel.

The Intercity is quick to unfold and once you get riding, you'll find a bike that is actually rather nice to pedal. 

With exciting handling and excellent power transfer, there's the distinct possibility that comfort could take a hit, but not so. Even with diddy 20in wheels, very little knocks the ID9 off its stride. 

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This is a fantastically fun bike to ride – and all the more amazing when you remember it's a folder. Rather than it being just a basic A-to-B transport tool, you may well find yourself looking to detour to enjoy a longer session in the saddle. It's also quite nice that you can get your head down for super-stable high-speed cruising, but then sit up a bit for more reactive intra-city ducking and diving.