|The Pocket Rocket took off like, well, a rocket. Roadies everywhere did double-takes at the sight of a serious performance bike with 20″ wheels, especially when it smoked them!
They said, “how can those little wheels go so @#%!fast??”.
“Hanz and I realized the look of the little wheels was the best decoy trick to start the race with (see the quiet grin here). On a bike that’s built right, its about the legs and the lungs, not the wheel size…” – Alan Scholz
In the first two years Pocket Rocket sales soared to 30% of our business. The success of the Pocket Rocket was initially fueled by early adopters like Ed Pavelka, an editor for Bicycling Magazine.
An article by Ed in Bicycling Magazine is what put the Pocket Rocket on the map. He wrote “A Bike Friday rides as good as your best bike.”.
Prominent cycling figures, like Tour de France’s Phil Liggett and Bicycling Magazine’s Jim Langley, recognized the value of a performance road bike that could travel with you anywhere:
“I’ve always told people that Bike Fridays ride just as good as your favorite bicycle, and that you can do all the same things on it, too. If you’re looking for the ultimate portable flyer, this is it.” – Jim Langley.
Its a pity I cant source Bike Friday bikes in Australia.
I am still interested in the Pocket Rocket…but that is but a dream unless I stay in the US long enough for you guys to make one to fit me! ( I am just short of 5 ft). I was in New Orleans last yr, but that is a long way from you guys! and nothing in the Eastern states.
Had been writing for a while in the past to Robbie Dow of Bike Friday . He was very helpful.
I might just have to day dream about this bike!
Elvira , Brisbane, Australia
You can absolutely have a Bike Friday delivered to you in Australia! Plenty of people have and continue to. We are very skilled at building custom bikes for people at a distance, in fact, the majority of people we build for never actually ever set foot in our shop! We’ve built 1000’s of bicycles this way and we have a great track record. And to top it off, we have a 30 money back guarantee, no questions asked- so if it doesn’t fit you just the way you want it to, you can send it right back to us at 0 risk to you.
Robbie doesn’t work here any longer, but we’ve got a solid team that can help you get the perfect bike for you. Can I have one of our reps reach out to you? Let’s make that dream a reality!
I live in Sydney, Australia and ordered my Pocket Rocket late last year. I gave Bike Friday my normal bike measurements and they custom built it for me. It arrived early in March ’18 and after putting it together, it fitted beautifully and I am very pleased with my Pocket Rocket. The courier service will handle the custom clearance for you.