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Riese & Müller Birdy

Prices from: £2,579

From: £132.13 per month
(For 12 months with Cycle to Work)

Whether you’re on holiday or for everyday working, the Birdy takes you safely to any destination, with Riese & Müller Control Technology. Thanks to its unique folding properties and low weight, you can take it with you easily at any time: folded together, it fits onto any form of public transport or into any car boot. And it can also be adjusted to different rider heights just as quickly as it can be folded.

A Riese & Müller classic, the Birdy is Germany’s answer to the Brompton. This folder comes with full suspension, hydraulic disc brakes and proper gears.

For the avoidance of doubt, the Birdy is not electric, and is the only non-electric bike we sell. We include it in our range because it’s a fantastic bike, but also because it’s the original Riese & Müller bike.

The Birdy is the first bike that Markus Riese and Heiko Müller designed after the two met as German engineering students in the late 1980s. They produced the first prototype in 1993 and with it won the prestigious Hesse Innovation Award. Within a couple of years they had teamed up with a Taiwanese entrepreneur who wanted to build the bike, and “Riese und Müller” was born.

With a folding bike there’s typically a significant compromise between the riding experience and how small it folds. From its earliest days, the Birdy has stood out as the folding bike that bucks this trend.

The early prototypes were designed with geometry to match a Colnago sport touring bike. When you first get on a Birdy, it’s immediately obvious that you’re riding something that’s as close to an ordinary bike as a full folder gets. And when folded, the Birdy remains one of the most compact options on the market.

The cherry on top is the Birdy’s full suspension, the benefit of which becomes immediately obvious when you take to the UK’s less-than-perfect roads!

As with all Riese & Müller bikes, the Birdy comes fitted with front and rear lights as standard. Unlike the electric bikes, the Birdy’s are powered by a dynamo in the front wheel hub.

Everything at a glance

  • The Birdy folding world record is 4.9 seconds
  • Its folded dimensions are 80 x 62 x 34 cm
  • It stands alone as a compact folder with true full suspension

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The Birdy. Supremely functional.

No other folding bike in the world can be folded as quickly as the Birdy: the world record is 4.9 seconds. Its folded dimensions are 80 x 62 x 34 cm. In addition to its quick and compact folding properties, it never fails to impress with its safe handling.

Specifications – all the bells and whistles

Variations – different available configurations of this bike

  • Birdy city

    Shimano Nexus 8-speed


  • Birdy touring

    microSHIFT 10-speed


  • Birdy rohloff

    Rohloff 14-speed


Features – choose the size and colour for you

  • Frame sizes


  • Colours

    Cyan, white, graphite matt

Options – optional extras available for this bike

  • Sport or Comfort stem, adjustable height

    Can be selected at no extra cost

  • Carrier

    Suitable for use with panniers


  • Pannier adapter for handlebar

    Includes KlickFix handlebar adapter, lockable, cannot be factory configured


  • Abus folding lock

    Perfect for use with Birdy thanks to the longer Velcro straps


  • MKS Ezy Promenade detachable pedals

    Quickly and easily removed, cannot be factory configured


  • Carry bag

    For carrying the folded Birdy, fits onto the top tube after use


  • Rear elastomer yellow/green

    Yellow = soft, Green = harder, cannot be factory configured


  • Front shock absorber, harder

    Harder fork elastomer, cannot be factory configured



Check out our buyers’ guide which explains what all this stuff means! Or find out more about ordering an e-bike from E-Radicals.

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Call us on 01524 938755 for friendly expert advice, or email us.

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