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Folding Bikes Are A Great Idea...

By designing a bicycle so it folds, the bike can take up less space but folding bicycles compromise the strength & integrity of the frame. Basically, folding bike makers hacksaw a frame in two and weld in a clamshell style hinge. When the hinge is opened, the wheels fold over one another. Unfortunately, cutting the frame between the front and rear wheels affects the rigidity & stability of the bicycle. As a result, the ride on a folder can be wobbly.

But Stretching Is BETTER!
Giatex bicycles provide higher stability and riding comfort than other portable bicycles because Giatex bikes do not fold on a hinge; they stretch. Giatex uses a patented technology wherein the horizontal stem is one continuous tube that slides through the frame, bringing the front wheel close to the rear wheel. The resulting design provides a solid ride regardless whether stretched to fit a child or adult..

Innovative, Sturdy Design
There is no need to cut any tubes in half. In fact, when looking at Giatex bikes, it is not immediately clear how they fold, or even that they fold at all. The stretching system developed by Giatex is the first of its kind in the world. This innovative and unique design makes Giatex bicycles sturdier than other folding bicycles.

Frame Adjusts To Fit The Rider
Stretching is better because the frame length can be adjusted (stretched) to the rider’s desired length for the ultimate in riding comfort. Our unique design uses a combination of a grooved sliding tube and a multi-clamping system to ensure a solid ride. This flexibility also allows just about anyone to share the same bicycle - husband, wife, friend or even a child. In fact for children, stretching means that the bicycle can grow along with them.

Stretching Costs LESS
Stretching is better because the Giatex bicycle typically costs way less than your average folder. The ingenious part of the Giatex design is that not only do you get an adjustable frame that provides a solid ride, but because there is no expensive hinging system required, the Giatex will sell for hundreds of dollars less than its comparable rival. In fact, the Giatex doesn’t really have any rivals at all because it is the world’s only stretching bicycle.

How It Works
Designed for leisure, commuting and touring, Giatex bicycles are light in weight and easy to compress. Stretching and compressing your Giatex bicycle is straightforward, requiring no tools and can be done in less than 10 seconds.

Unfold the handlebars.

Slide the seatpost up.

Slide the wheels apart.

Ride away.

Improve Your Life

The compact Giatex 16” bicycle offers the best combination of portability and riding flexibility. This bicycle is best suited to accommodate all rider types and sizes. Yet the bicycle is still light enough and can be compressed to accommodate most traveling and storage conditions.

The Giatex fits in your closet, under your office desk, in the corner of you apartment living room, in the trunk of your car or even in a suitcase. Rediscover the subtle joys of life. Buy a Giatex today.





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