Airnimal

We offer Airnimal's Chameleon. Conceived as a lightweight road bike, with a simple, energy efficient suspension system, it is renowned for its fine performance and comfortable ride.

Chameleon.  Folding Fast Roadbike.

The Chameleon is the original Airnimal.  Conceived as a lightweight road bike, with a simple, energy efficient suspension system, it is renowned for its fine performance and comfortable ride. It has been used to win medals in major competition and is regularly seen at the great Cyclosportifs, and yet, remarkably, it can quickly be folded into a carry bag or ‘normal’ suitcase for easy transportation.

 

FOLD - needn’t mean compromise

Well positioned folding points, appropriate material and geometry choice, mean that having a bike that folds needn’t mean compromise in perfromance when unfolded!  The Chameleon perfoms like any top quality road bike.

PERFORMANCE - Having the correct riding position is one of the most important factors in how a bike will feel to you. Chameleon has been designed around standard geometry to give the rider a perfect fit. Airnimal's philosophy is to design folding bikes that deliver the performance required by demanding cyclists. A careful blend of folding technology and geometry allows the Chameleon to meet these demands admirably.

GEOMETRY - Geometry: handling and fit to match a ‘standard bike’

Bike handling is determined by a number of factors, but the geometry is probably most influential. We design our bikes with a steering geometry that gives precise, confident handling at both low and high speed and provides the same feel as a performance oriented conventional counterpart.

COMFORT - the contact points of any bike dictate how the rider will interact with the bike. Airnimal have carefully designed the Chameleon so the contact points can be optimised for the rider, rather than to accommodate the idiosyncrasies of the folding mechanism. This means that, for the majority of riders, the Airnimal Chameleon can be tailored to provide optimal rider comfort and power output.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIGHT AND STIFF - Folding bike manufacturers commonly concentrate on the fold with the riding performance of secondary importance. With Airnimal bikes, performance is primary and to that end a lightweight, stiff frame is essential. The use of lightweight 7005 aircraft grade Aluminium allows us to design our frames around a very large diameter monotube that provides exceptional stiffness, without any weight penalty. The result is an exceptionally responsive bike comparable in riding characteristics and performance with a conventional high end bike.

FLEXIBILITY - through standardised components

From the drive to steering and contact points, wherever possible, the Chameleon uses standard mainstream components. This makes it easy to customise your Chameleon to your own specific  requirements and gives more choice when either upgrading or replacing components at a later date.  A performance small wheeled bicycle that can truly reflect its riders personality.

CENTRE LINE FOLD - delivers uncompromised stiffness

To maintain lateral stiffness the Chameleon features its folding along the center line. This provides vertical movement for comfort and the fold, without compromising lateral stiffness which can affect responsiveness and handling.  On the Chameleon the pivot is supported by large cartridge bearings, with either an elastomer or air sprung shock absorber providing the suspension.

24 INCH WHEELS  - the 24” wheel selected for the Chameleon provide a perfect balance of low rolling resistance and stability, while still being compact enough to produce the small fold sizes achievable with our bikes.

Truly, when you own a Chameleon, your best bike can always travel with you.

This iconic road bike was conceived, designed and built for speed and is ridden and loved worldwide!

The AIRNIMAL philosophy is to design folding bikes that deliver the performance required by demanding cyclists. A careful blend of folding technology and geometry allow our bikes to meet these demands admirably.

The multi level folding system allows for easy transportation of our bikes, how and wherever you want to take them.

Airnimal designs are driven by a passion for cycling in all its forms.

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