With their iconic "Slant" frame design, choice of the best and correct materials for each model and an obsessive attention to detail, Tyrell Mini-Velos have built a reputation for fast, Sports Performance Cycles of Desire.
Tyrell truly own the 406 / 451 sports / road racer category. Their fixed frame, all-titanium pure bred road racing PK1 and PKZ (both 451) and their 10th Anniversary indulgence, the 406 folding all-titanium XF are the cream of the small wheeled speedsters.
And aluminium framed FX sports performance cycle and FSX road racer 406 folders (both on offer at the moment - check Offers
Tyrell have taken their years of building fast, performance Mini-Velos and their inspiration for small wheeled cycling and created the IVE.
The IVE is a great bicycle to ride. But what makes it such a successful and great challenger in the 16” / 18” category.
The following is the first of 7 Reasons to Go IVE!
#1: Easy To Fold
Perhaps the most important aspect when considering a compact folding bicycle. The 16” / 18” category folders are aimed at the lifestyle market, and ease folding is a key requirement, especially if you use your bicycle to travel to work, using public transport, or just making your bicycle part of your everyday life.
Even if you're not familiar with the IVE folding operation, it has been designed to be intuitive.
Step 1: Easy to Unlock
First, by pressing on the red lever conveniently located on the handlebar, this releases the rear frame.
Step 2: Fold the Rear Frame
Then while pressing the red lever, simply lit the bike and flip the rear frame and wheel underneath the seat.
Step 3: Sitting Self Supported
The IVE will sit, self-supported and completely stable, the rear of the bike sits on small caster wheels (which also helps you troll the folded IVE around.) This is so simple and convenient.
Step 4: Fold the Fork & Stem
Then, just loosen the front fork locking knob, and fold the fork backward to frame. At the same time release the handle stem which tucks down beside the wheels.
Step 5: Completed
The final step – just loosen the seat clamp and press it down. The IVE is now fully compact. Convenient to store or put in the back of your car, or easy to carry.