Pack a Bike
Published: April 2009
By Adam Baer
This innovative folding ride will satisfy your roaming instincts
The sleek and collapsible Puma Biomega UM (short for Urban Mobility) renders the city bike easily transportable and travel-friendly. The lightweight aluminum frame reduces in size by 50 percent with the flip of a latch. What's more, the bike comes with a theft-resistant built-in lock and a pin-release system, so that you can loop its hidden wire around a lamppost or tree for extra protection. With just one simple speed, this might not be the bike you'll take to San Francisco, but its BMX-style handlebars give you all the balance and control of a high-end mountain bike— perfect for navigating city streets in style. $775; www.puma.com.