Last Saturday, Folding Bike Trading, the Folding Bicycle Specialist in Malaysia celebrates their distributorship of ORi bikes by showcasing us their new showroom at Damansara Perdana. Here, we see the full range of ORi folding bikes and accessories.
The name “ORi” is inspired by Japanese traditional craftsmanship – Origami means “the art of paper-folding”. The Origami spirit is to create the most delicate patterns by using minimal papers and cutting. Likewise, ORi creates folding bikes with smart and neat designs.
ORi bikes are designed by the award winning designer Jon Whyte, a former Formula 1 engineer from the U.K.
ORi folding bikes are built around several key design features that stand out of others. Folding is very quick and easy and as fast as 4.5 seconds, thanks to the brilliant idea inspired by simple operation of safety belt of airplane – Instant Rebound Catch (IRC) is intuitive and easy to use with a failsafe locking system, which makes folding and unfolding in a snap. Besides, the hinge-free frame eliminates riding bounce and delivers a smooth and comfortable cruising experience just like full size road bike did.
Light weight and stylish, the ORi bike conveniently takes you to wherever your next adventure may be.
BB: Where is ORI Bike from and why is Folding Bike Trading (the specialist of folding bikes in Malaysia) interested in bringing in this brand to Malaysia?
FB: ORi bike is fully made in Taiwan, whereas the designer is a former F1 engineer, Jon Whyte. Its folding system, the award-winning Instant Rebound Catch, IRC allows the rider to fold and unfold the bike in seconds.
The reason why FB is bringing in ORi, is to let more Malaysians know that Reason to bring in ORi is to widen the Malaysians’ perspective towards folding bikes, that they can be more convenient, solid and stylish, tailoring to your needs.
BB: What is the price range of ORi Bikes?
FB: Retail prices range from from RM2,538 to RM11,888.
BB: FB trading has been in this niche industry for a couple of years. Do you see in a potential market growth in this industry in the upcoming 2 years? If yes, what w
ill be the percentage like?
FB: Yes, folding bikes have gained the market share and it is ready to grow. Response from the market has widened, we predict an increase of 50% for the next 2 years with several big plans coming up to build this market.
BB: What gives ORI Bike a competitive edge, or differentiated from the other brands?
FB: They are 2 types of folding mechanisms – One is folded vertically; and the other is horizontally. ORi bikes are folded vertically, with the main frame still intact, it is folded from the wheels. This makes ORi bikes more stable, solid and safe for riding.
Moreover, ORi bikes have a wider product range, from basic to high performance bikes, catering to more needs. You can opt to commute or do performance riding. It is also travel-friendly as some models can be folded into a 12″ size to be brought into the cabin.
FOLDING BIKE TRADING “Experience the Nature”
Address: G 10, Emerald Plaza East, Jalan PJU 8/3, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel: +603 771 33 888
Mobile: +6016 393 2229 (Well)
Fax: +603 771 33 222
Coordinates: N03’09.900′ E101’36.530′