RIO 1 Citizen Bike 26" 1-speed Alloy Folding Bike with Step-thru Frame

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Citizen Bike Combination Cable Lock for folding bikes.
folding bike basket
folding bicycle led light kit
Citizen Bike floor pump for folding bikes.
Smartphone holder

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RIO 1 Citizen Bike 26" 1-speed Alloy Folding Bike with Step-thru Frame

Looking for cruiser comfort in an elegant foldable design? This full-sized, folding step-thru is a retro-cruiser with a super simple 1-speed design. Our very urbane version of the classic cruiser -- it's a folding bike for going and being human.

The RIO 1 Citizen Bike features a full-sized, standard 26" wheel -- that folds down in half for easy travel and storage. Built on a step-through, alloy curved frame, this design allows for an easy-on and easy-off riding experience. The cushioned grips and retro-button saddle complement the relaxed, upright ride.

The super reliable, 1-speed coaster brake system drives the RIO Citizen Bike. This classic set-up offers a comfy and practically maintenance-free bike that will keep you cruising summertimes and beyond.

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Details and specifications

Frame 26" alloy step-thru frame
Folding Unfolds and ready to ride in seconds. No tools required. Folds up quickly for easy storage or travel.
Assembly Your RIO Citizen Bike arrives practically fully assembled. Just follow the included instructions and you're ready to ride.
Front fork 26" steel fork
Fenders Included and installed
Chaincase Fully covered chaincase
Handlebar Sweep Back Cruiser Bars
Stem Non-foldable
Seatpost Adjustable in seconds with alloy quick release clamp. No tools required.
Saddle Retro-button saddle (Comfort saddle optional)
Chainwheel 33T chainwheel with 165mm alloy crank arms. Includes chain guard.
Pedals Foldable pedals for a slimmer profile. (9/16")
Hubs Alloy front and rear hubs
Rim 26" alloy rims. The 20" wheels allow for precise and stable handling.
Tire Kenda 26" x 1.75"
Folded size 39x35x15
Packed size 39x35x15
Suggested rider height Suggested for adults and teens (5'0" to 6'0")
Max rider weight Supports riders up to 220 lbs.
Weight 29 lbs with rack
Dropout Spacing F/R 100/110mm
Crankarm length 165mm
Length of Bike 69 inches
Chain Ring Teeth 33
Rear Sprocket Teeth 14
Minimum saddle height 34 inches
Maximum saddle height 40 inches
Wheelbase 44 inches
Seatpost/handlebar distance 24 inches
Minimum handlebar height 39 inches
Maximum handlebar height 43 inches
Pedal to saddle (min) 29.5 inches
Pedal to saddle (max) 34.5 inches

Warranty and policies

Detailed warranty information available in FAQs and Policies.

Why Choose Citizen Bike?

Ready to Ride

We don't expect you to be a bike mechanic, so we get everything ready to roll before we fold up and pack your bike. We lovingly install your accessories and tune-up your bike to order right here at Citizen HQ. This saves you a bundle of $$$ and the hassle of getting your bike setup at a shop.

Manufacturer Direct

We only offer our bikes direct -- no big megazonic resellers or unnecessary in-betweens. Just direct from us to you. So our prices don't have any extra fluff. They represent our absolute best effort to get you the most excellent value we can.

Divine design and crazy quality

We've been offering our folding bikes direct for over 15 years -- and we're always innovating and listening. Our customers are our co-pilots. Our designs represent the combined experience of our company and community to bring the best bikes and accessories at incredible prices.

Awesome customer service

Any questions? Hello! We're here! It's us! We're ready to help. Want a recommendation based on your commute, or need some help to get going and being human -- give us a call.

Free socks

We'd give you a hug if we could. So instead, we give you the ultimate utility accessory for your bike -- socks. We love you that much. And here's a virtual hug for good measure 🤗 Happy dance not included.