Folding bikes really are fun - here's the proof!

Our tester seems to be enjoying himself just a little bit too much...

There's an old saying that I've just made up which goes: "You can take the BMX away from the BMX rider, but he'll always ride BMX." Experience CP tester Paul 'Smiffy' Smith is the living proof of this - he may be closer to 40 than 14, but whatever bike we give him he'll revert to his bike park roots and, well, muck about.

The latest machine to take the patented Smiff test is the new Kansi folder from Fisher Outdoor. We think he likes it...

A review of the Kansi will appear in issue 238 of Cycling Plus, on sale June 23.

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Rob Spedding

Editor-in-Chief, Cycling Plus, Cycling Plus Magazine
Editor-in-chief Rob has been pedalling Cycling Plus since 2007. His first proper road bikes were a Raleigh Sprint in the early 1980s and then a Trek 1000 in 1999. A former competitive runner, Rob has repeatedly threatened to become a competitive cyclist in every discipline from time-trailling to hill climbing to bike polo. We're still waiting.
  • Discipline: Road. Mainly commuting but with the occasional mountainous sportive that he'll complain about/fail to complete. Enjoys cake stops. Will never, ever do another triathlon after a bad experience in open water.
  • Preferred Terrain: Gently undulated roads – he's more of a rouleur. Likes gravel.
  • Current Bikes: BMC Alpenchallenge, Viner Perfecta, BMC Granfondo GF0, anything shiny that Warren Rossiter will allow him to ride
  • Dream Bike: Bianchi Specialissima, Raleigh Banana
  • Beer of Choice: Innis and Gunn Original
  • Location: Bath, UK
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