Folding Bikes - Strida Clone
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12-02-07, 01:14 PM
It looks...weird. Also, very heavy at 11kg.
12-02-07, 04:13 PM
It's too wide and heavy. If they can continue the development, it has some promise.
12-02-07, 05:50 PM
Pretty interesting for the price. Of course, we can't tell the manufacturing and component quality from the picture.
I don't have problems with the stated 24lb weight. That's only 2 lbs more than the real Strida. The fold, though, is much less elegant, to the point of being marginally useful.
What I do find interesting is the seat design, with the extendable seatpost. This configuration allows more cockpit room without sacrificing leg length. That's an advantage over Strida - where if you want height, you give up length.
If the quality of this bike is any good, it could be an interesting product. At the very least, it'll keep the pricing pressure on Strida. Competition is a good thing from a consumer standpoint.
Lespo of Korea & several other Asian manufacturers also do a version of this similar looking but vastly inferior copy.
Two observations: (1) with conventional symmetrical forks, this one can't stack it's wheels, which is why it doesn't fold up as well; which is doubtless why (2) it has 12.5" wheels, while the Strida has 16". Unless the 'Victory' has an unusually large chainring (and it doesn't look that way to me) it'll be pretty slow, I mean even slower than Strida.
12-03-07, 12:48 PM
I have only been test riding on the older Strida, most likely the second generation maybe third. I hated the steering. It was so hard that I fell every time I tried it. I never liked it. This seems to have less resistance in the stem and hopefully there are more standard components too so repair is less costly. the price is just right for my wallet. If it rides better than Strida original and have that price here in Sweden then most likely I would buy it if the Carryall bike from Pacific never reach us up north Europe. http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=367405
12-04-07, 12:34 PM
More pictures of this triangular frame bike.
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