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11-22-08, 03:14 PM
Posted about this little bike that I picked up yesterday. Took a couple quick photos this morning and tossed up a highly non technical blog page real quick outlining a couple of the bikes details. Sorry, I'm not much of a web page wizard and I probably should have made the photos bigger.
John, my wife and I both ride Miami Citizens folding bikes, paid $195.00 each. Very similar bikes, and it appears we would have been just as welll off with the Ignios. The folding hitch is just alike, exact same latch. Brakes and gears appear to be the same also. We are ok with our bikes for what we use them for, just tooling around the neighborhood and RV campgrounds and local parks. After I received the bikes and rode them for a few miles, I took both bikes to a local bike shop and had them inspect and adjust brakes and chain and gears. I noticed a great improvement in the ride after we got them back. I plan to take them back to the shop the true the tires (I guess I'm saying that right). I was out riding with my son yesterday and he said both my tires were wobbling somewhat, and I need to get this fixed.
I'm shopping for a more quality folding bike to purchase in the near future, and am undecided on a Dahon MU P8 or a Xootr Swift. I'm also looking at a Downtube 2009 FH for my wife, or even for myself. Tough decision.
For the money though, I agree with you, the Ignio is a good entry level folding bike. I would take the Citizens for one reason, and that is the people at Citizens, meaning David, has been very solid with me when I called him on several occasions with some concerns. Daivd is a very standup guy. I told him I was having some trouble with one of the brakes, and in two days I had new brakes. I'm still using the original brakes, but David said "I'll send these to you just in case there is a failure. Anything else you need just let me know".
11-24-08, 02:21 PM
Cool. I just googled up the Citizen bikes and they look pretty cool for the price point as well.
I just ordered a longer seatpost for my Ignio (so I can ride it under the guise of making sure it's safe for my daughter) That's my story to my wife and I'm sticking with it.
I'm going to tinker a bit with this Ignio and do a couple more upgrades and see where it gets me. Should be fun.