I've been riding a 20" folder since Christmas and worked up
to about 80 miles a week going out on it 5 days out of 7.
Decided I wanted to do half that on a "proper" bike, and
today I went out on my first full ride on the road bike.
Chalk and cheese. Out of the saddle is natural and in
the saddle I can pedal up long minor hills much easier,
overall speed is not surprisingly quite a lot higher.
I can take on hills easily that are hard work on the folder,
even though the minimum gear inches are higher on the
road bike than the folder, I was quite surprised.
On the flat the folder tops out at about 20mph, I reckon
I could push 30mph on the road bike once I get used to it.
I like riding the folder, but the road bikes a different ball game.
The only thing complaining is some bits between my bits,
I've ordered a new saddle, never a problem on the folder,
but I replaced the crappy saddle on that before riding it.