Man About Town
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Nashville, TN, USA
Bikes: '04 Dahon Speed P8; '01(?) Specialized Crossroads A1 Sport; '83 Peugeot P6 (refurb in progress)
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You can search
on Dahon's site for nearby dealers. Unfortunately, they're not listing any "stocking" dealers anywhere near either of those cities. Meaning, while they can order
one for you, it's likely you won't be able to waltz into one of those shops and test-ride an Espresso.
Still, you might want to call around and see.
It's actually pretty tough for people like me and you, who live in places without a LBS that sells folders, to make the jump and get one. I would up trying a Speed P8 out while I was on vacation in Chicago. Then I had the bike shop (Rapid Transit) ship it to me when I got back home.
Hopefully, as Dahon adds more stocking dealers and folders become more popular, this sad state of affairs will change.
P.S. If you do find a place to test drive an Espresso, be sure to try out some of the 16" and 20" models too. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised, and may find that you don't need those big ol' 26" tires after all!
Last edited by eff-J; 05-23-05 at 03:45 PM.
Reason: Added "P.S."