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Old 07-26-05, 10:43 PM   #1
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Dahon Boardwalk vs Mariner

Other than $30 and the color, is there any difference between those two bikes? I've looked over the spec sheets several times and can't find a reason for any price difference.
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Old 07-27-05, 04:22 AM   #2
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Doesn't the Mariner have a rack?
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Old 07-27-05, 08:29 AM   #3
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I think the Mariner is supposed to be somewhat more rust resistant.
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Doesn't the Mariner have a rack?
That's what I had thought at first too, fenders and a rack, but the boardwalk is just pictured without them on Dahon's site. The spec sheet says that it comes with them.



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I think the Mariner is supposed to be somewhat more rust resistant.
Seems likely, and there is a little disclaimer at the bottom of the page on the Mariner clarifying that it is rust resistant not rust proof. I guess I just keep wanting to see it stated somewhere on their site "this bike is *blank* which is the reason for the slightly higher price". I guess if rust resistance is all it is I'll stick with the boardwalk. If I get one I doubt it will ever see a salted road, and the nearest body of saltwater is about 1000 miles away.... then again it will see rain... gah. Decisions, decisions.
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Old 07-27-05, 10:10 AM   #5
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I believe the Mariner is Stainless steel. Also it may be particulary suitable for travel to a Professional baseball game in Seattle.
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Going to be a pretty long trip from Indiana, but if that's what you've got to ride to see the Mariners then what choice do I have.
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Old 07-28-05, 03:11 PM   #7
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Other than $30 and the color, is there any difference between those two bikes? I've looked over the spec sheets several times and can't find a reason for any price difference.
No, no real difference except the rust resistant chain and finish. Mariner has much nicer looking finish and I think worth the extra $30.
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