I notice that several 2006 Dahon bikes are pictured with mini-bullhorn / TT bars - particularly the Hammerhead 7.0 and Speed Pro TT models.
I'm still in the "just looking" phase of buying a folder, but this style of bars looks like exactly what I would like for my somewhat lengthy commute (approx. 21 miles each way) and for rec. riding.
Are these bars readily available in the aftermarket? I presume they are special folding versions, or that they must fit the maker's (proprietary?) stem. How easy (or difficult) is it to adapt different shifter types to these bars? I see the 2 models mentioned above are using the SRAM Dual Drive 24 drivetrain. Are these types of brifters adaptable to other drivetrains?
Since I don't necessarily "need" a bike like either of these two (or have that kind of money at the moment) do you think it would be possible to get a Speed P8 or even a comparable non-Dahon bike and add something like those bars after the fact?
Maybe I'm just jumping the *** here and should wait until more info comes out on 2006 models and components. I'm also not necessarily set on a Dahon yet. I just want to gather some info to assess my options for a purchase maybe 6 months down the road.
Thanks to all for any advice or other options you may have. I learned a TON just reading through this forum for a week or so, and hope to learn much more here.