EDIT! See the most recent post for a couple of other folders I came across as candidates for a backup bike.
I'm happy with my KHS folder for the majority of my riding.
I'm looking for something to fill in "multimode gaps." ***
Budget is "under $500" though I may be able to stretch for the right bike. (used is fine)
Folded size is a big factor.
I was thinking about the HandyBike - http://www.handybike.com
They're seem to be $300 USD.
Others that piqued my interest:
- Brompton ($$)
- Frog ($$$$)
- Dahon Sweat Pea (doesn't seem to accomodate 6' riders)
- Dahon Piccolo (seems like an awesome deal but folded size could be on the large side)
Something with 12" or 16" wheels would be better as a backup bike but weight and fold size may discourage me from those.
***Today, I only needed to go a couple of miles cumulatively between bus stops, store and office.
No point in having the KHS along but something a step up from a scooter would have been nice.