Join Date: May 2005
Location: Anti Social Media-Land
Packed with features that will give years of service and comfort, the Zag8 offers the following upgrades over the Breezer Zig7:
BioLogic™ grips and BioLogic™ Velvet saddle
Avid Brake levers, Kinetix brakes with SilentGrip ceramic pads
SRAM 8-speed derailleur for wider ratio, smoother shifts
Aluminum folding pedals
Kinetix quick-release hubs for added versatility
Kinetix Comp double-wall CNC rims for smoothest braking
Schwalbe Marathon Racer tires with RaceGuard puncture protection
3M reflective tire stripes. Be seen!
SKS fenders from Germany
Color: Black Satin
Weight: 23.5 lbs.
BioLogic™ Velvet Saddle
A few years ago, SDG's product honcho was at Whistler, getting set up on a Kona DH demo bike when he noticed that a lot of the bikes were out of commission because the saddle rails were broken. He went back to work determined to design a stronger saddle that could handle the abuse dished out by down-hillers and free riders. In a flash of brilliance, he conceived of a system to replace saddle rails with a single carbon-composite beam. The new system was much stronger but he also discovered a few unexpected benefits: a dramatic reduction in weight, 200% more fore-aft adjustment to fit a wider range of riders, and super simple one bolt adjustment. Who would have expected that a well-padded I-Beam saddle designed for all mountain riding would weigh less than a super skinny racing saddle with Ti rails? When we spotted SDG's innovative new technology, we had to have it. So we collaborated with SDG to develop a series of custom saddles and seat posts exclusively for Dahon. The BioLogic™ Velvet is a wide and ultra plush saddle designed for comfort. But by utilizing SDG's I-Beam technology, we've reduced the weight by 200 grams compared to comparable steel rail saddles. US $75.00
Breezer appears to be associated with Dahon by apparently licenseing their components as well as the frame. Just check out some basic components-right down to their copyrighted names!
Last edited by folder fanatic; 02-09-06 at 12:24 PM.