I am finalizing my order with Peter and could use some advice with the following,
Since I have only test driven folders, I was wondering if is there a noticeable benefit in low gear range between 8speed 11 - 32 or 9speed cassette also 11 - 32 with 54 chainring. The 1st 5 gears would be identical.
8speed 21 26 32 (51.4 41.5 33.8) versus 9speed 21 24 28 32 (51.4 45 38.6 33.8)
As you can see there a more of a gradual difference with the 9 speed.
Are there more mechanical complications with a 9 speed setup over 8 speed? So is it worth it?
The Swift folder has the option of allen bolt or quick release for handlebars. Is there a definite advantage in having the quick release since I may fold the bike up once or twice a day?