Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Francisco, California
Bikes: Brompton H6, Schwinn Mirada, Cruzbike Sofrider. Used to own: ICE B1, 2 F-frame Moultons, Koga Myata Elevation 2000 mtb, Challenge Hurricane, Riese & Mueller Birdy Silver, Actionbent Tidalwave 3
Until I looked at it, I was going to reply that for that price you could get a new basic Brompton..
But then I looked at it. I think it seems pretty good in some aspects: better brakes, more gears, racks & lighting that you don't get on the C3). As you say, folds bigger. If you have a chance to ride it it would be interesting to hear how it is. Batavus is a decent quality Dutch brand, isn't it? Their new 2006 folders start at only E449 though..