Helios SL 05 vs. Helios P8 06 vs. Helios P9 Lite
I just test rode a Helios P8 and I really liked it. I think that I'm ready to purchase one, but have a question. How is the Helios SL able to shave off 7 lbs? I noticed that there are a couple of the SL's still available and was wondering if it might be worth getting a 05 SL instead due to the fact that I live in a walk up in NYC. Every pound helps! Also I am considering getting a custom Helios P9 Lite from Gaerlan Bikes in CA. They take a stock Helios P8 and install a 9 spd 11/34 cassette with sram 7.0 shifters, schwalbe stelvios, and relaced wheels for about $150 more than the stock P8. Can anyone suggest what is the best option. Thanks guys in advance for the advice.
Folding bike junkie!
I'd be cautious with ANY of the very light Dahons if you are a bigger than average rider. They are relatively fragile (especially the wheels).