Im a newbie who is considering getting into a folding bike. After shopping around i've sort of landed on Dahon. And im trying to decide between the MU SL, MU XL and the Hon Solo. And before you laugh me off the boards heres why im at these three.
Why a folder: i bought a small air stream trailer and i need a something small and light for tooling around campgrounds and for going on bike rides in parks ond so on.
Why Dahon: Id like to see it, try it in person. I have a dealer in town who carries them. As far as price range i'd prefer to stay under a grand.
Why these models: Im not looking for a serious racing bike. Im looking for comfort and design.
Im big on design and these all appeal to me. And i think this is something i could get into. I dont like to buy a cheap starter and then want to upgrade immeadiately i like to buy the best for what i want to use it for. Asthetics are important to me. I loved the Hon Solo. The dealer had one. Love the saddle seat. The pump in the seat post. The detail. But not sure if i really want or should get a single speed. That being said i have a 15 speed normal bike but rarely use more than 3 or 4 gears. That brings me to the other two. Hub gearing or normal? Not sure which way to go. Any advice as i try to figure this out?