I've recently started researching folding bikes as I am in need of one for school. My current situation forces me to drive to campus, yet my classes are spread out enough that I need a bike while actually on campus. Since my car isn't big enough to hold a full size bike, I decided a folding bike would be the perfect solution. I had all but decided on getting a Dahon Jack when I suddenly noticed the weight limit on the bike was 230 lbs. I'm a pretty big guy at about 6'3" and I currently weigh in at around 250lbs. I'm trying to lose weight, but that's a different story altogether. Anyway, I hope to eventually be under the 230 limit, but I'm worried that I may break it while riding for a few months before I reach that goal. Plus I need to take into consideration the few lbs of books I'll be carrying with me.
Basically my question is two-fold. Firstly, should I give up on the Jack altogether at this point. And if so, what other bike would you recommend? I've looked into a Montague CX, however I've noticed it isn't getting the greatest of reviews. I need to keep the bike around $400, definitely no higher than $450. Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated.