I have narrowed down my choice of my first folder to the Dahon Speed D7. I am 6', 205 pounds.
But I wonder if anyone has had first-hand knowledge of the "ALUMINUM FOLDING BICYCLES FOR BOATS RV'S BIKES FOR U". It's advertised on Ebay for about the same $300 price:
I plan to stow the bike in the rear of an airplane and use it for local transportation between airports and surrounding areas. I was intrigued by brand x's claim to be only 22 pounds.
I am skeptical about advertised spec claims. Last year I bought and returned a Downtube, when (and still does) state in their ads a weight of about 5 pounds lighter and folded size much smaller than I eventually measured after delivery. (Insult to injury Downtube would not refund the shipping costs even after I emailed them my reasons for the return.)
Brand x offers a full refund only if returned it within 7 days from delivery. (No real test trial allowed.) Anyone out there who knows about this bike?
Thanks for your help!