Hi, I am new to this forum & would be greatful for a little advice . As my title states , I am looking to buy a folding bike. When I lived in London I had a Brompton which was great for my needs at the time.
I now live in Long Island , NY. I am looking for a folder ( I live in a flat/apartment ) that I can use to help me regain my fitness after knee surgery. I wld like something with a bit of speed , reliable & one that wld allow me to happily do a few evening rides as well as the odd 'day/ 2 day' tour around the Hamptons etc.
I was actually about to buy a Dahon today but on reading some of the posts on here , I noticed that a few people raved about the Swift & others weren't too impressed with the Speed Pro. I have test ridden one & found it okay , but I didn't 'fall in love 'with it , hence I have been holding off.
My concerns about the Speed TR are it's abililty to go at a reasonable pace compaired to the Pro ( although I do like the touring set up , in reality I prob won't need racks etc that often & a saddle bag wld suffice ).
What is the Swift like ? I am 6' 1"" & about 210 lbs with a 33/34" leg. Also, I will have to fold/unfold it every time it is used so any thoughts on that would be great.
I intend to go to NYC this week to have a look at one but any thoughts wld be greatfully received.