Mid-fifties, looking to get back into cycling to improve general fitness. Most likely use of this bicycle is short runs up to around 60km.
It's impossible to really get an idea about a bike's long-term suitability with a very short test ride. So I'm hoping that some of you may have more extensive experience with some of the folders I'm considering. My initial choices are somewhat dictated by availability in my location (Toronto). Here's what I'm considering, but I'm certainly open to any and all comments and advice:
Dahon Jetstream P8: Available locally. Any experience with the suspension, long-term?
Dahon MU P8: Available locally. Less expensive than Jetstream, about the same weight, not quite as sporty on the components.
Dahon MU SL: eBay, in the U.S. vendors look legit, but the whole eBay/shipping-to-Canada/etc. process is a bit scary. The bike looks good on paper (same frame as MU P8, I think, but improved and lighter components/wheels/fork and front suspension hub). I've not had the chance to ride one.
Birdy Silver: Available locally. Bit out of my price range. Haven't ridden yet.
Bike Friday NWT: Worth the wait? Worth the extra money? Shipping, duty or other hassles coming to Canada?
Thanks for bearing with my newbie questions.