Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Dutchess County, NY
Bikes: Fuji S-12s, Trek Navigator 200, Dahon Vitesse D7, Raleigh Sprite Touring ('70's)
Yeah HA061 (Dahon Licensed) Bike questions
If someone has already posted info on this, I'd appreciate knowing where. A few weeks ago someone had a link to a review, but that was on the Yeah HT060, the lower end high-ten frame unit.
I am looking for something that I can keep in the back of my Outback for a half hour ride during lunchtime. A quickie workday getaway, for relaxation and fitness. A few days ago I visited a LBS and tried out a Dahon Speed 7 ($350), and looked at their MU P8 at around $580. It was my first experience on a folder, and it was a lot more enjoyable than I suspected it might be. I'm becoming convinced that I need something like this.
I got talking to the owner of the shop about lower cost alternatives, and Yeah came up. I was honest with him that while I liked it, the family budget was a bit tight right now. He said that Yeah licensed the technology, and so probably produced a reasonable product. They also make Birdie (?). I see that the alloy frame Yeah HA061 sell on E-bay for around $150 plus shipping, which makes it a very tempting alternative. Most of the componentry, geometry and construction looks (as well as one can tell from pics) similiar, with the big exception being deraillure/cog set. A compromise I could live with given the intended use.
Any experience / thoughts? Thanks!