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    dahon pro 07 versus dahon pro TT

    Hello
    I'm thinking of getting this folder-at a real push i might be able to get the TT version-is it worth the extra £150?
    I havent got a car, i bike/public transport everywhere-i want something fast and reliable,
    any feedback much appreciated.
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    It depends if you want to pay an £150 for a more stretched out and aerodynamic position. With the TT you will have more potential hand positions than a flat bar, but if you are not going to be using it for long rides, I'd go with the standard Pro model.
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    Thanks for the reply.
    The guy at the shop said the TT gears were much better and i'd notice the difference riding it, but i'll probably go with the pro,

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    Quote Originally Posted by arpeggio42 View Post
    Thanks for the reply.
    The guy at the shop said the TT gears were much better and i'd notice the difference riding it...
    I very much doubt it - the transmission is different, but I doubt the ride or gear changes would be discernibly better.

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    cool-that's what i really wanted to know-thanks again

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    Try both if you can though, what I say don't count for much!

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    +1 on the gear range. The main difference is in the handlebar setup, isn't it, flat bar + barends vs bullhorns? I'd go for the Pro.
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    The Speed Pro also has V-brakes and the TT has the road brakes. I prefer V-brake with 16-20 inch wheels.

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    good point Loch

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    V-brakes - why? Once the brake calipers are matched to the correct pulling action levers, stopping power should be similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    V-brakes - why? Once the brake calipers are matched to the correct pulling action levers, stopping power should be similar.
    I don't have enough experience with new calipers to comment, although I've heard a couple of complaints about the Speed TTs stopping power over on the Dahon forums.

    Calipers do provide the ability to use Road components etc. and save weight.

    V-brakes on the Speed Pro also give you more options for tire selection.

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    the shimano brakelevers and integrated shifter will not work with v brakes ( unless one usues a gizmo who converts teh cablepull from caliper brake to v brake .... called travel agent ) therefore the TT has caliper brakes.

    I like disc brakes first than v brakes and than caliper.... The caliper need to be long reach which doesnt help.... the caliper brakes work fine, just that everybody is used to the superior brakepower of v brakes that caliper brakes ( even good ones ) seem to be anemic

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    Just got my speed pro last night. This can be used for fast training rides. When I use it for bike tours, just add on a pair of broader tyres and a rear rack for panniers. Riding posisition is comfortable and can be adjusted for a more agrassive position. So in this bike you have a 2in 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brakemeister View Post
    I like disc brakes first than v brakes and than caliper....
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    Me too. Why aren't there more 16/20" bikes with discs? Weight?

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    Rotors can get bent by knocks when the bike is in its folded state (or damged by ham-handed attempts at folding the bike).

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    Slightly off topic, but are there tires that fit on the speed pro rims besides the Stevios? I tried to find some, but the rims don't seem to fit larger (width) tires (ordered some 1.25 tires, had to send them back). I must be missing something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjohn12 View Post
    Slightly off topic, but are there tires that fit on the speed pro rims besides the Stevios? I tried to find some, but the rims don't seem to fit larger (width) tires (ordered some 1.25 tires, had to send them back). I must be missing something.
    Make sure you're ordering tires with ERTO 406 (mm) designation... I run the 406/1.35 Marathon Racer on my SpeedPro and 406/1.75 Tioga Comp on my JetXP (same rims as SpeedPro)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceMetras View Post
    Make sure you're ordering tires with ERTO 406 (mm) designation... I run the 406/1.35 Marathon Racer on my SpeedPro and 406/1.75 Tioga Comp on my JetXP (same rims as SpeedPro)
    Thanks! Very helpful.

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    you can even use big apples 20x2.00 tires on those rims ..no problem

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    There is quite a difference in components between these two. The Pro is geared 26-125 gear inches vs the Pro TT's 28-125.


    COLOR Mango
    SPEEDS Pro: 24; Pro TT: 27
    GEAR INCHES Pro: 26" - 125"; Pro TT: 28" - 125"
    DISTANCE: SEAT POST TO HANDLEBAR Min: 620mm (24.4") Max: 720mm (28.3")
    DISTANCE: SADDLE TO PEDAL Min: 670mm (26.4") Max: 940mm (37")
    FOLDED SIZE Pro: 36 x 66 x 80 cm (14.2" x 26" x 31.5"); Pro TT: 38 x 66 x 80 cm (15" x 26" x 31.5")
    WEIGHT Pro: 10.6 kg. (23.3 lbs) w/o pedals; Pro TT: 10.5 kg. (23.1 lbs) w/o pedals
    FOLDING TIME 15 seconds
    SUGGESTED RIDER HEIGHT 142 cm - 193 cm (4'8" - 6'4")
    MAX RIDER WEIGHT 105 kg. (230 lbs.)

    FRAME K Series, SuperLite 4130 chromoly, custom-drawn double-butted Sonus tubing, forged LP hinge and drop-outs
    FORK Dahon SlipStream™, Puro™ U7 aluminum, patented Fusion™ technology

    HANDLEPOST Radius VRO, patented Fusion™ technology, forged aluminum, patented InSide™ lock, custom designed for Syntace VRO system
    HANDLEBAR Pro: Kinetix Pro, Flat bar, 7050 aluminum, double-butted; Pro TT: Kinetix Pro TT, 7050-AL double butted
    HANDLEBAR CLAMPS Syntace VRO, adjustable
    HEADSET Dahon Fusion XP, Zero stack, machined aluminum cups, ACB cartridge bearings, sealed
    BAR TAPE Pro TT: BioLogic™ handlebar tape, reflective bar plugs
    GRIPS Pro: Ergon MR2, Magnesium bar end
    SADDLE SDG BelAir ST-PU, patented I-Beam technology
    SEAT POST SDG I-Beam Pro, SuperOversize, 2014 aluminum
    SEAT CLAMP Dahon Turtleneck clamp

    BRAKES Pro: Kinetix ProStop, forged aluminum V-brakes, aluminum cartridge pads, micro bolts, front Flex stainless noodle, stainless anchor bolt; Pro TT: Kinetix, forged aluminum, dual pivot caliper, adjustable angle pads
    BRAKE LEVER Pro: Avid FR5; Pro TT: Shimano Tiagra, STI
    CABLES AND HOUSING Dahon LiveWire, SIS housing, slick cable

    FRONT WHEEL Kinetix Pro S w/ suspension hub, Niobium alloy rim, Sapim laser spokes, Rolf® Paired Spoke Technology™, 580 grams
    REAR WHEEL Kinetix Pro w/SRAM DualDrive, 28H radial/2cross lacing, Niobium alloy rim, double butted stainless spokes
    TIRES Dahon Special Edition Schwalbe Stelvio, Mango/Black, 28-406, foldable Kevlar bead, DualCompound Silica casing, RaceGuard anti-puncture protection, 120 psi

    SHIFTERS Pro: SRAM DualDrive, single-sided shifter, 24 speed; Pro TT: Shimano Tiagra, STI, 2/3 x 9 speed
    DERAILLEUR Pro: SRAM X7; Pro TT: Shimano 105
    CASSETTE Pro: SRAM 11-28T; Pro TT: SRAM 9 speed, 11-26
    CRANKSET Pro: Sugino XD, cold-forged 6061 cranks, 2014-AL chainring; Pro TT: FSA Gossamer, 53T, CNC alloy guard, ISIS Drive, Dahon Special Edition
    BOTTOM BRACKET Pro: Cartridge, sealed bearings; Pro TT: American Classic UltraLight, ISIS Drive
    CHAIN SRAM PC971, 9 speed, PowerLink
    PEDALS Pro: MKS MTS-2 EZY; Pro TT: None

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