Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Pasadena, CA
Bikes: Dahon Mu SL, KHS Mocha w/BionX PL350
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Oops, sorry I didn't reply to this. I don't notice any difference with the lower number of spokes--I just assume that Dahon has done their homework to make this combination reliable and usable. 14 on the front, 16 on the rear. There are plenty of rough patches along my commute and I haven't come across any problems. But then again, I just don't know enough about bikes to provide a knowledgeable review.
The TT bars add a good 6 inches to the width when folded down, but I still don't have any problems on the train (or transporting it in the car, storing it in the office, etc.)
The combination of smaller wheels and narrower bars took a sec to get used to balance-wise, but now I like the little bit of push I can generate by really leaning into it, especially for starts or uphills. I'd be interested in trimming the handlepost down a bit more.