Make that a newbie to bikes, period. This is my first post, and I am green to bikes in general. I am moreso leaning towards buying a bike more than ever, and specifically, a folding bike. I have a few nominees that I hope to get some feedback on. Most are entry level bikes. I plan to just ride this around the neighborhood for fun, and occasionally longer distances. I plan to get one for my SO (~5'7, 140lbs), as his birthday gift, and one for myself (5'2, 98lbs). I'd prefer to get us the same model, but if it must differ I suppose it's ok.
I'm thinking since we're both starters, we can go for entry level bikes, such as:
- the Citizen bikes- 16"
- 2008 Dahon Boardwalk (only 25lbs?)- 20"
But as I read further from this forum, I am also considering one that is pricer than the former bikes:
- 2007 Dahon Curve D3- 16"
My budget is nowhere near impressive, so I have to put a cap at roughly $350 per bike (sorry, poor college student here). I hear so many great comments about the Dahon Curve D3, so I may fork up $400 for it, and that's really pushing it. Any advice, or other suggestions would be highly appreciated. Thank you in advance and it's nice to meet you all!