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what bike? 07-16-08 01:20 PM

yes...another one of my 'what bike?' threads
 
yes! ive finally got enough money to get a folding bike. but the question is (again) what 1?

list:
dahon speed d7 (2007),
http://i7.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/fe/88/0189_1.JPG
dahon speed d7 (2006),
http://i1.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/fd/8e/bac4_1.JPG
dahon presto lite (2006),
http://i23.ebayimg.com/04/i/000/fe/6c/8e6a_1.JPG
dahon speed p8 (2007).
http://i14.ebayimg.com/06/i/000/fe/4e/f8ae_1.JPG
plz help :o

what bike? 07-16-08 03:00 PM

sorry to bump up this thread but i really need advise on these folders as 1 is selling tomorrow.

Dynocoaster 07-16-08 03:06 PM

The Curve has an eye appeal and I like the hub. The 8 looks pretty cool but I am not excited about the derailleur.

mroli 07-16-08 03:59 PM

what do you want it for?

I think the curve and the presto lite have 16" wheels rather than the 20" of the Speeds. Obviously the presto lite does not have a luggage rack - is that an issue for you?

The Speeds are the 20" entry level for Dahon and I don't know too much about the technical differences - but you'll be able to find it in the historical entries for the bikes on www.dahon.com (under bikes).

jur 07-16-08 05:49 PM

Those bikes are not all in the same category - different wheel size, different gears etc. Depends on your needs which you haven't stated here. So we can only make a recommendation based on our own preferences which may not align with yours.

I would go for the Curve. I have enough other bikes with gears and stuff. But I don't have a Curve. So go for it! ;)

Dynocoaster 07-16-08 07:40 PM

I just won an offer on a Curve SL 5 spd. I am looking forward to it.

The Remix 07-16-08 11:39 PM

Dynocoaster- how did you enter the comp or get selected to win?
Yeah- the thread starter- you have to give info like- what you are gonna use the bike for- how tall you are- your weight- and kind of terrain you wil be riding- is storage an issue or are you taking it on a bus/train also? Also how often are you gonna ride? for fun or commuting ect? this will help people decide which bike would fit your needs.

Dynocoaster 07-16-08 11:44 PM

It was on Ebay and Buy it now or best offer and the person took my offer.

what bike? 07-17-08 12:21 AM

looks like its the curve, i need the bike just for weekly commutes, not that far a couple of miles, its quite hilly where i am so that might be an issue, i am 5 foot something i think around 5"6.

thanks for the advice

Dynocoaster 07-17-08 09:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by what bike? (Post 7076566)
looks like its the curve, i need the bike just for weekly commutes, not that far a couple of miles, its quite hilly where i am so that might be an issue, i am 5 foot something i think around 5"6.

thanks for the advice

There is a thread where someone replaced the rear cog or the front chain ring to goo uphills easier.

what bike? 07-17-08 12:00 PM

ahh ok but the curve is now out of the equation so i dont know what one now :(

Dynocoaster 07-17-08 12:15 PM

Presto Lite next.

what bike? 07-17-08 12:18 PM

dyno could you give me a list of the order of the best bike to the worst plz, just incase i dont get the best one i can get the other one below it

thanks :D

Dynocoaster 07-17-08 12:26 PM

This is subjective
Presto Lite
Speed 8
Speed 7

what bike? 07-17-08 12:27 PM

ok thanks :D, works well seen as thats the order they are being sold in haha :D

Dynocoaster 07-17-08 12:28 PM

http://www.dahon.com/archive/2006/us/prestolite.htm 19.8 pounds

Dynocoaster 07-17-08 12:28 PM

http://www.dahon.com/archive/2007/us/speedp8.htm 27.7 pounds

Dynocoaster 07-17-08 12:29 PM

http://www.dahon.com/archive/2007/us/speedd7.htm 26.6 pounds

what bike? 07-18-08 11:53 PM

would 16" wheels effect how it goes up hills?, i need 2 know quick its ending in 2h's

prtyich 07-18-08 11:56 PM

Why not get a 26" one that allows full speed travel? Jack, Matrix, Espresso, Cadenz 8 (yummmmmm)...

what bike? 07-19-08 12:02 AM

i dont want a full size folding bike the fold is to big

jur 07-19-08 01:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by what bike? (Post 7090993)
would 16" wheels effect how it goes up hills?, i need 2 know quick its ending in 2h's

No. It affects the gearing only so it might be on the low side going downhill.

what bike? 07-19-08 01:18 AM

oh ok thanks for the help, is the presto lite any good?

Dynocoaster 07-19-08 08:19 AM

Did you read the Dahon site specs for the bikes?

what bike? 07-19-08 08:25 AM

yeah im not an expert on these so i dont know, anyway the presto sold above my budget, i can afford the dawes diamond they any good?


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