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    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?

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    dahon speed d7 (2007),

    dahon speed d7 (2006),

    dahon presto lite (2006),

    dahon speed p8 (2007).

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

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

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    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).

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

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    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.
    Help me out guys- I know nothing about this stuff! Thank you for your patience-come again :)

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

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by what bike? View Post
    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.

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

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    Presto Lite next.

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    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

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    This is subjective
    Presto Lite
    Speed 8
    Speed 7

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

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

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by what bike? View Post
    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.
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    oh ok thanks for the help, is the presto lite any good?

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    Did you read the Dahon site specs for the bikes?

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    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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