Small Gal On a Small Bike
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Athens, GA
Bikes: 2008 Dahon Mariner D7, 1992 Cannondale T600, 1989 Schwinn Traveler
How well do the 20" Dahons perform on wet, hilly roads?
It's raining and I'm at work, but I'll have to leave in about an hour so I was wondering how the bike would handle on wet roads. I have a 2008 Mariner D7 and am mostly concerned about traction on hills. If it makes any difference, the tires are probably the ones that shipped with the bike, but I don't know for certain because I bought it from a bike shop instead of ordering it from Dahon. I've only put maybe 50 miles on the bike so far, so the tires are still pretty new. I don't want to have to take the bus if the bike will be slipping all over the road, but I'm still a bike noob and I'm probably giving the bike less credit than it deserves. Here's the elevation chart, but reverse it for my work-to-home commute (and the hill that has me worried is the one in the middle, naturally, which is on a busy stretch of road):