Thoughts on Mini Velos from the folder community
I posted about this in the Commuter forum with not much response. I thought those with folders might be more interested.
Just came across an article at BikeHugger about a style of bike called a Mini Velo that Masi is thinking about offering in the US. They are regular road frames with 20" wheels designed for those with limited space. They are not folding bikes though. Apparently they are very popular in Japan where space is a premium and Gios and Bianchi currently make Mini Velos for that market.
Does anybody have one these things? If you have one, what do you think? Do you think it would be a good commuter bike for those with limited space or multi modal transportation? Does this concept interest you?
I own a Dahon Speed Pro but have been disappointed by how much the frame flexes under load. While a Mini Velo would not fold down as compactly, it might be a good solution for more performance oriented people that are limited on space.
What you think?