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    Citizen Bike, Downtube, of Dahon Boardwalk (need some advice)

    Hello everyone!

    Im looking at three different bikes, the Citizen Gotham, the Downtube 9 front suspension, and the Dahon boardwalk.

    I want a bike that i can fit in my car (no bike rack) and ride around durring the day, so I dont have to drive through town.

    I've got about $350US to spend - what do you guys think?

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    If you don't expect to see rough roads and it's pretty flat, I would save some money and go with the Boardwalk. If you need the gears or the suspension, go for the Downtube.

    --sam

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    Define what sort of rough road or terrain where a suspension might be needed? Front or back suspension for what terrains?

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    Ill mostly be riding around on paved roads. There are a few hills in the area though, so having multiple gears would be nice.

    I dont really need any suspension, but the Downtube 9 front suspension is the cheapest, and weight wont really bother me too much...

    Thanks for the quick replies :-)

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    For $350 you can get the Dahon D7 new from ebay

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    Downtube or Dahon

    Even at their low price, Citizen bikes are grossly overpriced. They also weight much more than they claim.
    Only pay $100 (steel) to 150 (AL) for one.

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    Thanks BB49 - that Downtube is lookin pretty good :-)

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