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Old 08-23-08, 10:03 PM   #1
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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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Old 08-23-08, 10:12 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 08-23-08, 10:29 PM   #3
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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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Old 08-23-08, 11:14 PM   #5
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For $350 you can get the Dahon D7 new from ebay
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Old 08-23-08, 11:35 PM   #6
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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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