Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Northeast Georgia
Bikes: Trek Lime, Cayne Rambler
I have one! It's not bad... I recently saw a Dahon folder in a store window and it puts the Rambler to shame... but I like the Rambler's design. I bought mine this summer and am new to folders, so I don't have anything to compare it to... I have a feeling the Dahon bikes or some of the other brands would be much better, but I really liked the Rambler for the price. I bought a 3 speed and it offers a rough ride on grass and hills... so I'm toying with the idea of upgrading to an 8 gear internal hub.
Even with all of it's flaws, I'm using it. I throw it in my trunk, and when I'm driving the car somewhere, if I have time, I take the bike out for a spin. On flat, road surfaces, it's great. On hills... well, I REALLY get a workout. I had car trouble about a month ago and because I had the bike in my trunk, I was able to get home... which was 15 miles away. It didn't seem like a rough ride, until I rode the same route two days later on a full-sized Trek.
As far as the folding goes, it seems solid. Sometimes I forget to latch this and sometimes I have trouble with the handlbars but I have a feeling that's due to my inexperience.
sometimes I wonder if I'd like a fullsize folder, but since I'm fairly happy, I think I'll just stick to the Rambler for now. Good luck with your decision!