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PDR 01-22-09 07:08 AM

I like the look of this Dahon MU UNO
 
Single speed and no front brake, just a back peddle brake:
http://www.dahon.com/us/muuno.htm

Looks really clean:thumb:

chagzuki 01-22-09 07:29 AM

The 2009 range is on the site?

chagzuki 01-22-09 07:41 AM

The Speed P8 in black is tasty.

edwong3 01-22-09 07:58 AM

Looks great! I did notice a mistake under "Technology Highlights" though. They list the Dahon Neos 2.0 derailleur when this is a single speed bike:roflmao2:

Edward

Quote:

Originally Posted by PDR (Post 8226110)
Single speed and no front brake, just a back peddle brake:
http://www.dahon.com/us/muuno.htm

Looks really clean:thumb:


mconlonx 01-23-09 04:02 PM

Under specs:

FRONT BRAKE Kinetix Tour, forged aluminum, dual pivot caliper, long reach, adjustable angle pads =
BRAKE LEVERS Aluminum

???

edwong3 01-23-09 04:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mconlonx (Post 8235434)
Under specs:

FRONT BRAKE Kinetix Tour, forged aluminum, dual pivot caliper, long reach, adjustable angle pads =
BRAKE LEVERS Aluminum

???

They explain this under Technology Highlights:

"Every bike comes with a quality, forged, dual-pivot caliper brake and brake lever in case you really want (or law requires) a front brake."

Edward

mconlonx 01-24-09 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by edwong3 (Post 8235597)
They explain this under Technology Highlights:

"Every bike comes with a quality, forged, dual-pivot caliper brake and brake lever in case you really want (or law requires) a front brake."

Edward

Wow... that's actually way cool. To tell the truth, this Mu Uno really does it for me, could very well be my next bike. Just for the fun of it, I set up a c-dale mtn bike I had with 20" wheels off a kids bike just to see if it would work with 20 wheels. Because it was a kids bike, it had a coaster brake. That thing was serious fun. Add a fold? Yeah, I'm completely sold on the idea. Extra bonus goodness when considering a switch to fixed gear...

Any idea of the US price?

kona_stinky 01-24-09 01:06 PM

i like it specially the way it folds.http://animepisodes.info/images/f80f...ce39522f72.jpg

edwong3 01-24-09 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mconlonx (Post 8239734)
Any idea of the US price?

I too am curious about the MSRP on this bike. Maybe $350-$450?

On another note, I wonder if the UNO will replace the Boardwalk S-1 as their single speed offering? The S-1 is not on the website, unless I missed it somehow.

Regards,
Edward

Foldable Two 01-24-09 02:28 PM

The S1 hasn't appeared on their website in the U.S. product line for several years. However, it has been available from several different online sites. Not sure that will continue to be the case.

I really like my 2005 S1, and it was a bargain at $129.00, back when Camping World sold them.

I've added mini bar ends, upgraded front V-brake and brake handle, replaced the pedals and added a ThudBuster seat post. I've done several 20 mile rides on it over relatively flat terrain (Rails to Trails).

feijai 01-24-09 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kona_stinky (Post 8239880)
i like it specially the way it folds.

??? By which you mean, just like every other Dahon, Downtube, and low-end folder on the market?

faffer 01-24-09 03:24 PM

Thorusa.com has prices for the 2009s.

mconlonx 01-24-09 03:43 PM

Mu Uno: $579

Hm.

Well... the Boardwalk S1 seems like a bargain at $269. Hey, wait, when I click on the 2009 bikes, the 2008 list comes up. And Dahon isn't listing the Boardwalk for 09.

brakemeister 01-25-09 05:44 PM

I will have complete listings closer to the time when the 09 actually becomes available .. no sense of advertising somthing which isnt available ...

Thor

edwong3 01-25-09 05:52 PM

Another poster indicated that the Boardwalk hasn't been on Dahon's website for several years now. About the MU UNO's MSRP, that seems a little high, but then again, prices for Dahons have been climbing every year.

Edward

Quote:

Originally Posted by mconlonx (Post 8240462)
Mu Uno: $579

Hm.

Well... the Boardwalk S1 seems like a bargain at $269. Hey, wait, when I click on the 2009 bikes, the 2008 list comes up. And Dahon isn't listing the Boardwalk for 09.


bettybl 01-25-09 06:38 PM

Woah, had no idea the Uno was that expensive. When I was considering bikes, I loved how Uno looked and because it was single speed, I thought it would be cheaper too. But I took it out of my choices because of the back pedal breaks (I can't deal with that).

brakemeister 01-25-09 08:26 PM

I agree its expensive ..... how else you want to brake than to backpedal ??? I know some of us old slow farths almost never need brakes ..... but the majority does here and than ....

putting the foot down on the street and drag doesnt work so well .....

thor

datako 01-26-09 04:49 AM

The Uno isn't expensive for what it is. I'll be buying one. Nice, light, and simple.

LittlePixel 01-26-09 05:17 AM

It's a shame they didn't leave off all the cable routing stuff for an ultra-clean frame silhouette. It's nice though - leave it to the dutch to persuade them to do a coaster brake bike. I rode one out there as a student and it was a hoot.

mconlonx 01-26-09 09:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LittlePixel (Post 8248884)
It's a shame they didn't leave off all the cable routing stuff for an ultra-clean frame silhouette. It's nice though - leave it to the dutch to persuade them to do a coaster brake bike. I rode one out there as a student and it was a hoot.

I think it's smart to leave all the cable routing on there, just in case you want to add stuff to it later. I was browsing the Moulton site and noticed that the TSR IGH offering, while suprising me by being the lowest priced TSR, still comes with a derailleur hanger--something I consider a bonus, but which someone looking for clean lines might detest.

The Uno supposedly comes with premium components, but how many can there possibly be on a coaster brake bike? I was hoping for a price somewhere less than a Curve D3, $400 max--seemed like a reasonable expectation. At MSRP, I can get a REI FlyBy, and an 8sp upgrade, for only $120 more, and doesn't REI offer some insane discount that would put it below MSRP on the Uno? Might be smarter to get the FlyBy, have a coaster brake wheel built, and keep the 8sp setup as a spare... or sell it to fund the switch and come out even farther ahead on the whole deal.

jdmitch 01-26-09 10:16 AM

That Mu Uno is pretty sweet. Nice find...

I've had my eye on the Cadenza Solo (which is apparently available international but not USA?)

Lugnuts001 01-26-09 10:58 AM

That would be a perfect beach cruiser with Skyways!

edwong3 01-26-09 11:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brakemeister (Post 8247297)
I agree its expensive ..... how else you want to brake than to backpedal ???

Coaster brake must be an Ultegra, or Durace?:roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:

Edward:D

brakemeister 01-26-09 11:52 AM

Cadenza SOlo is indeed available in the US
http://www.thorusa.com/dahon/2008/cadenzasolo.htm

but no Cadenza SOlo for 09 in the US ......

Thanks Thor

mconlonx 01-26-09 11:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdmitch (Post 8249896)
That Mu Uno is pretty sweet. Nice find...

I've had my eye on the Cadenza Solo (which is apparently available international but not USA?)

Sad thing is that these are listed on ebay for about $100 less than the Mu Uno...


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