I have never seen a mezzo in my life, except online
Originally Posted by bhkyte
No experience of the Tikit, but I would expect both bikes to fold in about the same time.
If the above video is any indication, the Tikit hyperfold both unfolds and folds significantly faster than the Mezzo.
Except for the M10 superlight, which is identical to the Tikit's gearing, the Ori models appear to generally have both a worse bottom end and a slightly worse top end than the Tikit. The Mezzo deviates a bit from that. Online the ad copy talks about the Mezzo having a Capreo -- but I don't see it either on the Mezzo or Ori specs.
It appears to me that the Mezzo's got better components.
The tikit weighs quite a bit less in most configurations.
AtoB liked the tikit. But not the Mezzo.
In Britain, the Mezzo costs a lot less than the Tikit. In the US the Mezzo/Ori apparently doesn't exist. :-)
What concerns me about the mezzo is that it looks to have the same cramped issues as the Brompton. Its wheelbase is a full 58mm shorter than the Brompton (and medium Tikit), and BikeRadar
complained of a cramped position. Here the Tikit is particularly good as it comes in three sizes.
The Mezzo also apparently feels stabler than the Brompton. Stabler than the Tikit, I dunno (can't find the amount of trail anywhere for the Mezzo). My guess would be no, but who knows.
Overall the Mezzo looks like an impressive bike to me, well thought out, though a bit heavy.
Last edited by feijai; 03-01-09 at 10:49 PM.