Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Folding Bikes Discuss the unique features and issues of folding bikes. Also a great place to learn what folding bike will work best for your needs.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-17-09, 08:50 AM   #1
jdaniel
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Upgrading to a Dahon Mu Uno

Like many, the first folder I bought was a Dahon Boardwalk S1 (new through an LBS for $220). I then bought a D7 off of CL for $100. I live in a flat area (Lubbock, Leveland, and now Dallas... yes, the place is called Level Land ) so I constantly find myself preferring the single speed over the D7.

The Boardwalk has served me well... but I want to upgrade. I've started looking at the Mu Uno and absolutely love the the lines of the Mu series. The deep charcoal gray of the bike is great as well. Having always been a minimalist, the no-wires and coaster-brake are a big plus. I personally wish the MSRP was $100's less, but that just means I'll have to save my money for a little time longer.

Though it's new, has anyone had a chance to ride the Mu around a bit? I have an LBS that is an authorized Dahon dealer, but they never keep any in stock (and they're one of the biggest bike shops in the region). I don't know how the ride or weight would compare to the Boardwalk, so any anecdotal comparisons will have to do for the time being.

My Boardwalk is absolutely great, I wonder how much more emotion I could pour into the Uno.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-09, 10:01 AM   #2
brakemeister 
New usename ThorUSA
 
brakemeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Southern Illinois USA
Bikes:
Posts: 2,469
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
http://www.thorusa.com/dahon/2009/muuno.htm

I get the first ones in next week. its unlikely that you find somebody who has actually ridden one, besides maybe a show sample ..... than again I think the UK friends got a few earlier already.
I also wish it would be 100 bucks cheaper..lol
Its a fun bike, not for everyone, but that just might be a selling point after all .....

thor
__________________
www.thorusa.com
Dahon : Freedom Unfolds
Tern : all about the ride
brakemeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-09, 10:08 AM   #3
BruceMetras
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Rafael, California
Bikes:
Posts: 1,854
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by brakemeister View Post
http://www.thorusa.com/dahon/2009/muuno.htm

I get the first ones in next week. its unlikely that you find somebody who has actually ridden one, besides maybe a show sample ..... than again I think the UK friends got a few earlier already.
I also wish it would be 100 bucks cheaper..lol
Its a fun bike, not for everyone, but that just might be a selling point after all .....

thor
Is there any provision on the UNO fork to add a front brake?
BruceMetras is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-09, 10:28 AM   #4
brakemeister 
New usename ThorUSA
 
brakemeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Southern Illinois USA
Bikes:
Posts: 2,469
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yes it will be shipped with a front brake actually ......
to me that makes sense as the name applies, you can never have enough
thor
__________________
www.thorusa.com
Dahon : Freedom Unfolds
Tern : all about the ride
brakemeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-09, 10:36 AM   #5
BruceMetras
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Rafael, California
Bikes:
Posts: 1,854
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by brakemeister View Post
yes it will be shipped with a front brake actually ......
to me that makes sense as the name applies, you can never have enough
thor
Nice!.. that's looking more attractive all the time..
BruceMetras is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:01 AM.