ive been researching folding bikes for a few months now (yes, months). i originally was going to purchase
a folder, then i decided on first getting a road from Performance.
Now that im back to the folder, I realized that what I need is something for cross campus transportation
(college student), something faster than walking for road trips/ wandering downtown.
my first knowledge led me to citizen bikes.
terrible reviews and more research led to...
i was going to get a dahon d7, then i decided on a mariner.
then i discovered downtube.
(bike friday, brompton, et. al. are way out of my part time budget)
i rethought what i needed:
1. lightweight: under 25 lb.
2. inexpensive: less than 250/300 USD.
3. small: 16" wheels
i do not intend going more than 10 miles max (more likely: 5-6 max).
i do not care about speed, so a single gear is fine.
i discovered ridethisbike.com
i was skeptical at first and awaiting my bike now.
I ordered an EZ Pack. i am not looking a for a GREAT product. i am looking for a good product. practical not luxury.
Larry (site owner) has provided INCREDIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE.
i strongly recommend checking out the site.
i hope this bike is what i expect.
i will update this lengthy post after i use it.