Do you own a Citizens folding bike? Have you ever ridden a Citizens folding bike? Be honest, as I am just curious. I have little doubt that the Downtube is a better bike, it should simply because it costs more. My wife and I bought Miami Citizens last Oct. for RV camping trips and we simply love them. We paid $175.00 each plus shipping of $25.00, $400 total for two folding bikes. They are not our every day riding bikes, but for what we use them for it has been a great experience. At one campground I talked with a guy who was riding a 5 year old Citizens bike and he was still a satisfied rider, he said he rode it all the time. Like all things mechanical, it just needed a little tweaking now and then.
PS: As an Edit: Being RV campers and very familar with Camping World, we checked out the folders at Camping World and I didn't feel they were better folders. Citizens has great colors too. Another thing too, we had a mechanical issue right off the bat with one of our bikes, and the service tech at Citizens like to have broke his neck trying to making us happy. Great service. I don't work for Citizens or get paid for bragging, I just hate to see someone's number called out in a negative way when I'm not so sure it's deserved. Granted, your experience may have been the complete opposite, if so forgive me for breathing.
Last edited by trider; 06-04-09 at 07:02 AM.