I have researched and test drove and researched some more over the last few weeks and these are the options I find in my price range. Please tee off on why you think one is better than the other:
Dahon Speed D7 2008 $386 slightly larger than the 2009, but slightly lighter as well 10400 cubic inche
Dahon Speed D7 2009 $432 15% smaller when folded than the 2008, but a little heavier to carry 8775 cubic inches
Downtube fs9 $359 shorter high gears in gear inches. but a more forgiving ride 9345.6 cubic inches
and lastly the : eco 3 $339 11.7 x 31.2 x 25.7 26.7lbs 9381 cubic inches
all prices are at reasonable dealers. I have test driven all the dahon, but not the downtubes.
My needs: tall 6'2" 170 lbs. 23 miles commute roundtrip. 13-miles the most in any one time.
Votes?!??!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!? Would really love to hear your votes an reasons. Maybe I can wake up to a mayhem of votes! I would enjoy. This forum is awesome and I appreciate that it is here.