So today I almost impulse-bought a Dahon Espresso -- it's a full sized bike that just folds in half. But really after seeing an old lady come in to see her special-ordered Dahon Speed P8, how easy the ride seemed, and how tightly it folded up, I walked away and decided to do my research.
My requirements are this:
1. 20" wheels -- i feel that this is the perfect marriage of riding comfort and compactness for storage
2. the handlebars must rise to a high enough level such that I can ride upright (or "urban", this term for riding position is new to me). I do not like leaning forward in a racing position, it's bad for my back!
3. It packs up such that it fits under my bed -- which is 13" off the ground
4. Costs less than $500
So the Dahon Speed P8 was my target; I was willing to break my $500 limit for this thing because it seemed perfect. The handlebar height is adjustable, folds up small, and it's freaking sexy.
However in my googling i encountered the Downtube 9FS http://www.downtube.com/Full_Suspens...ding_Bike.html
I love the way it looks, and i love the fact that it has dual suspension and uses standard parts. But but, I can't for the life of me figure out of the handlebar height is adjustable. From images it seems that this is a bike ridden in a racing position.
So given this information, does anyone have a good recommendation for me?