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    Dahon Speed D7-Does it have a coaster brake?

    On their website, it says that the bike is equipped with a rear coaster brake. However, in the pictures, I see a standard caliper on the back wheel. What gives?

    http://dahon.com/us/speedd7.htm

    I was looking into this as my first folding bike, but I don't really like the idea of a coaster brake...the last time I used one was on my kiddie bike almost 15 years ago and I've gotten used to standard brakes. I appreciate your insight!

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    I think this is a misprint in the specifications. I'm 99.9% certain the U.S. Speed D7 does not have a coaster brake.

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    Splendid! I was worried because a few other sites also say it has a coaster brake, i.e. "ProMax V linear-spring front brake with rear coaster brake offers twice the stopping power and safety"

    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...ategory=400307

    But I guess they could have copied of the main site. Can anyone else confirm?

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    I believe the Speed D3 (not a U.S. model) is a 3-speed hub with a coaster brake. That may be the original source of the confusion in the specifications.

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    To the poster above, I think you are correct. Checking the D3's page at Dahon reveals no brake caliper at the rear wheel.

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    never seen a coaster brake on a cassette style freehub, which is what's equipped on 2007 and later dahon D7(non-HG)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    never seen a coaster brake on a cassette style freehub, which is what's equipped on 2007 and later dahon D7(non-HG)
    +1. only the 1 speed dahon boardwalk has a coaster brake. none for any bike with multiple speed.

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    Me too. My 2008 Speed D7 doesn't have a coaster brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmaniqui View Post
    +1. only the 1 speed dahon boardwalk has a coaster brake. none for any bike with multiple speed.
    To clarify --- The Boardwalk is the only current U.S.A. model Dahon with a coaster brake.*** There are some "multiple-speed" non-U.S.A. model Dahons with internal gear hubs that have coaster brakes (i.e., the Briza D3 and the Speed D3).
    ***BruceMetras has pointed that the U.S.A. model Mu Uno has a coaster brake.
    Last edited by HGR3inOK; 07-20-09 at 05:28 PM. Reason: to correct potentially misleading information

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    Quote Originally Posted by HGR3inOK View Post
    To clarify --- The Boardwalk is the only current U.S.A. model Dahon with a coaster brake. There are some "multiple-speed" non-U.S.A. model Dahons with internal gear hubs that have coaster brakes (i.e., the Briza D3 and the Speed D3).
    The single speed Dahon Mu Uno also has a coaster brake..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceMetras View Post
    The single speed Dahon Mu Uno also has a coaster brake..
    I stand corrected.

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