I own one of the older Kent folders. While I do believe it is a good value, there are two main issues that I see with the older folder. One is that I wouldn't reccomend it for a rider that is taller than 5'8"-9". This may or may not have been addressed on the new model, but I have a feeling it hasn't. The other issue is that the bottom bracket is located a little too far back. Just from looking at the pics of the Kent Compact, I think that problem might have been addressed. I took care of the problem on mine by getting a brompton accessory that allows you to move the seat further back. If you're interested in purchasing an older Kent, PM me. I purchased one for kicks but I am 6' tall which makes me a little too tall for the bike. I'll sell it to you for $100. I hardly used it.