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Old 09-01-09, 11:56 PM   #1
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Looking For Reviews For Dahon Vitesse P18

Hello foldies !

Is there any one who have a Vitesse P18 and would like to write a review of it.
If its possible to compare the Vitesse p18 and Speed 8 that would be awesome!

Have look over the web but cant find any good reviews of the bike.

I own a speed p8 today but want to buy a new and thinking of Vitesse P18
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Old 09-15-09, 06:57 AM   #2
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Isenīt anyone having the Vitesse P18 ?
Is it a no good bike if no one having it or is it just becuase its a new 2009 bike ???
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Old 09-15-09, 07:35 AM   #3
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P18 vs. Speed 8

I have both and I don't think you can compare them against each other. The Speed 8 is the smoother ride, but with only 8 gears a bit limited to what you can ride. The P18 is a full road bike, ride almost anywhere. I think the P18 should be compared against the MuP24, which I also have. I'm not a fan of the Dual-Drive system, too noise in middle setting and the Mu frame hits my heal when I pedal. If you are just riding in an urban setting the Speed 8 is perfect, if you ride long distance in the country the P18 is perfect. Best yet, buy both!.
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Old 09-15-09, 01:46 PM   #4
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thank you where much for the answer.
Fun to know that someone having a Vitesse P18
I riding from work 2-3 times a week its 33 km one way.
I really think Vitesse P18 is perfect for me due to I find the Speed P8 is missing gears for road/parvel ways.
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Old 09-17-09, 01:55 PM   #5
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Hi Zteam2

I was just thinking if it possible to get 40mm tires on the Vitesse p18?
or 35mm winter tires ? (donīt know what the spikes are called in English)
Is it space between the tires and frame ?
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Old 09-17-09, 02:41 PM   #6
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... possible to get ... winter tires ? (donīt know what the spikes are called in English) ...
The Schwalbe Marathon Winter tire should work. It has spikes. See:
http://www.thorusa.com/dahon/accessories/tires.htm
about halfway down the page.
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