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Old 10-18-09, 11:35 AM   #1
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Anyone Here Own a Breezer Zig7 or Zag8?

I see a lot of other bikes being discussed here but not the Breezers. These two bikes seem comparable in cost and quality to the rest of the field of $400 - $700 folders. Breezer is well known for their full sized transportation bikes and the folders look like they have good reinforced non-suspension frames, quality components and a good riding position. I'm pretty sure they use a licensed Dahon latch.



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Old 10-18-09, 12:05 PM   #2
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Both of the bikes are essentially re-badged Dahons. Dahon licenses their tech to other companies. REI's folding bike (Buzz Flyby?) is also a Dahon in disguise.

The entire Breezer line of bikes are just rebadged bikes. The i3 is, I think, an Oyama. I can't recall who makes the itzy.

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what model Dahons?
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they look like Dahon Speeds with additional reinforcement at the seat tube-top tube joint plus some extras, at a better cost than the Dahons, but maybe they are older models.
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The Dahon-licensed bikes tend to be slightly older models/technology. There is a company named Yeah (yeahbike.com) that only sells Dahon tech-based bikes. If you look at them, they look like older Dahons.

I don't know what model the Breezer bikes are based off of... I never delved that far into it.

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EDIT: I said Bazooka earlier, changed to Breezer (I blame the Bazooka ad to the right)

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Dahon and the rest of the bicycle manufacturers seem to have gone the way of the motorcar business, introducing new models and styles every year. I'm not sure I see the necessity of doing that. But it does occasionally make for some good deals on last year's model.
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