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    Similar as Mercedes's One - Jango Flik

    Present by Topeak:-
    http://www.jangobikes.com.tw/english/index.html


    It cost NT4XXXX. But seems the mercedes's one finishing is far better.

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    Wow, is that a crummy fold.

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    Once folded, the Jango Flik bike is a J O K E!

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    From their website:

    Folding Size(LxWxH)
    Shuttling: 105 x 64 x 118 cm
    41.3” x 25.2” x 46.4”
    Storage: 83.6 x 33.4 x 81.1cm
    32.9” x 13.1” x 31.9”

    Even the Tikit comes in smaller, and the Tikit can still be manoeuvred when fully folded. The Jango appears to need to be in the massive shuttling mode to be easily wheeled about.

    ouch.

    And for the price of the cheapest Jango, you can buy some very nice other 16" bikes like the Brompton, Tikit, and Curve SL, and have enough money left over for your accessories.

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    Looks like she could fit in that bag herself.

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    Perhaps I'm off the pace, but I like the jango. It seems very well suited for my style of commuting when I occasionally use the train. Remember the jango is not unlike the Swift: people remark about the large size when folded but forget about what counts first when commuting on packed trains: floor space occupied. The Jango can easily lean against a bulkhead with you standing right up against it, and hardly take more room than without it. Even on buses I would be willing to take it on board with the slip cover. With say the tikit, that is different - it may look small but that's a whole extra person's floor space it needs. So yeah, with commuting floor space is what counts, not small size viewed from the side. The very fast easy fold is a bonus - saddle position untouched. And the stem seems completely adjustable to accommodate most people.

    That monstrous rolling case - well that's ... big.
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    bikecommuters.com recently did a review of the Jango Flick and posted a photo of it next to a Dahon Curve.



    http://www.bikecommuters.com/2010/01...lding-bicycle/

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    After reading the review, I like it even less, honestly. Being someone who enjoys using my bike to carry things with, I consider the 10kg limit of the Dahon rack to be pretty low, and the Jango Flik's 5kg limit is puny.

    And i'm not typically a fan of suspension on city bikes, the reviewers mention of notable pedal bob just makes me more leery.

    2 things I like about the Flik include the inclusion of disk brakes (I ride enough and in poor enough weather to really love them), and the exceptionally fast fold.

    Considering the bike is $1500 and comes with a slew of downsides though, i'd be much more inclined to spend my money on something else, personally.

    I suppose that if you were really into the quick folding and rolling on the Jango, sure, I guess you can't get much faster or easier than that, but that selling point alone seems to require a lot of compromise. Seems to be a common trait between the Jango and other "quick" folders like the Tikit.

    As for floor space occupied, even comparing it to the Tikit's size of 15" x 24" x 35" from what I recall, I don't know where the whole extra person is coming from? The Tikit sits only 2" wider, and slightly longer if you lay it down flat. The Tikit can also be manoeuvred while fully folded on one wheel, whereas the Flik seems to need to be left in its "shuttling" mode and steered on both wheels.

    I'd hardly think its the difference between hardly taking more room, and requiring a whole extra person's floor space, unless the two bikes will act drastically different while sitting there. I think that's something that would require some real comparative analysis, should someone ever get the two bikes together.
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    Available for £45o on ebay.Looks temping now?
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    Shouldn't a folding bike be.....compact when folded???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinigis View Post
    Shouldn't a folding bike be.....compact when folded???
    Depends on the shape.
    This might well fit the boot of a compact car better than a "folding" bike due to narrow width. I would imagine it would ride better than most bikes that would fit a railway luggage compartment.
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    A Xootr Swift is cheaper and a better bike all around IMO.
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    Jango, isn't that where if you touch the wrong thing it all falls down?

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    From the video I'd seen and the review I read I think so,...
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