Just thought i post a question to some of the only people that could understand folders the most
ok i have a brompton (The motorised one ). Recently ive been doing more and more "off road" which i really enjoy. However on the brompton the tyres are just not ideal (wheel spin up hill, front wheel sliding round couners), and the ride is rather bumpy.
I have been considering the airnimal rhino as is the only "off road" small wheel, dual suspension monoque "folder" (other than the poorly service "go bike")
I am a one bike person thus would sell one the brompton minus the motor stuff and hubs which are brand new.
Tech reasons why i like.
can use same hubs as my brompton ( rear triangle will need to be narrowed) and use 20" 28h rims
Can get decent front suspension 26" forks much cheaper than the 20" equal (but will probably go for a rigid fork with ballon tyres to start
20" tyres more redily avaiable (as this point is a touring bike this is very practical)
and yes i do fold the bike occassionally but find i dont really need it all that often
(the rhino fully dismantled should dismantal to fit within a 20" wheel and quick fold to something managable please see links last link in particular)
more standard components
p.s. normally i would have just bought it myself and tried it, but sinse posting about my other project i realise how helpful some can be. so basically should i get the frameset to build up myself i can get a earlier frame set (without horizontal dropouts ) for £350?