Looking for advice on a suitable folding trail bike.
Looking for advice on a suitable folding trail bike. I'm 6'1" ~190#. I'd like a good trail bike (nothing serious, just gravel and dirt paths with some hills) that will fold up and I can keep in the trunk of my Camry. Something that folds down (or disassembles down) to under max size for standard checked airline luggage would be a nice plus. I'll also likely add an electric kit to it later to help get up some long hills between my office and the trail head and just for fun.
So far I've found two bikes that might work.
1. 20" wheeled Dahon Jetstream P8: http://us.dahon.com/bikes/1637/jetstream-p8
2. or one of the Montague folding mountain bikes maybe this one: http://www.montaguebikes.com/swissbi...ing-bikes.html
I realize that the 20" wheeled model might not be optimal but I'd really be taking it easy on the trails (no rock hopping or anything). Seems like with changing the tires to some knobbies it might work pretty good. My main concern with this bike is the strength of the handlebar system for trail riding and maybe for my size and weight it may be a circus bear riding a clown bike type deal. :)
The drawback with the larger Montague is greater weight (extra ~8 pounds) and I don't think I could disassemble this one enough to get it under the max size limits for checked luggage.
Thanks in advance for any tips or insights into these bikes or others than might be possibilities (any advice on a suitable electric kit would be great too).