Howdy. Long time listner, first time caller.
Kinda thinking about building/buying a folding bike, mainly out of curiosity. Plus, I hate trying to take a full sized bike with me when I travel.
Thinking pretty hard about a xootr swift- I like that it uses pretty standard components (standard hubs, etc). I'd probably be buying a frame and building this up from leftover parts.
Also looking at the Dahon Speed Pro TT- similar price, slightly less standard parts, but possibly lighter and definitely yellower...
Looking at the above due to price- both can be had for under a grand. As nice as the bike friday looks, I can't justify that kind of expense.
So, tell me your thoughts, good and bad. I'm looking for something that will be most similar to a road bike- I won't bother with fenders or racks. Just something for getting out some nice quick miles. Needs to be reasonably easy to put in a suitcase without costing extra. And, of course, it has to work for a 6' 2", 200+ pound guy.
If y'all have any ideas, lemme know.