Hi, Im interested in buying a folding bike for my daily commute but im a bit confused about which one to buy I hope you can help
I cycle a 10 mile commute thats a round trip of 20 miles on roads for the whole journey but part of my journey is along 4 miles of rough cycle track (its about 50 years old and has never been resurfaced) its not full of potholes but when i used a old racer to ride it, it was awful, i currently use a mountain bike with the front shock locked out for the whole journey and the big tyres seem more than enough to cope with the roughness. However the mountain bike is very slow going and after the rough 4 miles the rest of the trip is on fairly smooth roads
Now comes the question of folding. I want the ability to get an occasional (1-2 times a week) lift from a friend home and put the bike into the boot. I will very occasionally want to take it on a train but i dont think i will even need to fold it for that as its only a quick trip!
So I want a fast bike that can fold into a car boot and can take a bit of a rough ride
The main bike i like is the Dahon MU SL 2009 as it fits the fast and folds into a boot but is it tough enough for the rough cycle track? I also like the Cadenza 8 but i think as ill be folding the bike fairly regular that it looks like a pain and will it be small enough to fit in the boot? also is it fast being a mountain bike hybrid type??
Thanks for your time reading this, i look forward to your replys