Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Wichita KS USA
Bikes: Surly Crosscheck w Nexus 8 drivetrain set up as a commuter/tourer. Old and quick '89 Trek 1200. 08 Fisher Cobia 29er
Ok, hopefully this thread is read by more than just new folder buyers...
I'm looking for a nice commuter-style folder.
upright riding position
compact fold (don't use the entire cargo space in my car)
fat durable tires that will work on pavement or on improved rail-trail type surfaces (smoothish crushed gravel)
I don't care about suspension, fat tires are good enough for that
ability to carry a big bag of groceries (either rear or front baggage area)
3+ gears, reliable drivetrain, I could care less about name brand weight weenie components
price is not a huge issue, but I don't want to be ridiculous. I'm willing to pay for quality and longevity.
I've been considering a Brompton with the grocery bag clipped to the front, a six-speed drivetrain, and Shimano hub generator. That configuration is around $2000. I'm curious if there is anything similar out there for a bit less coin. It seems a little steep for what it is. Low $1000 range is more ideal.
Last edited by Jeffbeerman2; 06-03-13 at 06:46 PM.