**Edit .. sorry for the lame title ... I hit submit too fast, and cannot figure out to edit the title&&
I have been browsing the internet for folding bikes but am a bit overwhelmed, so I thought I could get a few suggestions from this list and then narrow it down from there.
From my initial research it looks like you can have PICK TWO of:
*Ease/Size of folding
*Good riding dynamics
My needs are pretty specific. I have a eight mile to a station with rolling suburban hills. My my ride shows a total of 400 feet of gain. Then on the other end I have six "drafting table" flat miles to work on a fast bike trail. So doing the math I'm seeing 28 miles of riding per day round trip.
I like to ride briskly and average 15-18 mph on the flats on my current mountain bike with street tires. The bike needs to fold fairly well as BART does not allow bikes past certain stops during the commute hours, also I need to be able to fold it down quickly as not to miss a trail while messing with it. Budget wise I'm I'd like to keep it under $1000, but am flexible.
Can people throw out some suggestions?