Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Folding Bikes Discuss the unique features and issues of folding bikes. Also a great place to learn what folding bike will work best for your needs.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-19-11, 09:17 PM   #1
matchpoints
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Calgary, AB
Bikes:
Posts: 101
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
2007 Model Mu SL OR 2011 Mu P8?

I found both for similar price. The Mu P8 is brand new. Which one would you go with and why? Thanks.
matchpoints is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-11, 09:25 PM   #2
brakemeister 
New usename ThorUSA
 
brakemeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Southern Illinois USA
Bikes:
Posts: 2,469
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
unless the sl is barely very barely used its 5 years old
I would go withthe new p 8 and get me a few light er parts down the road

thor
__________________
www.thorusa.com
Dahon : Freedom Unfolds
Tern : all about the ride
brakemeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-11, 10:17 PM   #3
pacificcyclist
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Canada
Bikes: 2012 Masi Speciale CX : 2013 Ghost 29er EBS
Posts: 918
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I do own a 2007 Dahon Mu SL. It is lighter than the Mu P8 by a few pounds. That particular year, the front hub is a suspension hub made by Pantour and runs a pair of paired spoke Rolf style wheels. It has SRAM 9 speed grouppo and a FSA Gossamer crankset. It is generally setup for sports type riding, but other than that the Mu P8 is a more updated design. Ride both and then you decide. Also, did I tell you that I can keep up with the carbon roadies on this Mu SL bike no problems?
pacificcyclist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-11, 10:45 PM   #4
Dynocoaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Pacific Northwest
Bikes: Too many....................
Posts: 3,075
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had a MuSl and remember it having fast acceleration and easy to ride.
Dynocoaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-11, 10:46 PM   #5
Dynocoaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Pacific Northwest
Bikes: Too many....................
Posts: 3,075
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you register with Dahon a new bike you receive a lifetime warranty. http://www.dahon.com/support/warranty-information
Dynocoaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-11, 11:44 PM   #6
pacificcyclist
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Canada
Bikes: 2012 Masi Speciale CX : 2013 Ghost 29er EBS
Posts: 918
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
I had a MuSl and remember it having fast acceleration and easy to ride.
Yeap, it's faster now with Big Apples. It is my travel bike as well. It was a bit lonely among my full sized bikes in the garage, but I recently added a friend and his name is Speed Uno. Gotta start saving for the Tern Eclipse P9!
pacificcyclist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-11, 12:56 AM   #7
mulleady
The Metropolis, UK
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 2,353
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by pacificcyclist View Post
I do own a 2007 Dahon Mu SL. It is lighter than the Mu P8 by a few pounds. That particular year, the front hub is a suspension hub made by Pantour and runs a pair of paired spoke Rolf style wheels. It has SRAM 9 speed grouppo and a FSA Gossamer crankset. It is generally setup for sports type riding, but other than that the Mu P8 is a more updated design. Ride both and then you decide. Also, did I tell you that I can keep up with the carbon roadies on this Mu SL bike no problems?
+1 I used to have a 2008 SL. It was a lovely bike and had influenced a lot of the later Dahons and Terns in the frame design. If it is hasn't suffered a lot of abuse and is in very good condition, I'd consider the Mu SL. Do check the handlebar hinge for flex though. If there any doubts at all on the SL then go for the P8, it's still a good enough bike.
mulleady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-11, 10:50 AM   #8
Jyyanks
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Suburbs of NYC
Bikes: Dahon Boardwalk for me and a Citizen Gothic for my daughter
Posts: 177
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The Mu P8 is an amazing bike
Jyyanks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-11, 01:22 PM   #9
pacificcyclist
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Canada
Bikes: 2012 Masi Speciale CX : 2013 Ghost 29er EBS
Posts: 918
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mulleady View Post
+1 I used to have a 2008 SL. It was a lovely bike and had influenced a lot of the later Dahons and Terns in the frame design. If it is hasn't suffered a lot of abuse and is in very good condition, I'd consider the Mu SL. Do check the handlebar hinge for flex though. If there any doubts at all on the SL then go for the P8, it's still a good enough bike.
I'm actually spending more time now with my new Speed Uno. Yes, the Mu SL was a bit lonely wthout another folder for mate for the longest time. My full size bikes aren't nice to this shorty babe. I fixed that.
Ahh yes, the Mu is going to get some quality time with me soon! Great bikes.

Last edited by pacificcyclist; 09-20-11 at 01:38 PM.
pacificcyclist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-11, 03:55 PM   #10
matchpoints
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Calgary, AB
Bikes:
Posts: 101
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well the Mu SL has about 1500km on it and looks to be in great shape. I don't NEED another folder right now since winter is around the corner. Dahon prices went up so I thought about picking one up through a private sale before everyone realizes the price increases and increase their price as well. The Mu P8 went up $200. So I have a chance to buy a brand new Mu P8 right now for $700 total or a used Mu SL for $650, but I don't need either one. Maybe I should wait until next year and buy a Swift or something else. Perhaps even a Tern
matchpoints is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-11, 04:11 PM   #11
mulleady
The Metropolis, UK
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 2,353
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by pacificcyclist View Post
I'm actually spending more time now with my new Speed Uno. Yes, the Mu SL was a bit lonely wthout another folder for mate for the longest time. My full size bikes aren't nice to this shorty babe. I fixed that.
Ahh yes, the Mu is going to get some quality time with me soon! Great bikes.
I'd love to see the Mu SL with an extended gear range!
mulleady is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:09 PM.