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    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.

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    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

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    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?

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    I had a MuSl and remember it having fast acceleration and easy to ride.
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    If you register with Dahon a new bike you receive a lifetime warranty. http://www.dahon.com/support/warranty-information
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    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!

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    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.

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    The Mu P8 is an amazing bike

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    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 02:38 PM.

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    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

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    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!

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