Please help: 20" vs 26", C-brake vs disc brakes (ie Dash P18/X20 vs Cadenza)
Long time reader, finally registered so I can ask a few q's to pick your brains.
Very simply put, the folder bug has caught me when I was looking to buy a bike (small apartment, and I need foldable so that I can bring the bike on trains), and now I can't decide if I should go for a Dash or Cadenza.
Dash: Small (though doesn't fold as small as other folders), light, fast
Cadenza: Full sized, flexible, disc brakes
Dash: Can only use 406 wheels, C-brakes
Cadenza: Not as good looking, heavier
I'm actually already KIND OF leaning towards the Dash since it's faster and lighter (although I must say 12kg for Cadenza is very impressive also), but I'm still quite worried that its smaller wheels will not be as comfortable. They're already definitely not as flexible as the Cadenza as I can only use thin tires for the Dash, while I can use fatter tyres for Cadenza for when I do a little off-road and touring.
So basically what I'm asking is:
1) Is 20" really that big of a problem, especially for a little off-roading? The fact that I should avoid potholes with the Dash already puts me off a bit, whereas with the Cadenza's 26" wheels it's going to be "safer"... or is it not?
2) Are disc brakes that much better than C-brakes? They look cool, for sure, but is it more of a personal preference rather than real statistical benefits when people prefer disc brakes over C-brakes?
Your helpful answers will assist me in deciding if I will pull the tigger on the Dash, which is my first choice, or that I should just forget about it and go for the more flexible (and cheaper) Cadenza.
Appreciate all replies in advance!!