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    Dahon EEZZ

    This is the bike I referred to as Jifo Mk II when the spy photos surfaced.

    The EEZZ became a Taipei Cycle Show design awardee:

    http://dahonbikes.com/index.php?id=107

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    Thanks for the picture. I maybe have the wrong browser or don't they have a video showing the folding?
    Maybe it is a animated gif that my browser don't recognize?

    I guess being so new and innovative it will be expensive to buy.

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    My guess is it won't be that expensive to buy - that would be shooting themselves in the foot big time. The Dahon Curl is one (assumed by me) fiasco they wouldn't like to repeat.

    (Why do I think the Curl is a fiasco? Well they tried to design a Brompton-like fold; the result after years of dragging on, and several prototypes, is a bike with a geared bottom bracket because of an impractically small chain ring, a rather odd un-Dahon-like look, and not even an attempted marketing in the US. I can't readily explain why it is available in China - perhaps they are relying on low labour rates and cheap componentry to squeeze a profit from this vulture project. Who knows, perhaps it will actually take off over there. The Far East is a much better market for folding bikes that the West.)

    (Why do I think the Jifo and its newer brethren such as the EEZZ is not a fiasco? The quick time to market, the apparent quick development time, the big launch and the retention of the Dahon looks I think is key. My guess is they are already testing geared versions of this EEZZ to replace the discontinued Curve.)
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    I quite like the look of it. Presumably it rolls very easily with the upper seat post extended, on both wheels. And presumably the upper part of the seat post can be swapped out for a suspension seat post. If it were possible to fit Big Apples this could be a fun bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    My guess is they are already testing geared versions of this EEZZ to replace the discontinued Curve.)
    The Curve has been discontinued?

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    erm... my mistake... I assumed that because the Curve is hard to get hold of, it was discontinued... not sure now.
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    I also noticed that the Curve D3 has been hard to find. Even Thor's site recently indicated that it's out of stock. (Just when I was about to inquire about it.) Anyway, the scarcity does make one wonder how much longer it will be around.

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    Trying to understand the EEZZ's circuitous chain route, I looked up the Jifo 16 only to find that it apparently has an incredible 178 gear inches. I expect a world record to be set on that bike any day now. And here my calculations suggested it was in fact 52", silly me.

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    Looks nice, but I think the stock fenders are useless.
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    The EEZZ is single speed ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diode100 View Post
    The EEZZ is single speed ?
    Yes. I don't know about the EEZZ, but the Jifo on which it's based is not only single speed but well-nigh impossible to upgrade/modify for gears. Hopefully Dahon will continue to expand this promising folding platform into more and more useful models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by feijai View Post
    Trying to understand the EEZZ's circuitous chain route...
    Typical of bikes with folding rear sections, like the Brompton and Birdy.
    "When man first set woman on two wheels with a pair of pedals, did he know, I wonder, that he had rent the veil of the harem in twain? A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Typewriter Girl, 1899.

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    Does anyone know what the citation was for the award the EEZZ was given ?

    Ah, so the frame mechanisms are called EEZZ, but this actual model (16" Wheels, 9kg) is the Metro
    Last edited by Diode100; 03-19-12 at 08:29 AM.

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    I actually like this bike and the folding joint looks like a huge improvement to the Jifo look. This one at least looks slick and folds waaay smaller than their usually sideways fold. The one gear of 52-53 gear inches can me a limitation but you can probably add a bigger chainring I would try to bump it up to the 60's. Is this fold even smaller than a brompton?? just checked brompton 22.221.59.8 in and this Jifo (23.9" 23.4" x 10.0") ...... still bigger heh. Thought they would have something as tiny, close but you still can't say it's smaller than a B. The price for this would be $900+ judging from the Jifo's price, don't hold your breath for anything less, I don't think dahon is going to try to price this into the mid market range.

    I only have one complaint here, the fenders are dinky and next to useless and more of a waste of space than an actual fender. Any puddle you run through will create a stripe on your back with this.
    Last edited by Azreal911; 03-19-12 at 08:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiten View Post
    I also noticed that the Curve D3 has been hard to find. Even Thor's site recently indicated that it's out of stock. (Just when I was about to inquire about it.) Anyway, the scarcity does make one wonder how much longer it will be around.
    A quick google showed several current N.A. sources for the Curve D3. Perhaps best not to infer Dahon's corporate plans from a single retailer's inventory decisions.
    "When man first set woman on two wheels with a pair of pedals, did he know, I wonder, that he had rent the veil of the harem in twain? A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Typewriter Girl, 1899.

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    Typical of bikes with folding rear sections, like the Brompton and Birdy.
    I own such a bike (tikit), which has nothing of the sort. The Jifo doesn't have a unified rear triangle?

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    well the Jifo gear range on the Thor website is 53 isch ...and not 200 sumpin which is obviously a mistake... sometime we need to take the lead... lol
    http://www.thorusa.com/dahon/current/jifo.htm

    Anyhow.... yeah right .. the fact that I am out and Dahon doesnt have something in stock either doesnt necessary mean that they are not available elsewhere. Always some dealer might have one left ....

    on the dealer meet it was said that the Curve will come back.... maybe as an SL version rather than a one speed of three speed or heavy rear hub at all .. nice light to carry it up the stairs etc etc stay tuned ......

    thor

    yeah those silly fenders need to go ..worthless and looking horrible

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcs View Post

    Dahon's 30th anniversary: no future without a path.
    "Another model new to the 2013 product line is the VYBE D2, an economic version of the popular Eco C7 model, and incorporates a 2-speed kick back coaster brake, Sturmey Archer rear hub, and a dynamo front hub and light."

    I didn't see this model at the show. And I can't find ANY info on it besides that press release, can't even find a picture of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brakemeister View Post

    Anyhow.... yeah right .. the fact that I am out and Dahon doesnt have something in stock either doesnt necessary mean that they are not available elsewhere. Always some dealer might have one left ....

    on the dealer meet it was said that the Curve will come back.... maybe as an SL version rather than a one speed of three speed or heavy rear hub at all .. nice light to carry it up the stairs etc etc stay tuned ......

    thor
    There might be a couple other dealers who have remnants of the Curve, but their prices are typically higher than yours.

    Anyway, nice to hear the Curve will be back in some form or another. I think we need more 16-inch options. Please keep us updated about availability.

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