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    Giant Halfway Mk II

    Since we don't get this bike in N.A. anymore I hadn't paid any attention, but it looks like Giant has developed an update on the Halfway concept. The new bike looks to have a different frame/latch, a stiffer handlepost and utilizes a Z-fold.

    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-in/...y/10774/53010/

    I've always thought the Halfway was one of those bikes whose detail execution didn't live up to the brilliance of the concept. Giant, as a bicycle company rather than a folding bicycle company, doesn't provide any folded pictures or dimensions, so I don't know if the Mk II answers the deficiencies of the original (large-ish folded size, non-standard components for little if any benefit).
    "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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    I've been trying to find info about this bike. A pair of used ones are available here for about $230 USD. It is a great price for a folding bike. But I can't find many opinions about it.

    I've read on these forums that the weight is about 15kg. That worries me seems on the high-end for folding bikes.

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    Sounds ok. They are not heavier than average afaik. May need to upgrade brakes else seems ok bike from a brief experience of a friends bike.
    Last edited by bhkyte; 04-03-16 at 01:53 AM.
    Bikes; dual drive Mezzo X2 bullbar previously owned brompton with mods. Also 3 birdies + BMW Q6s folding moutain bike

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