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    Interesting Chinese folding bikes


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    Hhmmnn.... carbon foldie?
    ' not sure if that's a good thing.
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    All that carbon fiber and it still says it weighs 13kg or roughly 28lbs. Where is the benefit here?

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    All that carbon fiber and it still says it weighs 13kg or roughly 28lbs. Where is the benefit here?
    Style points. Its carbon because it can be.

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    'Interesting' and entertaining. That Strida inspired bike looks like someone tried to copy the appearance of one but only had a few odd ball parts to work with. I also like the cheesiness of the sites 'zoom' feature... you get to view the bluriness of a low grade image made even larger.
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    My original link has a different weight listed than this one which is supposedly 7.5 kg.
    http://www.aliexpress.com/product-gs...olesalers.html

    The bikes look very similar, but I noticed different spoke patterns so who knows what the real weights are.

    I'm guessing the hinge is AL and the carbon is bonded to it.
    It looks to have a one piece top carbon stem/bar which would worry me.
    I would not spend $600+ on a bike with no reviews but it's cool that it exists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttakata73 View Post
    It looks to have a one piece top carbon stem/bar which would worry me.
    I would not spend $600+ on a bike with no reviews but it's cool that it exists.
    I would also question the quality of the carbon fiber, how well it was laid up and whether the correct weave was used for the application. I wouldn't bother with it even if the price was $100 with free delivery.
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    when you guys posted that it's 13kg I was thinking they just labelled the brand "carbon". But with the way this is setup it's kind of scary relying and putting on that much stress on the main tube that's made of carbon. Also the bike is only one speed and from the specs you are looking at 52 gear inches. At that speed with the crappy tires, rims and parts which will all need replacing I doubt you are going anywhere fast with this. At least with aluminum you would feel at least safer since they have ok technology and know how with it instead of carbon fiber.

    Plus for the price listed I could get sooo many more better brand name folders with actual support than spend this much from one of these flyby nights and hope for the best because your support would be equivalent to talking to a brick wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azreal911 View Post
    when you guys posted that it's 13kg I was thinking they just labelled the brand "carbon". But with the way this is setup it's kind of scary relying and putting on that much stress on the main tube that's made of carbon. Also the bike is only one speed and from the specs you are looking at 52 gear inches. At that speed with the crappy tires, rims and parts which will all need replacing I doubt you are going anywhere fast with this. At least with aluminum you would feel at least safer since they have ok technology and know how with it instead of carbon fiber.

    Plus for the price listed I could get sooo many more better brand name folders with actual support than spend this much from one of these flyby nights and hope for the best because your support would be equivalent to talking to a brick wall.
    Good points.
    You won't get any help when that main tube cracks open.
    I'm sure the hinge will still be together, but it will be lying on the ground.

    If I were to make a carbon folder, I'd design it similar to a Bike Friday so the mainframe and swinging subframe are single pieces,
    I'd put in some rear suspension to help it from falling apart too.

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