Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Folding Bikes Discuss the unique features and issues of folding bikes. Also a great place to learn what folding bike will work best for your needs.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-08-12, 10:10 AM   #1
fwd-bwd
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 218
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Interesting Chinese folding bikes

FitQ, 12", inspired by Mobiky?
http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm...olesalers.html

Terios, 14", inspired by Strida?
http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm...olesalers.html
fwd-bwd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-12, 11:15 AM   #2
DVC45
Senior Member
 
DVC45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 3,841
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I like this one
DVC45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-12, 11:22 AM   #3
ttakata73
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bangkok: hottest average temperature :(
Bikes: 1998 GT Forte Ti 700c, Brompton M2LX 16", Dahon Dove 14" (6kg)
Posts: 453
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
I also like this one 7.5kg carbon.

http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm/492681814-Wholesale-2011-newest-Light-Portable-Full-Carbon-Fiber-Foldable-Bike-16-Inch-Wheel-wholesalers.html
ttakata73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-12, 09:34 PM   #4
DVC45
Senior Member
 
DVC45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 3,841
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Hhmmnn.... carbon foldie?
' not sure if that's a good thing.
DVC45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-12, 05:02 AM   #5
ratdog
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New York City
Bikes:
Posts: 874
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
All that carbon fiber and it still says it weighs 13kg or roughly 28lbs. Where is the benefit here?
ratdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-12, 05:50 AM   #6
krobinson103
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Incheon, South Korea
Bikes: Nothing amazing... cheap old 21 speed mtb
Posts: 2,837
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
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.
krobinson103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-12, 08:05 AM   #7
BassNotBass
lowlife bottom feeder
 
BassNotBass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lou-evil, Canned-Yucky USA
Bikes:
Posts: 1,998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
'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.
BassNotBass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-12, 08:06 AM   #8
ttakata73
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bangkok: hottest average temperature :(
Bikes: 1998 GT Forte Ti 700c, Brompton M2LX 16", Dahon Dove 14" (6kg)
Posts: 453
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
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.
ttakata73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-12, 08:13 AM   #9
BassNotBass
lowlife bottom feeder
 
BassNotBass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lou-evil, Canned-Yucky USA
Bikes:
Posts: 1,998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
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.
BassNotBass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-12, 09:32 AM   #10
Azreal911
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Bikes: Wheeler Mtn bike, Strida 5.0, Tern Link Uno, FSIR Spin 2.0, Dahon Mu P8
Posts: 908
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 25 Post(s)
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.
Azreal911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-12, 10:41 AM   #11
ttakata73
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bangkok: hottest average temperature :(
Bikes: 1998 GT Forte Ti 700c, Brompton M2LX 16", Dahon Dove 14" (6kg)
Posts: 453
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
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.
ttakata73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:12 AM.