Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bangkok: hottest average temperature :(
Bikes: 1998 GT Forte Ti 700c, Brompton M2LX 16", Dahon Dove 14" (6kg)
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Originally Posted by Azreal911
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.
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.