Newbie to biking. When I'm searching for folder, I was told X is faster than Y. However when I look at the numbers of gears/speed it has and specs, its very similar (weight,speed,dimensions,cost etc.).
The big question is how fast can you make it go? this is because it varies from person to person. Could it be the main contributions factors are the numbers of gears/speed and "gear inches" for comparing numbers between other bikes of the same kind?