Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: NW England
Bikes: SL2-X; DT mini; Joey Sport
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Dahon Speed TR vs Airnimal Joey Sport/Explore as audax/"light tourer"
I have always fancied airnimal bikes, and there is a cyclescheme opportunity to get one, although I can't go much over £1K.
I would like to have a bike which folds, preferably fits a suitcase, and can use for light touring - hopefully to replace my full size light touring bikes, of which I have two because of my split site work/life balance. It needs to be usable for multi-mode train commuting in the UK.
The thing is, am I being irrational in my desire, because I did have a Dahon Speed TR, but let it go because it was too slow and too big/heavy to lug around stations changing trains. Weightwise there is some difference, and also, the airnimal can be suitcased (and I have a brompton hardcase it will fit). I guess what I'd prefer best is some hybrid between the joey sport (for narrow wheels) and the joey explore (for gear range). The explore price is about as high as I can go.
Any thoughts, advice ?