Yes, I did read a similar thread to this one. But I still have unanswered questions.
I've been waiting forever to take the plunge in purchasing one of these folding bikes. I looked at a lot of them. I am glad to say that I finally narrowed it down to the Downtube Nova vs. Origami Crane.
I feel that I do need the additional speeds because there are uphills and downhills where I am planning to ride this (although not very steep)...if I didn't then the Dahon Speed Uno would have been a contender. I liked its simplicity...but additional speeds are a plus especially for newbs like me.
From what I see though, the Downtube Nova and the Origami Crane looks soooooooooooooooooo similar. The only difference I see from not looking closely is that the Crane has fenders and rack, while the Nova does not. And the Nova also has an additional speed-- but the Origami Crane is cheaper!
I did read one bad review on the Crane saying that the seat would not stay put and the Crane isn't talked about as much as the Downtube.
I am on a budget and I'm just looking for a bike mostly for getting to work a few days a week....roughly 4 miles one-way.
So which one is better- the Crane or the Nova?
Thanks for your help!