It's about time to retire my Mezzo D4, which I got second hand 4 years ago. I've really enjoyed it and only have two gripes: 1) I cycle a pretty flat 13 miles every day for my commute (6.5 mi each way, with a train ride in the middle) and I'm finding the gearing to be just too low; and 2) the handle bars always seem to develop a wobble, even after replacing the folding joint and clip with new ones.
So now I'm struggling to choose between getting a Mezzo D10 and going for a Tern. The Link P9 and Verge P18 have both caught my eye. My specific concerns:
- Mezzo D10: Likely to have same handle bar joint issue, which I suspect is caused by the fact that me + luggage weighs about 105kg - very close to the maximum rating
- Verge P18: A nice bike, but I worry that the front derailer is an unnecessary extra thing which
- Link P9: As with the Verge, it seems very bulky when folded ... I'm used to a Mezzo which is nice and compact
I'd appreciate any opinions on offer, esp from those with experience of these bikes.