Interesting bike. The front wheel fold/catch certainly looks different to anything I have seen before.
I wish however that all smaller folders came with the front luggage mounting block like Brompton and now Dahon though.
Brompton M2L (SRAM A2), Brompton M2L(X), Dahon Uno (SRAM A2), Both Swift Xootr & Moulton TSR2 now gone
Wow, I'm very impressed. That hinged fork design is brilliant.
I plan on living forever... so far so good.
Those guys designed this bike and founded a company to develop it.
Below is the designer's poster about details of the design. There're several pics.
I'm sorry that my English is so poor to translate such an article. But maybe google can.
hmm looks nice...
I am not a friend to fold a front fork .... simply too much danger of exploding ...lol
but the execution seems to be pretty nicely done ...
Not sure about the carbon latch in the back, that will wear soo fast that one probaly needs a ten pack for the first season...
would be interesting to compare the frame angles ... especially the bottom bracket behind theseatpost ( Tern Dahon is in front of the seatpost ) does that mean that the seatpost is way slanted backwards ?? Being most likely the weakest point in a folder this angle would increase the stress....
My question..why are the folks riding with the saddle way too low and pushing a super low cadence, mashing the gears instead of spinning.... as everybody who rides should know...
small nitpicks surely ...
the guy in the video inexplicably has rather long nails, and a bracelet
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Some Classical Guitarist have long nails on their right hand but not on left? Could be less practical.
Bracelet is very popular among those rich Gang leaders? I trust them are not wanting male company?
Could we concentrate on bikes and not Gender traits? Haha when I grew up no male dared to
make use of a Womans bike. The other guys would tease that guy? It is 2013 now who cares
if a guy have long nails or not?
The seatpost angle is slanted backwards, but the designers said because of the rear suspension, the turning point won't bear too heavy.
And the way the guy in the video rides was not professional, of course, but maybe they were trying to show that the frame is solid and strong enough for mashing riding? lol
However, in our city I often see someone stands up in one's bike and mash for climbing, or just for speeding up. Maybe that's their style.
I prefer we talk bikes and not what the person using the bike may have as preferences.
The fold looks small in the photo until you take notice of the chainset sticking out as it does. That length must be the same as a Tern, the overall folded size the same.