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Old 10-01-13, 02:11 PM   #1
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I need help deciding which bike. BIGFISH Line or Wave?

http://www.bigfishbike.com/product_d...cription=specs

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http://www.bigfishbike.com/product_d...cription=specs



All advice is helpful, and thanks in advance
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Old 10-01-13, 02:32 PM   #2
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Know nothing about those. so Neither ..

Want several sizes, drive train and component choices? customer service: Bike Friday Tikit .
or if small fold needed, classic design, also service after the sale? Brompton.

Where are they made ?

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Know nothing about those. so Neither ..

Want several sizes, drive train and component choices? customer service: Bike Friday Tikit .
or if small fold needed, classic design, also service after the sale? Brompton.
if you know nothing about either bike, then why comment?
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All advice is helpful
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Can't see a difference in the specs you posted.

Why do you wan a big fish?

Its not generaly a recommended bike in these forums.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR BIGFISH LINE


  • Color: White/Black/Orange
  • Speeds: 3 speeds
  • Weight: 13,5 kg
  • Folding Time: 10 sec
  • Folded Size: 106 x 28 x 66 cm
  • Wheel Size: 16 inch wheels
  • Gear Inches: 3 speeds: 37,9'' - 70,7''
  • Max Rider Weight: 100 kg
  • Handlebar: Bigfish special, Smart Folding Technology, Assymetric Handlebar Technology, integrated stem
  • Headset: VP MH-501, water-resistant, sealed mechanism, semi-cartridge bearing, 9 pc. set
  • Grip: Velo VGL-311, superlight VGL, Gel, double density, light weight
  • Saddle: DDK 9010
  • Front Brake: Alhonga HJ-1201AD, melt-forged alloy dual-pivot
  • Rear Brake: Alhonga HJ-1201AD, melt-forged alloy dual-pivot
  • Brake Levers: Alhonga HJ-288PDC, melt-forged alloy, 3 fingers
  • Crankset: Pro-552PP - 52thoot, forged AL-6061-T6
  • Pedals: MING SHI JU T-1B, compact folded size, double sided 2 way folding, fiberglass reinforced nylon body, boron steel axle
  • Rims: Jeset CH E210, aluminium double wall
  • Tires: CST C-1576 16x1,75, reflective strip on the side
  • Gears/rear hub: 3 speeds: Shimano Nexus 3
  • Front hub: Quando KT-A86F, OLD 76mm
  • Shifter: 3 speeds: Shimano Nexus 3, SL-3S41E
  • Fenders: Special Bigfish design, reflective sticker
  • Chain: TAYA 408H, smooth function

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR BIGFISH WAVE
Color: White/Black/Orange
Speeds: 3 speeds
Weight: 11,9 kg
Folded Size: 107 x 28 x 66 cm
Wheel Size: 16 inch wheels
Gear Inches: 40'' - 74,6''
Max Rider Weight: 100 kg
Handlebar: Bigfish special, Smart Folding Technology, Assymetric Handlebar technology, integrated stem
Headset: VP MH-501, water-resistant, sealed mechanism, semi-cartridge bearing, 9 pc. set
Grip: Velo VGL-311, superlight VGL, Gel, double density, light weight
Saddle: Foming DDK 3166
Seatpost: Zoom SP-19, alloy
Front Brake: Tektro 800A melt-forged alloy dual-pivot
Rear Brake: Tektro 800A melt-forged alloy dual-pivot
Brake Levers: Tektro TS360AC Cast aluminum laver & bracket, 2 fingers
Crankset: Pro-OUNCE-248AC - 48thoot, forged AL-6061-T6
Pedals: Vp -F55, compact folded size, double sided 2 way folding, fiberglass reinforced nylon body, boron steel axle
Rims: WEINMANN X-STAR 18, aluminium double wall
Tires: KENDA K-139 16x1,5, reflective strip on the side
Gears/rear hub: Shimano Nexus 3
Front hub: Quando KT-A86F, OLD 76mm
Shifter: Shimano Nexus 3 (SL-3S41E)
Fenders: Special Bigfish design, reflective sticker
Chain: TAYA 408H


from my point of view, it's really down to aesthetics and weight. the "Line" is sleeker looking, but noticeably heavier. the "Wave" has a retro sort of look, but it's grown on me since i first saw this bike last year. also, it looks awesome in black...

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Can't see a difference in the specs you posted.

Why do you wan a big fish?

Its not generaly a recommended bike in these forums.
it's not generally recommended, so why should it be recommended? generally speaking, i mean.

if we only went by general recommendations of this board, we would all be riding dahons, terns, bromtpons, and bike fridays. boring, ultimately..
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Smallwheeler, thank you for posting the pics and specs!!!
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Smallwheeler, thank you for posting the pics and specs!!!
Was it somehow difficult to view that information before smallwheeler plastered it here?

This thread smells fishy to me.
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Smallwheeler, thank you for posting the pics and specs!!!
now that i've had time to think about it, i think you should definitely get the Wave. it folds better. it looks cooler, it's lighter, AND it seems to inspire laughter and a sense of vandalism in the user:

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is there a troll in the room?

I am suspious about the OP being connected to bigfish, but anyway.

You have not stated what you wan the bike for. The choice seems mainly cosmetic so you decide what you can decide which you like the look of?

Personally if I wanted something different I would go for the even faster folding , and much more compact diblasi R22 instead.
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now that i've had time to think about it, i think you should definitely get the Wave. it folds better. it looks cooler, it's lighter, AND it seems to inspire laughter and a sense of vandalism in the user:

Wait - Aren't those women band members from Pu**y Riot?
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I like the style of the Wave better. Neither of them would get my nod if I was deciding on a new folding bike, but if these were the only two choices, I'd go with with the more interesting design, visually.

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