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    Dahon Ciao D5 - safe to ride off high curbs with its low-curved frame? (travelling)

    I'm looking seriously at the Ciao D5 for my wife, but I'm also worried the shape of the frame will scrape against curbs if she is not careful.

    Does anyone have the bike and can comment on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by keyven View Post
    I'm looking seriously at the Ciao D5 for my wife, but I'm also worried the shape of the frame will scrape against curbs if she is not careful.

    Does anyone have the bike and can comment on this?
    Welcome keyven. The Ciao D5 is an awesome loking bike that I'm sure your wife might enjoy. I have been looking around for something for my wife as well. She likes how it looks and comparing to an additional Brompton would be way beyond our budget for quite awhile. Here's a short video of the bike from NYCEWheels.com

    At least you can see it as its ridden whether or not it will work for her. Just tell her to ride it carefully and in time she won't have to worry about curbs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nKzI3BDymI

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    think about it this way .... on a regular bike the lower side of the chainwheel is the lowest part .... and although that would be different for the Dahon Chiao or Tern Swoop ...

    when was the last time to scrapped a chainwheel on a curb ?

    In other words ..Do NOT worry ...

    all my customers who have bought either one of them are truly satisfied and happy with their bikes

    Best Thor
    Last edited by brakemeister; 10-24-13 at 01:39 PM.

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    I have a Ciao P8 and have scraped the double kickstand against the curb going over it. Other than that, the Ciao is great. No issues in the 4 years I've had it.

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    Thank you all for the quick reply. I'm probably going to pick up the Ciao then. It sounds amazing and I can't wait to get my hands on it.

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