Dahon’s done an internally geared folding bike before, but this is their first that uses one with a Gates Belt Drive.
The premium model uses a top end Rohloff 14-speed hub with the Gates Center Track system. It also includes their VP-made quick release pedals that pop into the included saddle bag. Throw Magura MT6 hydraulic brakes with 160mm rotors front and rear and you’ve got the makings for one heck of a mini commuter. And a price tag that’ll unfold your wallet just as quick as their frames…
Complete spec is:
Weight — 12.1 kg (26.8 lbs)
Frame — Dalloy Sanus Aluminum tubeset with forged Lattice Hinged and V-Clamp technology
Fork — Lightweight Dalloy aluminum with integrated crown
Handlepost — Forged Alloy Radius Telescope with Fusion Technology, adjustable
Drivetrain — Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14, 14 gear Internal Hub Gear with Rohloff indexed Twist Shifter
Wheels — Large 451mm (22″) Aluminum Double Wall rims, Dahon sealed bearing disc brake hubs
Brakes — Magura MT6 Hydraulic Disc 160/160
Saddle — Dahon Ergo Comfort SL
Crank — Forged Alloy Crank Arms
Color — Agate
Dahon says it’s one of the quietest, smoothest running bikes around, folder or not. Retail is $5,500.