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    New 2015 Dahon models debuted @ Taipei International Cycle Show

    Official Dahon press release here.

    Clinch: another stab at a Lockjaw minivelo
    Qix: a 20" wheel Jifo (or EEZZ?) with a SRAM G8
    EEZZ 3: with 3-speed Shimano derailleur gearing
    Curl: Introduced as a new model for a record fifth time! But will it ever actually be manufactured? Shown with a Shimano Nexus 7 IGH, so there's that. The forward fold saddle returns from the 2007 prototype.

    Pictures all over the web in the next few days, I'm sure. Appearing @ US dealers after they sell off their remaining 2011 & 2012 bikes, sometime in 2017.
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    While browsing the Dahon press releases after following your link, I see that Dahon has announced US distribution through QBP. Interesting... I'd actually expect to see more Dahons in more stores this year.

    Also, regarding the EEZZ3 from the release: "The addition of a 3-speed Shimano compact rear derailleur increases this bike's range, whilst shifting is done with the flick of the heel, eliminating the need for a shifter and cable."

    Interesting... Anyone know the actual details of this setup?

    Clinch:

    Last edited by mconlonx; 03-06-14 at 08:26 AM.
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

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    Hi all,
    here are some new photos of the new 2015 Dahon models from Taipei Cycle Show 2014
    http://www.foldingstyle.net/2014/03/...om-taipei.html
    Greetings!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcs View Post
    Curl: Introduced as a new model for a record fifth time! But will it ever actually be manufactured?
    Dahon's official facebook page has a few pictures, including one captioned "Greg Blake presents the Curl". The actual bike pictured is the new Qix, and at this point I'm skeptical that Dahon is in any way serious about the Curl.

    FWIW, the Qix pix show a simplified EEZZ-style vertical fold frame and an industry std. SRAM 8-speed derailleur drivetrain.
    Last edited by tcs; 03-08-14 at 03:47 PM.
    "When man first set woman on two wheels with a pair of pedals, did he know, I wonder, that he had rent the veil of the harem in twain? A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Typewriter Girl, 1899.

    "Every so often a bird gets up and flies some place it's drawn to. I don't suppose it could tell you why, but it does it anyway." Ian Hibell, 1934-2008

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    wow. much yawn.

    a few more 1000usd + bikes with limited functionality that very few people will ever ride.

    oh, and look, yet another massive dahon licensing agreement. this time with ford motor company. i wonder if these bikes, like dahons other products, will also have american flag stickers on them?


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    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
    A few more 1000usd + bikes with limited functionality that very few people will ever ride.
    Funny thing about that. Brompton recently announced they'd manufactured 300,000 bikes in the last 25 years. Good on 'em, congratulations, way cool, etc, etc, but that's maybe 12 weeks of production for Dahon.
    "When man first set woman on two wheels with a pair of pedals, did he know, I wonder, that he had rent the veil of the harem in twain? A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Typewriter Girl, 1899.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcs View Post
    Funny thing about that. Brompton recently announced they'd manufactured 300,000 bikes in the last 25 years. Good on 'em, congratulations, way cool, etc, etc, but that's maybe 12 weeks of production for Dahon.
    what's your point?

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