I'm still deciding which folder to purchase but I have questions about aluminum frame regarding how they ride. Is the stiffness/roughness that I've been reading about an over exaggeration? Also with a wheel size of 20'' won't the ride be rough regardless?
I don't think I'll be pushing the bike to it's max speeds or go on some long distance rides. My girlfriend and I are just getting into biking and I'm pretty sure we will keep things more leisurely explorative pace along the numerous American River bike trails (no spandex and shades touring for us).
The bikes I'm looking at is Nova 7sp 2014 and the Origami Cricket 7.
Alternatively higher priced Dahon Vybe C7A (from ThorUSA) and a Dahon Speed D7.
Argh reacted too slow for the Speed D7 for $420 shipped lowest I've seen. I see ThorUSA has it for $450 though.