I need to buy a new folder in the coming few days, and have a couple of questions so I'm not disappointed:
1. Considering I'll only fold it very occasionally during touring (ie. not for commuting), and a Tern 20" (Verge P20; Gear Inches 25" - 95"; 1,000€) is almost as speedy as a Tern 24" (Eclipse X20; Gear Inches 25" - 107"; 2.000€) while being 2kg heavier and a bit more compact (a factor in trains)... what's the point of spending 2x more for the latter? Is a 24" more comfortable?
2. If you've ridden a Tern and a Birdy, especially for long distance touring, is a Birdy significantly better because of its fixed frame?
3. Provided a 20" isn't significantly better than a 24", why should I spend an extra 500€ to get a Verge X10 (1,500€) instead of a P20 (1,000€)? I need the extra speeds when touring in mountain areas.