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    Dahon clinch?

    Anyone else counting the days until this beauty comes out, I would love one! - How to fold and unfold your DAHON - Clinch & Lockjaw technology (Dash, Cadenza, Matrix) - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by dezzie View Post
    Anyone else counting the days until this beauty comes out, I would love one! - How to fold and unfold your DAHON - Clinch & Lockjaw technology (Dash, Cadenza, Matrix) - YouTube
    I'm probably missing the point, but what is the reason for needing a tool to lock/unlock your bike? Does it reduce weight or increases rigidity?

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    mainly for a super stable joint, the moulton bikes have a similar set up, basically so there is no noticeable flex in the frame especially as its made for performance plus the fact it does not really need the maintenance and adjustment on the hinge like normal folders, less likely to wear etc etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dezzie View Post
    mainly for a super stable joint, the moulton bikes have a similar set up, basically so there is no noticeable flex in the frame especially as its made for performance plus the fact it does not really need the maintenance and adjustment on the hinge like normal folders, less likely to wear etc etc.
    Yeah that makes sense. Not for me though - I still value quick folds over pure performance.

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    I would like the slightly more compact fold than my silvertip but I really just want that little tool in the bar-end although I would be nervous having it there all the time because I do occasionally lock the bike up on the street.

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    OK, it's almost a folding bmx bike,... I LUV IT! I'd probably have purchased this over my Xootr Swift tbh,...it's so unique. The Xootr is unique as well, but I'm a sucker for a bmx bike.
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    with the lockjaw technology this frame should feel no different than a non folding frame when it comes to stiffness. There is no way you will have flex once those teeth are locked down. Only part might be the steerer tube cause it's long.

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    its a beautiful clean lines and stiff bike.. pocket racer so to speak. Not necessary designed as a commuter bike, lacking fenders carrier etc etc the need to fold it in 13.8 seconds every day 6 times ...
    Its not available yet .. but I think It will be early 2015
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    I would have this now even over a moulton it is perfect for what I am after, old school bmx style with gears and skinny wheels, its stunning, unfortunately I need a bike now and bidding on a moulton, if I fail to get the bike and get outbid, I will probably get a xootr as that's my 2nd choice then modify the crap out of it, maybe with some red kinetix wheels from the dahons, bit of carbon sprinkled about, thudbuster post etc etc although I love a race spec dahon mu, slx etc like the Asian chaps do, they love the bling and do fantastic looking machines, but I bet if the clinch sells with carbon wheels and gates drive etc it will be very expensive.

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    belt drive ? ugh you wanna cut the frame ?
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    Is there a release date on this? When I finally sell my Xootr Swift I'm going to have my LBS order this for me (Bellitte bikes). They're a authorized Dahon dealer. I'm STOKED!
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    Will you be selling this model @ThorUSA? I really hope so, 'cause I'm ordering from YOU!
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    the only problem is that price will be 2k+ since it uses sram red components. I would guess about the price of Tern X20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdong View Post
    the only problem is that price will be 2k+ since it uses sram red components. I would guess about the price of Tern X20.
    I will hope that the production model will have a little less expensive components on it. If Dahon is real smart they would also sell this as a kit bike .... frame fork handlebar and various small parts ...

    either way I will have the bike in the program, when it is no longer vapourware
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    they may do a cheaper version called the "firm grasp"! or "lightly held"! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by dezzie View Post
    they may do a cheaper version called the "firm grasp"! or "lightly held"! lol
    butt cheeks will definitely clinch when you see the price tag.

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    I wish it would come in a single speed rocking disk brakes!!! ***drool***
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