First I would like to say Hi to this forum. This is my first post. I did some search on this forum on this topic but I still can't decide which folding bike to choose. I would like a new bike rather than craiglist used bike, because from where I live Albany NY there isn't much listed anyway. My main consideration are not a fixed gear, reliable, low price and weight in that order. I need a reliable bike for commuting to work 3.5 miles one way when temperature start to warm up. I have narrow it down to this 3 model, in no particular order.
1) Downtube Nova; $299 currently out of stock tho
Downtube Nova Folding Bike
2) Origami Crane; owner Paul mention in his email there will be new model with 8 speed, new price maybe sub $349+$30ship (not sure).
3) Dahon Vybe C7A; I heard a lot of good thing about this brand, not sure for this model. $$369 shipped.
Amazon.com : Dahon Vybe C7A Obsidian Folding Bike Bicycle Vibe : Sports & Outdoors
I have no experience with bike and if I have to adjusted it when I received it, I would like one with minimum time and resources as possible (not sure how much it will cost if i have to take it to bike shop). Thank you, I apologize if this question has been asked many times.