Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: The Netherlands (Europe)
Is the Dahon P8 stiff enough?
I am still searching for my perfect folder.
People on this forum convinced me to go for a derailleur system. I have already blew up a Nexus 7 hub gear (wear) from a normal bike, and you can't see anything (easy), and this hub gears are really expensive (in retail 20-25% of the new price of the bike)!
Now I am back again at the Giant Halfway. The problem with the Giant Halfway is only the large folding size (height = 80 cm). The Dahon P8 is folding better (height 56 cm). Size does matter for me: I am carrying it arround every day at a train. (I don't consider a 16" folder).
So I am looking for the SMALLEST 20" folding bike which is suitable for longer rides (with derailleur).
Is this P8 suitable for long rides? Is it stiff enough?
And in general: does a Dahon folds fast, reliable (does it still work after a year) and save?