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Old 06-21-17, 11:05 AM   #1
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New here and have a question

Hi there! I'm going to start riding and want a folding trike that folds down to the minimum due to space constraints. I've been looking at the Di Blasi. Any ideas where to purchase one in the USA? OR any suggestions for a good folding trike?
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Do you realize that you just asked a 2 part question?

Folded size is only the first part. Ease of folding is the second and possibly the more important issue.
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Di Blasi doesn't show any American flags on their web page. Not a good sign for availability in the the US.

Edit: Looks as if there may be a dealer in Texas and in New Jersey. http://www.diblasi.it/SalesNet.asp?Naz=US
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The Terra Trike Traveler model folds small enough to qualify as checked baggage on an airline and is a solid trike. Trident Trikes Spike model folds in the middle. Not as compact as the TT Traveler, but it does fold up. We own both, and it takes me approximately 3-5 minutes to fold/unfold and ready to ride. Considering the price points, we've been happy with both models. Good Luck!
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Cut and pasted from the DiBlasi site. I watched a video of the thing folding up - very impressive.

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Welcome to the group and good luck finding a Di Blasi. I've seen a lot of bents over the years, but I've never even heard of one of those. In case you import one, I've heard that parts are taxed differently coming into The States than whole bikes, so it might be to your advantage to order a frame kit and build it yourself - or buy it "as a kit."
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