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Old 10-29-17, 04:14 AM
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Dahon Mu Uno Shadow vs Mu Uno 2017

Hello,

I recently bought a new Dahon Mu Uno Shadow as I am really attracted by it's simplicity, rolling ability and low weight.

As far as I can tell from the Dahon website this bike is no longer offered by Dahon. I was able to find a "Dahon Mu Uno 2017" that has a belt-drive but is listed as significantly heavier than mine (9.9kg vs 11.4kg). Did Dahon really stop offering the light Dahon Mu Uno?

My bike actually weights 10.7kg (about 23-24lbs) although it's listed at 9.9kg (22 lbs), but from what I was able to gather from the forum it's because the official weight does not include the pedals and/or the front brake. This makes me wonder, is the new Dahon Mu Uno 2017 actually 12kg?

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Old 10-29-17, 08:14 AM
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Probably more than that. That's why it's so helpful if buyers list the real weight and specs the bike comes with, like you did. And then you still have to add decent pedals, saddle, lights, rack etc.
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Right. So to further make things clearer, my Mu Uno Shadow came without rack or mudguards and without the pump hidden inside the seatpost. It does have the front brake though. I really like this configuration as I don't quite use the bike when it's raining and so I enjoy the cleaner look and the bike being a bit lighter.

Would really like to hear from someone informed, on what Dahon is doing with this bike, whether it is still being produced or not.
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The 2017 version is a 451 wheel rather than a 406 wheel size (both called 20" but the 451 is bigger).

2017 also comes with a Belt Drive rather than Chain.

Both came have been outfitted with the Front V-Brake and Rear Coaster brake.

I have not had a 2017 in hand yet but I am sure it is a nice bike. Weight should be around 23-24 lbs. That is about 11 kgs.

I did sell a few Mu Uno Shadow that I was able to run down earlier in the year. Customers were very happy.

Belt Drive does change the pricing somewhat. It seems about $250 extra. No Grease, and quiet!
That said, the Mu Uno 2017 is a slick bike. You could change out the hub to multi-speed relatively easy and have an urban rocket ship.

Single speeds are clean and simple and the Mu Uno is a fun little rocket ship.
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Originally Posted by L Arnold View Post
The 2017 version is a 451 wheel rather than a 406 wheel size (both called 20" but the 451 is bigger).

2017 also comes with a Belt Drive rather than Chain.

Both came have been outfitted with the Front V-Brake and Rear Coaster brake.

I have not had a 2017 in hand yet but I am sure it is a nice bike. Weight should be around 23-24 lbs. That is about 11 kgs.

I did sell a few Mu Uno Shadow that I was able to run down earlier in the year. Customers were very happy.

Belt Drive does change the pricing somewhat. It seems about $250 extra. No Grease, and quiet!
That said, the Mu Uno 2017 is a slick bike. You could change out the hub to multi-speed relatively easy and have an urban rocket ship.

Single speeds are clean and simple and the Mu Uno is a fun little rocket ship.
Make sure the MU Frame is the same size dropout as you are going to use with your hub. the coaster brake frame is probably too narrow for putting a cassette hub on.
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Old 11-06-17, 07:39 AM
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Make sure the MU Frame is the same size dropout as you are going to use with your hub. the coaster brake frame is probably too narrow for putting a cassette hub on.
I am thinking a Sram I-Motion 3 speed to start. Same as on the Vitesse I3. I just ordered a few of these for this and other projects. It's a nice little hub. Too bad Sram is going away from internal hubs.
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