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Old 01-23-18, 06:03 PM
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Which Dahon model is the fastest one?

I know how fast a bike can be largely depends on the rider, but let's assume this, the same rider to pick any model from Dahon, which one should be the fastest one( theoretically)? The Vector? Mu SL? Clinch?
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Perhaps the 30th Anniversary bike? Shown here winning the Nocturne folding bike race by 47 seconds:

Jeroen Janssen racing Dahon Anniversary Bike.jpg
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Maybe a Dash Altena...

...set up for speed.


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I know how fast a bike can be largely depends on the rider, but let's assume this, the same rider to pick any model from Dahon, which one should be the fastest one( theoretically)? The Vector? Mu SL? Clinch?
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Naturally the gearing would dictate the top speed but the Dash would be the most promising to ride fast since this frame looks the most like a regular road bike so is probably the stiffest.
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In terms of current USA availability likely either th Mu LT10 or the Anniversary Replica (like the one in the video but trimmed component set and price. Does have 451 Wheels carbon Fork speed, bull horn handlebar, and 30 speed dual drive transmission.
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if you seek light weight for speed, SRAM DualDrive is not a good choice for it is not light.

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In terms of current USA availability likely either th Mu LT10 or the Anniversary Replica (like the one in the video but trimmed component set and price. Does have 451 Wheels carbon Fork speed, bull horn handlebar, and 30 speed dual drive transmission.
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We'd have to set up a race then.

Mu LT10 is a nice bike. 406 wheels but carbon fork, handlebar and seatpost. Maybe 20 lbs.

I also have a Mu SL11 that is a very fast bike, also with 451 wheels. Maybe 22 lbs.
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Old 01-29-18, 12:48 AM
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I'd think that any of the 451 wheeled ones will be in top contention.
The Dash being a shrunken down road bike certainly has good prerequisites as one of the fastest.
451, decent weight, RB like geometry
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Hi pinholecam, is 451 better than 406? What are the advantages of 451 over 406 or is it the other way around?
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451 is a larger rim than 406,, the tire is thinner high pressure in 451, 406 wider, more rugged service, more common.

road vs mtb tire widths..

headwind or tail wind?







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fastest dahon is one with fastest engine...sorry just had to
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Thor, you successfully pitched me, I want one 30 anniversary bike
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Definitely is the Dahon Clinch!!!
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Hi pinholecam, is 451 better than 406? What are the advantages of 451 over 406 or is it the other way around?
Depends on the ride we do and even till now, I am thinking about it....

451 is larger in diameter, and because of that, I find that whatever the inefficiencies/losses in a smaller wheel, seems to be reduced between 406 to 451.
My same bike that has been converted from 406 to 451 has become faster wrt 700c bikes in the usual weekend rides.
Perhaps a larger diameter just means that inefficiencies like bearing losses, rolling irregularities, etc become less repeated for the same speed, but I only know that its faster in 451 for sure vs the usual roadies that I ride with on the weekends.


406, has the advantage of more tire options.
Wider tires for light trails, or harsh roads or just comfort with the option to for thin tires as well.
451 is generally stuck with 1 1/8 wide tires as the widest and limited in choices.
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Thanks for the input pinholecam!
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PSA: Maxxis Torch 37-451 folding, 265 grams











i now run them at 40/60psi. i weigh 77kg.

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That Maxxis 451 is very hard to find here.
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It's not even listed on the Maxxis website!

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That Maxxis 451 is very hard to find here.
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