Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Folding Bikes Discuss the unique features and issues of folding bikes. Also a great place to learn what folding bike will work best for your needs.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-04-18, 12:36 AM   #1
dahonleslie
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Shenzhen, China
Bikes: Dahon Mariner, Dahon Speed,Giant XTC
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
If you can ask Dr. Hon a question, what would you like to ask him about?

Maybe I can choose some questions for Dr.Hon to answer. He is 77 years old this year, but still very energetic, full of passion, curious about new stuff.
dahonleslie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-18, 05:19 AM   #2
Bonzo Banana
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Bikes:
Posts: 359
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 125 Post(s)
Why the original Dahon bike had high rider weight limits but later Dahon models dropped the rider weight limits considerably excluding many people wanting to get back into cycling?

Why Dahon branded bikes are still using low end freewheels in many markets of the same quality as low end entry level bikes despite the Dahon bikes being much more expensive?

Why the high frequency of new models and very wide product range which causes confusion for consumers and dealers and often makes getting replacement parts difficult for older models?

Why have the same model with different components in different regions or even varying in the same region, or by year meaning reviews can be inaccurate?

Just seems like the Dahon bike designers are throwing out new designs constantly but the range of bikes isn't focused on providing a bike option for everyone ie. fast, tourer, strong, low maintenance etc.
Bonzo Banana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-18, 05:47 AM   #3
avole
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: France
Bikes: Brompton, Time, Bianchi, Jan Janssen, Peugeot
Posts: 239
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 142 Post(s)
How does he correlate current business practices in the PRC with the philosophy of the CCP that presumably underlies the thinking of the government?
avole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-18, 06:11 PM   #4
dahonleslie
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Shenzhen, China
Bikes: Dahon Mariner, Dahon Speed,Giant XTC
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by avole View Post
How does he correlate current business practices in the PRC with the philosophy of the CCP that presumably underlies the thinking of the government?
Hi Avole, we are not going to discuss politics related questions. FIY, In current PRC, the business environment is improving year by year. You can check the report issued by World Bank.

Please ask questions about products, company, sales, marketing etc. thanks!
dahonleslie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-18, 06:13 PM   #5
dahonleslie
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Shenzhen, China
Bikes: Dahon Mariner, Dahon Speed,Giant XTC
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonzo Banana View Post
Why the original Dahon bike had high rider weight limits but later Dahon models dropped the rider weight limits considerably excluding many people wanting to get back into cycling?

Why Dahon branded bikes are still using low end freewheels in many markets of the same quality as low end entry level bikes despite the Dahon bikes being much more expensive?

Why the high frequency of new models and very wide product range which causes confusion for consumers and dealers and often makes getting replacement parts difficult for older models?

Why have the same model with different components in different regions or even varying in the same region, or by year meaning reviews can be inaccurate?

Just seems like the Dahon bike designers are throwing out new designs constantly but the range of bikes isn't focused on providing a bike option for everyone ie. fast, tourer, strong, low maintenance etc.
Thanks for your questions.
dahonleslie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-18, 06:20 PM   #6
MJBikes99
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia
Bikes: Trek Domane, Dahon EEZZ, Brompton
Posts: 30
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Does Dr.Hon involve himself in the specific company management as he is 77 this year?
MJBikes99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-18, 07:02 PM   #7
tds101 
Grumpy old man,...
 
tds101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Mastic Beach, NY
Bikes: 7+,...
Posts: 2,186
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 326 Post(s)
Hi, I have a question. When will Dahon, with the exception of the Curl, make bikes for a rider that is heavier than 230lbs? Most Americans would love a folding bike, but we tend to be a bit on the heavy side. A bike, or bikes, that can accommodate riders up to 300lbs would be a huge hit in the USA (and probably Canada as well,...).
__________________
If it wasn't for you meddling kids,...

tds101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-18, 03:21 AM   #8
Blackstrida_A_
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Vienna
Bikes: Strida SD, SDe, Evo
Posts: 75
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
How comes that the European Dahon support does not reply to customers requests?

How comes that the German main distributor does not talk with consumers?
(Presuming one of their sub-dealers is incompetent and treatening his customers badly - to whom may these customers talk?)
Do you mind about this situation or simply don't care?

How comes that for a brandnew, highly praised anniversary bike there are NO spare parts available
- and moreover that it is impossible to reorder them (even for official Dahon dealers)?
Blackstrida_A_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-18, 04:26 AM   #9
Abu Mahendra
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Bali
Bikes: Dahon Dash P18, Dahon Dash Altena, Bannard Sunny.
Posts: 1,375
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 458 Post(s)
Why LockJaw remains relatively ignored and under-developed.
Abu Mahendra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-18, 09:57 AM   #10
mtb_addict
Senior Member
 
mtb_addict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 1,851
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1182 Post(s)
Dr. Hon...what Dahon bike that was never fully developed or released do you wish had made it to the market?
mtb_addict is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:29 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.
I HAVE A QUESTION