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Old 07-14-18, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by 1nterceptor View Post
I have a S & S backpack. You might be able to squeeze the Link D8 with some parts removed; rack, fenders, etc. Don't think you''l be able to fit the Node with it's bigger tires.
Terns' handle bars fold outside; making dimensions a bit bigger than most new Dahons. Newer Dahons' handlebars fold inside; making the final size smaller. Here's a Dahon
Speed Uno(20 inch wheels); it fit just enough in the bag. I just removed the seatpost:

Dahon Speed Uno in S & S Backpack by 1nterceptor, on Flickr
I just saw this thread. You put indeed very nicely the package together. Brings a new meaning to the phrase "packed suitcase".
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Originally Posted by DP Roberts View Post
So taking this back to the original post - 20" vs 24" wheels - if you were to take two bikes from the same brand with the same specs and the same exact tires, how much of a difference would 20" vs 24" wheels make?

Still... if one doesn't consider the 20" wheel size to be a benefit (as I don't), and one can put whatever tires one wants on 2 different size wheels for basically the same price, why not go with the one you happen to like better at first?
Its always a compromise between wheel size and size of fold and a 20" bike is certainly the "middle ground" that most markets and manufacturers have found.

I too am looking for a larger wheel folding bike as my needs are overseas road ride events as well as travel/adventure/bike packing/ gravel riding.
The angle of attack over trail irregularities is steeper for small wheels and I needed more care on varying trail surfaces with my 18" bike even with 1.65" tires.

I have nailed down my next folding bike as a 650B gravel bike setup, that can vary between 32mm slicks for riding overseas road ride events and 42-45mm for trail riding.
ChangeBike currently has a 700c road and 26" mtd/hybrid folding bikes.
These can be modified to 650B (ie. 27.5"), but with a limitation of max tire width (Conservatively, 38mm for the 700c and MTB versions)
You may find that that is enough for your needs.
I'd want it to be more future proof, wider tires and larger wheel for road riding, so I am waiting for the release of their 27.5" capable 2019 version of the MTB frame. (should be in Mar-Apr)
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