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Dahon K3 Plus KAA693 16" wheels 9 speed disc brake

Old 02-18-20, 11:02 AM
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Dahon K3 Plus KAA693 16" wheels 9 speed disc brake

I was looking at the K3 on Google and found the K3 plus KAA693, which is a 16" version with disc brake and 9 speed freehub.
Around $550. Looks really nice. Only 10kg.

facebook com/680436348651286/posts/3126431230718440/
New page https://www.dahon.com.hk/products/da...bike-kaa693-16

It seems to even cheaper on Chinese websites, although I can't believe it, $400:
https://item.jd.com/100006092549.html
  • One thing I would have preferred is more spokes. It looks like 24/20
  • There is a threaded hole on the rear for I guess mudguard, which probably could fit a rear rack, but you'd have to double the mudguard stay and rear rack on the same hole. There is a center hole between the seatstays for the mudguard bolt, which I guess you could add a bracket adapter to attach the rear rack top stays.
  • No truss luggage mount on the head tube
  • Seems they folded the handlebar stem to the outside this time. The 14" version has it folding to the inside.
  • Comes with 24mm integrated spindle crank.
  • You could probably swap the cassette to 10 speed 11-42T with Shimano Zee RD. You could fit a MTB 11 speed cassette, but I don't know if there are 11 speed RDs with cages short enough to clear the ground with 16" wheels.
K3 Plus 16 inch version with 9 speed disc brake hollow chain
Walking the inner line aluminum alloy frame, Abalone with heat disc leather
The outside design of the front column is more solid after fold
the first batch has arrived, come to the market and see!
Kaa693-16 "
Band: 9 speed disc brake
Car Frame: Aluminum Alloy
Size: 62 x 68 x 45 cm
Weight: 9.8 kg
Color: Black and white, Black Red, Black Yellow, black and blue

Retail Price: Hkd4,180








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Old 02-18-20, 11:28 AM
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I guess it's similar to their already existing models, Mu SL D9 PAA693 10kg, SRA682 11kg, Curve D7 PJA672 12kg
https://www.dahon.com.hk/products/da...ng-bike-paa693
https://www.dahon.com.hk/products/da...sra682-16-8spd
https://www.dahon.com.hk/products/dahon-curve-d7-pja672

And the Visc SL with Capreo cassettes:
https://usa.dahon.com/bikes/visc-sl/
https://www.thorusa.com/dahon/current/viscsl9.htm

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What's the longest RD cage you can fit on 16" wheels? I don't supposed a normal GS cage would clear the ground? Id be interested in making a double, but there probably isn't ground clearance to make a longer cage work.

The Shimano Zee RD is supposed to be for 11-36T, meaning 25T chain wrap capacity, but there are threads saying that it works on 42T max cog on a fixed frame, as the smaller specs are meant to include rear suspension frames. So if you can use 11-42T, that would be a 31T chain wrap capacity.

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I guess there is no carrying a bag on the front for this Dahon. It does look spiffy! I would not mind taking it for a spin.
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is the chainring 58T ?
it would make sense with the 9 sprockets cogset ...
(the "regular" K3 has a 53T chainring)

(I've just noticed a 14inch fnhon with a 58T chainring : https://www.facebook.com/groups/dahon...6000585404903/ )
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