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Old 05-26-23, 05:18 AM
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First time rider bike choose

Good day,

I am a fairly new person for bike and need advices.
Let me tell you my story.

1. I don't ride everyday. I may ride once or twice a week with my won, I am 5'7" and my son 4" 6".
2. Last bike I owned had a bad seat cushion that hurt my back and butt, more than 10 years single gear old bike. So, ride comfort is the top choice if I have to choose among many things.
3. No mountain ride. Just local, park, and maybe sometimes park trails.
4. I am trying not to spend much budget on it, just want to have a fun with my son.
5. Will 2 folding bikes fit my vehicle trunk? I have a 2012 Honda CR-V. I don't have a garage nor driveway. No where I can store the 2 bikes and hitch mount rack is not an option for me. How about 3 of them if my daughter wants it later? Will all fit in there?

As far as I know, Zizzo and Dahon are good name brands with folding bike with better budget.
But I found a Zizzo Campo sales on Target, $225 each.

Will Zizzo Campo fit my needs?

Thanks
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Old 05-26-23, 06:34 AM
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Zizzo bikes are a good value. My guess would be at least two would fit in the back of your vehicle.
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Originally Posted by James Kim
Good day,

I am a fairly new person for bike and need advices.
Let me tell you my story.

1. I don't ride everyday. I may ride once or twice a week with my won, I am 5'7" and my son 4" 6".
2. Last bike I owned had a bad seat cushion that hurt my back and butt, more than 10 years single gear old bike. So, ride comfort is the top choice if I have to choose among many things.
3. No mountain ride. Just local, park, and maybe sometimes park trails.
4. I am trying not to spend much budget on it, just want to have a fun with my son.
5. Will 2 folding bikes fit my vehicle trunk? I have a 2012 Honda CR-V. I don't have a garage nor driveway. No where I can store the 2 bikes and hitch mount rack is not an option for me. How about 3 of them if my daughter wants it later? Will all fit in there?

As far as I know, Zizzo and Dahon are good name brands with folding bike with better budget.
But I found a Zizzo Campo sales on Target, $225 each.

Will Zizzo Campo fit my needs?

Thanks
Zizzo is good, as well as the bikes available from Origami Bicycles. Both have excellent customer service, but there's an added bonus of having the owner of Origami Bicycles being a member of our forums ( Pinigis ) - Origami Bicycles

Now, to address the seat issue, ANY bike can have a bad seat. Bike companies usually don't prioritize the seat because the purchaser most likely will change it out for something more comfortable, which is what you should have done. Amazon, a local bike shop, even Walmart, all sell better seats.
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Originally Posted by tds101
Zizzo is good, as well as the bikes available from Origami Bicycles. Both have excellent customer service, but there's an added bonus of having the owner of Origami Bicycles being a member of our forums ( Pinigis ) - Origami Bicycles

Now, to address the seat issue, ANY bike can have a bad seat. Bike companies usually don't prioritize the seat because the purchaser most likely will change it out for something more comfortable, which is what you should have done. Amazon, a local bike shop, even Walmart, all sell better seats.
At Origami, our standard saddles are very comfortable, but we also offer some alternatives based on rider preference.
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At Origami, our standard saddles are very comfortable, but we also offer some alternatives based on rider preference.
I'd have to eventually try one to find out,...
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