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2023 Zizzo Forte (updated drive train + front luggage block!

Old 06-28-23, 06:18 AM
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2023 Zizzo Forte (updated drive train + front luggage block!

Great review from "I Bike Unfolded" on YouTube,...

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If you can live with rim brakes and a 7 or 8 speed drivetrain, which I can, Zizzo folders are one of the best values in the U.S. folding bike segment. I have an entry level Zizzo Ferro that I upgraded the drivetrain and it is rock solid and one of my favorite rides. And, after adding a Deore rear derailleur and a new crankset I still have less than $450 invested in the bike.
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Considering it's an 8 speed, it's a cassette, so it's easily upgradeable to a wider range. As for rim brakes, I've gone disc, and I'll never go back to rim. Still, solid bike for the price. The Origami Bull would be my personal choice though, except the 2023 Forte does have the better drive train, hands down.
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I bought a Zizzo Campo last year which I like. Zizzo is coming out with e-bike conversion kits for most of their models soon which I may consider doing for some hill assist.
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These bikes are quite a value proposition. It would be great if they added that carry block on some of their other models like the Liberte and the Urbano in future iterations.
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These bikes are quite a value proposition. It would be great if they added that carry block on some of their other models like the Liberte and the Urbano in future iterations.
They sell one for them as an aftermarket on their accessory page, though it is not as good as if they brazed it on in the first place.
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Pignose

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They sell one for them as an aftermarket on their accessory page, though it is not as good as if they brazed it on in the first place.
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OK. I found it: ZiZZO head tube Pig Nose adapter (50mm) – ZiZZO Folding bike

What a curious name for the adapter, Pignose. And I see what you meant by not as good as if they brazed it on. It holds only a maximum weight of 15 lbs. vs. the 22 lbs. max for the Brompton type setup.

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Originally Posted by edwong3
These bikes are quite a value proposition. It would be great if they added that carry block on some of their other models like the Liberte and the Urbano in future iterations.
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OK. I found it: ZiZZO head tube Pig Nose adapter (50mm) ZiZZO Folding bike

What a curious name for the adapter, Pignose. And I see what you meant by not as good as if they brazed it on. It holds only a maximum weight of 15 lbs. vs. the 22 lbs. max for the Brompton type setup.


I put one like this on my Zizzo. I had to shim it a bit.

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Here'sHere's a photo of the "pig nose" with a front rack attached. When installing the pig nose, you have to be sure not to mount it too low or else it will bind the steering.

And the cheap rack that I bought had to be coerced on and it rattles a bit. But overall I'm glad I got it.


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Its the same concept as the Brompton block adapter for the Birdy originally developed by Bikegang but with only one ring around the head tube on the bottom.

Will such a single ring design really be strong enough even with a maximum allowed weight reduction?

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