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Old 03-04-06, 09:39 PM   #1
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How about this Folder/Brand

Pretty nice, reminds a little of several others:

Brommie, Moulton, DT mini.

Does not excell in anything from looks of it (folding, weight, ride) but seems pretty good at all of them except perhaps price...?

Is it still around? Anyone ever ridden it?

A to B's (to my ears somewhat biased review...) :

Tactic Panache **
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The Tactic Panache is a Taiwanese/British bike. It's a smart little machine aimed fair and square at the Brompton and of almost identical weight, price and gearing. On the positive side, it has good componentry, a quality paint finish and greater adjustability. On the negative side, the handling is a little wayward, there's no luggage system and the folded package is quite a bit larger at 185 litres (6.5 cu ft). The smallish 305mm tyres don't roll terribly well either.
Prices have dropped dramtically in recent months, suggesting that the Panache may be on the way out.
We have two road-tests of the Tactic Panache - see A to B Back Numbers
For prices and stockists, see UK Price Tag
Looks good, nice componentry, but slightly suspect handling
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Old 03-06-06, 06:45 AM   #2
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I've ridden it, A to B is right althought the steering isn't too bad. Some like it.
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