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How to distinguish a Dahon Speed D7's model year by sight?

Old 05-29-13, 11:14 PM
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How to distinguish a Dahon Speed D7's model year by sight?

I am relatively new to folding bikes and would like to know if there is a way to distinguish whether a Dahon Speed D7 was made in 2008, 2009, 2010, or 2011 by sight?

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Old 05-30-13, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by acceleration View Post
I am relatively new to folding bikes and would like to know if there is a way to distinguish whether a Dahon Speed D7 was made in 2008, 2009, 2010, or 2011 by sight? ...
Depends on where you are located. For US models, 2008 and 2009 are denim blue. I believe 2010 and 2011 are cobalt blue. Other distinguishing features are the handlepost (Radius on 2008, Radius V on 2009-2011) and the frame-integrated luggage socket (2010 and 2011, I think). Hope this helps.

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Thanks, it definitely does! I am asking in regard to US models. Is the difference between the handleposts significant and/or recognizably distinct? Is any one of those particular model years preferable when compared? How important is the frame-integrated luggage socket? Thanks again for all the help and advice.

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... Is the difference between the handleposts significant and/or recognizably distinct? Is any one of those particular model years preferable when compared? How important is the frame-integrated luggage socket? ...
For information on how to distinguish the handleposts see http://www.thorusa.com/dahon/technical/recall.pdf. IMHO, for most small-wheel folders, putting luggage on the front first is preferable.

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Very helpful! Thanks!

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