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Interesting folder found on 2015 Taipei Cycle show

Old 03-18-15, 08:27 AM
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Interesting folder found on 2015 Taipei Cycle show

.beAnother smallest folder of the world, this one 20 inch from Japan. RRP around $1000









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Old 03-18-15, 08:54 AM
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no 90 Kg riders allowed?
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Not bad. It appears that it adopts the folding characteristics of a Dahon and Brompton combined.
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Old 03-18-15, 01:08 PM
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Old 03-18-15, 06:33 PM
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Looks great... such an obvious folding solution and yet no-one had thought of it. Chain is on the inside.
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Old 03-18-15, 07:05 PM
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no 90 Kg riders allowed?
Can't find the rider weight limit on their web page, will have to ask them tomorrow if I go back.

The rear shock locked on seatpost is new to me. And the carrying case is really small ... (I just traveled with my brompton using B&W hard case)
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Old 03-18-15, 10:26 PM
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Wow, I'm in love with this bike! I've been wanting a folding bike since forever but I'm glad I waited before jumping the *** on a Dahon or Brompton. I live in Japan and this bike has taken into account everything that is needed to fit a bike into the small spaces here
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Old 03-19-15, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by chagzuki View Post
Looks great... such an obvious folding solution and yet no-one had thought of it. Chain is on the inside.
On the Brompton, the chain is on the inside, unlike other folders.
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Old 03-19-15, 07:09 AM
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I meant + the chain is on the inside (I ride a Brompton).
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Old 03-21-15, 07:54 AM
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Ha, you caught me here. The rider weight limit they quoted was 85kg and the stem folded will get scratched for sure. However, their fold can be pushed around with wheels, or pulled with some optional freewheel mods, and the carrying case is standard 28" semi hard case straight from ebay (taobao). more videos to follow.
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Very sweet looking fold.
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what's even more crazy is that on their website at the bottom they are developing a 16" wheeled version also with the same fold! that bike fold is going to be TINY! I'm pretty excited seeing new development but i have a feeling it's going to be stuck in japan only and it would be very very hard to even think of attaining one in north america. just like the other ones i've drooled over in the past that smallwheeler posts.
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what's even more crazy is that on their website at the bottom they are developing a 16" wheeled version also with the same fold!
Even better: The bike will be also available with 14 inch wheels.

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The fold is excellent! Too bad I'm too darn heavy.
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Old 03-25-15, 05:59 PM
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More videos as promised

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Old 03-26-15, 06:18 AM
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It really is brilliant. The 3 contact points to the floor when folded are close together so it looks pretty unstable, a problem on a lurching tube train. But it rolls brilliantly. The handlepost looks like a Dahon one to me; I wonder if Dahon would license parts to a company that has designed a better fold.
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Old 03-26-15, 06:29 AM
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It appears to have the Dahon frame hinge and front hub... presumably Dahon will buy the design as they did the Jifo. And this is basically a Jifo with a typical-style frame hinge rather than the tuck-under design and where the rear triangle shifts laterally to avoid the seat post and therefore tuck further inwards.
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Old 09-07-15, 08:50 PM
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Beautiful fold! Unfortunately only available in Japan. I contacted the seller and they are struggling to meet the supply demand in Japan with no plans on exporting in the near future.
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Bike GangSTER will supply upgrades and accessories for this too haha?
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