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Old 09-22-08, 06:54 AM
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Looking for an urban bike (foldable?)

I need an urban bike that will fit in my tiny car (Toyota Yaris), so I've been looking into the Dahon folding bikes. The matrix looks pretty sexy, but the jack looks like it might be a viable alternative, also.

I'm going to be traveling over mostly light-rough/paved road, low grass, and a few sections of dirt/sidewalk. Portability is my big concern, as I'll be moving this bike around a LOT. For this reason, a folding bike looks like the ideal solution....right?

What are the professionals' thoughts?
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Old 09-22-08, 08:07 AM
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Hmm...it looks like the Jack is my best option so far.

I'm 6'1", and I think I was fitted for a 21" mountain bike frame, although the bike was different, of course. How should I expect the Dahon frames to compare? Should I go with the 20"? I won't be able to fit in person, so I'll be winging it for an internet purchase. 20" will probably be more comfortable for longer rides than an 18", given my height, correct?

The bike looks like it'll have plenty of bar-clearance, so I'm just worred about standover height, I guess.
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Old 09-22-08, 08:10 AM
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Have you checked out the Folding Bikes forum?
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Definitely check out the folders forum, there are people who ride both of those and can tell you what they're good for.
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