I got my Dahon Speed D7 that lived at my mother’s place and brought it home for Sharon to use. Westjet flew the boxed bike for free. Don’t blame them for the damaged box in the photo above. I packed the Dahon in 5 minutes into a hacked together box made from a couple smaller boxes. I’m surprised it did this well.
I’m not a huge Dahon fan – the fold sucks, but this bike has one redeeming feature that makes it worth using – it’s paid for!
I’d love to get Sharon a Bike Friday Tikit, but that’s not in the budget for the moment. Hopefully this Dahon will get her excited about folders like it did for me. It will also make her much more appreciative of the fast easy Tikit fold once she’s had to deal with the slow painful Dahon fold that requires cockpit adjustments after each unfold. Having said that I owe this little bike some credit – it is a big part of the reason I own and ride a Bike Friday Tikit.
If you are new to folders and wondering if the stock Tikit is worth twice the price of a Dahon Speed D7 – the answer is yes!