18 September 2009

dutch meets fold-up

With their sloping low step-through frame and UpRide frame geometry, Dahon makes a couple bikes reminiscent of Dutch bike style - yet fold-up and are designed in the US. Oh, and this model includes a hub which generates electricity to front and rear bike light (no more batteries!) and the drag is 'barely noticeable'.

They were even voted Bike of the Year in 2006 in the Netherlands!

Aside from the Glide P8 and Ciao P8 pictured above, which retail for $870-$950, they make other models at lower price points. While a fan of small light weight frame bikes which have you pedaling in an upright position, I'm not sure why these have clear plastic chain guards. Likely due to the weight factor.

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