Dahon

Dahon Speed 8 Folding Bicycle

$699.00
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The Top Dahon Folder

I stand by the design and quality of Downtube folding bicycles; but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some pretty good folding bicycles made by other companies. One of those companies, and perhaps the one I respect the most is Dahon. Their folding bikes have a higher price tag than does Downtube but their quality is right up there.

The Dahon Speed 8 is the best value in the Dahon lineup. It has an 8sp cassette (much better quality than the 7sp freewheels on other folding bikes). Additionally it uses a chromoly steel frame. Why is chromoly steel a good feature? Chromoly, also known as Chrome Molybdenum steel, is a hi-tech version of Carbon steel. It is a lighter, more flexible steel and great for bikes that take a pounding. It isn’t as light as aluminum, titanium, or carbon fiber, but it keeps the price of the folding bike within reach of more people.
 
The main purpose of a folding bike is convenience: the ability to store the bike almost anywhere, and the opportunity to carry it easily either by itself or in a carry bag. So, having a light folding bike is essential. The Dahon Speed 8 matches that purpose.

Below I’ve outlined the features of the Dahon Speed 8 and included a chart of specifications that you will find helpful.

 

Features

  • Wheel Size : 20"
  • Weight : 11.9 kg (26.2 lbs)
  • Folded Size : 30 x 77 x 64 cm (11.8" x 30.3" x 25.2")
  • Frame : K SERIES - SUPERLITE - 4130 CROMOLY, LATTICE FORGED HINGE, VISEGRIP, WRAPAROUND TECHNOLOGY, FORGED DROPOUTS
  • Fork : DAHON SLIPSTREAM, DALLOY ALUMINUM, PATENTED FUSION TECHNOLOGY, DOUBLE-BUTTED TUBING
  • Handlepost :FORGED ALLOY, RADIUS TELESCOPE ADJUSTABLE, FUSION AND V-CLAMP TECHNOLOGY
  • Drivetrain : Rear Derailleur NEOS 8 SPEED, DAHON SPECIAL EDITION Crankset FORGED ALLOY 6061 ARMS, SINGLE ALLOY CHAINGUARD, 52T Freewheel 8 SPEED CASSETTE, UCP, 11-32T Bottom Bracket CARTRIDGE, SEALED BEARING, ZINC PLATED SPINDLE, SQUARE TAPER
  • Wheels : Front Hub NEUTRON, CARTRIDGE BEARINGS, ULTRALIGHT 58 GRAM DESIGN, 20H Rear Hub COMP 8 SPEED CASSETTE, ALLOY, Q/R, LABYRINTH SEAL, GROUND RACES, 28H Spokes 18/8 GA STAINLESS STEEL Rims 20" x 1.5" 'DAHON BY VUELTA', ALLOY, DOUBLEWALL, CNC SIDEWALL Tires 20" x 1.75", 60 PSI, W/ DAHON LOGO, REFLECTIVE STRIPE
  • Brakes : ALLOY, V-BRAKE, 110 mm Brake Levers 3 FINGER, ALLOY BRACKET / ALLOY LEVER
  • Rider height : 142 - 193 cm (4'8" - 6'4")
  • Max Rider Weight : 105 kg (230 lbs)




Specifcations

COLOR Charcoal
SPEEDS 8
GEAR INCHES 33" - 97"
DISTANCE: SEAT POST TO HANDLEBAR Min: 640 mm (25") Max: 665 mm (25.9")
DISTANCE: SADDLE TO PEDAL Min: 675 mm (26.3") Max: 945 mm (37")
FOLDED SIZE 30 x 64 x 77 cm (11.7" x 25" x 30")
WEIGHT 12.6 kg (27.8 lbs)
FOLDING TIME 15 seconds
SUGGESTED RIDER HEIGHT 142 cm - 193 cm (4'8" - 6'4")
MAX RIDER WEIGHT 105 kg (230 lbs)
 
FRAME K Series, SuperLite 4130 chromoly, custom-drawn double-butted Sonus tubing, forged Lattice hinge, patented ViseGrip™ technology, forged drop outs, *** landing gear ready
FORK Dahon SlipStream™, Puro™ U7 aluminum, patented Fusion™ technology, double butted tubing
 
HANDLEPOST Radius Telescope™ adjustable, patented Fusion™ technology, forged aluminum,
HANDLEBAR Comp, 6061-T6 aluminum, straight
HEADSET Dahon Fusion 2, Zero stack, cartridge, sealed
GRIPS VeloErgo lock on, reflective end plugs
SADDLE WTB Aria
SEAT POST 33.9 mm, Black
SEAT CLAMP QR Dahon Turtleneck clamp
 
BRAKES Dahon SpeedStop V brakes, stainless flex noodle, stainless link and bolts, “SilentGrip” ceramic brake pads
BRAKE LEVER Speedstop
BRAKE CABLES & HOUSING Dahon LiveWire, SIS housing, slick cable
 
FRONT WHEEL Comp by WTB, 20H radial laced, Hub ultralight 58 g. cartridge bearing hub, CNC machined doublewall rim, stainless steel spokes
REAR WHEEL Comp by WTB, 28H radial/2 cross lacing, road hub, CNC machined doublewall rim, stainless steel spokes
TIRES 20x1.6 Schwalbe Supreme
 
SHIFTER Twist, Rapid-Rise, 8 speed, *** Sram
REAR DERAILLEUR Sram 7 series for 8 speed
CASSETTE Shimano HyperGlide 8 speed, 11-32T
HOUSING Dahon LiveWire, SIS-SP 4mm housing
CRANKSET Dahon : FSA Supra, cold-forged 6061 cranks, 2014-AL chainring, CNC chainguard
BOTTOM BRACKET Cartridge, sealed bearings
CHAIN KMC Z82
PEDALS alloy folding, non-slip
 
KICKSTAND Premium Aluminum, Dacromet bolt
FRONT & REAR REFLECTORS Yes
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