2013 Dahon Folding Bikes Video Overview – Adjustable Frames, Rack and Fender Mounts, Disc Brakes

2013 Dahon Folding Bikes Video Overview – Adjustable Frames, Rack and Fender Mounts, Disc Brakes


>>Court: I’m here at Blue Monkey Bicycles
near Salt Lake City, Utah, and I’m with the owner, Dwayne. Hey Dwayne!>>Dwayne: Hello>>Court: And, you know, check it out. We’ve
got a few Dahon folding bikes here we’re just going to go over the differences and, kind
of, the different models.>>Dwayne: So our tagline is “car replacement
therapy” and there were a lot of areas where we were thinking, okay, it’d be great if you’re
running somewhere in your car and you need, you don’t want to have bike rack, you want
something — small bike. So we started looking into folding bikes and chose to carry Dahon
as a nice augment to electric bikes. I’ve already had a few people come in that fly.
Like throw it in the back of their Cessna kind of thing.>>Court: Cool>>Dwayne: So the main difference, they start
out around 500 bucks and they go up. And the main difference is frame style, component
tree, and then you get up to the higher end ones and you have disc brakes, and they’re
lighter.>>Court: Wow>>Dwayne: So that’s they’re main difference.
But they all fold up about the same and just a nice quick way to get you out, just another
way to get you out of your car.>>Court: How much does this one weigh? The
formula, this is the 518 or s18?>>Dwayne: I think this one’s about 27 pounds.>>Court: 27 pounds?>>Dwayne: Maybe even 25.>>Court: Okay, well, and I notice that these
ones actually have metal pedals that fold, and I’ve ridden a number of other electric
bikes, sometimes the plastic is a little bit more flexible and you don’t get quite that
power. So that’s a really cool feature. And I’ve spent time on this one in particular.
In 2014 they’re coming out with an electric version, the e18 from Dahon, and it’s just,
it feels like riding a normal bike. I mean they’ve actually captured the way the seat
goes up, the angle of the handle bars, it’s pretty comfortable even with those ergonomic
grips there. So I like these, and what was the price range on, kind of, the higher end
one here?>>Dwayne: This one’s about 1400.>>Court: 1400 bucks.>>Dwayne: So these start around 500 bucks
and go up from there. And they ride like you were saying, they ride great. You almost have
to look down and say, “wait, am I riding a smaller folding bike?” Because you forget
that you’re riding that size.>>Court: You made a good point, you know,
if you’re someone who has a boat or maybe a plane and you’re going on a road trip or
something, this is really the way to go and they fold up real small and nice, and then
they’ve got this magnet here so when you fold it in half they don’t come unfolded. And,
gosh, the range on this one, it has got quite a few speeds to choose from. So yeah, a great
option. Dahon makes good bikes. Thank you so much, Dwayne.>>Dwayne: Thank you.