CHOOSING A BIKE - COMMUTER

 

STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR WHEEL SIZE

Dahon makes bikes with four different wheel diameters: 16", 20", 26", and 700c. Wheel size will affect the performance characteristics and folded size of your bike.

 

16" WHEEL SIZE
Our 16" wheel folding bikes are designed to be light and ultra compact when folded. That makes them ideal for commuters who use public transport because they need to fold and carry their bikes several times a day. However a trade off is that to achieve a very compact folded size, Dahon's 16" bikes won't be quite as comfortable to ride for longer distances or for taller riders. Choose a 16" model if compact folded size is your primary concern.

 

20" WHEEL SIZE
Most of our customers feel that our 20" models deliver the optimal balance of performance and folding convenience. Our 20" wheel folding bikes are slightly larger when folded than the 16" models but they deliver a more comfortable and efficient ride. With the right components, our 20" wheel bikes are good for distances up to a century. Choose a 20" model if you want performance and portability.

 

26" WHEEL SIZE
26" wheel folding bikes are essentially "regular" bikes that offer portable convenience and Dahon quality. Our 26" wheel bikes feature standard frame geometries for an excellent ride. Virtually all of the components, except for the frame, are off-the-shelf components that can be repaired or replaced in any bike shop. Choose a 26" bike if you want the performance and looks of a "regular" bike but still want folding convenience.

SPECIFICATIONS

   
FRAME SIZES
  48/50/52/54/56/58/60 cm
COLOR
Smoke silver
GEAR INCHES
40.5" - 119"
FOLDED SIZE
Fits into 23 x 66 x 73 cm (9" x 26" x 29") bag
WEIGHT
8.5 kg
FOLDING TIME
10-15 minutes
MAX RIDER WEIGHT
105 kg. (230 lbs.)
FRAME
Ritchey BreakAway™, Ritchey WCS steel tubing, Ritchey investment-casted couplers and forged drop outs
FORK
CarbonLite, 1 1/8"alloy steerer
HEADSET
Cane Creek Aheadset, 36 degree angular contact sealed bearings
HANDLEBAR
Ritchey Logic Road Bar, Frame size: 58-60cm: 44cm/54-56cm: 42cm/50-52cm: 40cm
TAPE
  Ritchey
STEM
Ritchey Road: Ritchey embossed cork tape Ritchey Road, 25.8mm, Degree: 84╝, Frame Size 60cm: 120mm/58cm: 110mm/54/56cm: 100mm/52/50cm: 90mm
STEM SPACERS
  Carbon
SADDLE
fi'zi:k PavÄ
SEAT POST
American Classic, 2014 aluminum, 350mm
FRONT BRAKE
Shimano 105
REAR BRAKE
Shimano 105
CABLE
Dahon LiveWire K w/ Kevlar, slick cables
FRONT WHEEL
American Classic 350: 585 grams
REAR WHEEL
American Classic 350: 795 grams
TIRES
Schwalbe Stelvio, Black/white DualCompound Silica casing, foldable Kevlar bead, Armaduro anti-puncture protection, 120 psi
REAR DERAILLEUR
Shimano Ultegra
FRONT DERAILLEUR
Shimano Ultegra
SHIFT/BRAKE LEVER
Shimano 105 STI
CASSETTE
SRAM PG950, 12-26T
CRANKSET
Truvativ Elita SL, 53/39, ISIS Drive splined, Frame size: 58-60cm: 175mm/54-56cm: 172.5mm/ 50-52cm:170mm
BOTTOM BRACKET
American Classic UltraLight, ISIS Drive
CHAIN
KMC Z9000, 9 spd.


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