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Folding Bikes From Dahon

The folding bike for many years was the subject of derision and sneers from the average bike rider they just didn’t look like a “real bike”

But due to the passion and persistence of their developer they have found a market.

Their attraction lays in the fact they are light-weight, convenient and portable… Low-cost, helps as well.

They are more fun to ride than I expected.

Though the whole time I was riding it I was nervous one of my mountain biking friends would see me – but hey that is me with the issue… Not the bike!
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Folding Aliminum Frame

With a folding frame made of aluminum for weight saving and shape forming reasons, the Ciao is a compact, step-through beauty.

Stem and handlebar positioning means you can sit in an upright posture that is easier on your spine and won’t leave you with hunched up shoulders, or pressure on your wrists.

The 2016 Ciao i7

The 2016 Ciao i7 has a 7 speed Shimano Nexus hub, for low maintenance, with comfy Revo twist shifters.

The 2016 Ciao i7 has a 7 speed Shimano Nexus hub, for low maintenance, with comfy Revo twist shifters.

The 7 gears are paced just right for city or leisure rides, covering all your needs with ease.

13.7kg Folding Bike

Plus this incarnation comes with 20″ wheels that still allow for a compact fold that you can take on the metro, or bring indoors for easy and safe storage.

This 13.7kg bike could just open you up a whole new perspective on urban living. source usa.dahon.com


Perfect Commuter

I see folding bikes as the near-perfect bike for commuting to work or a weekend ride along the local boardwalk.

If you catch the train to work, but need to drive to the station, or catch a Cab to your office from the station, folding bikes are made for you.

No more parking fees or Cab fares – just unfold your bike and ride.

Video – Folding Bike Types and Uses

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About the Author Ian

Ian is the Chief Editor here at OnlineBikesShop, a reformed Cycle Traveler... now a dedicated stay-at-home dad of a very active 5 yr old, a keen mountain biker with a passion for all types of bikes, the outdoors, and keeping fit...