There’s the Citizen Gotham 1 for $299 that you can mail order, which weighs in at 26 pounds. Though colorful, if you have any issues with the bike, there’s no local dealer to take it to.
Then there’s the Tern Link Uno, offered through Tern dealers nationwide, who assemble and test before handing the bike over to you. For any warranty issues, you’d just bring the bike back to your local Tern dealer. The Uno weighs 25.3 pounds, comes with front and rear fenders, rear coaster brakes and offered for $400. It offers a firm, secure ride.
Optionally, I’d have you consider the Dahon Boardwalk S1, also sold & supported via a dealer network, which weighs 27.6 pounds. Front and rear fenders, rear rack, rear, rear coaster brakes, front pull brakes & kickstand are standard. All for $299.
Or the Origin8 F1 Select. Also single speed, it’s the lightest at 24 pounds and priced at $359. Rear coaster brakes are standard.
At PHEW, electric bikes are our specialty, and we want to help people use electric bikes for cleaner, healthier commuting and all-around fun. We aren’t electric-only zealots by any means, though. We recently became a dealer for Dahon, a manufacturer of conventional folding bikes. We chose Dahon because their bikes are simply well-made, easy to use, and fun to ride. They’ve been making folding bikes since the early 1980’s, and it’s safe to say they know what they’re doing.
Dahon makes folding bikes in many different configurations, including urban commuters that fold in seconds to no-compromise folding mountain and touring models. Since we focus on commuting and general urban mobility, we have three models in stock that we feel work best for traveling and storing in the city.
Dahon Mu P8
The Mu is a light aluminum city bike with an eight-speed drivetrain. Some nice features are the nearly flat-proof Schwalbe Marathon tires and the seatpost which conceals an integrated air pump that works just like a standard floor pump.
Dahon Speed D7
The Speed D7 occupies the middle ground in Dahon’s city bike line. It has a steel frame that trades a bit of weight for value and reliability and is spec’d with a seven-speed drivetrain that offers plenty of versatility for all kinds of terrain. It also comes equipped with full fenders and a rear cargo rack for commuting utility.
Dahon Boardwalk S1
The Boardwalk is the simplest offering from Dahon, with a single speed coaster brake hub that allows for worry-free riding and greatly reduced maintenance. the Boardwalk would be great for trips to, well, the boardwalk, but also would make a great machine for covering short trips to and from the train station or around the neighborhood.
So come down and check out what Dahon has to offer. They ride great, fold really easily, and could be the missing link in your car-free commute or limited-space life.
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