Originally Posted by rgrugg
Any of you who have them, hopefully, can tell me the pluses and minuses of them. How do they sit, ride, steer, etc, compared to a traditional bike? Thanks
We have an entry level DaHon similar to the red one pictured below.
I own 7 bicycles of my own including a Giant "Revive" two Trek 820s, a Trek 850, a Trek 700, a Trek 1400 (my first real road bike) and of course the DaHon Boardwalk.
The Boardwalk is a fine for what it is designed for....
Great "pit bike" for short distances at moderate speeds, like around the campground or for a couple of sidewalk miles along the beach or through the park.
Once learned, it folds and deploys easily... and so fits in places where a normal bike would not.It's a little heavy but it can be lifted and carried for loading and unloading by a person of average strength.
The Boardwalk is fun and easy to ride and not bad to bring along for utilitarian use.
I must confess that mine has languished in the loft of my shop for quite a while now since I have a bike rack on my Scamp
on which we normally carry my 820 and my wife's 820. When I travel I seek out places to ride beyond the campground.
My Dahon Boardwalk is a single speed with a coaster brake,but it can also be bought with a multispeed derailleur and hand brakes
There are better folding bikes both bigger and smaller but the Boardwalk is a good value at an entry level price.
To sum it up, the Dahon rides and handles a better than the tipical fullsized, fat tired, single speed "cruiser" bike and always draws more attention.