Dahon rolls out 2008 line
In 1983, Dahon introduced the very first Dahon Folder. Twenty five years and over 2.5 million bicycles later, Dahon celebrates a quarter century of championing the cause of green mobility. For 2008, Dahon presents a wide range of folding bike models, from urban utility bikes and urban performance bikes to road bikes.
The 16-inch wheeled Curve is one of Dahon’s most popular models, suited for squeezing onto crowded trains and buses on a commute, or as secondary transport stashed in a car. The patented new V-Clamp frame hinge is strong, durable and easy to operate. Schwalbe Big Apple tyres provide a fast rolling ride.
The 20-inch wheeled Ciao! features an ultra low step through frame design for new riders intimidated by high frames, riders with back or leg injuries, or riders who’d like to ride with a dress. The Ciao! includes front and rear lights, a front hub dynamo, mud guards, and rear rack. It was voted 2006 Bike of the Year in the Netherlands, a country that knows a thing or two about bicycles.
DAHON Mu Series
The Mu XL features suspension, self-generated lighting, luggage capacity, puncture resistant tyres, Shimano Nexus 8 Premium internal gearing. For 2008, the Mu XL is updated with the new V-Clamp hinge and Radius V handlepost.
To commemorate its 25th anniversary, Dahon has created the Mu XXV, a Limited Edition bicycle designed around a Puro M7 magnesium frame specced with custom 25th anniversary components from FSA, Shimano, Syntace, Schwalbe, Kinetix and Kore. A total of 250 individually numbered Mu XXV’s will be hand-made.
For 2008, the JetStream P8 gets a complete make-over with an all new frame and front and rear shocks developed in collaboration with suspension meisters German A. The location of the frame pivot point and suspension kinematics have been radically re-worked for improved function, coupled with the German A designed Kinetix fork.
The JetStream XP also gets an all new German A designed fork, shock, and suspension kinematics.
The Briza features UpRide frame geometry for a more upright, comfortable position, a NoLift design means that unlike most folding bikes on the market, you never have to pick it up to fold it. And even though the Briza looks and rides like a full-sized city bike, it folds up almost to the size of Dahon’s compact 20-inch wheeled bikes.
The 24-inch wheeled Glide offers both folding convenience and a traditional looking bike. The UpRide frame geometry puts your body in a relaxed upright position, and the low step entry is perfect for riders who are just getting back into cycling. The Gilde features a low maintenance gear hub, rear rack, SKS fenders, dynamo front hub, Hella front light and Schwalbe Big Apple tyres.
The new Cadenza features compact road gearing and high pressure Continental tyres. An eccentric bottom bracket allows you to switch to a hub gear or fixie, and the frame is designed for V or disc brakes. The rear triangle accommodates tires up to 2 inches, and fender and rack braze-ons mean you can add just about any off-the-shelf accessories. The Cadenza also features Dahon’s patented LockJaw frame technology.
The Cadenza P8 is designed around Shimano Alfine’s gruppo, with a 7005 aluminium frame, which folds in less than 10 seconds when you need to stash it in the trunk of your car or take it on the bus.
The all-new Matrix is designed for rough tarmac riding with a hydraulically-damped fork. On tarmac, lock out the fork and you can hammer away efficiently. Slap some knobbies on and you can even take the Matrix off-road. For 2008,Dahon designed the Matrix with LockJaw folding hinges.