Dahon Presents Appealing New Folding Bike Range
At Taipei Int’l Cycle Show Dahon will introduce four new appealing models, the Clinch, the EEZZ 3 Speed, the Ciao Electric (see photo), and the Curl.
The Clinch is claimed by Dahon to be one of the lightest, most robust full-sized folding bikes on the market. It features Dahon’s Lock-Jaw hinge technology, providing rigidity and Dahon’s new patent pending inverted handle post design, to save weight.
This also helps to create a stiffer steering system. The Clinch features a 10-speed SRAM Red drivetrain, FSA SLK cranks with BB 30 and Dahon’s exclusive quick release pedals, all contributing to extremely light components. Carbon 451 wheels with sealed cartridge hubs and Schwalbe tires, round out one of the faster folding bikes.
The EEZZ 3 speed builds on the previous EEZZ model’s best features, updating them for the 2015 model. Folding and storing this bike is as ‘easy’ as the name suggests, with Dahon’s Jiffold folding technology. This bike also features a streamlined premium Dalloy Hydro formed frame with concealed hinge, along with narrow wheels and drivetrain.
Combining Dahon’s patented folding technology, a low-step through frame and a TranzX 250 watt pedal assist e-system creates the Ciao Electric. The removable battery pack tucked into the frame enables cyclists to ride with or without power assist.
A new take on an existing Dahon patent, the Curl improves on the ‘flip fold’. A partial fold allows for easy transport. Dahon’s Dalloy frame tubing provides stiffness and reliability, specified with the internal Shimano 7-speed hub and double wall 18-inch wheels.
Additionally, the Curl includes self-latching rear suspension and a front stow saddle that allows the bike to squeeze into places that other smaller wheeled folding bikes might not fit.