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What's a decent lightweight folding bike?

  • 06-09-2021 11:22am
    Registered Users Posts: 475 ✭✭ candlegrease

    Brompton seems good but hard to get my hands on. I want something that weight <13kg and is comfortable and costs <1500 euro


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,589 ✭✭✭✭ tomasrojo

    Dahon I think is Brompton's main competitor. They do a wide range of folding bikes, and from what I remember are cheaper overall.

    According to this article, the Dahon's don't make great compact folders (like the Brompton), but at 20" wheel size they're very good and competitively priced.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,542 ✭✭✭ wersal gummage


    I have a Tern P10 (or Tern Verge P10), bought in December 2018 and probably put 300kms on it. Had great plans and ideas for use but didn't materialise...

    If you Google it and have any interest let me know and I'd be happy to sell it if you have any interest. It's different to a Brompton in that it has slightly bigger wheels, so handles more like a full sized bike. The folding mechanism is probably not as polished as a Brompton either, but again have a Google and find some reviews. It has never been dropped, crashed etc but has a few marks on the frame unfortunately, mainly due from folding /leaving it up against things while folded (I have a load of bikes and they are all immaculate, I look after them and they never have any marks on them, so this is unusual for me and can only put it down to the folding nature of the bike). It cost me around 1600 but I got it on the bike to work scheme so actual cost was probably more like 1100, I'd probably want around 800 euro for it but I think you'd be getting a pretty decent bike for that.