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It may seem there are only so many ways a folding bike and pivot, swivel and rotate, but Dahon has debuted three new models built around its new Jiffold vertical hinge design. The new folding style requires no lifting, just the flip of a couple of latches and you’re good to go.
The Jifo Uno is the smallest and most compact of the new models, with 16-inch wheels and a singlespeed drivetrain running a 39 tooth chainring and a special nine tooth rear cog. Folded it measures in a just 23.6 inches high, 22.4 inches wide and 10.2 inches wide. At 21 pounds its easy to bring with you on the bus or tuck under your desk. No more locking your bike up outside the office! It will sell for $799.
The EEZZ D3 is a sleek and sophisticated version of the 16-inch wheel folder. Still built on the Jiffold design, it integrates it cleanly into the aluminum frame. It packs three speeds onto its derailleur shifted rear hub but still weighs in at 21 pounds. It will sell for $1,099. It folds down to 26.6 by 24.4 by 10.6 inches.
Finally the Qix D8 is your choice for longer or more sporting rides with its 20-inch wheels. Essentially an up-sized version of the EEZZ it has an eight speed cassette with a SRAM X5 rear derailleur and twist shifter. A little bit heavier at 26 pounds, it still can fold down to 32 by 32 by 12 inches. Best of all the built-in rear rack has integrated rollers so you can wheel it around in the folded position. It will sell for $999.
Win one of your own
Dahon is reaching out to Bicycle Times readers with a chance to win a Qix D8 of their own simply by filling out the quick and easy entry form. Don’t wait; the contest ends October 20!