Folding Bike Reviews: Dahon Vitesse D7

Inner city dwellers searching for lightweight personal transport will find Dahon’s Vitesse D7 a compelling option. It falls under the company’s urban utility line of folding bikes, which means it is ideal for quick trips to your favorite café, weekend rides around the park and daily office commute. It’s quite a looker, too, so don’t be surprised if heads turn while you take it for a spin. Next, this folding bikes review looks at the Vitesse D7’s spec sheet.

Coming in at 26 lbs, this machine folds to a compact 29″ x 80″ x 66″ in just 15 seconds, so fitting it inside the trunk is a breeze. Its 20-inch wheels and 7 speed settings are enough to take you anywhere you want around town. One thing commuters are sure to appreciate is the bike’s design which allows riders to sit in a comfortable upright position, decreasing the likelihood of neck cramps and back pains.

The sturdy frame is made out of aluminum alloy with custom Sonus tubing, while the spokes are of stainless steel. This bike can carry a Sonus Complete maximum capacity of 230lbs and can accommodate riders between 4’8″-6’4″. The flat handle bar features BioLogic Ergo grips and the saddle has a BioLogic Como seat.

The Dahon Vitesse D7 is easy to fold or unfold. Right from the box, simply unfold the frame, straighten the handlebars, set the seatpost to where you’re most comfortable, and off you go. The fantastic build quality means it will last you a long time if you take good care of it. The front and rear ProMax V spring breaks are powerful enough to give you confidence while on the road

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