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Topic: Java Fit vs Vert V8 vs Tern Link D8

Posted on: 28th Dec 2013 8:47 AM    Quote and Reply

Hi Guy,

Looking to buy my first foldie. Have tried the above bicycle in LBS.

All 3 bike feel soild but in term of speed, the Java win because it 16 speed.

My question now is, Java cost $630. Would it be better to buy Tern? or Should I buy Vert and do upgrade?

Any advise will be good as I'm a newbie.

Thanks
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Posted on: 28th Dec 2013 3:38 PM    Quote and Reply


Before you decide, you should try out a brompton, lambo, bike Friday, etc first. You have not tried enough foldable bikes to make a decision. 

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Posted on: 30th Dec 2013 11:58 AM    Quote and Reply


what is your budget? 

=)

why don't you compare price / spec / parts, etc and let the others see? and test ride ALL of them. hoo! 

join a group cycle and ask the fellow riders to let you ride their bike to test.  

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Posted on: 30th Dec 2013 12:30 PM    Quote and Reply


you cannot judge a bike speed potential by how many gear selections it has.


If ya legs ain't stopping, y'all gonna get there.
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Posted on: 31st Dec 2013 8:24 PM    Quote and Reply


ive tried tern p9, black friday,lambo, java n vert v8. of which, i must say lambo n bf gives the best rides...streaming down to the remaining 3, i must say that java is totally out of my thoughts as i find it flimpsy. as for tern, im disappointed by its handling vs its price. as for vert, i must say it wins most of my concerns. from pricing to handling and looks. it definately won my heart...

would suggest you try as many foldies as possible and give the bike a good ride before deciding and not just do a few slow rounds and call it a day.

different people different likes, for me, vert is more than enough, for some, its just trash... 

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Posted on: 31st Dec 2013 11:53 PM    Quote and Reply


Try a dr hon dash p18
 

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Posted on: 1st Jan 2014 4:59 PM    Quote and Reply


Hi Desmond8,

As Lambo and BF is out of my budget thus did not give it a try. Tried the Tern but don't like the feel.

In the end got the Vert V8.

Very happy with my ride now. Solid and value for money.

Will be upgrading the wheel for a smoother and faster ride experiences.

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Posted on: 1st Jan 2014 8:31 PM    Quote and Reply


kenny, 

did you get the matt black vert v8?

where you staying, im staying at woodlands area 

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Posted on: 4th Jan 2014 6:28 PM    Quote and Reply


Sorry but am a noob and since you guys are considering foldable bikes, just curious if Dahon Jifo fits the bill? seems lightweight for a foldable.

Any idea how much it cost?

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Posted on: 4th Jan 2014 8:39 PM    Quote and Reply


extremme, you might wanna browse around e forum or marketplace to check the price for dahon...

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Posted on: 5th Jan 2014 11:34 AM    Quote and Reply


Hi Desmond,

Yup, I got the matt black V8 and I'm loving it.

I stay in the east

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