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Topic: Some advice needed

Posted on: 26th May 2015 9:46 PM    Quote and Reply

Hi everyone,

I am new to cycling and I need some advice for my first foldable bicycle. I intend to get something light so that I am able to commute on public transport as well. I also hope to go on occasional recreational rides on the weekend. However, I'm not really an avid cyclist so decent handling will suffice. My budget is around $800 or below.

I have been looking around and I am confused by the many brands available but I have heard more about Dahon, Tern, Java.

Appreciate the advice. Thanks in advance.
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Posted on: 26th May 2015 11:25 PM    Quote and Reply


Tern C7 or bickerton 7 speed , since u are not an avid cyclist and your budget is quite good, no point getting java TT7 or Java fits. spend the rest on necessary stuff like lights, fenders & rack

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Posted on: 26th May 2015 11:44 PM    Quote and Reply


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"Formerly posted by albatross: Tern C7 or bickerton 7 speed , since u are not an avid cyclist and your budget is quite good, no point getting java TT7 or Java fits. spend the rest on necessary stuff like lights, fenders & rack"


Thanks for your help. I have checked out these bikes and I'm concerned about their weight. Will 12kg be too heavy and bulky for commuting on the trains and buses?

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Posted on: 27th May 2015 2:52 PM    Quote and Reply


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"Formerly posted by albatross: Tern C7 or bickerton 7 speed , since u are not an avid cyclist and your budget is quite good, no point getting java TT7 or Java fits. spend the rest on necessary stuff like lights, fenders & rack"


Thanks for your help. I have checked out these bikes and I'm concerned about their weight. Will 12kg be too heavy and bulky for commuting on the trains and buses?"



Yes, 12kg will be heavy if u carry it up n down for sometime.  

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Posted on: 27th May 2015 9:54 PM    Quote and Reply


12kg is norm for stock 20" wheel bikes (w/o mods). if ur body is not too heavy (below 80kg) u can consider bikes with 14", 16" or 18" wheels, they are around 10.5kg to 11kg. handling is decent only speed and upslope will be taxing thats all. etc bikes are dahon curve, dove and pacific reach.
or if u really wanna try something new , u can consider the STRIDA, which the frame looks like an "A"

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Posted on: 28th May 2015 1:20 PM    Quote and Reply


if i didnt have foldie now, i would probably get a crius. $600+

 

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Posted on: 28th May 2015 2:52 PM    Quote and Reply


If weight is a concern, consider:

FSIR Spin 3.0 - 8 speed, 9kg, 16", $789
FSIR Spin 5.0 - 9 speed, 9kg, 20", $889

Do note that there are time restriction for bringing foldable bikes on public transport except public holidays and weekends.


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