Dahon has previously released the Mu Uno range which became hugely popular. People just loved the simple, one speed design and it became the favorite choice for commuters. Well now they have released the Dahon Speed Uno which has an even simpler design and is even cheaper than the previous model. It is one of the lightest bikes that Dahon have produced weighing just 24 pound.
Here are some of it’s main features:
– Simple design
– Single speed
– Magnetic latch holds the bike together when it is folded
– Lightweight at just 24 pounds
– Will carry weight up to 230 pounds
One of the main reasons why the weight is kept so light is due to the single speed and the rear coaster brake system. This means if you pedal backwards then it will automatically brake and skid to a stop just like when you had a bike as a child. The bike is kept secure using Dahon’s DoubleLok system which uses a secondary lock to provide maximum safety whilst riding the bike. Another great thing about this model is that it has no brake cables or gear cables so there is very little to go wrong or maintain. Just jump on and go!
Some Frequently Asked Questions About This Model
How close it the pedal to the ground?
It is approximately 4 1/8″ from the ground.
How much does it weigh?
It weighs 24 pounds.
Does it have a front hand brake?
No, it stops by pedalling backwards.
Does it have any gears?
No, it is one speed only which helps to keep it lighter and cheaper to buy.
Some Feedback From Amazon Customers
Many customers are really happy with the simplicity of the bike. The fact that it has no gears or brake cables means less things can go wrong with it and also keeps the bike lighter when folded up. Others state how much like a regular bike it looks when compared with other folding bikes too. It folds up small enough to be easily carried on buses and trains.
Any Reports Of Problems or Issues?
The only slight negative we have found is that this new model doesn’t have folding pedals. This adds a tiny bit of extra width when folded.
If you are looking for a simple bike to use when commuting then the Dahon Speed Uno folding bike could just be the one for you. It has been designed to be one of the most simplest folding bikes on the market due to it having no gears or brake cables. Just unfold the bike, jump on and ride to your destination. It folds away very quickly, so is a perfect model to use to commute to and from work and easy to carry onto trains and buses.