Dahon was founded in 1982 on a vision of “green” mobility, a form of transportation that not only serves to keep people healthier, but also preserves the environment for the next generation. As a relentless innovator, Dr. Hon toiled in his garage for seven years to create the perfect folding bicycle that would uphold these ideals. After presenting his invention to several established but uninterested companies, Dr. Hon and his brother Henry decided establish their own company from scratch. The two gathered venture funding and established their headquarters in Southern California while Dr. Hon went to Taiwan to build Dahon's first factory. Two years later, in 1984, Dahon folding bicycles were rolling off the assembly line as the most compact folding bicycle on the market at that time. Under the continued leadership of Dr. Hon, now recognized as the father of the modern folding bike, Dahon and its team of 70 engineers continue to set the pace with new technologies and innovations.
Primary production takes place in the company’s main factory in Shenzhen, China. Another facility, near Beijing, produces Dahon bikes for the Chinese market, which continues to grow strongly for the U.S.-based company. Beginning in 2012, all Dahon brand bikes destined for Europe will be made in Bulgaria. In a strategic partnership with Maxcom Ltd., the company is setting up a full-scale production base at one of the most modern facilities on the continent. All of the bikes for the European market will be made at the ISO 9001:2008-certified facility in Plovdiv, which specializes in the manufacturing of bicycles and features state-of-the-art machining technology and modern quality inspection equipment.
Most Dahon bicycles use a patented single hinge frame design, whereby the handlebar folds down and the frame hinge swings to the left, leaving the handlebar inside. Biggest sellers are the models with 16 or 20 inch wheels, but models are available with wheels from 12 inches to 700C. Models are available with derailleur or hub gear shifter, or both or none.
For 2012 Dahon offers 28 models of folding or portable bicycles in wheel sizes ranging from 16-26” with aluminum alloy or steel frames. Most of the 2012 offerings are true folding bicycles with some, like the Tarazed mountain bike, using Dahon "Flat Pak" technology. One of the company's best selling bikes is the Boardwalk D7, an entry-level, steel-frame commuter bike.
In 2008 to celebrate 25 years of production Dahon produced a special edition based on the Mµ series of bikes - the Mµ XXV. 250 of these machines were produced. In March 2009 they announced that they would produce 1,000 sets of a special edition bike based on its Curve D3 folding bike with the Spanish design firm Kukuxumusu. 2012 marks the company's 30th anniversary and Dahon have produced 300 limited edition bikes to honor the occasion, along with 3,000 more affordable replicas.
Dahon received an Innovative Products Award each for a folding bike entry and a suspension postpump, which combined an air suspension system and bicycle pump inside a single seatpost, at the 2009 Taipei International Cycle Show. In September 2009, Dahon's Ios XL, a bike designed for the urban commuter, was awarded a Eurobike Gold Design Award. Only 77 entries out of a total of 400 applicants from the bicycle industry worldwide were awarded with Eurobike Awards in 2009, and out of those only eight received a Gold Award for outstanding achievements in design and innovation. Other awards include a 2005 Eurobike award the Ciao! mini bike, a 2006 Eurobike award for the Glide P7/P8, 2006 Fiets RAI Dutch Bi
No other bottle looks like Purist Hydroflo, or performs like it. It is the culmination of everything Specialized has learned in over 30 years of making the world’s best water bottles. Try one: You’ll never think about your bottle again (for all the right reasons)!
Until the end of 2010 Pegoretti frames accept a standard 1 1/8 headset. The diameter of the head tube for this standard varies from a minimum of 36 to a maximum of 36.5 mm for steel frames. This entailed a limit in terms of coupling with the down tube, as larger diameters of 36.5 requiring adapted shaped or ellipsoid down tube in the area of the joint. Using a 38mm diagonal coupling was rather difficult.
At the end of 2010 Dario Pegoretti decided to increase the diameter of the head tube in order to obtain an optimal coupling in terms of milling and coupling with the head tube, what interested him was to be able to use a down tube free from crushed forms and adaptations as with the old diameter. He decided to raise this parameter up to 40.2mm, of course this has required the development of a dedicated headset.
Chris King has produced a modified diameter and insertion depth set for this headtube and called it D11. The result is a reliable, strong and perfectly round joint. During the development of the headset and the resulting head tube Daro decided to increase the diameter of the down tube which now stands at 39mm.
The new headset design continues to use the proven bearings and components of King's standard headsets, but the cups have a larger diameter skirt where they are pressed into the head tube. Also this skirt is longer than the standard giving better support to the head tube. The shape of the cups has been modified to flow better with steel and / or titanium frames.
This headset works equally well with the Falz fork and other 1-1/8” forks as the bearing sizes have not been changed. It features Chris King’s Grip-Lock fastening system as well as King’s 10-y
The Zegho's are nothing less than the redefinition of cycling-specific high performance eyeProtection, produced in an exclusive joint engineering venture between Assos Centro Studio and Carl Zeiss Vision.
Does the world need more eyewear? Probably not. But we — racing-oriented high performance cyclists — do. The ASSOS Werksmannschaft (their in-house product development team), feels that the currently available generic sports glasses could be improved to meet the specific demands of cycling. But why does Assos bother?
Assos is not an eyewear company. Assos is acycling body R&D + refinement laboratory. At Assos they understand cycling and focus exclusively on cycling. They do not produce multi-sports items, nor do they engineer their products for use in other sports. And they never give in to the temptation of increasing sales by broadening their focus.
It is this “exclude-all-other-uses” engineering approach that Assos applied when they started to develop the first cycling-specific high performance eyeProtection four years ago. It was clear to Assos that they must explore new paths and join forces with the best in class to accomplish what they set out to do.
Zegho is the combined effort of nine European specialty eyewear makers, each providing a specifically designed component, each manufactured following strict quality guidelines, and all orchestrated by ASSOS Centro Studio and its two dedicated eyewear development engineers.
- Carl Zeiss Tunnel View lens technology, custom made for Zegho. Patent pending
- 180 degree field of view
- Assos zOd.Tec zero optical distortion, certified optical class 1:superior
- Weight 27.5 grams
- clickFace technology. Proadaptive skinTouch material ensures a stable fit, minimizing movement under seaty, shock-filled conditons
- ZeroPressure technologhy: adaptive, ultraflex composite frame, mathematically designed to calibrate the perfect ratio of material to shape
- 100% UV protection
- Precisision made by hadn, by dedicated eyewear specialists, one by one, in limited numbers
ZEGHO is eyeProtection equipment created by ASSOS Centro Studio and its friends at Carl Zeiss Vision. Zegho feels different than any other sunglasses you have ever put on your face. Riding with Zegho, you feel that it is engineered to be your ideal high performance cycling companion.
Only one question remains: Do you wear your Zegho over or under your helmet strap? There are two philosophies:
- One: Over the strap. In case of a crash, they are free to come loose, reducing the risk of a hinge breaking on impact and hurting your face.
- Two: Under the strap. The majority of the ASSOS Werksmannschaft (in this case the Assos factory team) chooses this option. In case of a crash, it helps keep your eye protection in place, possibly reducing the risk of eye injury.
Zegho is the ultimate high performance cycling-specific eye protection. Unfortunately, Assos requires that we must inf
Falz is a premium carbon fibre road cycling fork, designed, prepared and painted in-house at Pegoretti. It’s included as an option on most of their frames, but it’s not just for Pegorettis. Falz is an ideal aftermarket upgrade for any brand of road bike that uses a standard 1-1/8" headset. And because Pegoretti can paint it in a variety of RAL reference codes (including custom colours on request), Falz is an excellent choice for the rider seeking a colour-matched carbon fork to complement their bike’s paint scheme.
Depending on your frame size, Falz is available in a choice of two rakes: 45mm and 50mm. As a rule, Pegoretti specs a 50mm rake for Pegoretti frames of 53cm and smaller, and 45mm for frames of 54cm and larger. If in doubt, please get in contact, and we can happily offer some advice on which option would be best for your bike.
We try to keep clear coated, raw carbon examples in stock in both rakes. White forks are generally in stock at the importer and Pegoretti offers Falz in a wide range of RAL colours.
Should you come to the reasonable decision to own a Pegoretti, please allow the enthusiasts at Lakeside Bicycles to offer your their assistance. Our hours are Pacific Time 10-7 W-F, 10-6 Sat, 12-5 Sun, you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The epitome of versatility and value, the SUV D6 has compact wheels and a folding frame that stores in seconds. This stable bike is great for maneuvering through taxis, along the boardwalk or storing in a camper. It’s a gateway to get out and play.
It's a folding kid's bike. Stick it in your pocket and walk with your child to the park for a ride.....
. Riding on a bike to work is definitely a favorite option of transportation for many people nowadays, but this kind of journeys are generally minimal in distance, as suitable storage in office buildings usually are very rare. This can cause heartache for the fear of losing a person’s favorite companion on the road. Foldable bike is often a answer to this problem. When many of us can’t get on the trains with our complete size bikes, why don’t you acquire something more compact or maybe better still, a new folding bike that could decrease the size by half. The following bike that may be recommended in order to suit your purposes: The Dahon Piazza D7. The Piazza D7 is a genuine treasure in terms of its benefit as well as performance, turning it into a strong favorite in the Dahon collection. Hand welded as well as a fast-shifting Neos derailleur with seven gears, this bike is usually a ideal companion regarding urban riding. What is great about Dahon Piazza D7 is that this type of a folding bike is easy to use. Keep in mind that it will not take you too long to figure out how to fold and unfold the Dahon Piazza D7 folding bike. It’s fair to say that the bike has been designed to make folding and unfolding process simple. So, it will take you less than 1 minute to fold and unfold the Dahon Piazza D7 bike when such a need arises. And of course, all of this means that you’ll find it easy to travel with the folding bike. You’ll find it comfortable to ride the bike around the city and in rural areas. With such a bike as Dahon Piazza D7, you’ll be able to go up the hill and go down the curb easily. Actually, the bike makes it possible to overcome different types of obstacles on your way. You can also ride the bike in beach parks and in large city parks. Some people choose to use the Dahon Piazza D7 folding bike during car camping trips. It’s important to note that the folding bike comes with many great features and has everything that you need to enjoy a comfortable ride. As it was mentioned earlier, the Dahon Piazza D7 is a high-quality folding bike. That means that you’ll be able to successfully use this type of a folding bike on a daily basis. Without a doubt, the bike will serve you very well Dahon Piazza D7 frame is welded by hand from custom made Dalloy Sonus aluminum tube set and combines half a dozen different copyrighted technological aspects. This bike has the Dahon Neos backed derailleur, a stunning brand-new design that features an ultra short cage to enhance ground clearance while improving shifting. The most beneficial component around the Dahon Piazza D7 would be the sensitive Neos shifter. These seven gear provides wide range of variety, in fact it is a piece of cake to shift the gear utilizing a twist-gear shifter. It can cope with almost any slope or hill in the everyday riding.
. Our lightweight aluminum Vybe D7 gets you moving’ with a fun retro design and seven speeds of versatility. This groovy folding bike promises convenience and true riding comfort, with all the compact folding features that today’s busy people have come to expect.
A frequent winner of folding bike shootouts that include bikes that cost up to four times as much, the Mariner D8 is one of our most popular bicycles. It’s a high quality, lightweight bike at a surprisingly affordable price. Its portability makes the Mariner D8 ideal for trips that include a stretch by bus or train – perfect for multi-modal urban transport. From the leading manufacturer of folding bikes, the eight-speed Dahon Mariner D8 offers the features and performance most commuter cyclists may want in a folding model, all in a practical, affordable package. First, the Mariner D8 is comfortable to ride, going smoothly over bumps and shifting fluidly up and down hills. Second, it folds and unfolds quickly, and it latches securely into both modes. Its design also addresses practical concerns: The Mariner D8 has fenders to thwart rainy-road splashes onto clothing, a rear rack to carry stuff, and the option for a frame-mounted front bag. Finally, this bike is a good value. As with full-size bikes, with folding models you generally get what you pay for. But priced at around $870, the Mariner D8 is a good-quality folding bike with the features you need.