Dahon has created a new ultra compact folding bike pulled the Curl which provides a tiny folding footprint whilst also offering a stiff, stable and safe bike which has multiple patents and is now available to purchase via Kickstarter at a reduced introductory offer from $999.
Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the Curl compact folding bike which is now available to back with free worldwide shipping saving you $150 if you consider backing the project.
The 35th Anniversary CURL follows the company’s original vision of green transportation. Integrated with 11 technical patents, it is not just a refinement of what has come before – it represents an almost total overhaul that completely changes the riding experience of folding bicycles. The bike features a hydroformed, Dalloy (DAHON alloy) frame with oversized rectangular tubes, as well as taking advantage of a flip-fold rear wheel (first seen on Di Blasi folding bikes). Double down-tubes approache a front triangle.
The unique V-shaped coupling between the front and rear triangles turns the bike into a hard-tail. Furthermore, an extra-large head-tube and handlepost are combined with DAHON’s inverted fork stem to provide even more strength and stiffness for steady steering and efficient pedaling. Obviously, proper respect is given to structural physics to furnish the much-needed stiffness, durability and safety, far exceeding all safety standards for regular bikes. The removable pedals are stronger and more compact than anything in the league.
There is even a roller rack for easy wheeling when folded. With three speeds in an internal hub gear, the CURL offers great range whilst remaining low-maintenance. An ergonomically designed telescopic handlepost and seatpost bring you customizable comfort, allowing adjustment for a wide variety of riders and riding styles up to 190 cm and 150 kg. In 15 years of R&D, much more is packed into this small package. The end result is a compact, light folding bike, with a stronger, safer, and better ride, that is as easy to carry as it is to fold.
For more information on the new compact folding bike jump over to the Kickstarter campaign website for details by following the link below.
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