Posted December 31, 2013 by in Dahon Folding Bikes

Dahon Speed D7 Folding Bike Review

Dahon Speed D7 folding bike

Dahon Speed D7

Over the years I’ve been letting myself go a little and have gained some weight. After my last doctors visit he told me I needed to start exercising. I decided I’d start a new healthy hobby and that was cycling. I wanted to get a nice folding bike so I could take it in the car easily and take it on trails as well as commute back and fourth to work.

After much consideration I bought the Dahon Speed D7 folding bike. The bike was recommend to me by a friend that was into bicycles. The bike is very light (weighs around 27 pounds in total), it has a chromoly frame which seems very sturdy. The Speed D7 folds up into a very compact size I think its around 24 inches high when completely folded. It also folds up really quickly, I’ve seen a few other folding bike models and it seems like it takes for ever to get them folded. This makes it very fast and easy for me to fit it inside the trunk of my car.

The Dahon Speed D7 comes with 7-speed gear that helps when going over hills and rougher terrain. The gears are really easy to shift because of the twist-grip shifter. The bike also has a rear rack which I honestly haven’t been able to use but seems useful for carrying stuff. Another great feature is the fenders that prevent dirt from flying up and getting all over my clothing.

Since getting the Dahon Speed D7 folding bike 6 months ago, I am very pleased. I’ve lost weight and I’ve gained a great new hobby. I plan on buying another one for my wife so we can both go cycling together. Even though I came into this as a novice and bought this bike kind or haphazardly, I think I made a great choice buying the Dahon Speed D7 to anyone looking for a folding bike. There are a lot of cheaper models out there but you get what you pay for and you’ll end up saving more money buying a good Dahon folding bike that will last and the the Dahon Speed D7 has everything you need in a folding bike. Enjoy the ride =)

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  • The world’s best selling folding bicycle.
  • Folds in less than 30 seconds so you can take it anywhere.
  • Super-stiff frame delivers a ride that feels just like a full size bike.
  • The SuperLite 4130 chromoly frame is strong, light and responsive.
  • The Radius Telescope adjustable handlepost adapts to all riders and riding styles.
  • Speeds: 7
  • Frame Sizes: 1
  • Gear Inches: 34″ – 92″
  • Distance: Seatpost to Handlebar: Min: 640 mm (25″) Max: 665 mm (25.9″)
  • Distance: Saddle to Pedal: Min: 675 mm (26.3″) Max: 945 mm (37″)
  • Folding Size: 30 x 77 x 64 cm (11.7″ x 30″ x 25″)
  • Folding Time: 15 sec
  • Weight: 12.5 kg (27.6 lb)
  • Suggested Rider Height: 142 – 193 cm (4’8″- 6’4″)
  • Max Rider Weight: 105 kg (230 lb)
  • Dahon Speed D7 Folding Bike