The Dahon Jetstream P8 Folding Bike is the perfect bike for people looking for the ultimate in comfort and style in their ride. The entire bike is designed to offer the flexibility of a folding bike with the feel of a traditional machine. Owners will be equally comfortable using it to catch the morning train or spending a Sunday afternoon riding some challenging park trails. Here are just a few of the features that make it stand out from others in this price point.
Wheels and Brakes
At 20 inches, the wheel size on the Jetstream is average for folding bikes, but that means it offers more control than the smaller 16 inch models and it is still small enough to carry with ease when in folded form, which is not always true of the larger 26 inch wheel-base bikes. It also features Schwalbe Marathon Racer tires which are puncture resistant, have great handling, and greater tread depth which means they will last longer.
For city riders, brakes are a vital piece of the machine. If you have bad brakes, you risk an accident as you weave through congested streets. The Jetstream uses Kinetix Speedstop V-Brakes, incorporating new technology with the unique limitations of folding bikes. The new stainless steel pipe design flexes which means they brakes will not be damaged when they bike gets folded. They also work well in both wet and dry conditions.
Easy to Transport
The Jetstream is one of the lighter geared bikes in the folding market. It weighs in at just less than 29 pounds which is the equivalent of three gallons of water. This means that the average apartment dweller that is used to carrying a bag of groceries and a gallon of milk should have no trouble moving the bike. It also folds easily and quickly, taking just 15 seconds to prep it to carry.
The eight gears on the Jetstream will provide users with a greater ability to ride hills with ease as well as obtain higher speeds when riding in flat areas. The aluminum framework provides style and stability without adding the weight of steel.
The bike also features a custom backside jolt that utilizes air/oil technology providing additional comfort when maneuvering over curbs. It is also designed to fit a wider range or riders with an adjustable seat. It is recommended that riders be between 4 feet 8 inches and 6 foot four inches with a weight of no more than 230 pounds. That accommodates a large number of riders compared to some of the other available models.
If you are looking for a nice, sporty ride that does not make you feel like you are sitting on a tin can, the Jetstream is a good choice. It provides many of the features of a traditional bike along with the convenience of a portable model. Riders compare it to pricier models which means when you go with this bike, you are getting a little more bang for your buck.
- Folded size: 11.3″ × 32.4″ × 25.7″ (29 × 83 × 66 cm).
- Weight: 28.8 lbs (13.5 kg).
- Speeds: 8
- Gear inches: 32.6″ ~ 94.6″
- FA-series Dalloy aluminum frame with lattice forged hinge.
- Tires: 20″ x 1.75″, 60 PSI
- Brake: mechanical disc brake.
- Customized Sonus tubing is for stiffness and strength.
- Suggested rider weight: 230 lbs (105 kg).
- Suggested rider height: 4’8″ – 6’4″ (142 – 193 cm)
- Air/oil backside suspension intended for smooth and comfortable riding.
- Resilient, puncture-resistant racing tires.
Regular Price: $1,449.00