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Dahon Boardwalk Folding Bike, Obsidian

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List Price: $319.00
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  • One-speed urban utility bike with frame that folds in less than 15 seconds
  • Folds to 12.1 by 30.4 by 25.4 inches; weighs 27.3 pounds
  • Magnetix latch system holds the bike together when folded
  • Adjustable stem adapts to riders of all sizes from under five feet to over six feet tall
  • Dahon Neos rear derailleur offers crisp, fast shifting and a low profile design
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Product Description

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The Dahon Boardwalk is a fast-folding, urban utility bike with one speed--perfect for quick jaunts around town and commuting. Boasting classic looks and high-quality construction at a reasonable price-point, the Boardwalk is one of the most popular in Dahon's line-up. The frame folds up in under 15 seconds down to a wonderfully small size with a Magnetix latch system to hold it securely together. With an adjustable stem and seat post, the Boardwalk can be customized to fit riders from under five feet to over six feet tall.



The Dahon Boardwalk folds down into a compact and easy-to-store unit.
Standard Model Components:
  • Speeds: One
  • Frame: H Series, SuperLite 4130 chromoly, forged Lattice hinge, patented ViseGrip, WrapAround technology, forged drop outs
  • Fork: Integrated, patented Fusion technology
  • Handlepost: Radius V Telescope, adjustable, patented Fusion and V-Clamp technologies, forged aluminum
  • Handlebar: 6061-T6 aluminum, flat bar
  • Headset: Dahon Fusion+, zero stack, cartridge bearings
  • Grip/Bars Tape: BioLogic Ergo, single density or Herrman's (EU)
  • Saddle: BioLogic Como or Selle Royale Alpine Gel (EU)
  • Seatpost: Super Oversized, Micro Adjust, aluminum
  • Seat Clamp: Dahon Covert, high leverage design
  • Front and Rear Brakes: ProMax V, aluminum, linear spring
  • Brake Levers: ProMax V, aluminum bracket/aluminum lever
  • Brake Cable and Housing: SIS, pearl silver housing, Slick cables
  • Front Hub: Dahon Mini, aluminum, sealed
  • Rear Hub: Formula, cassette, aluminum, sealed
  • Spokes: 18/8 stainless steel, brass nipples or Sapim Leader, stainless steel (EU)
  • Rims: Aluminum, ground sidewalls, anodized
  • Tires: Dahon Rotolo, 20 by 1.75-inch, high pressure 65 psi, coffee skinwall or Schwalbe Citizen (EU)
  • Shifter(s): SRAM MRX Comp, SRS technology, RapidRise
  • Rear Derailleur: Dahon Neos, RapidRise
  • Crankset: Cold-forged 6061-T6 aluminum crank arms, hand-polished, double chainguard
  • Cassette/Freewheel: 1 speed, 11-30T
  • Bottom Bracket: CH, chromoly axle
  • Chain: KMC Z50, Narrow, Noiseless function
  • Pedals: Suntour folding, non-slip
  • Cable and Housing: SIS-SP, Dupont L3 lubricant, pearl silver
  • Kickstand: Aluminum, Dacromet bolt
  • Clip System: Magnetix system
  • Luggage Bracket: Frame integrated, Luggage Socket
  • Accessory: Trouser strap
  • Wheel Reflectors: Yes
  • Front snf Rear Reflectors: Yes
Please note: some variation in components may occur.

Size and Fit Specifications:

  • Folded Dimensions: 12.1 by 30.4 by 25.4 inches/31 by 78 by 65 centimeters
  • Gear Inches: 22 to 95
  • Seatpost to Handlebar Distance--Minimum: 620 millimeters/24.2 inches
  • Seatpost to Handlebar Distance--Maximum: 655 millimeters/25.5 inches
  • Saddle to Pedal Distance--Minimum: 680 millimeters/26.5 inches
  • Saddle to Pedal Distance--Maximum: 950 millimeters/37 inches
  • Weight: 27.3 pounds/12.3 kilograms
  • Suggested Rider Height: 56 to 76 inches/142 to 193 centimeters
  • Maximum Rider Weight: 230 pounds/105 kilograms

Product Description

The Boardwalk's classic looks have made it one of the best-selling folding bikes of all time. It folds in under 15 seconds to a wonderfully small size and delivers excellent quality at a moderate price. It is the perfect starter for riders new to the wonderful world of folding bikes. Fast and convenient and perfect for quick errands around town, a jaunt to the nearest café, or a leisurely ride in the park. The emphasis is on comfort and convenience. Dahon Urban Utility bikes fold fast and fold small, perfect if you live in an apartment or commute to work. Customers can mail in their warranty registration card to: please refer to www.dahonbikes.com.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 33 x 11 x 25 inches ; 30.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 36 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Made in USA and Imported
  • ASIN: B001UL5MQU
  • Item model number: 92-9-01
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,252 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

The bike is very sturdy and looks very nice.
A-H
It seems the manufacturer pays a great deal of attention to detail on the bike, so it's a little odd the packaging isn't better.
notsohappycustomer
While I was folding it up, the metal bar inside the handlebar hinge broke!
Ryan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

132 of 140 people found the following review helpful By Charles E. Peterson on June 22, 2009
I am a bike racer and mechanic. The S-1 is an awesome urban bike. The weight mentioned by another reviewer is an advantage, not a disadvantage, as this bike's chromemolly frame is virtually indestructible. The weight represents quality construction, and allows this bike to be ridden over potholes at 30mph downhill without breaking, day after day. You can literally throw it in an suv, and never worry about damaging it. The single speed makes riding it ultra-simple, and you get a GREAT workout when pedaling. Ultra-stable and a joy to ride.

If you want multispeeds or less weight, choose a newer Dahon, but if you want ultra-reliability and utility, this bike can't be beat. And at this price, you can't go wrong.

I motorize these bikes, and have never had a frame failure after 12,000 miles and 3 years on the same bike.

I hope Dahon keeps making them forever.

Awesome, ultra-tough bike !
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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Ellie Bustamante on April 12, 2009
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This is a great bike. Some of my friends, who have much more biking experience than I do, were skeptical about the idea of a folding bike. Now that they've seen how it works and tested it out, they think it's great. It's perfect for my lifestyle, because I live in an apartment & have to store the bike in the trunk of my car. It's extremely convenient; I ride it a few miles to class every day.
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86 of 102 people found the following review helpful By K on September 7, 2009
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PRO:

- This price is nicer than other Dahons
- It is quite an attractive design, close to vintage folders from England
- all around, a good grocery & errand bike, if you have a few extra hundred to spend on a tiny cruiser
- Handy for travel when you need to pack it in a car or on public transit.

CON:

-HEAVY. It also resembles vintage folders in this respect! Just as heavy as 1969! :0
-Single-speed, and SLOW. It's a hell of a workout unless you're going downhill! (and I am in great shape)
-an intolerably uncomfortable seat, which just creates waste 'cause we'll all switch 'em immediately.
-scratches immediately when folded, and cumbersome to carry folded;
(would be much better if there were a latch to secure the fold,
and if it could be rolled along folded, that would be gold)
-cheap, hard plastic fenders, plastic chain-wheel cover... other plastic parts..
-I personally was also shocked at how LONG it is - It's kind of a big bike

All in all, I've bought WAY better used clunkers for 1/5 of the price of this Dahon, which serve the errand / cruising purposes just fine. This thing is kind of a useless toy, in my estimation (I returned mine). But for the people who are, for example, using it to cruise around a fairgrounds (as an above reviewer was), or motorizing them (as another above reviewer does), then it's a good frame: attractive, solid, and versatile.
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Joshua D. Nathan on June 25, 2009
I'm very happy with my 2009 Dahon Boardwalk S1. It's a very simple folding bike, and those who want more/better should be prepared to dip into their pockets for a fancier model. But for under $250 you wont find any better. I take it with me every day, and it has added awesome flexability to my daily routine.
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful By W. Schiller on October 7, 2010
This is a good bike until something breaks. Then you find out that there is no source for replacement parts. Dahon expects you to throw the bike away and buy a new one, I guess.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Eduardo Speeden on February 12, 2010
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I'm using the bike for 2 weeks now and I'm very happy with it. The bicycle seems to be solid for a daily usage. But you have to be cautious and avoid potholes and droping from curbs. Don't think about riding it like a regular mountain bike. The folding process is very easy and fast. It's basically three moves: lower the seat, fold the handle bar and then fold the frame. This one has a steel frame, so it's pretty heavy to carry if have to walk even short distances. But I found out that it's possible to drag it folded with the wheel rolling on the floor, so it gets much easier to wander with it. I'm keeping a review in portuguese language at [...] .
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By HD on May 29, 2011
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This Dahon Boardwalk folding bike is an excellent bicycle. It's easy to fold up and put away when not riding, and takes just a minute to get it ready to ride. This was a present and my friend absolutely loves it. The bike was delivered fast and arrived in excellent shape.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A-H on October 10, 2010
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I bought this bike to travel around campus quicker without having to wait for shuttles. I've had it for over a week now and have used it daily. The longest I distance I ride it is 2 miles. The bike is very sturdy and looks very nice. Assembly was quick and relatively painless. It truly does fold up in less than 20 seconds, and is very light. When it rains I carry it up to my room(2nd floor) and store it in the closet there.

The bike is a one speed, but so far this hasn't been a problem. When trying to go really fast I do feel my legs tire out but I attribute this more to my lack of conditioning then the bike. The seat height adjustment is great, allowing about 1.5 feet of difference between the highest and lowest set ups. There really haven't been any cons, as it has served its purpose wonderfully.
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