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4.0 out of 5 stars One and a half drawbacks in a flood of awesome., September 15, 2008
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I bought the Espresso for the purpose of converting it into an electric bike. After over a month of riding, I'm very much in love with the Espresso. It folds enough to fit in the back of a Volkswagen GTI but can still support the weight of a battery pack, front wheel motor, and 170 pounds of me.

One of the two things I'm not happy about is the placement of the bottle cage bolts. It's not like there's a lot of available space for that on a folding bike, but putting it right above the front wheel means all the road crud gets flung up onto the mouthpiece of my bottle.

The other gripe is with the handlebar removal. The body folds in half with the flick of a switch, the seat post collapses with a quick-release... but I have to carry around a 5mm hex to remove the handlebars? Come on guys, there's got to be a more graceful hand-tightened way to collapse the bike.

I've actually featured the bike with the electric conversion in a series of videos over at my website if you want to see it in action.
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Showing 1-3 of 3 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Nov 14, 2008 12:37:34 PM PST
S. Julia S. says:
maybe the handlebars are attached that way to prevent theft if the bike is locked up to something outside?

Posted on May 18, 2009 12:52:28 PM PDT
J. Pawlowski says:
I will not buy a bicycle unless they clearly state how much it weighs.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2009 3:10:36 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 23, 2009 3:11:44 PM PDT
Brew says:
You will not get a weight estimate on a bike until you know what size frame you need...
I think these are around 33-37 pounds. You could always go to the manufacturer's nice website to check.

Oh, there are no Dahon related videos at the poster's website.
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