Dahon Vitesse D7 2008 Folding Bike @Wiggle  £260.34  free p&p RRP £371.91
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Dahon Vitesse D7 2008 Folding Bike @Wiggle £260.34 free p&p RRP £371.91

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Found 29th Jun 2009
Wiggle are not really renowned for their competitive prices these days (IMO), but this grey Dahon commuter bike is at a very nice price.

"Features:
* 7 speed/gears
* It folds in less than 15 seconds so you can take it anywhere
* It's light enough to carry on public transport
* It's perfect for taking on a bus or train on your commute or stashing in your apartment
* Equipped with a Dahon Neos rear derailleur that features a crisp, fastshifting and a low-profile design that is protected from damage
* 7005 aluminum frame with custom-drawn Sonus tubing and six patented technologies
* BioLogic II frame geometry

Folded Size 30 x 69 x 81 cm (12" x 27" x 32")
Bike Weight 11.3 kg (24.9 lbs)
Folding Time 15 seconds
Suggested Rider Height 142 cm - 193 cm (4'8" - 6'4")
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29 Comments

Original Poster

Review ]here although stated RRP is lower (but that was before the £ dived!)

Official Dahon site ]here

YouTube video showing the bike being folded (although it might be the 2009 version) ]here

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/images/dahon-vitesse-new-med.jpg
http://www.geekanoids.co.uk/uploaded_images/Dahon7-753702.jpg

Brings back memories of my childhood folding shopper, folding up while riding down the road! Aaargh!
Good deal though!

I can't comment on whether this is a good deal or not as I don't know enough about the prices of this model. But, I can say that Dahon make a solid bike. I bought an Espresso (rubbish name I know) last year and, while it's not a fancy as some, it is light, especially so considering it's a full size folding bike, and it's nice to ride. It's really handy being able to fit the bike into tight spots for storage or transporting in a car.

I won't vote on whether the deal is hot or not as I don't know if I'm honest. The manufacturer is one you can trust though.

This is a competitive price as bike prices generally have increased enormously due to the Brown pound.

These 20" wheel bikes are very rideable and ideal for the car boot - pretty awkward to carry far and a nightmare on public transport. Very easy to fold and reasonable quality components - Dahon made all of these bikes sold by Dawes etc.

This is the aluminium version - one kilo lighter than the D7 Speed (and usually more expensive). It does suffer a little from flexing in comparison to the steel version which I would normally recommend. The 20" wheels give a lively ride and can be a bit difficult to manage on rougher cycle tracks.

Original Poster

There is also ]this amazing folding bike in medium thats worth looking at for a shade under £500.

jazid;5636486

There is also ]this amazing folding bike in medium thats worth looking … There is also ]this amazing folding bike in medium thats worth looking at for a shade under £500.



I know that there is increasing interest in single speed bikes - but for most of us I suspect that they represent too great a challenge! It is a nicely made bike though.

Oh great. Yet more of these 'bikes' clogging up the aisles and blocking the doors on the train.

Sulphur Man;5637148

Oh great. Yet more of these 'bikes' clogging up the aisles and blocking … Oh great. Yet more of these 'bikes' clogging up the aisles and blocking the doors on the train.



yes but it also means less 'cars' clogging up the roads and blocking the er... give way signs... on the junctions!

Come on, its the year 2009. you should be using one of these. Much quicker and less sweat.


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_XBzdQo4oISk/SZiwUN9phgI/AAAAAAAABhs/2ARrQVD3UU4/s400/StarTrekTransporter.jpg

"Wiggle are not really renowned for their competitive prices these days (IMO),"

Have to agree, I used to order from Wiggle without hesitation, and they used to be among the cheapest, on top of that their extra discount for spending over £50.

Although of late I have noticed I can buy most products cheaper from elsewhere. I do stay loyal when its a matter of pennies, but bought a pair of shorts last night and I would consider £6 difference on a £40 item quite a big difference, hence went elsewhere

Good deal on the bike

I have the 2009 Dahon Curve and am very happy with quality of bike. It takes up so little space, and gives us another travel option. It got my teenage daughter riding a bike again. It really does fold up in seconds and it is much easier for me to lift into a car boot than hoisting a full size bike on to a bike carrier.
Would recommend.

all you need to do to complete the look is a vest socks with sandals on goggles and a helmet with a helecopter fan on top

I have the 2007 Vitesse D7 and have been really happy with it. I commute about 15 miles a day on it on London's dodgy roads and was he most comfortable fold-up which is why I chose it. It doesn't fold very small (compared to a Brompton) and I wouldn't want to carry it for long distances, but it fits under a table in a restaurant and in the bottom of my cupboard at home.

And I paid £330 for mine in mid-2007.

I can't comment on whether this is a good deal or not as I don't know enough about the prices of this model. But, I can say that you'll look a complete tool while riding it. Particularly if you use bicycle clips. Doubly so if you wear a crash helmet. In a suit. With a rucksack on.

Dahon make some nice folders, I have a Speed 5.

Just make sure you don't overtighten any of the quick releases, and pay heed to the maintenance required on the main and handlebar hinges.

I have found the uk importers to be very helpful with advice and spare parts in the past.

ourdave;5638334

I can't comment on whether this is a good deal or not as I don't know … I can't comment on whether this is a good deal or not as I don't know enough about the prices of this model. But, I can say that you'll look a complete tool while riding it. Particularly if you use bicycle clips. Doubly so if you wear a crash helmet. In a suit. With a rucksack on.

Better than looking a "complete tool" on your fat lardy ar$se stuck in a traffic jam pi$$ing your money away while all the bicycles whizz past you though, don't you think?

Ha ha ha, touched a nerve? I'll have you know I'm a fine figure of a man...

It's a terrible thing in life that the people doing the right thing inevitably look stupid.

ourdave;5638490

Ha ha ha, touched a nerve? I'll have you know I'm a fine figure of a … Ha ha ha, touched a nerve? I'll have you know I'm a fine figure of a man...It's a terrible thing in life that the people doing the right thing inevitably look stupid.



It's even more terrible that people take a perverse pleasure in venting their prejudices out on a forum thread they clearly needn't have spent any time looking at since it is of no interest to them. Move along

Oh dear.

ourdave;5638334

I can't comment on whether this is a good deal or not as I don't know … I can't comment on whether this is a good deal or not as I don't know enough about the prices of this model. But, I can say that you'll look a complete tool while riding it. Particularly if you use bicycle clips. Doubly so if you wear a crash helmet. In a suit. With a rucksack on.


Fortunately it's not a fashion item.

Can't say I fancy the 'spray on Lycra, shaved legs' look either, but apparently it works!

ourdave;5638334

I can't comment on whether this is a good deal or not as I don't know … I can't comment on whether this is a good deal or not as I don't know enough about the prices of this model. But, I can say that you'll look a complete tool while riding it. Particularly if you use bicycle clips. Doubly so if you wear a crash helmet. In a suit. With a rucksack on.



Dahon did supply one cycle clip with mine. Haven't tried riding in a suit yet - though I think I would look even siller in skintight lycra.. Everyone who has ridden mine is very enthusiastic and increasingly I use it in preference to the full size one.

My daughter looks good on it.

Don't be put off - this is a good deal.

ourdave;5638490

Ha ha ha, touched a nerve?.

Yes, the funny one - I whizz past so many fat lardy fuming (in more ways than one) ar$es every morning - it's great entertainment!

Original Poster

pibpob;5639029

Yes, the funny one - I whizz past so many fat lardy fuming (in more ways … Yes, the funny one - I whizz past so many fat lardy fuming (in more ways than one) ar$es every morning - it's great entertainment!


I think Ive seen you riding one of ]these ....:thumbsup:

Despite how these Dahon's look (IMO quite nice) they are a good solution to the live-in-the-middle-of-nowhere train communter problem.

I'm quite a keen ex racing cyclist. I got this bike earlier this year (well, the 7 speed hub gear version). I can honestly say that it's a really good bike - nothing like folders of yesteryear. I did 14 miles this (rather warm!) lunchtime in just over 50 minutes. Folds down in an instant, quite light. I'm 6'3" and it just about fits me.

This really is a hot deal in every sense of the word. It's quicker to cycle from the business park I work on into town than it is to drive - so I don't use petrol at lunchtime and I don't have to pay for parking. Bike will pay for itself in a year!

ourdave;5638334

I can't comment on whether this is a good deal or not as I don't know … I can't comment on whether this is a good deal or not as I don't know enough about the prices of this model. But, I can say that you'll look a complete tool while riding it. Particularly if you use bicycle clips. Doubly so if you wear a crash helmet. In a suit. With a rucksack on.



And you'll look like even more of a **** if your trousers get caught, you fall off and smack your head on the pavement. Honestly, the stupidity :roll:

jazid;5639352

I think Ive seen you riding one of ]these ....:thumbsup:

Unfortunately not, but you might have seen me "riding" a bicycle that generates electricity rather than consumes it!

Out of stock now...
Though managed to buy the last one
Thanks for pointing it out.
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