Downtube VS Dahon

As seen in the table $550 Dahon's are comparable to our $300 bikes. Our 9sp bikes dominate the Mu ours have more gears, optional suspension, and alloy pedals.

Model Dahon Speed 7 ($549) Dahon Mariner($599) Dahon Mu P8 ($829) Downtube 9S ($549) Downtube Nova ($299) Downtube FS ($549)
Frame Material Steel Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Drivetrain 7sp freewheel 7sp freewheel 8sp cassette 9sp cassette 9sp cassette 9sp cassette
Suspension none none none Zoom fork none Zoom fork and rear shock
Cranks non-replacable chainring non-replacable chainring replacable chainring replacable chainring non-replacable chainring replacable chainring
Stem fixed angle fixed angle fixed angle fixed angle fixed angle fixed angle
Pedals Plastic Plastic Aluminum Aluminum Plastic Aluminum
Frame Safety lock No No No Yes Yes Yes
Replacable rear derailleur hanger Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Water Bottle braze-on Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Frame protector (bar from below to protect frame) No No No Yes Yes Yes
Use Standard Bike parts NO NO NO Yes Yes Yes
Weight 26.2 25.7 24.4 26 24.5 27