Downtube Bike Specifications Table

Downtube Folding Bike Comparision Table


(A big thanks to David Richardson for compiling this information in one table)

Model Nova FS 9 8H Mini 8SP Mini 9SP
Folded size approx 30 x 60 x 81 cm (12" x 23.6" x 33") approx 30 x 60 x 81 cm (12" x 23.6" x 33") approx 30 x 60 x 81 cm (12" x 23.6" x 33") approx 30 x 60 x 81 cm (12" x 23.6" x 33") approx 10" x 20" x 29" approx 10" x 20" x 29"
Weight 24.5 lbs. 27.5 lbs. 26.5 lbs. 26.5 lbs. 24.5 lbs. 23.5 lbs.
Folding time 10 sec 10 sec 10 sec 10 sec 10 sec 10 sec
Rider Height 4'9"-6'2" 4'9"-6'6" 4'9"-6'6" 4'9"-6'6" 4'9"-6'2" 4'9"-6'2"
Rider Weight 200lb max 245lb max 235lb max 235lb max 215lb max 215lb max
Frame Xtra light Aluminium frame Xtra light Aluminium frame and swing arm with 850lb coil spring shock Xtra light Aluminium frame Xtra light Aluminium frame Xtra light Aluminium frame Xtra light Aluminium frame
Fork alloy fork Zoom fork w/ disc tabs Zoom fork w/ disc tabs Zoom fork w/ disc tabs alloy fork alloy fork
Saddle comfort saddle Velo "love channel" saddle Gel saddle Gel saddle Gel saddle Gel saddle
Seat post Kalin 500mm Aluminium Kalin 500mm Aluminium Kalin 500mm Aluminium Kalin 500mm Aluminium Kalin 500mm Aluminium Kalin 500mm Aluminium
Brakes Aluminium V brakes with strong springs Aluminium V brakes with strong springs Aluminium V brakes with strong springs Aluminium V brakes with strong springs Aluminium V brakes with strong springs Shimano Capreo V brakes with strong springs
Brake Levers Aluminium Brake levers Aluminium Brake levers Aluminium Brake levers Aluminium Brake levers Aluminium Brake levers Shimano Capreo Brake levers
Front wheel 24H QR hub w/machined rim Disc 24H QR Disc hub w/machined rim Disc 24H QR Disc hub w/machined rim Disc 24H QR hub w/machined rim Disc 24H QR hub w/machined rim Shimano Capreo QR hub w/machined rim
Rear Wheel Quando 28H QR cassette hub w/machined rim Quando 28H QR cassette hub w/machined rim Quando 28H QR cassette hub w/machined shaped rim Shimano Nexus 8sp Internal Hub Sturmey Archer 8sp Internal Hub Shimano Capreo QR hub w/machined rim
Tires Kenda 20x1.5" front and 20x1.5" rear Kenda 20x1.5" front and 20x1.75" rear Kenda 20x1.5" front and 20x1.75" rear Kenda 20x1.5" front and 20x1.75" rear Kenda 16x1.5" front and 16x1.5" rear Kenda 16x1.5" front and 16x1.5" rear
Shifters Shimano 7sp Grip shifter Sun Race 9sp M93 Sun Race 9sp M93 Shimano 8sp Grip shifter Shimano 8sp Grip shifter Shimano Capreo 9sp
Cassette Shimano 14-28T freewheel Sun Race 9sp M90 11-32 Sun Race 9sp M90 11-32 N/A ( internal hub) N/A ( internal hub) Shimano Capreo 9-26 (9sp)
Derailleur Shimano 7sp Sun Race M93 9sp Sun Race M93 9sp N/A ( internal hub) N/A ( internal hub) Shimano Capreo
Cranks Prowheel aluminum 170mm 48T with chain guard Prowheel aluminum 170mm 48T with chain guard Prowheel aluminum 170mm 48T with chain guard Prowheel aluminum 170mm 55T with chain guard Prowheel aluminum 170mm 70T with chain guard Shimano Capreo aluminum 170mm 48T with chain guard
Chain KMC with masterlink KMC with masterlink KMC with masterlink Belt drive Belt Drive Shimano
Pedals Folding right and left Folding right and left Folding right and left Folding right and left Folding right and left Folding right and left
Carrybag (optional) entire bike fits inside for protection. entire bike fits inside for protection. entire bike fits inside for protection. entire bike fits inside for protection. entire bike fits inside for protection. entire bike fits inside for protection.
Wheelbase 40" 42" 40.5" 40.5" 37.5" 37.5"
Seat Tube 13" 16" 16" 16" 13.5" 13.5"

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