Dahon folding bicycles is a brand that really stands out among all the others.
They are known for exceptional innovation, amazing quality and incredible prices.
Before Dahon folding bicycles were founded, folding bicycles were very unreliable, rode horribly, and were extremely heavy.
Fortunately, a man named Dr. David T. Hon along with his brother Henry Hon saw a need to invent a bicycle that was small enough to fit under a train seat.
This need came about when Dr. David T. Hon commuting to and from UCLA in the 70s to earn his PhD in physics: every day, had to remove the wheel of his bike to stuff it into his car parked far away on campus.
Dr. David T. Hon was way ahead of his time and saw the need for “green folding transportation,” and how it was the future of urban transportation.
At first, he tried to get the established bicycle manufacturers to come on board, but none had the same passion or vision for such a niche product.
Instead, with the help of his younger brother Henry Hon, they acquired the funding they needed, and decided to build the bikes themselves. I recommend you read this incredible story in detail.
I’ve also included an amazing video below that shows how this incredible story began.
Dahon Folding Bikes Are The Market Leader
After test riding half-dozen models, I was very impressed.
Dahon is the largest and oldest modern folding bicycle company in the world, and for good reason: they are innovators that lead the market with their developments in new materials, designs and patents that 98% of all other folding bike manufacturers have copied over the years.
Dahon folding bicycles makes bikes for every type of rider from the racer, the train hopper, boater, and urban commuter.
Every model that I tested felt very sturdy, and not like they were going to crumble underneath me. The locking mechanisms are very solid, but still easy to use.
Dahon also has a modern look to all their folding bicycles, with top-notch components supplied by Shimano.
Everything from the brakes to the gears all work very smoothly, quietly, and respond very quickly.
They climb hills just as easily as a regular-sized bicycle. And offer exceptional control when going around corners, despite their small wheels.
They actually ride like standard bicycles that just happen to fold.