DAHONMARINER D8 - 2018
The Dahon Mariner D8 has been the best-selling folding bike in the US for years and with good reason. It folds (relatively) small, has a full-size wheel base which means it rides like a regular bike and most parts on the bike are rust proof making it ideal for outdoor storage.
The frame is made from 7005 series Aluminum making it lightweight, it has 8 speed Shimano gearing which is plenty for around the marina or town and with its adjustable stem and seatpost it's a great bike to share. If you just need a bike that is easily stored, or you have an excessively large American car with a big trunk then this is the bike for you.
- Lightweight 7005 Aluminum frame
- Adjustable stem height - Ideal for multi person use
- Shimano 8 speed gearing
- Schwalbe puncture resistant tires
- Powerful V-Brakes
- Front and Rear Fenders - Keep you clean and dry whatever the weather
- Rear pannier rack - for those grocery runs
|MARINER D8 - 2018|
|FRAME||Lightweight alloy Sonus Tubeset, Lattice Forged Hinge, replaceable hanger - Silver|
|FORK||Smooth Riding and Stable Hi-Ten Steel Blades and Steerer - Silver|
|HEADSET||Integrated 1-1/8" Steel|
|STEM||Dahon Forged Alloy Radius Telescope, Adjustable height - Black|
|HANDLEBAR||Dahon Alloy - 25.4mm - 590mm|
|SEATPOST||Dahon alloy micro adjust, 33.9 - 580mm|
|BRAKES||Winzip aluminum V-Brakes|
|BRAKE LEVERS||winzip alloy|
|SHIFTERS||Shimano SL-M310 8-speed Trigger Shifter|
|R. DERAILLEUR||Shimano RD-M310 Rear Derailleur, 8-speed|
|FRONT HUB||Formula 20 hole - Black|
|REAR HUB||Formula 28 hole, cassette - Black|
|SPOKES||Stainless Steel Straight Gauge|
|RIMS||Aluminium single wall rim with machines side walls|
|TIRES||Schwalbe Citizen 20x1.6|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Cartridge 116mm|
|CRANKS||Dahon allot - 52t steel chainring|
|PEDALS||Dahon plastic foldable|
|RACK||Alloy max 10kg|
|FENDERS||SKS plastic - Black|
|MARINER D8 - 2018|
|RIDER HEIGHT||145-190 cm - 4'7" - 6'2"|
|MAX RIDER WEIGHT||105 kg - 231 Lbs|
|MARINER D8 - 2018|
|FOLDED SIZE||65cm x 32cm x 79cm|
|TOP TUBE LENGTH||575mm|
|SEAT TUBE LENGTH||260mm|
|HEAD TUBE ANGLE||73°|
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DAHON was founded on a vision of “green” mobility, a form of transportation that not only serves to keep people healthier, but also preserves the environment for the next generation. Since their humble beginnings in the late 70's with a questionable bike that was designed to fit under a train seat, Dahon has grown into a large respected company with a genuine eye for innovation. Holding over 220 patents and now producing nearly 30 different bikes you are sure to find one that suits you.
Dahon versus Brompton… what’s the diff?
A folding bike is judged by its rideability, foldability, and transportability and Brompton wins on all three. However, a Dahon is a heck of a lot cheaper, so if you’re a student or casual cyclist a Dahon stores better in a small apartment or car trunk than a regular bike.
How is rideability different between Dahon and Brompton?
For a bike to ride well it must have a good footprint, or wheelbase – especially if you have small wheels. A Dahon has a wheelbase that’s generally shorter than a regular bike, which makes it a bit twitchy for longer rides. A Brompton’s wheelbase is longer than a regular bike, an impressive feat since it unfolds bigger than a Dahon and folds smaller.
How is foldability different between Dahon and Brompton?
Dahon can be a bit fussy to fold, requiring “adjustments” mid-fold, whereas the Brompton is an engineer’s dream of perfect collapsibility.
How about folded size between Dahon and Brompton?
When folded the Brompton is a whole foot shorter in length, does not break apart when lifted, and even has a towing position so you can roll it like a suitcase.
So, who’s buying a Dahon, and why?
Brompton was originally made for London train commuters who needed something small when folded, safe when riding something that could fold/unfold rapidly. It’s an everyday bike designed for everyday use. Dahon was designed for automobile users who wanted something that could fit into the trunk of the car and rode well as a casual bike. It’s a great bike for students who want something that they can bring into their apartments or class for the duration they’re in school.
What’s the difference between the Mariner and the QIX?
The QIX is a new folding bike and folding mechanism that Dahon brought to market in 2014. Unlike the traditional Dahon fold, the QIX is a little less fussy to fold/unfold, provides a longer wheelbase and a much better ride quality, but still folds to a size that’s great if you’re just popping it in the back of your trunk.
What’s the warranty?Lifetime warranty for manufacturer defects on frame and fork, one year on parts. Does not include wear and tear.