Bikes don't have to be retro to be good-looking. This award-winning number from Dahon combines modern industrial design with innovative green features. It folds small for easy commuting and will even charge your smart phone (or any other USB device) while you ride! Read more for details.
Eurobike awarded the Dahon Ios XL the GOLD Award for one of the best eight products of the year. The jury said the Dahon Ios was the “perfect example of a stylish, functionally designed folding bike that meets the demands of urban mobility and flexibility.”
Fun Stuff & Green Features:
- This bike is an electric powerhouse. It generates electricity as you pedal, thereby powering your smart phone or portable music device while you ride.
- The same technology also powers its built-in lights. (See Photo 4.)
- The multipurpose seat converts into a full-sized tire pump. (See Photo 4.)
- This bike folds in seconds but rides like a standard bike. (See Photo 2.)
Technology Details from Dahon:
- Big bike performance, small bike portability – when folded, the Ios is only slightly larger than Dahon’s super compact 20” wheel folders.
- Hydroformed frame tubing is strong, light, and beautiful.
- The BioLogic ReeCharge battery captures energy from the dynamo hub and charges your phone, iPod or GPS; it detaches in seconds from the bike so you can store it in your bag and have instant recharge power whenever you need it.
- The quick release Andros stem offers 85 mm of adjustment in 270 degrees so every rider can find the perfect fit.
- The Dahon Valo light features a 10 lux LED bulb, stand light, and integrates perfectly with the Andros stem.
- Avid Juicy hydraulic disc brakes give ultimate braking power in all conditions.
Buy it! The Dahon Ios XL at nycewheels.com. $1,599.00
(Images courtesy of Dahon.)