2020 was a terrible year for mankind due to the pandemic but it was a great year for bike manufacturers. Bicycles, both traditional and folding ones, were sold out everywhere. It was very difficult to buy an affordable folding bike during the year.
Dahon understood the situation and decided to trim profit margins when releasing the brand new Dahon HIT in 2021. This is a great chance for them to boost cycling when gyms are open with many restrictions and many people don’t want to take the risk of public transportation. Cycling is not only a convenient way to get around but also make us healthier and safer outdoors.
The Dahon HIT will be available in Asia, Europe and North America in Spring 2021. The price is expected to be less than $450. The low price point will make the folder more accessible to consumers on a budget. The bike is strengthened with Deltec cables on the front triangle and reinforced seat tube. It still uses a 6061 alloy frame like many other Dahon bikes, so the whole bike is quite lightweight at just over 26 lbs.
Dahon Hit Specifications
|Frame||DAHON 6061 alloy, strengthened Dalloy Sonus Tubeset, Forged Latice Hinge, w/V-ClampTechnology|
|Folded Dimensions||26 x 13.8 x 32.3 inches (66 x 35 x 82 cm)|
|Weight||26.58 lbs (12.06 kg)|
|Colors||Glorious Red, Mystery Matte Black|
|Fork||Smooth Riding and Stable Hi-Ten Steel Blades and Steerer|
|Handlepost||Forged Alloy Radius Telescope with Fusion Technology, Adjustable|
|Rims||20″ Lightweight Aluminum – 20″*1.5″*14G*28H|
|Front Hub||DAHON Custom 74mm Compact Alloy 28H|
|Rear Hub||DAHON Custom 126mm Alloy 28H|
|Spokes||14g Stainless Steel|
|Tires||DAHON Custom, C1635, 20″ x 1.75″|
|Crank||Alloy Arms, 52T chainring w/double guard|
|Bottom Bracket||Loose Ball|
|Cassette||LY-TM-1006CFQB, 6 SPEED, 14-16-18-20-24-28T|
|Rear Derailleur||DAHON Custom RD-M200(00.3002.081.001)6/7/8S|
|Shifters||DAHON Custom (00.1046.060.001) SRD46-6S|
|Handlebar||6061 Aluminum Flat Bar, 580mm wide, w/9 degree Ergo Sweep|
|Grips||DAHON Ergo Comfort, left 110mm/right 85mm PVC|
|Brakes||Winzip Smooth and Powerful 110mm, V-brake|
|Brake Levers||DAHON 2.5 Finger Composite Bracket/Aluminum Lever|
|Saddle||DAHON Ergo Comfort|
|Seatpost||DAHON strengthened Aluminum, 33.9 mm x 580 mm, max load 150kg|
|Pedals||DAHON foldable, PC body|
|Front Hub||Dynamo front hub with front light (optional)|
|Saddle to Pedal||Min: 710 mm, Max: 960 mm|
|Rider Height Range||142-193cm|
|Rider Max. Weight||137kg (300lbs)|
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