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Dahon Dream D6 Folding Bike - 6 Speed - Steel Frame - 20" Wheels - Black

Dahon Dream D6 Folding Bike - 6 Speed - Steel Frame - 20" Wheels - Black

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Dahon Folding Bikes - DA36FR

  • Pedal Bike
  • Steel Frame
  • Dahon
  • 6 Speeds
  • 20 Inch Wheels
  • V-Brakes
  • Black

Basic folding bike is compact and lightweight, so you can carry it and store it in places where a regular bike won't fit. It's great for RVers, students, and urban commuters who want to carry books, light groceries, and other gear.


Features:

  • Folding bicycle is a great alternative to a regular bicycle lets you tote and store in places you can't tote or store a regular bike
    • Great for RVers, urban commuters, and students
  • Folding design - takes less than 60 seconds to collapse bike for storage or set up to ride
    • Quick-release latches keep hinges locked tight while riding
    • Magnets on each wheel secure bike in folded position
  • Deltec stabilizing cable offers extra frame support for travel on rough roads and trails
  • Small, 20" wheels provide same feel as standard bike - don't have to pedal harder or faster
  • Fenders help prevent water and mud from splashing up
  • Shimano Tourney 6-speed rear derailleur moves your bike chain quickly and smoothly
    • Short cage with light action is perfect for navigating potholes and speed bumps
  • Front and rear 110-mm V-brakes with handlebar brake levers provide excellent stopping power
  • Telescoping handlebars and seat let you customize riding height
  • Sturdy steel cargo rack with elastic safety strap lets you carry gear over rear wheel
  • Steel frame and fork provide stability and absorb shock - won't bend as easily as aluminum
    • Black powder coat resists scratches and dents


Specs:

  • Folded dimensions: 31-1/2" x 11" x 25-1/2"
  • Recommended rider height: 4'5" to 6'2"
    • Total weight capacity: 230 lbs
    • Weight capacity (cargo rack): 32 lbs
  • Wheel size: 20" diameter x 1-3/4" wide
  • Hubs (front and rear): 28H
  • Wheelbase: 40"
  • Weight: 32 lbs
  • Warranty:
    • 10-Year limited on frame
    • 5-Year limited on Dahon components
    • Other components subject to manufacturer's warranty


Why Choose A Folding Bike?

Dahon Dream D6 Folding Bike Being Folded

A folding bike is a great alternative to a standard bike. It's compact and lightweight so you can take it with you nearly anywhere you go, plus there's no need for a bike rack, hitch, or even a bike lock. It's perfect for tucking away in your RV's storage compartment, setting by your desk in the classroom, or carrying on a bus on your way to work. Simply put, a folder stores in places a standard bike can't. And, unlike a regular bike, you can store a folder in a closet, so it's out of sight in your home, dorm, or apartment.


Quick and Easy Folding Design

Dahon Dream D6 Folding Bike Being Folded

The Dream D6 takes less than 60 seconds to fold up, and you can do it in 4 easy steps. First, open the safety latch on the seat post and lower the saddle, with it angled slightly to the right so it won't interfere with the top tube when folding. Second, fold the pedals in. Third, open the safety latch on the handlebar post and fold the handlebars down. Lastly, open the safety latch on the frame and fold the bike together. There are magnets on each wheel that help hold the bike together in the folded position.


Dream D6

Dahon Dream D6 Folding Bike Being Folded

The Dream D6 is a great entry-level folder that's great for toting gear around town or on light trails. The steel frame doesn't bend as easily as an aluminum frame, so it's great for roads with potholes and speed bumps. It's also a little heavier than an aluminum frame, resulting in a softer feel while riding straight stretches.


The hinges on the frame and handlebar post have stainless steel pins with brass bushings that allow them to move smoothly and to resist wear and rust. A quick-release, ViseGrip latch on each hinge keeps the frame locked tight and ensures the bike won't collapse while you're riding. For extra security there is a DoubleLok knob that pivots over each latch to keep it closed. Simply rotate the knobs and open each latch to quickly fold up the bike.


The Deltec stabilizer takes some of the strain and tension off the frame. This helps prevent the mid-hinge from cracking where stress concentration is highest. The added support increases the weight capacity of the bike by 20 lbs, so it's great for heavier riders.


A sturdy steel cargo rack over the rear wheel lets you carry your gear. This eases your burden, so you don't have to carry your gear in a clumsy backpack. An elastic safety strap lets you secure your gear to the rack. You can also attach a pannier bag (sold separately) to carry additional gear.


Lastly, it's equipped with fenders over the front and rear tires. They help prevent water, mud, and road grime from splashing up and soiling your clothes or splashing onto the clothes of your fellow riders.






Dahon Dream D6

Dahon Dream D6 Folding Bike

  1. Shimano Tourney 6-Speed Rear Derailleur -
    Shimano Tourney D6 Derailleur
    The Shimano Tourney 6-speed rear derailleur is made especially for smaller wheels. It moves your bike chain quickly between the cogs when shifting gears, so it's perfect for making sudden gear changes. It has a short cage that provides clearance above rocks, weeds, and other objects that you could potentially hit when riding hilly terrain.

  2. Kenda Kwest Tires -
    Dahon Dream D6 Tires
    20" Kenda Kwest tires are perfect for handling bumps and potholes on paved roads or on the trail. Grooves built into the tread help repel water and mud. The wheels have double-walled rims that provide increased support when compared with single-walled rims so they can handle bumpy riding conditions. The tubes have Schrader valves with cores that are easy to remove. For quick tire inflation you can use a Dahon combination seat post and tire pump (sold separately). It replaces the existing seat post and eliminates the need to carry an extra hand pump

  3. Front and Rear Fenders -
    Dahon Dream D6 Fender
    The Dream D6 is equipped with fenders over the front and rear tires. They help prevent water, mud, and road grime from splashing up and soiling your clothes or splashing onto the clothes of your fellow riders. They also help reduce the amount of grit that can get into your bike's moving components. The fenders are constructed of lightweight yet durable plastic that won't break when hit with rocks or other road debris.

  4. Steel Cargo Rack -
    Dahon Dream D6 HInges
    There is a sturdy steel cargo rack over the rear wheel that lets you carry your gear. This eases your burden, so you don't have to carry your gear on your back in a clumsy backpack. There is an elastic safety strap included to secure your gear to the rack. You can also attach a pannier bag (sold separately) to carry additional gear.

  5. Adjustable Saddle -
    Dahon Dream D6 Saddle
    The cushioned, ergonomic saddle is designed to be comfortable to ride on, and it's quick and easy to adjust to accommodate your height. Just loosen the quick-clamp, slide the seat post to your desired height, and close the quick-clamp.

  6. Stainless Steel Hinges with Quick-Release Latch -
    Dahon Dream D6 HInges
    The hinges on the frame and handlebar post have stainless steel pins with brass bushings that allow them to move smoothly and to resist wear and rust. A quick-release, ViseGrip latch on each hinge keeps the frame locked tight and ensures the bike won't collapse while you're riding. For extra security there is a DoubleLok knob that pivots over each latch to keep it closed. Simply rotate the knobs and open each latch to quickly fold up the bike.

  7. Steel Frame -
    Dahon Dream D6 Frame
    The black powder coated steel frame resists dents, dings, and scratches. It doesn't bend as easily as an aluminum frame, so it's great for roads with potholes and speed bumps. It's also a little heavier than an aluminum frame, resulting in a softer feel while riding straight stretches.

  8. Handlebar Brake Levers -
    Dahon Dream D6 Brake Levers
    The handlebar brake levers are in front of each hand grip so you can steer and brake without having to move your hands. The right-hand brake lever stops the rear wheel, and the left-hand brake lever stops the front wheel. The soft, ergonomic hand grips are over-sized and easy to grip so your hands won't slide off them while steering.

  9. Telescoping Handlebars with Ergonomic Grips -
    Dahon Dream D6 Handlebars
    The telescoping handlebars are firm yet move smoothly so the bike is easy to steer. They are easy to adjust to accommodate your height, and you can do it in seconds. Just loosen the quick-clamp, slide the handlebars to your desired height, and close the quick-clamp.

  10. Shimano SIS Index Shifter with Optical Readout -
    Dahon Dream D6 Shifter
    The index shifter is located on the right side of the handlebars next to the hand brake. It has an optical display so you can easily see what gear you are in. It lets you easily shift gears up and down using your thumb and index finger without having to move your hand off the grip.

  11. Mechanical V-Brakes -
    Dahon Dream D6 V-Brakes
    The aluminum alloy mechanical V-brakes let you stop the bike quickly, which is great when you are navigating rocky or bumpy trails. They are easy to maintain, they won't damage your wheels or spokes, and they have 110-mm arms for ample clearance over the fenders.

  12. Shimano Hubs with Stainless Steel Spokes -
    Dahon Dream D6 Hubs
    The Shimano 28-hole front and rear hubs let the wheels spin smoothly and quietly. The hubs are connected to the rims by stainless steel spokes that are strong and rust resistant. The fork has an integrated crown that provides a safe and sturdy connection to the front hub. The rear hub has an aluminum axle that is lightweight yet stiff so it can easily transfer the force created while pedaling to the rear wheel without breaking or getting too hot.

  13. Deltec Stabilizing Cable -
    Dahon Dream D6 Deltec Stabilizing Cable
    The Deltec cable forms a downtube to take some of the strain and tension off the frame. This helps prevent the mid-hinge from cracking where stress concentration is highest. The added support increases the weight capacity of the bike by 20 lbs.



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Video Transcript for Dahon Dream D6 Folding Bike Review

Hi everyone, it's Evangeline here at etrailer. And today we'll be taking a look at our DAHON Dream D6 folding bicycle. So this is gonna be the entry-level folding bicycle. It's a little different from your regular traditional bicycle. So we'll take a look at those different features right here at etrailer. The question with folding bikes is not only how quick is it to fold up, but how easy is it to unfold So let's say you just got off the bus, you just got off the train, you're at your campsite and you're ready to ride.

So we're gonna do a quick look through of how to unfold it and get ready to hit the road. So we have this here with our pedals folded in, our seatpost is twisted around to make space for our handlebars. So to start off, we're gonna start by bringing this apart and then setting this out. So notice we have this clamp here holding that all in place. It's a metal clamp.

So just make sure that's secured. There we go. And then that tab goes on top of it. And we'll set up the handlebars. Those go up and are secured.

And while we're here, drop that stand. The seatpost was holding this up, but now we're gonna lift this seatpost up to our ideal height. Put that in place. Get those pedals out. One, two.

Stand goes up and we're ready to ride. So riding this bike is pretty fun. I definitely feel like I'm moving forward especially with the different speeds on this bike. Speaking of the speeds though, notice how this has a trigger shifter. We have a little bit of a delay with the shifter, but I am still able to move through speeds one to six pretty well. As you saw, it works pretty much like a regular bicycle with all of our different features and our different shifters, our speeds. This has a kickstand, that way you're ready to just set it up. And let's talk about what it's made of. So this has a steel frame pretty much straight across. It's a round frame, so not as sleek as some of our other bikes from DAHON. What's giving us that great weight capacity though is this Deltec cable. So this works as the support beam for the bicycle, that way we have weight capacity and stability. Some highlights of this bike are gonna be the fenders for our front end rear wheels, that Deltec cable we talked about earlier and this rear rack. So this will work for your panniers. In fact, I use the cargo bag from DAHON. That works perfectly with this rack. With this being an entry-level bike, in fact, the most affordable bike in DAHON's lineup, there's gonna be some managing of expectations. It does the job though. It does fold up. It is lightweight. It is compact. We have some DAHON features like the Deltec cable as well as a nice 6-speed derailleur. The clamps and other features aren't as premium as some of the other bicycles in the DAHON lineup, so that's just something you're gonna have to work with. So let's take a look at what it does best which is it folds up to be nice, compact, and lightweight. So we'll do a quick comparison of a folding bike versus a regular bike. So I have John here. He's usually behind the camera, but this time, he'll be putting a bike up onto his car as I fold this and put this into my car. So let's do a little race, shall weYeah. So let's start in three, two, one, go. So this pops down just to get that ready as I bring this up, then I fold this down. There we go. This should pop out. There we go. So once that's all in place, you can just bring it up and into my car. And that's it. I'm done. I'm done. Oh, pretty close. So as you saw, it was pretty much the same amount of time to fold up a bike as it was to put it up onto a bike rack. The main difference was the process. As you saw, you need to have a bike rack first. And if you have an easy one, like the Kuat Sherpa, which my videographer was using, it is easy process. Now, if you don't have a bike rack or you don't have a hitch, this allows you to store this inside your vehicle and you don't have to worry about security too. You don't have to get something with locks, this just folds up, secures away. So I'll go through some tips and tricks just to help you out with this whole process of using a folding bicycle. So some things that have helped me out with folding bicycles. One is I like to put down a quilt or a blanket wherever I store the bicycle, that way we have a little bit of cushion. Another thing is to figure out how you're gonna carry this. For the Dream, we don't really have a magnet that's holding it together. So you're gonna have to hold the bike together. So find a spot on the frame that's easy for you to carry so that you don't push this apart when you're lifting it around. This is gonna weigh 32 pounds. So definitely keep that in mind when you're thinking about, do I have to walk a long way from my car to the train Just things like that. Folding bikes are pretty popular among the RV crowd. Yes, you do get the option of getting an RV approved bike rack on the back of your RV, or what if you're flat towing, what if you don't have a hitch There's other things considered there. But if you have a folding bicycle, you can store it right inside your basement. So you just open that up and you can see. Ta-da, we have a bike hidden inside. So we are using the MORyde Cargo Sliding Tray. This fits right into our basement. And you see how we have plenty of space for our bicycle. So how much space do you need to clear off Well, for width, this tray is 26 inches wide. The space it's taking up inside that tray is about 33 or 34 inches long, and the height is 13 inches tall. So that will be a little different depending on how you arrange it. But that's a general rule of thumb for how much space you're gonna need to store this safely. So I have the top three entry-level DAHON folding bicycles here. So I have the Dream D6, the SUV D6, and the HIT D6. What's the difference between the three So my quick and easy summary and then we'll go into the details right after this. The Dream D6 is your easiest way to enter into the folding bike world. This is the most value bicycle. So if you want something affordable but does the job, that's the Dream D6. Now, the SUV is gonna be a little bit lighter than your Dream D6 and you have some sturdier components here. So this is gonna be great if, let's say, you're at the campsite or at the campground and you want something that helps you out there. Then finally, we have our HIT. This is gonna be sturdier, more durable. You don't have the same cargo features though. So if you're more of someone who likes to hit the trails but you still want a folding bicycle, this is gonna be the one for you. So let's talk about the clamps. So that's gonna be the big difference between your value bike and your other bike. So notice how the clamp on the Dream D6 has a metal finish. You don't have that nice black finish here. In fact, I've noticed there's a little bit of rust on some of the sides where we have this exposed to the elements. So that's gonna be a difference compared to the nice sleek finish on the SUV or the HIT. Now the Dream D6 is great for urban riding though. So for your students that don't have that much of a budget or for people who live in teeny-tiny apartments, this is gonna be great. So this and the SUV have this rear pannier rack. So notice how we can add our bags here. We can put stuff on top of that. That's something that the HIT does not have. You can add something though, but that's gonna be a little extra cost added onto this because this does not include fenders or that rear rack. Speaking of addition, so the HIT though is the only one that you can actually upgrade. So notice how you have those three holes in front, that works perfectly with the DAHON accessories. So just like this, you can add a basket to your bike. That's something that the SUV and the Dream D6 do not have. So both the Dream D6 and the SUV D6 use the trigger shifters. And I actually like the trigger shifters. I think they're a lot of fun. You go up, you go down, while the HIT uses a grip shifter. Now the grip shifter is a little bit more responsive than the SUV or the Dream, so if you're someone who shifts a lot, that might be something you're worried about too. So in terms of comfort and ease of riding, I really prefer the HIT. I think it was the best overall. We definitely had those upgrades there, like the saddle. The saddle was more comfortable. I mean, that could also just be a male versus a female saddle. But other than that, you have more stability. You have more weight capacity. I think you do get the best value for an entry-level bike rack with the HIT. Now, the SUV and the Dream still have their perks too. So hopefully, this video help guide you through that in choosing the best bike for you. I just wanna make sure you get the best bike for your adventures. This is gonna be the start, the entry into the folding bikes world. This is the DAHON Dream D6 in white, but you can also get it in black. It's gonna work the exact same way, just a different color for different types of people. And that was a look right here at our DAHON Dream D6 folding bicycle right here at etrailer. My name is Evangeline, and I hope you enjoyed the journey..

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