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Dahon MU D8 Folding Bike - 8 Speed - Aluminum Frame - 20" Wheels - Blue

Dahon MU D8 Folding Bike - 8 Speed - Aluminum Frame - 20" Wheels - Blue

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Versatile 8-speed folding bike is great for urban commuters. The long, curved frame provides a smooth ride with little vibration on flat, even terrain. A generous selection of gears let you set your perfect cadence and easily pedal up steep hills. 1-636-306-4830 to order Dahon folding bikes part number DA38FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Dahon products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Dahon MU D8 Folding Bike - 8 Speed - Aluminum Frame - 20" Wheels - Blue. Folding Bikes reviews from real customers.
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Dahon Folding Bikes - DA38FR

  • Pedal Bike
  • Aluminum Frame
  • Dahon
  • 8 Speeds
  • 20 Inch Wheels
  • V-Brakes
  • Blue

Versatile 8-speed folding bike is great for urban commuters. The long, curved frame provides a smooth ride with little vibration on flat, even terrain. A generous selection of gears let you set your perfect cadence and easily pedal up steep hills.


Features:

  • High-performance folding bicycle is great for RVers, commuters, and enthusiasts
    • Provides smooth, stable ride on flat, even terrain
    • 8 Gears let you set your perfect cadence and make it easy to pedal up steep hills
  • Folding design - takes less than 60 seconds to collapse bike for storage or set up for your ride
    • Quick-release latches with DoubleLok knobs keep hinges locked tight while riding
    • Magnets on each wheel keep bike secured in folded position
  • 20" CST tires have grooves that repel water and mud
    • 21H Front and rear hubs let wheels spin smoothly and quietly
  • Dahon Neos 8-speed rear derailleur shifts gears quickly and smoothly
    • SRAM MRX Comp twist shifter shifts gears with a simple turn of the wrist
  • Front and rear 110-mm V-brakes with handlebar brake levers provide excellent stopping power
  • Telescoping handlebars and seat let you customize riding and steering height
  • Curved, blue Dalloy aluminum frame is lighter and stronger than standard tubular aluminum
    • Dalloy fork with integrated crown provides stability and absorbs shock


Specs:

  • Weight capacity: 230 lbs
  • Recommended rider height: 4'4" to 6'2"
  • Wheel size: 20" diameter x 1-3/4" wide
  • Wheelbase: 40"
  • Weight: 25 lbs
  • Warranty:
    • 5-Year limited on Dahon components
    • Other components subject to manufacturer's warranty


The MU D8 is a great alternative to a standard bike. A folding bike is compact and lightweight so you can take it with you nearly anywhere you go. Budget-minded people will love it because you don't need to purchase expensive transportation and security accessories such as a bike rack, hitch, or even a bike lock. RVers will love that it can tuck into one your RVs storage compartments. Students will love it because it's easy to carry into class, a coffee shop, or store in a small dorm. Commuters will love it because you can easily take it with you on a bus, carry it up and down stairs, and store it by your desk. And, unlike a regular bike, you can store a folder in a closet so it's out of sight in your home.


Quick and Easy Folding Design


Dahon MU D8 Folding Bike Being Folded

The MU D8 takes less than 60 seconds to fold up. You can do it in 4 easy steps. 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 you're folding the bike up. Fold the pedals in. Open the safety latch on the handlebar post and fold the handlebars down. Then 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.


The bike weighs just 25 lbs so it's easy to carry wherever you go. It's easy to haul up and down stairs or load in and out of your trunk or truck bed. And if you have the carry bag (sold separately) you can haul it on your back like a standard backpack.


Dahon MU D8

Dahon MU D8 Folding Bike

  1. Dahon Neos 8-Speed Rear Derailleur -
    Dahon MU D8 Derailleur
    The Dahon Neos 8-speed rear derailleur moves your bike chain quickly and smoothly between the cogs when shifting gears. The light shifting action is perfect when you need to make sudden gear changes. It's constructed of lightweight aluminum that is designed for urban commuting.

  2. CST Tires -
    Dahon MU D8 Tires
    20" CST tires are perfect for navigating city streets. 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. Adjustable Saddle -
    Dahon MU D8 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.

  4. Stainless Steel Hinges with Quick-Release Latch -
    Dahon MU D8 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.

  5. Dalloy Aluminum Frame -
    Dahon MU D8 Frame
    The frame is made of Dalloy aluminum that is lightweight yet 20 percent stronger than standard aluminum alloy. This makes the MU D8 more durable than folding bikes with standard aluminum frames when navigating potholes, curbs, and other road hazards.

  6. Telescoping Handlebars with Ergonomic Grips -
    Dahon MU D8 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.

  7. Handlebar Brake Levers -
    Dahon MU D8 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.

  8. SRAM MRX Comp Twist Shifter with Optical Readout -
    Dahon MU D8 Shifter
    The SRAM MRX Comp twist shifter has an optical readout that gives you visual indication of what gear you are in. It's located on the right side of the handlebars next to the hand brake. It lets you easily shift gears up and down using your wrist without having to move your hand off the grip.

  9. Mechanical V-Brakes -
    Dahon MU D8 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, and they won't damage your wheels or spokes.

  10. Shimano Hubs with Stainless Steel Spokes -
    Dahon MU D8 Hubs
    The Shimano 28-hole rear hub and 20-hole front hub 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.



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Video Transcript for Dahon MU D8 Folding Bike Review

Hi everyone, it's Eve Angeline. Today we're gonna be taking a look at some pretty cool bicycles. These are the Dahon folding bicycles, especially the ones that are the Mu series. So we'll take a look at their features and what they're good for, right here at etrailer.com. Bicycles come in different shapes and different sizes. You have large mountain bikes.

You have road bikes. You have folding bicycles. So the best bicycle for you is something that fits your specific needs and is fun to ride. So speaking of fun to ride, let's take a look at that. So that was a really fun ride on the trails at our local park, but it's not just for riding in the park.

This is also helpful. Let's say you have a really stressful public commute. You're in the city. You're worried about space. You need to get on buses or on subways or on trails.

That's where the folding bicycle really shines. Folding bikes are designed to be super compact. So notice how small our wheels are. These are 20-inch wheels. So that way they don't take up as much space.

Yes they're smaller than your regular bikes, but it makes up for it with the way everything's designed in terms of the gears and the hubs. So this is the Mu series, and you can tell by this signature arc frame. So notice how you have that nice curve over there, compared to some of their other options which are more straight, more traditional. This is nice and sleek. So if you're trying to figure out which bike is best for which type of needs, and you're not sure what kind of situation you're gonna be in, that's what the Mu is for. It's gonna be your versatile bike. So compared to the Mariner, the focus of that is gonna be cruising down the boardwalk since it has a special finish, or compared to the other option which has extra heavy duty weight capacity, this is gonna be your jack of all trades bike. So this has a weight capacity of 230 pounds, but it only weighs 25 pounds. So some other bikes unlike folding bikes, they have extra weight because of their hinges. This still weighs less than your traditional bike. What's gonna take some time but worth it is gonna be adjusting it to be the perfect fit for you. So there's a bunch of different adjustment points. You can adjust the handle bar tilt back and forth, adjust the handle bar height, adjust the seat post. In fact, the range for a rider's height is gonna be from four feet and four inches all the way to above six feet. When folding it up, note how we have an ideal folding height indicator. So just get those red dots lined up, and that will help you out. So that was a general look at how it looks, how it works, how much space it takes up. Let's take this back to etrailer to try out some different things, and show you what else it can do. So how quickly can you get your folding bike ready to ride Let's say you just got off of the bus, you just got off of the train, and now you're ready to hit the road. So first making sure that your cables are out of the whip. You're gonna flip this back apart. There we go. Bring this all the way out, then you're gonna connect that frame. So you have a hinge there. Make sure that fully goes back in, and then secure it. Now you have your handlebar. So let's pop this right up. Right there. Make sure it's facing the right way. Yes it is, and then secure it. There we go. And now final step is gonna be your pedals. So those just snap out. And your seat. Get it to the height that you need it to be. And just like that, you're ready to ride. For those of you with RVs that still want to have a bike for when you are at the campground, or just for a little bit of exercise, you know the struggle. You can't really store inside of your RV because it's hard to tie it down and keep it from sliding around. You also may have to get a bike rack, and there's different pros and cons with the bike rack in the back. Another option for you with a folding bike is that now you can store it inside of your basement. So we have the MORyde Cargo Slide here, and look, just like that we now have access to our folding bike. Once we get to the campground, we can grab this and go. So if you do have items in your basement, you're gonna wonder much space do you need to free up to fit your bicycle in there So here we have a cargo slide which is about 28 inches wide. So you're gonna need about 26 inches of width of space, and three feet of length. That's just a very general estimate so you have enough space for your bike and your bike bag. Here is our bike bag. This is another offering from Dahon, and it fits right into the saddle bag that goes onto your bike while riding. This wraps around your bike, it makes it easier to carry and to store. Now let's take a look at how easy this is to fold up and put away. You can put this in a variety of storage spaces and vehicles. For me personally this is my Prius V, and this makes it easy to carry around the bicycle. I can just store it in my trunk and go out and about. Especially since I don't have a hitch, this is very convenient. So let's do a comparison. We're gonna have a regular bike with a bike rack, and then we're gonna have our folding bike with a trunk. So let's do a little time test to see how the two compare. Are you ready DanLet's do it. Okay, let's start. I'm done. Dan I'm getting there. And he is done. So we we're able to check out our bikes here in our parking lot and with our different trailers. Now let's head back to the park. So we're back at the park and let's talk a about what it was like living with this bike. So you can see how compact it is when it's folded up. You saw how easy it was to store in the trunk, in the hatch, in different areas. But how about if you're trying to get onto the bus or onto the subway, where do you hold onto your bike So you can do what I did, and you can just hold it up by the frame. Again, this is just a little over 20 pounds. So keep that in mind as you're walking around. And if that's a little unwieldy for you, you need to lift it up and above, you can also hold it by the seat post. That seems to be like a really strong and sturdy location. You also have different color options for the Mu series. So you can see how that one white, this one is black, but they work the exact same way no matter what color you choose. It's just up to you with your preference. You also have some different options when it comes to the speeds. So I have the Mu D8, which is the 8-speed bike, but you can get it ranging from six speeds all the way to 11 speeds. Since these are smaller and more compact, you might wonder how does that work with riding speed So notice how you have oversized chains, or smaller rear cogs. So they design their bikes like that so that you can still have the speed of a regular bicycle. So my personal thoughts about the Dahon Mu folding bikes is they're a lot of fun. I really liked how easy they we're to compact, how easy they we're to store. Again, it's a different style of bicycle. It's a different lifestyle as well. You're definitely riding more upright compared to a mountain bike, which can be helpful when you're in the city and you need that full range of view. So definitely think about what type of situations you're in, and that way you can find the best bike to match. Hopefully this video helped you out with that decision making process though, that way you can get the best bicycle for your adventures. And that was a look at our Dahon Mu folding bicycle series right here at etrailer. My name's Eve Angeline, and I hope you enjoyed the journey..

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