Downtube 8FH Folding Bike

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

  • The Downtube 2008 FH ( 8 speed full suspension) folding bicycle is here. Upgrades for the 2008 model include:
  • Preload adjustable transarch suspension fork. ( biggest upgrade from 2007 )
  • Alloy lower stem
  • Front disc hub
  • Lightweight and easy to fold alloy pedals.
  • Low rise bars
  • Cold forged cranks
  • Stainless Steel chain
  • Alloy and stainless frame and stem quick releases
  • Machined sidewall rims
  • The above are in addition to the 2007 FS features:
  • lowest price 8 speed internal hub full suspension folder in the world!
  • Adjustable angle removable faceplace stem
  • 24H/28H spoked front/rear wheels for lightweight
  • 1.5" front tire (lighter than 2006 1.75")
  • Replacable 46T chainring
  • Stainless Steel spokes

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by John a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: June 21, 2009

    Strengths:    Cost & comfort. Aftercare & warranty issues very good (pedals beak a lot)

    Weaknesses:    Pedals - got through two sets in 500 miles. No mudguards for wet commutes.

    Bottom Line:   
    Rides well on shorter commutes. Shocks take up most bumps. On longer routes and rougher roads, the suspension makes life comfortable but extra weight can become a drag. The bar ends are a welcome feature & allow a good riding position. Good support forum on the web.

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    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   Online (UK)

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Francis Mulleady a Commuter

    Date Reviewed: April 18, 2008

    Strengths:    1) Looks
    2) Ride
    3) Gears
    4) Great value for money

    Weaknesses:    Not many considering the price. I would recommend upgrading the folding pedals but that's a small cost.

    Bottom Line:   
    Excellent bike for the money. Rides very well and a great gear set. Very good looking bike in silver.

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    Favorite Ride:   Downtube

    Price Paid:    $450.00

    Purchased At:   Downtube

    Similar Products Used:   Brompton and Dahon folding bikes.

    Bike Setup:   Comes in box only needs to be tuned up by amateur bike mechanic or local bike shop.

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