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Experience a tiny folding footprint in this stiff, stable, safe & multi-patented bike - 20% off only on Kickstarter
Experience a tiny folding footprint in this stiff, stable, safe & multi-patented bike - 20% off only on Kickstarter
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 The 35th Anniversary CURL follows the company’s original vision of green transportation. Integrated with 11 technical patents, it is not just a refinement of what has come before – it represents an almost total overhaul that completely changes the riding experience of folding bicycles. The bike features a hydroformed, Dalloy (DAHON alloy) frame with oversized rectangular tubes, as well as taking advantage of a flip-fold rear wheel (first seen on Di Blasi folding bikes). Double down-tubes approache a front triangle. The unique V-shaped coupling between the front and rear triangles turns the bike into a hard-tail. Furthermore, an extra-large head-tube and handlepost are combined with DAHON’s inverted fork stem to provide even more strength and stiffness for steady steering and efficient pedaling. Obviously, proper respect is given to structural physics to furnish the much-needed stiffness, durability and safety, far exceeding all safety standards for regular bikes. The removable pedals are stronger and more compact than anything in the league. There is even a roller rack for easy wheeling when folded. With three speeds in an internal hub gear, the CURL offers great range whilst remaining low-maintenance. An ergonomically designed telescopic handlepost and seatpost bring you customizable comfort, allowing adjustment for a wide variety of riders and riding styles up to 190 cm and 150 kg. In 15 years of R&D, much more is packed into this small package. The end result is a compact, light folding bike, with a stronger, safer, and better ride, that is as easy to carry as it is to fold.

 

 

 

 The CURL’s entire frame and stem handlebar has been designed around strength and stiffness for both experts and giants. The combination of the exclusive pedal design high quality shifter and brakes also make for unsurpassed handling and control.

We all know that safety is a basic requirement in the design of any vehicle. And easy handling and responsive steering are especially important for folding bicycles, to take on the everyday demands of city riding or long range touring. The CURL has been designed with all the qualities of a performance bicycle - it can be ridden hard and fast and still deliver excellent stopping power, or is just as comfortable at a more leisurely pace where you can take in the scenery along the way.

These innovations and attention to detail have turned the Curl into a hard-tail bicycle that suffers from none of the flexibility and bounciness during pedaling or steering which is especially notorious for certain “rear suspension” designs.

The CURL is designed to be in perfectly tuned with its rider. A bicycle is an extension of your body, and with this in mind we developed the CURL l to be highly ergonomic and adjustable, as well as perfectly balanced for the best riding experience. Suitable for those from 140-190cm (4’7”-6’3”) and up to 130kg (286lbs), this is a bike you can share with friends and family, or keep it all to yourself ! Either way it is highly adjustable and adaptable to your needs.

 

 

 

 

 Just like all DAHON bikes, the CURL embodies the idea that “freedom unfolds”. In one compact package you have the flexibility to increase your range and adapt your plans as the moment takes you. Thanks to many innovations including the user-friendly latches, this bike folds down smaller than any folding bike on the market quickly and can fit into a trunk, under your desk, into a luggage compartment and more. Roller wheels help it slide on in and can also be used with the handle-post up to walk the bike hassle free. Take it on that last mile between the train and work, or go for a long range adventure knowing you can simply fold up and jump on a bus home when you need to.

 

 

The CURL is a premium bike through and through, using brand name components and quality materials, as well as custom DAHON features and the 11 patents that make it fold and ride like a dream. This bike has been years in the making, taking every care to examine the finest details for top performance. We think it represents the ultimate in what a 16” folding bike can offer in terms of the smallest possible fold combined with a great fun and safe experience.  

 

 

 

 

 

 DAHON offers a 5 year limited warranty. For more details head to the warranty section of our website. Unfolding action here. Hope you enjoy your trip with CURL.

For warranty assistance please contact one of the below service centers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                

 

 

Risks and challenges

The 35th Anniversary CURL is DAHON’s first ever product to launch on Kickstarter. Although we manufacture a wide range of folding bikes and always make it our top priority to offer you the best quality in every bike, it is essential to plan for risks and circumstances beyond our control, in any project. In preparation, we have built a rock-solid production and delivery plan and with the support of our manufacturing and distribution partners we are well equipped for the challenges ahead. We promise to keep our backers updated and informed about any issues that may arise, every step of the way. We appreciate your support on this design of ours, and we are so thrilled to have your help in making the CURL a reality.

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