We wanted a small range of bikes that started around £200.00 that were reasonably
light, with a quick and compact fold, and gearing that at least partly compensated
for the 20” wheels.
It’s an unwelcome fact that’s true with so many cheap imports, that even when the
riders legs are virtually creating a motion blur, the forward progression is still
only 10 -12mph. Needless to say this is not our idea of a sensible folding bike.
We would advise anybody considering buying a cheap folding bike to look closely at
the gearing. All cheap folding bikes with derailleur gears will use a screw-on freewheel
on the rear hub, this means that it will normally have a spread of 6 sprockets with
14 - 28Teeth, bearing in mind that the wheel size will normally be 16” or 20” and
as such will have to rotate many more times to achieve a sensible speed, it should
be fairly obvious that a largish front chainwheel is essential to achieve this. A
minimum size we feel is 52T but even this will only satisfy the casual leisure cyclist. There
are many imports out there for sale that have much smaller chainwheels of 44 or 46T
which is frankly ridiculous for able bodied riders old or young. We stress that we
refer to derailleur and not hub gear bikes, and also are well aware and sympathetic
towards persons, who through particular disabilities may require such a low top gear.
The gearing we have chosen for the Succinct G7 on account of price is the Shimano
7 speed screw-on freewheel 14 - 28T with a 52T chainwheel.
A further aim with these new introductions to our range was to source bikes that
rode and handled significantly better than most, if not all cheap folders, whilst
still maintaining a compact folded size. Crucially, we needed it all at a price
that represents sensational value for money.
Designed very much for the more discerning leisure market on account of the specification
and price, but possessing similar characteristics to leading folding bike brands,
the Succinct range when folded, live up to one dictionary definition of their name
- ‘compressed into a small area’ .
Compromises have to be made when choosing the specification for a more basic folding
bike, but we have tried to ensure that it does not impact on the desirability or
performance of the bike. Along with the issues discussed above, we insisted on Aluminium
V Brakes and Levers, but for example compromised on the mudguards, which are finished
in the same colour as the bike, with chrome steel stays, rather than using high quality
black cromoplastic guards with stainless steel fittings
Gear Inches: 41" - 77"
Folded Size: 12.5" x 32" x 25" standard steel seatpost or 12.5” x 32” x 26.5” with
longer Aluminium post
Folding Time: 15 sec
Weight: 13 kg Total weight
Suggested Rider Height: 4'6"- 5’ 10” with standard seatpost or 4’6” -6'2" with optional
Max possible distance from top of pedal to top of saddle 35.5” Standard Seatpost
or 38” with longer Aluminium Seatpost
Max Rider Weight: 100 kg (220 lb)
Frame: Aluminum alloy, patented hinge clamp technology
Fork: Hi-Ten Steel
Handlepost: Telescope, adjustable, patented hinge clamp technology - forged. 5.5”
of height adjustment
Handlebar: T flat bar
Height of handlebar - Top of handlebar grip to the ground 37” - 42.5”
The Succinct G7 is an excellent bike for the more casual leisure cyclist, and ideal
for Caravans, Motorhomes, etc.
Member of the Association of Cycle Traders
Important Customer Information
For those of you who prefer a more personal service, we are always very happy to
discuss the advantages of the various models to help quide you towards a bike that
is suitable for your requirements and within your budget. We have a passion for
folding bikes and their place in todays society for both the commuter and leisure
cyclist alike. Please ring us if you need help or advice on 01666 822330
All Folding Bikes are thoroughly prepared and checked in the workshop (unless we
state otherwise on Sale models) in order to validate the warranties, this involves
a thorough setup and adjustment of spokes, bearings, brakes, gears (stops and cable
adjustment). The chainset and crank, handlebars and all nuts and bolts are checked
for tightness and the pedals fitted. Finally the tyre pressures are set and the folding
joints and all quick releases are lubricated and adjusted. After a brief test ride
(mainly indoor) they are then carefully packed back into the original boxes using
appropriate packaging, this means that the bikes when received and unfolded are ‘ready
to ride’. All 26” wheel Dahon bikes arrive in the UK in boxes with the frame unfolded
but the bike partially dismantled. We have taken the decision that in order to properly
achieve our highest aim and that of the responsible manufacturers with whom we liase,
that we therefore, properly prepare then fold the completed bike with only the handlebar
removed, it is therefore necessary for us to repackage the bike accordingly on account
of it’s larger size when assembled.
Clicking on the ‘Buy now’ links is a useful way to check stock position, as out of
stock items will normally be indicated. This action in no way commits you to purchasing
ITEMS ARE NORMALLY DESPATCHED THE NEXT DAY, UNLESS AT THE WEEKEND, LARGER OBJECTS
THEN TAKE 1 or 2 DAYS FOR DELIVERY IN THE UK. SMALL ITEMS ARE DESPATCHED NORMALLY
VIA 1st Class Post
CH White & Son, 51 High Street, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 9AG, United Kingdom
Payments are handled by the secure gateway SagePay, who are ‘verisign secured’ and
whose e-commerce payment and security services are now among the most advanced in
the industry, and designed to enable the secure, real-time processing of online credit
and debit card transactions.