Dahon History

In 1982 Dr. Hon introduced the first Dahon folding bicycle to worldwide acclaim. At design competitions around the world, the first Dahon folding bicycle proceeded to win award after award. Full of optimism, Dr. Hon visited major bicycle manufacturers around the world, hoping to find a company to either license his design or build the bike for him. But not surprisingly, none of big companies were interested in his revolutionary new idea.

Undaunted and committed to his vision of environmentally-sustainable transportation, Dr. Hon decided to risk everything and build the bike himself. He quit his job, gathered $3 million dollars in venture funding, re-located to Taiwan, and built a factory. By 1983, Dahon folding bicycles were rolling off the assembly line.

Today, over two million bicycles later, we can proudly say that Dahon has made a difference. From San Francisco to Amsterdam to Rio de Janeiro to Tokyo, people are using our bicycles to get from point A to point B. Governments are integrating portable folding bicycles into their plans for mass transportation. And every one of those big bicycle companies that Dr. Hon visited 25 years ago have now jumped on the folding bike bandwagon

Dahon Speed Uno 2016

Inspired by demand for a folding bike that could be used day-in, day-out in any weather condition and with little to no maintenance. The result is exactly that! With no shifters, derailleurs or cassette, this single speed design is not only simple, but light.

One-speed-serves-all is the Dahon Speed Uno’s motto. Weighing in at only 11.5kg the Speed Uno is quick to fold and light to carry. Equipped with 20" wheels with 1.5" Kenda tires for smooth riding over asphalt, bumps and treacherous potholes. The Speed Uno features a lightweight 4130 CroMo frame and fork for optimum efficiency.


  • Frame: Lightweight 4130 CroMo, forged lattice hinge with V-clamp technology
  • Fork: Smooth riding and stable hi-ten steel blades and steerer
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Handlepost: Forged alloy radius telescope with fusion technology
  • Rims: 20" Lightweight aluminium
  • Front Hub: DAHON custom 74mm compact alloy 20 hole
  • Rear Hub: Coaster brake equipped, 28 hole
  • Spokes: 14g stainless steel
  • Tyres: DAHON Custom, 20" x 1.5" by Kenda
  • Cranks: Forged alloy arms 48 tooth chainring
  • Bottom Bracket: Sealed bearing.
  • Chain: KMC Z410 with one peice chain cover.
  • Rear Sprocket: 16 tooth for coaster brake hub
  • Handlebar: 6061 aluminium flat bar, 560mm wide with 9 degree ergo sweep
  • Grips: DAHON ergo comfort
  • Headset: Fusion, zero stack, cartridge bearing
  • Brakes: Front-caliper, rear-coaster
  • Brake Levers: DAHON 3 finger composite bracket/aluminium lever
  • Saddle: DAHON ergo comfort
  • Seatpost: DAHON custom 6061 Aluminium, 33.9mm x 580mm
  • Pedals: DAHON foldable, PC body
  • Kickstand: Lightweight alloy
  • Folded Size: 29 x 84 x 64cm
  • Weight: 11.5kg
  • Rider Height Range: 135-188cm
  • Rider Max. Weight: 105kg
  • Frame Colour. Dark Anthracite Grey
  • Cycle Condition : Brand New. Delivered in folded state. Inflation of tyres, fitting of pedals, stem, handlebars, front wheel, front brake cable, saddle and seatpost are necessary. Gears and brakes may require some adjustment prior to riding.