•  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 Ciao D7 Bike 7 Speed

    Take the award-winning Ciao frame platform, fit it with Dahon’s Super component package and get the Ciao D7. Say "hello" to the friendliest folding bicycle around. The Ciao features an ultra-low step frame design that makes it easy for anyone to get on and off the bike- new riders, those with limited mobility, or even those wearing a dress! Aluminium 20" rims roll easy and Dahon custom components ride light.

  • Features:

  • Folded size: 34 × 74 × 66 cm (13.3" × 28.9" × 25.7")
  • Weight : 13.7 kg
  • Frame : Low-Step-Through design frame, Dalloy aluminum tubeset, w/ V-clamp technology
  • Fork : Smooth riding and stable Hi-Ten steel blades and steerer
  • Handlepost : Forged alloy radius telescope w/ fusion technology
  • Rims : 20” aluminum double wall with wear indicator and machined sides
  • Front Hub : DAHON custom, alloy width 74mm
  • Rear Hub : Sealed bearing aluminum free hub, 28 hole
  • Spokes : Stainless steel, black
  • Tires : City profile with a reflective band 20” x 1.75
  • Mud guards : plastic w secuclip system
  • Cranks / chain cover : Forged alloy arms w/ 46 teeth and chain cover
  • Bottom Bracket : Sealed bearing
  • Chain : KMC
  • Cassette : sprocket 12-28 7-speed
  • Front Derailleur : n/a
  • Rear Derailleur : 7-Speed Shimano RD-TX35 rear derailleur
  • Shifters : 7-speed Shimano twist shifter w indicator
  • Handlebar : Dahon city style black alloy.
  • Handle bar clamp w safety closing : handle bar quick release. Red
  • Grips : double density , ergo shape
  • Headset : Fusion, Zero Stack, cartridge bearing
  • Brakes : alloy V-brakes, 110 mm
  • Brake Levers : 3 finger aluminum lever
  • Saddle : Ergo comfort city style, black
  • Seatpost : DAHON 6061 aluminum 33.9 x 580 mm, black
  • Pedals : Foldable, alloy body
  • Kickstand : alloy black.
  • Carrier : steel, black
  • Rider size range : 145-190 cm
  • Rider max. weight : 105 kg
  • Colour: Shinny White