Bicycle frames are constructed from materials which place emphasis on being strong, lightweight and stiff to aid power transfer. Aluminium, titanium, steel and carbon are widely used in all levels of frame production.
Major bike manufacturers produce a new range of bikes on an annual basis and this determines the model year of a particular bike. This annual turnover is fuelled by advancing technology, industry trends and customer demand for a particular feature or style of bicycle.
Bicycle wheels come in a wide range of sizes from 12" wheels found on smaller Kids Bikes to larger 29" Mountain Bike and 700c Road Bike wheels. Larger wheels are normally faster and more stable at speed and their larger contact patch improves grip too. Smaller wheels are normally lighter, more manoeuvrable and have quicker acceleration.
Wheel sizes are defined by the country that first popularised the style of bike that used them - so you'll see some imperial and some metric measurements listed. Wiggle includes the ISO standard in brackets after each for ease of comparison.
For over 20 years, Dahon have dedicated themselves to building the world's finest folding bicycles. Their award-winning folding bikes combine legendary convenience with an unsurpassed ride. Their patented technologies have revolutionised folding bike design. You'll find their innovations on just about every folding bike on the planet. Small wonder then, that they've been the world's largest manufacturer of folding bicycles since the first bicycle rolled off their production line in 1982. Urban crowding and our dependence on non-renewable sources of energy are problems everybody must face - sooner or later. Folding bikes are part of the solution and Dahon are determined to make a difference.
Dahon was founded with the singular purpose of convincing more people to use environmentally-sustainable forms of transport. To accomplish this goal, they've focused on creating innovative but reasonably-priced folding bicycles. Back in 1982, they started a revolution with their first pioneering folding bicycle. That revolution is now changing the way people around the world move themselves from point A to point B. With almost 2 million folding bicycles sold, they are the proud worldwide leader in folding bicycles.
They are headquartered in Los Angeles, California and their bicycles are assembled in their factories in Taiwan, Macau, and China with parts sourced from the leading component manufacturers from around the world. Their bicycles are sold in over 30 countries. They are proud to say that a majority of their 700+ worldwide employees travel to work by bicycle, public transport, or a combination of both.