Dahon Jifo 16″ Folding Bike Review

Momentum Mag reviews the Dahon Jifo 16″ Folding Bike.

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PRICE $799

FIND IT AT dahon.com

AVAILABLE IN US and Canada bikes stores or order online and get free shipping to any US or Canadian bike store of your choice

The Dahon Jifo 16 is a single-speed, compact, folding bike that can fold with incredible ease into a very compact package. With 16″ wheels and aluminum frame and fork set, this bike weighs an incredible 20.3 pounds (9.2 kg).


Dahon’s Jifo is a never-ending series of pleasant surprises, starting with the surprising agility and handling which is far better than its size implies. The folding delivers as promised, with less than 15 seconds to fold or unfold once you have the hang of it. It fits anywhere, and the bike proved to be a head turner and conversation starter everywhere I went.


I had to think long and hard about this as the bike is so complete, but perhaps a slightly longer rear fender in case you get caught in the rain.


The ideal rider is an urban dweller looking for a bike that can take them from condo to train to work, or to Amsterdam as suits their travel schedule and whim.


The Dahon Jifo 16 is the bike that keeps on giving. Snubbing it’s nose at convention, size, and bike racks, this bike is fun to ride and all about discovery of places and people you meet along the way. This is a bike that should make its way onto any urban dwellers must try list.

This bike was generously put together by JV Bikes in Vancouver, BC. jvbike.com

Keith Ippel is a Richmond, BC, based entrepreneur and bike commuter who weaves his love for cycling and start-ups into a daily journey. He rides his sturdy Garneau Cross/ Commuter by day, and his 30 year-old Gardin to pay homage to his childhood hero Curt Harnett by night. @KeithIppel

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