This is the previous model of the MEC Origami bicycle.
This is a compact, high quality folding bicycle bought at the end of the 2012 season. I rode it for one season in 2013 when I was working in Toronto. I would ride it to the bus terminal, put it on the bus, and then use it again when I got to Toronto.
Now that I don’t work in Toronto any more I don’t need it as I also have another regular bike. It was in storage for the entire 2014 season. It’s hardly been used and is in excellent condition.
This bike was original $650+ and has hardly been used. Folding bikes can get expensive so this is a steal at $350.
The specs according to MEC are:
- Centre hinge allows lightweight aluminum frame to fold back on itself.
- 20 x 1.5in. tires provide plenty of cushioning.
- ProMax V-brakes are powerful and easy to maintain.
- Nexus 8-speed internal hub allows rider to change gears whether pedalling or not. Gear range suits most city riding.
- Folded size is approximately 34 x 67 x 64cm (13.3 x 26.1 x 25in.).
- Adjusts to fit riders from 125 to 188cm (4ft. 10in. to 6ft. 2in.).
- Designed to support a maximum weight of 105kg (230lb.).
- Seatpost telescopes into the frame.
- Handlebars telescope and fold flat.
- SunTour pedals fold against crank when not in use.
- Comes with a canvas carrying case, fenders, and a rear rack.
- Manufactured by Dahon to MEC specifications.
|WEIGHT||11.9kg (One Size Fits All)|
|FRAME||Dahon R-series custom-drawn 7005 aluminum|
|BRAKES||ProMax V (V-brake rim)|
|BRAKE LEVERS||ProMax V aluminum|
|SHIFTERS||Shimano Nexus Revo|
|CRANK + RINGS||Dahon aluminum|
|HUB (FRONT)||Dahon Mini|
|HUB (REAR)||Shimano Nexus 8-speed|
|TIRES||Dahon Roulez 20 x 1.5in.|
**If you’d like to learn more about the bike, a guy wrote a great blog post about it here.