Dahon , the folding bicycle brand, has unveiled Speed Technology.
Speed Technology is a frame design that enhances the stiffness of bicycles, improving riding efficiency and speed.
Since being founded in 1982, Dahon has been committed to developing and innovating folding bikes.
During a rigidity test for folding bikes, company founder and CEO, Dr. David T. Hon, and his research and development team found that an enhanced folding bike could outperform both road and mountain bikes in speed.
According to the brand, a thorough test of more than 40 bicycles from multiple brands revealed “significant design flaws” in standard bicycle frames, leading to “a considerable loss of riding power”. Dr. Hon showcasing Speed Technology Dahon’s response to these challenges was the creation of Speed Technology, a suite of patented solutions designed to enhance the rigidity of traditional bicycle frames, forks, and other components.
The innovation incorporates an unprecedented testing platform for bike frames, finite element analysis (FEA) software, and materials mechanics.
It’s designed to significantly boost the speed of bikes regardless of wheel sizes, whether it’s a folding bike, a road bike, or a mountain bike.Notably, Dahon is poised to launch a new range of aluminium and carbon fiber frames utilising Speed Technology.These frames boast a 10% to 20% increase in stiffness compared to traditional road and mountain bike frames. An open race held by Dahon at China Cycle 2023 At Taipei Cycle 2024, and China Cycle 2024, Dahon will host a science-based, open race across six categories, with a total prize of US$5,000. Read […]