Dahon Mariner D7 is custom made for recreational boaters who consider folding bike a better option of transport at docks. It is actually used as a means of leisure riding for exploring these areas. Belonging to medium-price range, this bike has been able to hold its own amongst numerous folding bikes through its excellent performance and qualitative features. It comes in single color thus the buyer does not have a choice in colors.
Performance and Review
In order to ensure best possible performance, Dahon Mariner D7 has a durable frame constructed with alloy aluminium and ViseGrip technology. It folds and unfolds quite easily in less than fifteen seconds and its folding dimension include 32*11*26 inches allowing easy stashing in any boat holds. After folding it can also be used as a handy and portable seat. It is lightweight with 11.8 kg and can bear a rider weighing less than 230lbs. The suggested height of rider can vary from 4’8 inches to 6’4 inches.
Mariner D7 comes with an integrated bungee, a rear rack, kickstand, adjustable seat post, folding pedals and SKS fenders. The extra gears come in handy during high-terrain riding. It has V-Brakes that allows sudden stopping with ease. 7-speed allows fast riding options, stability at lower speeds and easy steering. Rear derailleur helps in changing speeds easily.
Aluminium material for bike frames helps in its being rust resistance, though it is not a guarantee against absolute rust free machinery. It is very easy to adjust the height of handle bars to suit individual needs.
Folding bike comes with a warranty of two years for spare parts and five years for its solid and durable frame.
Specifications & Features
- Speeds: 7
- Gear inches: 37″ – 85″
- Folded size: 11″ × 31.9″ × 25.7″ (28 × 81 × 66 cm).
- Shifter: 7-speed SRAM
- Brakes: DHV-107
- Weight: 26 lbs (11.8 kg).
- Frame: KM Series, 7005 Aluminum alloy, ViseGrip technology.
- Fork: Aluminum
- Front hub: FM31-F 3/8 x 14 G x 20 H x 74 x 110 mm
- Rear hub: FM32-7 3/8 x 14 G x 28 H x 130 x 170 mm
- Tires: K-1045 20″x1.75″
Dahon Mariner D7 is an outstanding bike that excels in its workmanship, design and performance. It is truly a long-term investment that guarantees value for money.
Some advantages of beautifully designed MarinerD7 are as follows-
- Sleek and modern design
- Rust resistant
- High-performance components
- Latest technology engineering
- Compact folding
Following are some disadvantageous points related to Dahon Mariner D7-
- Highly priced
- It is tough to handle while folded
- Although rust resistant it is not rust free