Dahon Mariner 8
Don’t have a lot of space for bike parking? We have a solution for you.
The Dahon Mariner stows easily in a spare closet, on your boat, in the cargo area of an airplane, under a bench in your R.V., in the seat next to you on the bus, or under the kitchen table in your efficiency apartment.
This is a folding bike, not something you have to assemble every time that you want to go for a ride. You simply unfold the bike (it takes about 30 seconds). and it’s ready to go.
Out on the bike path the Mariner is fun, reasonably fast and pretty stable with its not-so-tiny 20″ wheels. This bike is practical too, as it comes with a cargo rack and fenders included in the price.
The original Dahon Mariner model was a stainless steel version made decades ago when steel bikes were the norm. The Mariner was the model that could be stored on a boat and would resist corrosion from the salt air. The modern Mariner continues to be a good choice for boaters, but so does nearly every Dahon model today. Current versions are built with aluminum frames and components and pretty much every model utilizes stainless steel fasteners. The models that have fenders? Dent and rust-prone steel fenders have been replaced by durable plastic ones. Modern Dahons look good and will last a long time.
By the way, just because it looks small doesn’t mean that it’s just for small riders. Any Dahon folding bikes will adjust to comfortably fit riders from about 4’ to 6’4” tall.