Dahon will unveil the new IOS line of folding bikes at Eurobike in a couple weeks. Ã‚Â The new line takes everything they know about making folding bicycles and shrinks it, strengthens it and adds integrated electronics to power built-in lights and charge your phone, GPS or whatever.
The IOS takes advantage of hydroformed aluminum tubing to provide a full-size bike that’s as sturdy as a traditional commuter, but folds down to the size of a 20″ wheel. Ã‚Â The stem (patented) is adjustable, giving you the option of riding upright or in a more speedy, performance-oriented position. Ã‚Â Borrowing from our idea (actually, they thought of it first…which makes us look lame), the seatpost has an integrated pump. Ã‚Â The integrated headlamp and charger are powered by a hub dynamo, which can power most small consumer electronics. Ã‚Â Pricing will be Ã¢â€šÂ¬999 to 1,499, available everywhere in 2010.