The Dahon Vitesse D8 has updated the popular Vitesse frame, with the new Neo’s 8-speed shifting, developed just for the Dahon Folding Frames. The easy folding system makes this a perfect bike for life in the busy modern world, without having to sacrifice on cycling performance.
Living in Portugal, I had never ordered from Merlin Cycles. I was really surprised by how fast my order arrived (earlier than the estimated delivery date).
My Dahon Vitesse D8 arrived in perfect condition and I couldn't be happier with it. I've been riding it for leisure but also, and mainly, for my daily commute in Lisbon. Smooth on the asphalt and the gears are really handy, they're fast and silent. Behaves great when going uphill.
Mr Ed Ober
I wasnt sure about buying my first bike online before, so I rang Merlin up first to physically speak to a Customer Service Representative. The woman on the other end of the line was polite, informational and put all my concerns to rest, answering all my security concerns and courier questions. I placed the order online, going though rigorous security steps before divulging any financial info (always a reassuring site with any online purchase). I received a confirmation email almost instantly. Happy. The folding bike (Dahon Vitesse) arrived boxed and pretty much fully assembled only requiring the pedals to be spannered on and the tyres inflated a slight bit more. Very well packed with care taken to protect the bikes more delicate parts. I took the bike to local bike store to give it a once over before first ride, no problems detected from them, took it for a spin and it rides like a dream and folds away so conveniently. I have had the bike for two weeks so far and am happy with the way it rides on my 6 mile round commute to and from work. I would purchase from Merlin again knowing I can trust the service not to mention I got the bike 25% less than it cost in Halfords. Win Win!! All in all great site.
The 2 bikes are as advertised complete with mudguards and pannier rack fitted. They are light-weight, easy to assemble and adjust and fold easily and we can fit both into the boot of our small car (Micra). They are comfortable to ride and we are particularly pleased with the 8 gears which can be changed with minimum effort. Overall we are delighted with our purchase.
Good fun to ride. Very good value for money with mud guards and luggage rack.
Quick to fold and build back up. I like having rear mech rather then hub gears so adjustments and maintenance are easy. Light compared to other folders. 8 speed gear just enough for what I need it for, although there are some big jumps between ratios at times. But nothing that really bothers me. Front end is a bit frisky compared to standard bikes so worth spending time getting used to the handling. yes would recommend to people looking for a folder without breaking the bank to buy one!