The Versatile One
The road less traveled can sometimes include some pretty big potholes, or in some cases, no road at all. The Link P24h is a versatile machine that’s prepared for all of your adventures, near or far.
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I tested almost every folder in the shop, from the Verge Duo to the Eclipse S11i, and the Link p24h stood out with the perfect feature set for my commute.I need a bike that I can fit in the back of my car as I drive to [...] from home, and can also carry dual panniers: one with my computer and work stuff, the other with a change of clothes. My ride from [...]train to work is only a couple of miles, but features some hills, rough pavement, and a vicious headwind every afternoon. At first, I only considered an internal hub, just because I'm worried about knocking a derailleur out of alignment as I stow it in my car. The low-profile Neos on the p24h, however, seems to protect all of the moving parts just fine. Then I thought that gee, 8 or 9 gears should be plenty. But now, I'm hooked on the hybrid drive train: I can shift the 3-speed internal at rest or under load, and with a gear range of 578% (!), can always find the right gear. When I'm feeling lazy and relaxed on the flat, I simply leave the chain on sprocket 5 and ride 3-speed style.The add-on Traveller rack provides plenty of clearance for my normal-size Racktime panniers (I could only put a trunk bag on the rack on my Dahon Speed Uno). If you commute and need to carry cargo, I strongly recommend the Traveller rack over the standard one. I also bought the Luggage Truss, which provides a sturdy mount for a front bag or basket. The truss interferes with shifting and brake cables when folding, however, so I removed it for daily use. It's easy enough to put on (two screws) and quite light, so I'm fine with putting it back on if I ever take this bike out for a recreational ride.Only a couple of nits: the Schwalbe Marathon tires are fast and easy-rolling, but less compliant than the Big Apples that I know and love. There are also a few chirps and grunts from the front end over rough pavement, probably from the hinges. Even so, the stem and steerer feel MUCH more solid and secure than the simpler setup on my Dahon Speed Uno. A good thing, too, since the Link p24h is much, much faster than any other folder I've tried.[...] did a great job helping me choose a bike and accessories. If you're attracted to the Verge S11i but can't justify the expense, try the Link p24h, which is half the price and can run with any other bike on the road.