Dahon Hit Folding Bike

Dahon Hit Folding Bike

  • Lightweight aluminum frame for easy portability
  • 6-speed Shimano drivetrain for smooth shifting
  • 20" wheels deliver a stable, comfortable ride
  • Folds down compactly to 820mm x 350mm x 660mm
  • Designed in California by folding bike experts

Our Verdict: The Dahon Hit Folding Bike is a well-designed, high-quality folding bike that offers excellent performance and convenience for commuters and leisure riders alike.

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Let's face it, at half the price of a Brompton, with more spec, this Dahon bike is going to be a hit for anyone who doesn't need the frills of a Brommie.

Lightweight and Durable: The Dahon Hit Frame

At the heart of the Dahon Hit lies its expertly crafted aluminium frame. Lightweight yet sturdy, this frame ensures that your rides are quick and efficient, without compromising on durability. It's like having a trusty steed that's ready to tackle any commute, while still being easy to carry when folded.

Smooth Shifting for Every Occasion

Whether you're hitting the hills or cruising along the flats, the Dahon Hit's 6-speed Shimano drivetrain has you covered. With smooth, precise shifting at your fingertips, you'll feel like a maestro conducting a symphony of gears. Find your perfect rhythm and enjoy the ride, knowing that you have the flexibility to adapt to any changes in the road ahead.

20" Wheels: The Sweet Spot for Folding Bikes

The Dahon Hit features 20" wheels, which strike the ideal balance between portability and performance. These wheels are large enough to provide a stable, comfortable ride, absorbing bumps and shocks from the road. Yet, they're compact enough to allow for easy folding and storage. 

Fold it, Store it, Love it

One of the standout features of the Dahon Hit is its ability to fold down into a compact package. Measuring just 820mm x 350mm x 660mm when folded, this bike can easily be stored in your apartment, office, or even the boot of your car. No more worrying about bike storage or theft – simply fold your Hit and carry it with you wherever you go.

Designed by Folding Bike Experts in California

Dahon is a brand synonymous with innovation and quality in the world of folding bikes. Founded in California, Dahon has been perfecting the art of folding bike design since the 1980s. With the Hit, they've created a bike that embodies their philosophy of "Freedom Unfolds" – a bike that gives you the freedom to ride, explore, and live life on your own terms.

Dahon Hit Folding Bike Tech Specs

Frame Alloy frame, lattice forged hinge
Fork Hi-tensile steel blades and steerer
Number of Gears 6
Brakes Aluminium V-Brakes, Winzip v-brake
Wheels 20" aluminium rims
Tyres Town and city tyre
Chainset 52T w/double guard
Cassette/Freewheel Freewheel 14-28t
Chain 6-speed
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur Dahon custom RD-M200 6S
Shifters Grip shifter
Handlebars 580mm Alloy
Seatpost Dahon Alloy 33.9mm x 580mm
Saddle Dahon ergo comfort
Pedals Black, folding pedals
Approximate Weight 12.06kg
Folded Dimensions L:820mm, W:350mm, H:660mm
Accessories Pannier Rack: Yes, Mudguards: Option available


We can confidently say the Dahon Hit is a top-tier folding bike. Its lightweight aluminum frame and 6-speed drivetrain make it a pleasure to ride, while its compact folding size and durable construction make it incredibly practical for daily use.

One of the things we love most about the Hit is its versatility. Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or a newcomer to the world of folding bikes, the Hit has something to offer. Its adjustable handlebars and seat post allow you to find the perfect riding position, while its responsive handling and smooth ride quality make it easy to navigate any terrain.

Of course, no bike is perfect, and the Hit does have a few areas where it could be improved. Some riders may find the saddle a bit firm for longer rides, and the folding mechanism, while sturdy, can take some practice to master. However, these are minor quibbles in the grand scheme of things.

Overall, we highly recommend the Dahon Hit for anyone looking for a high-quality folding bike. Its combination of performance, practicality, and style make it a standout choice in a crowded market. Whether you're commuting to work, exploring new cities, or simply looking for a fun way to get around town, the Hit is more than up to the job.