Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Folding Bike Shortlist - CITIZEN Gotham 2 Review

Will Batman ride the CITIZEN Gotham 2? Let's see in our latest shortlist review -



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Citizen Gotham 2
(from Citizen Bikes)


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Citizen Gotham 2 - Folded
(from Citizen Bikes)

CITIZEN Gotham-2 (USD319) - maybe it's just the Batman thing or New York City itself, but for just over $300 you can't go wrong with this one. With alloy frame, Shimano Tourney drivetrain and 7-speed Revoshift shifter (Req.#1 - Check), this spec is similar to the Tern Link C7. While all other parts are generic brands, Gotham 2 still manages to weigh just 27 lbs (Req.#2 - Check). Surely, the extra $100 to $200 you'll save will go a long long way from Hoboken to Jersey City (Cheers!). Featuring the "C" frame design similar to Dahon C7 and Melon Slice, this is the only bike in the list that features a double bar top tube. And this could be a distinctive design but bordering on the "either you love it or hate it" zone. Perhaps, that's the reason why Batman will ride the Gotham 2 - he knows and shares deeply that "love or hate" thing. I like though the simpler design of Gotham 1, however, it only got one-speed. But CITIZEN will definitely give the other bikes a run for their money if it mates the Gotham 1 frame with a 7-speed drivetrain. I bet you'll see Robin flying in that one over the Brooklyn bridge.

Thank you for following our series of folding bike reviews. We have rounded up the following winners in no particular order:
  • Tern Link C7 - $450
  • Dahon Eco C7 - $499
  • Melon Slice - $407
  • Citizen Gotham 2 - $319

Whichever you choose, you'll end up a big winner. But getting the bike is just the start of your journey to fitness. So next time, we'll show you how to use safely your folding bike and also bring the best spots to ride in New York - New Jersey area. And just remember, if you're Fit for Bike - you're Fit for Life.

"Life is a journey, not a destination." - Ralph Waldo Emerson (Sorry folks, it's not Steven Tyler! lol...)

8 comments:

  1. Hey, Citizen actually has the Gotham2 listed for $319 on their website.

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    1. Thanks. My mistake in the last lines. Will correct right away.

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