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BIKES - Ciao P8




Ciao P8



Say “hello” to the friendliest folding bicycle around. With an ultra low step over frame design, the Ciao is perfect for anybody looking for a sophisticated bike for getting around town. It’s especially suitable for inexperienced riders intimidated by high frames, riders with back or leg injuries, or riders wearing skirts. The Ciao includes a full complement of accessories: front and rear lights to keep you safe and visible at night, hub dynamo to power the front light, mud guards to keep you clean, and a sturdy rack to carry your things. Voted “Bike of the Year, 2006” in the Netherlands, a country that knows a thing or two about bicycles.


Custom-drawn Sonus 7005 aluminum frame tubing with Lattice forged hinge and forged drop-outs

GroundFloor™ low step through frame design



Patented Fusion technology adds front end strength and stiffness


Patented DFS technology for a fast and easy 15 second fold



New P8 version equipped with Shimano Nexus 8 speed hub



Dahon Premium component package






COLOUR: Plymouth Bronze
GEAR INCHES 28" - 86"
DISTANCE: SEAT POST TO HANDLEBAR Min: 650mm (25.6") Max: 665 (26.2") DISTANCE: SADDLE TO PEDAL Min: 575mm (22.6") Max: 950mm (37.4")
FOLDED SIZE 31 x 64.5 x 82 cm (12.2" x 25.4" x 32.3")
WEIGHT P8: 14.7 kg (32.3 lbs) fully equipped
FOLDING TIME 15 seconds
SUGGESTED RIDER HEIGHT 142 cm - 193 cm (4'8" - 6'4")
MAX RIDER WEIGHT 105 kg. (230 lbs.)
FRAME L Series, 7005 aluminium alloy, custom-drawn Sonus tubing, forged Lattice hinge, EmBed and ViseGrip technology
FORK Integrated, patented Fusion technology
HANDLEPOST Radius ProLite, patented Fusion™ technology, forged aluminium, patented InSide™ lock
HANDLEBAR 6061-T6 aluminium, riser
HEADSET Dahon Fusion, Zero stack, cartridge bearings
GRIPS BioLogic™ Ergo, AirFlo™ design, reflective end plugs
SADDLE BioLogic™ AirFlo™, Mojo Groove design
SEAT POST BioLogic™ suspension seat post, 40mm travel, forged clamp SEAT CLAMP Dahon Turtleneck clamp
FRONT BRAKE Kinetix SpeedStop V brakes, stainless flex noodle, stainless link and anchor bolt, "SilentGrip" ceramic brake pads
BRAKE LEVER BioLogic V, ultra-smooth machined pivots, Kraton insert CABLES AND HOUSING Dahon LiveWire, SIS housing, slick cable
FRONT HUB BioLogic™ Joule dynamo
REAR HUB Shimano Nexus 8, freewheel
SPOKES 14G, stainless, brass nipples
RIMS Kinetix Comp, doublewall, CNC machined sidewalls, wear line indicator
TYRES Dahon Special Edition Schwalbe Marathon Racer, 85 psi, Qualifier Compound casing, RaceGuard puncture protection, Reflex
SHIFTERS SRAM or Shimano Nexus
CRANKSET Kinetix Wing, cold forged 6061 aluminium crank arms, hand-polished BOTTOM BRACKET Cartridge, sealed bearings
CHAIN KMC Z610RB, RustBuster
PEDALS Suntour folding, non-slip
CHAINGUARD Full chainguard
MUDGUARDS SKS Mini 20, stainless hardware
RACK ArcLite, tubular aluminium, with rack straps
FRONT LIGHT Hella MicroFF, Halogen, dynamo powered
REAR LIGHT Hella Premium, light and on-off switch
KICKSTAND Aluminium, Dacromet bolt
CLIP SYSTEM Magnetix™ system
ACCESSORY Reflective pants clip, Rear Rack, Mudguards, Bell, Reflex Tyres, Post Pump, Dynamo & Lights.

FREE TUNE-UP - a £30 value!
Dahon requires all of their bikes to be checked and adjusted by a trained bicycle mechanic before riding.
This activates the warranty and you can then upgrade to a lifetime warranty simply by sending the warranty card in.
Without this service, you'd have to bring your bike down to the local bike shop for a tune up before riding and you'd get charged up to £30.
We offer this service for free, so when you get your bike from us, all you have to do is unfold it and you can start riding.

*Note: These are Dahons standard model specifications. We do our best to ensure that the specifications listed here accurately reflect the exact parts found on our delivered bikes. However, component changes do occur for various reasons and there may be brief delays on site updates. Dahon reserve the right to make component changes without prior notification, which may cause discrepancies with the information listed on the web.


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