Durban One Folding Bike Review - Folding Bike 20
The Durban One is a single speed folding bike designed for recreational rides on flat roads.
- Colors: Gray, White, Red, Blue
- Weight: 29 lbs (13kg)
- Folded dimensions: 6″ x 13″ x 31″ (66 x 33 x 80cm)
- Frame: High-Tensile Steel Frame with Durban B-Type Latch
- Fork: High-Tensile Steel Fork
- Speeds: 1
- Wheels: 20″ Alloy Rims / 20×1.5 Tires / UCP Spokes
- Handlepost: Durban B-Type Steel Handlepost with Security Lock
- Saddle: Durban Comfort Saddle
- Seatpost: Steel Seatpost (Size 550mm)
- Chain: KMC Chain
- Crankset: 48T Steel Crankset
- Brakes: Alloy V-Brake
- Brake Leaver: Alloy Brake Leaver
- Shifter: N/A
- Derailleur: N/A
- Freewheel: 16T Freewheel
- Pedals: Folding Pedals with Reflectors
- Kickstand: Steel Kickstand
- Mudguards: 20″ Wheel Steel Mudguard
- Maximum rider weight: 210 lbs (95 kg)
- Suggested rider height: 4’8″ – 6’3″ (1.40 – 1.90 m)
Overall the Durban One is built with the same quality and components as the the Durban Bay 6. The main difference is that it is a single speed bike. This means it can’t handle big hills and on even small inclines be prepared to do some work. Believe me, if you didn’t think there were hills on your route, you will find them on this bike.
This One is not intended to be a “commuter” bike. It just isn’t practical for longer distances and commuter style travel. I think of the Durban One like my childhood bike’s cool older brother upgrading to 20″ wheels, handle breaks, and the ability to fold. But as cool as it is, I would ride it much the same way – to my friends house just a couple blocks away.
While there are other single speed folders out there, the Durban One is just about the cheapest I could find – less than $250. If you have a few extra dollars you may want to consider the Dahon Speed Uno.
- Low cost
- 20″ wheels
- Comfortable handle grips
- Single speed
- B-Type Latch
If you are a casual rider with limited space, then this could be the bike for you.