|Me and the 2009 Curve SL|
Previously, I never even took a second look at smaller folding bikes.
But after seeing them in action and how fast they can become, I slowly grew on it.
After picking up my 2009 Dahon Curve SL, I slowly outfitted it with a Cateye Velo wireless cyclometer, a light for cycling at night.
I also installed my black arclite rack on the bike.
This proved to be useful as I am able to mount my Ortlieb frontroller panniers on it.
So, when it comes to riding this little fella, I must admit that it took some getting used to.
Compared to my Speed P8, I have to lean forward a bit as the bike is pretty low.
Its meant more for medium and small built people.
Handling wise, the Curve SL is pretty solid.
Its highly manouverable and is pretty nippy on the road.
The Schwalbe Marathon racer tires that comes stock standard is also pretty fast.
It free rolls better than by Schwalbe Big Apple.
The SL is much lighter than its popular cousin - Curve D3.
Speaking of bikepacking, now, I can look forward to lugging the Curve SL into the city centre.