pwa wrote:reohn2 wrote:FWIW I think the Flyte looks nicer than the space frame Moultons but understand why some people would disagree with me on that.
PS,anyone know how much?
The thinking behind the familiar space frame must be that a bike with suspension needs rigidity more than compliance. But this new simplified frame (Flyte picture above) just looks a bit rubbish to me. That front join at the head tube is being asked to do a lot of work. It is all that there is to resist twisting between front end and the rest of the bike, and it is a very small area of weld. I associate that sort of thing with bottom of the range cheapo bikes.
My comment was based purely on aesthetics,though there are a lot of bikes about that aren't at the bottom end of the market with the same feature,Brompton for one,Tern for another,neither have had problems with that joint AFAIA and neither have front suspension to ease the load on it.
EDIT,Just remembered Bike Friday is similar,a quality bike IMO.