The Folding Society
The diBlasi - a brief review
By Clive Hogan
I cycle 2 x 6 miles each day on a diBlasi. My work colleagues tell
me I should get a 'proper' bike but they don't understand the
advantages of the diBlasi. I'd like to explain why this is the perfect,
safe, practical bike for commuting in UK traffic:
- The upright sitting position means you can easily turn your head
to see vehicles behind you. For road safety reasons it is extremely
important that you can turn your head round - without straining your
neck, or losing balance.
- Fast cycling in traffic is dangerous. The Di Blasi encourages a
slow, steady pace.
- The rear pannier is excellent to carry a small briefcase.
- The fitted mudguards and dynamo are essential standard features
for British roads.
- The carbon steel frame and the design is solid and gives a
feeling of confidence on busy roads
- The tyres are thick and the wheels are heavy duty - this is ideal
for uneven UK road surfaces
- The bike has a sprung saddle, in May 2002 I rode in a marathon -
this took 3 hours, I felt comfortable and safe on the bike over a long
- There are other folding bikes, lighter than the diBlasi, also the
components may be lighter, but they will be more expensive and not so
solid and robust as the diBlasi.
- Whoever designed this bike knew a thing or two about cycling.
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Copyright (C)2002 Clive Hogan
Original report: August 2002
Last updated: 30 September 2004