Dahon Speed D7
Budget folding bike
When it comes to value, experts say the Dahon Speed D7 is a clear winner. The Dahon folding bike has a stable and smooth ride that belies its budget price tag, and seven speeds give it decent gearing options for moderate hills. The foldable bike comes with a good number of commuting accessories for the price, including fenders, a kickstand, chain protector and a rear rack. The folding mechanism is quick and easy to use, and the bike only takes about 15 seconds to fold, according to Dahon. The Dahon Speed D7 is also remarkably stable for a bike in this price range, and most reviewers are impressed with the ride quality. Like most budget folding bikes, the Dahon Speed D7 is pretty heavy at 28 pounds. It's also not as compact when folded as some other foldable bikes, measuring 11.7 inches by 30 inches by 25 inches. Even so, reviewers say the Dahon Speed D7 is a great option for budget shoppers.