Dahon History In 1982 Dr. Hon introduced the first Dahon folding bicycle to worldwide acclaim. At design competitions around the world, the first Dahon folding bicycle proceeded to win award after award. Full of optimism, Dr. Hon visited major bicycle manufacturers around the world, hoping to find a company to either license his design or build the bike for him. But not surprisingly, none of big companies were interested in his revolutionary new idea. Undaunted and committed to his vision of environmentally-sustainable transportation, Dr. Hon decided to risk everything and build the bike himself. He quit his job, gathered $3 million dollars in venture funding, re-located to Taiwan, and built a factory. By 1983, Dahon folding bicycles were rolling off the assembly line. Today, over two million bicycles later, we can proudly say that Dahon has made a difference. From San Francisco to Amsterdam to Rio de Janeiro to Tokyo, people are using our bicycles to get from point A to point B. Governments are integrating portable folding bicycles into their plans for mass transportation. And every one of those big bicycle companies that Dr. Hon visited 25 years ago have now jumped on the folding bike bandwagon. Dahon Espresso Folding Mountain Bike 21 Speed The Espresso D21 rides full-size and folds like a shot - in just 15 seconds. Recently updated for a faster and more comfortable ride, the Espresso gives you all the comfort of a full-size bike, but folds up flat as a suitcase to be transported anywhere. A perfect ride in town or country! Features Leisurely upright riding position Folds in under 15 seconds Prepped for fitting mudguards and rear rack Dahon FlatPak technology enables the rider to adjust handlebar height and reach Easily fits in your boot, no car rack needed.