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Origami Gazelle or ZiZZO Campo for first folding bike?

Old 04-27-20, 06:15 PM
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Origami Gazelle or ZiZZO Campo for first folding bike?

I was originally looking in to the Miami Citizen Bike and now feel suaded toward other options... Pls help! It's my first bike ever. I can ride a bike but I've never owned one. Looking for something lightweight, easy to manage as possible with options to carry and go with as much variety as possible (I've seen some note taking bikes abroad or just in their backseat, etc.) Love the idea of throwing it in my car and taking a bike on a trail, anywhere.

So what do you all think? Origami Gazelle vs. ZiZZO Campo? Neither?

Also to note: still considering the Miami Citizen Bike so I can upgrade the seat and tires to the Muffin Airless Tires. Thoughts on those tires?

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We have experimented with non-pneumatic tires and found that the ride quality suffers. Although we didnít experience it ourselves, there are a lot of reports out there of spoke failures with non-pneumatic tires.
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Just for clarification when you say trails I am assuming you mean paved trails or anything other than dirt trails?

I cannot comment on the ZiZZO Campo, but just recently bought the Gazelle for my wife and the Wasp for myself. For extra comfort I have added a cheap Bell brand gel seat that mounts on the existing seat, and can tell you it makes a world of difference! Best $13 spent as far as comfort goes. Just for fun I rode the Gazelle grass and mulch at the park in low gear just to see how capable it is. For me it's manageable and fine for about 20 - 30 yards. Especially if you had to say, cross a patch of grass / dirt to get to another paved trail or something. However keep in mind everyone's physical abilities can vary, I am in no means in shape which is one of the reasons why I got the bikes so the family can go outside and do some sort of physical activity together.

My situation may be different from yours but if I have problems I can make that hour and half drive to the Origami Shop and have warranty work done, and while we are in Richmond we can visit family and friends in the area.

As for the tires, I can only give personal input from riding my dad's bike when he replaced his rear tire (26" Mountain bike) with a foam filled tube I noticed that you could "feel" the surface you were cycling on. Also handling felt " heavy in the back end of the bike too. Just take my experience with a grain of salt since we are talking about a mountain bike and a folding bike.

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For an extra $60 you might consider the Zizzo Liberte. https://www.costco.com/zizzo-liberte...100483464.html The upgrades are well worth the extra few dollars. I don't think you need to be a Costco member to purchase, but if you do, you can easily just "borrow" someone's number to input. It is 5 pounds lighter than the Campo - that's a HUGE difference.
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