I suspect Dahon heard our insistence that they lighten up their bikes, cause they built a super light one, and equipped it with SRAM Red components.
Best part is it climbs … for reals. With the Ergon grips (also has the built-in Seatpost pump) and bar ends, you can use your whole body to grunt up the steepest hills.
It’s been a mystery to me why weight hasn’t been on the minds of product managers of folding or urban bikes. It’s not just roadies that can appreciate a 20 pound bike; especially on the steep climbs when it’s loaded up for the commute. Taking 5 pounds of a bike makes an enormous difference in the travel load and overall performance. In its category, the Mu Ex is hard to beat.
Next refinement we’d like to see is a mechanism to better hold the bike together when it’s folded.