Dahon is the largest manufacturer of bicycles in the world with 2/3 market share in 2006.
The company was founded in 1982 by David T. Hon, a Laser physicist and based in Los Angeles, California. with manufacturing plants assembled in the US market.
1. Established history
Dahon was established with a vision of “green” movement, a form of transportation that not only helps people improve and improve their health but also protects the environment for the next generation. With this idea, engineer Hon has been working in his garage for 7 years to create a perfect folding bike that can meet the green criteria. After presenting his invention to a number of investment companies, no one cared. And his brother, Henry Hon, decided to set up their own company, in 1982. Two years later, in 1984, the Dahon folding bike was exported from the assembly line as one of the folding bicycles. most on the market at the time. Under Hon’s leadership – now recognized as the father of current folding bicycles, he and his team of 70 engineers continue with technologies and innovations for compact cars.
2. Dahon’s folding bike product
Most Dahon folding bicycles use a hinged frame design – a folded handle and a hinge on the left, leaving the steering wheel inside. Meanwhile, models like Jifo and EEZZ take advantage of new vertical folding technology.
In 2013, Dahon folding bike company offers 30 folding bike models with wheel sizes from 16 to 26 inches in aluminum alloy material or steel. One of the company’s best-selling cars is Boardwalk – a big wheeled car with a steel frame.
3. Special bike models
In the 1980s, Dahon Classic III with the Sturmey-3-speed Archer was very popular at the time.
In 2008, to celebrate the 25th birthday, Dahon folding bike maker produced a special version based on the Mμ series of MOC XXV bicycles and was welcomed by consumers.
By 2012, marking the 30th anniversary of the company, Dahon produced 300 bicycles folding limited edition in honor of this special anniversary, which was based on the media frame and had sets. High quality carbon material.
Dahon folding bike has won many industry awards for many years, including the prestigious Eurobike award, awarded at the world’s largest bicycle exhibition. Dahon’s prize collection includes:
– US design and creative award 2015
– US bike design and creation award 2015
– EUROBIKE Prize in 2005, 2006 and 2012
– Bicycle award of the year Riets RAI 2006
And other important awards. David Hon, the company’s chief executive and founder, was nominated in 2013 for the U.C. award. Berkeley Excellence in Achievement Award.
Dahon folding bike – the first folding bike company, with innovation and creativity every day, affirms its brand and high quality worldwide, will surely reach further in the future.