Dahon Ciao! D5 Easy Step-Through Folding Bike
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Dahon Ciao D5 folding bike

Dahon Ciao D5  folding bike

Dahon Ciao D5 folding bike

Item # PP-FB-DAH-Ciao-D5
This bike is no longer available. For the new Dahon low step-through folding bike, please check with us about availability of the upcoming Ciao D7, product page coming soon! We also recommend the Tern Swoop D7i, available right now!

Sometimes the straight frame of a folding bike, though lower than most standard bicycles, is still not low enough. The Dahon Ciao! D5 folding bike is the answer to this problem. A low, curved frame makes this bike the easiest folding bike to step over and ride, especially for someone who has never ridden a bike before.

Dahon Ciao! D5 Features:

  • Easy step-through main frame
  • Maintenance-free 5 speed Sturmey-Archer internal hub
  • Folds down to the size of a suitcase in a few easy steps

The 20" wheels on the Ciao! D5 provide enough balance and maneuverability over smaller-wheeled bikes, but still allow for a compact folded package that can be carried on a train, bus, or trunk of a car. It's the most comfortable city bike out there.

Dahon Ciao D5 folding bike video

The new Sturmey-Archer 5-speed hub is a great, maintenance-free option for city riders. Compared to the older Nexus 7-speed hub, the 5-speed is lighter, cheaper, and has the same range of gear options. This bike can tackle any hill with ease.

The Dahon Ciao! D5 folding bike is a great commuter bike. Come in and try it out!

Colors:Baltic (dark blue)
Frame Sizes:1
Gear Inches:39"-87"
Distance: Seatpost to Handlebar:Min: 640 mm (25") Max: 680 mm (26.5")
Distance: Saddle to Pedal:Min: 650 mm (25.4") Max: 950 mm (37")
Folding Size:34 x 74 x 66 cm (13.3" x 28.9" x 25.7")
Folding Time:15 sec
Weight:12.1 kg (26.6 lb)
Suggested Rider Height:142 - 193 cm (4'8" - 6'4")
Max Rider Weight:105 kg (230 lb)
Frame:LA Series, 7005 butted aluminum alloy, custom-drawn Sonus tubing, Lattice forged hinge, patented Fusion and V-Clamp technologies
Fork:Integrated, patented Fusion technology
Handlepost:Radius V Telescope, adjustable, patented Fusion and V-Clamp technologies, forged aluminum
Handlebar:BioLogic Crescent, 6061 aluminum
Headset:Zero stack, cartridge bearings
Grip/Bars Tape:BioLogic Ergo, single density
Saddle:BioLogic Como
Seatpost:Aluminum 34 x 580 mm
Seat Clamp:Dahon Covert, high leverage design
Front Brake:ProMax V, aluminum, linear spring
Rear Brake:ProMax V, aluminum, linear spring
Brake Levers:ProMax V, aluminum bracket/aluminum lever
Brake Cable & Housing:Anti-compression housing, Slick cables
Front Hub:Dahon Mini, aluminum, sealed
Rear Hub:Dahon special edition Sturmey-Archer 5, freewheel, forged 6061 hub body
Spokes:18/8 stainless steel, brass nipples
Rims:Aluminum, ground sidewalls, anodized
Tires:Dahon Rotolo, 20" x 1.75", high pressure 65 psi, coffee skinwall
Shifter(s):Sturmey-Archer 5
Rear Derailleur:Sturmey-Archer 5
Crankset:Cold-forged 6061 aluminum crank arms, hand-polished
Bottom Bracket:CH
Chain:KMC Z410 or SRAM
Pedals:Suntour folding, non-slip
Cable & Housing:Anti-compression housing, Slick cable
Chainguard:Full chainguard
Kickstand:Dahon Double stand
Clip System:Magnetix system
Luggage Bracket:Luggage Socket, frame integrated
Rack:Arclite, aluminum, integrated luggage strap
Accessory:Wheel Reflectors:Optional
Front & Rear Reflectors:Yes
Dahon HoldAll Basket

The Dahon HoldAll Basket is a large, sturdy basket specifically designed for the Dahon folding bicycles. You must have the Dahon Luggage Truss, as well as a mounting bracket to use this basket.

Dahon HoldAll Basket
Dahon CarryOn Cover and Bag

The Dahon CarryOn Bag doubles as a protective cover for your folding bike, as well as a carrying case. Just fold it up and stow it in a small saddle bag while you're riding!

Dahon CarryOn Cover and Bag
Dahon Body Bag

The Dahon Body Bag is a great solution for storing a Dahon folding bike under a bed or behind a couch. Half-folded, a slim Dahon folding bike can now hang from a closet door, or slide under a bed using this padded bag.

Dahon Body Bag
Biologic Reecharge

Wish you could charge your phone or iPod from your bicycle wheel dynamo? Now you can! The Biologic ReeCharge is a 1.6 Ah battery that stores enough battery life to juice up your phone on the road. You can also charge it via USB or through a computer.

Biologic Reecharge
Axiom Trunk Bag

The Axiom trunk bag fits perfectly on the rear rack of your bicycle. Strap it on with Velcro straps and load it up with your lock, work clothes, lunch, or whatever you like! The water resistant polyester keeps everything dry on rainy days

Axiom Trunk Bag
Dahon Ciao D5, A Comfortable Folding Bike

The Dahon Ciao D5 is a really friendly folding bike. It has a few nice features, including a very low step-trough frame, which make it perfect for people looking to take a relaxed approach to bike riding. If you like to cruise down boardwalks, glide down river front bike paths, or just run some errands on a bicycle, the Dahon Ciao is perfect for you. Let's take a closer look at the Ciao D5.

Gearing on the Ciao D5

The Ciao folding bike is designed to be able to make climbing hills and geting around easy. The key to that setup is the 5 speed internal gear hub. An internal gear hub is a gear box that contains all your gears, sealed in a cylinder and protected from corrosion and moisture. It is a maintenance free system that is found on many folding commuter bikes. This system not only protects your drivetrain from a lot of wear and tear, it also allows you to shift gears without pedaling - even at a stand still - with a flick of the wrist.

The Ciao D5 step-through frame

Ciao D5 step over frame Many people complain that although they love biking, they hate getting on and off their bike. Why? Because they have to swing their leg uncomfortably over the seat as they get on and off. Dahon understands this concern and agrees, why should any aspect of a bike be uncomfortable.They've taken this view to heart with the Ciao folding bike which is so easy to step over you'll be happy to stop and look at the roses whenever you want. You only have to raise your foot about 6 inches, the height of a single stair, to step over this folding bike.

Feature loaded Ciao D5 setup

The Ciao D5, because it's intended as an everyday family bicycle, comes equipped for regular use. A set of fenders will keep puddles from splashing up on you while you ride and a rear rack allows you to take a few things with you for your rides. A newspaper, lunch, and a sweater perhaps? With a rear rack you'll be able to stop on your way home to get some groceries or run errands around town, the fenders will keep you dry and happy. Folding bike commuters love fenders.

Extra goodies from Dahon

In addition to the fenders and rack your Ciao D5 folding bike comes with a battery operated rear light for added safety. It also has a full chain cover to keep your pants clean and grease free as you ride. These two features are just another way of Dahon saying, this is the perfect bike for everyday use. They really intended the Ciao D5 as a bike to meet all challenges.

It's compact, it folds, it's easy to ride, you can do anything with it. The Dahon Ciao D5 folding bike is really one of the coolest and most relaxed folding bikes Dahon has produced yet. We really like to look and feel of this one and we think you will too. If you want an fun and laid back folding bike the Ciao D5 is right for you, visit the Ciao D5 product page for all the details.