Today’s post is going to be about the Dahon Mu Uno and the Dahon Speed Uno – a folding bike review that is produced by Dahon, a world leading manufacturer. I purchased this bike last week and have been looking to get some details down about it on my blog. Well, firstly – the price, I managed to purchase this model directly from Dahon in America for approximately £500, it was well worth the wait – let me tell you that to begin with. The box it came in was full of polystyrene and bubble wrap to prevent any damage or even scratches to the bike. It did an amazing job and my new Dahon Mu Uno was in perfectly mint condition once I managed to remove it from the packaging. I think my initial thoughts of the bike were overwhelmingly positive, it’s built extremely well and is a very sturdy bike that shows no signs of getting damaged. Dahon have produced a quality product here and I think it’s going to be deserving of its top position in many people’s eyes. I’m not sure which of the Mu Uno or the Speed Uno is my favorite, however I will say that they are both premium models and it really is quite difficult to pick between the two of them. They both have the same sized wheels, typical for many folding bikes, they both have single speed gears and they both have no brake handles and their brake functionality works by pedaling backwards – this is something that many people will have to work to get used to because it really isn’t what people are used to as with normal bicycles.
What I will say is that both models are considerably better than the majority of other folding bikes, they look better, handle better on the road, are more transportable on public transport, they fit into small spaces so when you are no longer using them they can easily be stored away and ultimately Dahon are a truly respectable company in the folding bike world. The Dahon Mu Uno and Dahon Speed Uno are also their flagship models so we can trust that they will be excellent value for money too, they clearly have spent a long time designing them and ensuring that they are totally fit for purpose in a range of different situations too. I couldn’t possibly recommend a selection of better folding bikes at this current time, I genuinely do believe that these are the finest ones around, but I’m not saying that I have checked all of the different bikes in the world – but I’ve done my fair share of reading and from all of the folding bike reviews I have managed to take a look at I think that these two models pretty much consistently come out on top too. From everyone here at Ghosts The Play in London we would recommend these bikes too.
So many people are constantly trying to find new ways to keep fit without picking up the phone and ordering themselves a gym membership, I’m not sure what the logic is behind this. It’s obvious to me and to many of my friends that there’s no reason you shouldn’t buy a gym membership, they’re often quite cheap or at least inexpensive. I can’t think of any reason why people have an issue with it, I’ve loved every minute that I have spent in the gym and managed to up all of the weights that I have been lifting consistently since I originally joined about one year ago. Yes, I’ve had to change my diet up considerably and yes it has been a lot of hard work but at the end of the day it hasn’t been a taxing experience that so many people attribute to going to the gym. If I was you, and I wanted to keep fit whilst losing weight and building muscle – I’d recommend visiting your local gym and putting some hours in, I honestly would.
My favorite exercises are definitely the bench press, bicep curls, triceps extensions and of course getting on the treadmill too. Most people say that they don’t like cardio based exercises but in all honesty it is the absolute best thing to get yourself losing weight, apart from just watching your diet obviously. I think that cutting carbs and running is the number one way to keep yourself fit and healthy. If you’re not keen to get yourself to the gym after reading all of this then I’d recommend buying some good running shoes to protect your ankles and then just get out there and start running around your favorite spots. It’s actually a great hobby to have in London because you can see loads of the sights in and around the city without having to drive around or traverse the underground as many people do these days.
It’s difficult to see much of the city when you’re constantly underground or indoors so running is a great way to actually experience the great city that we live in and there isn’t actually too many people doing it at the moment. But what a great opportunity we all have to get outside and try now with the summer just around the corner. If you would like to hear about all of the places that I have been visiting then please get in touch and I will find some great places for you to run to wherever you are living. I have a brilliant mobile application that you can all use if you’d like to, just hit me up and I’ll pass on all of the details for you to have a look at and hopefully it helps you along in your journey to getting fit. My subsequent blog post is going to be all about riding Dahon folding bikes around the city, something that is definitely an upcoming trend for many of us here in London.