A few years ago a new trend made some ripples in the bike world... the Mini-Velo. The concept was a bike that looked and fit and felt like a conventional bike, but with 20" wheels, so it was more compact and more nimble than a conventional bike. Very popular in Japan, and somewhat popular in some US cities, Dahon joined the movement and added the feature of folding! The Smooth Hound is a really great riding bike, and is definitely more compact than your "normal" bike, AND it folds to become even more compact. Originally $1099, we've had this one longer than we'd hoped, so we've marked it down to $899.