DAHON Anniversary 40 Limited Edition Carbon Folding Bike Launches for Brand’s 40th Year

DAHON Anniversary 40 Limited Edition Carbon Folding Bike Launches for Brand’s 40th Year

ANNIVERSARY 40 by dahon

Folding bike pioneer marks four-decade milestone

Olney, IL, DATE – Following its found in 1982, world leader in folding bikes, DAHON, is celebrating 40 years as an innovative and globally recognized bicycle brand.

The brand has enjoyed four decades of international acclaim and success under the leadership of its founder and inventor, Dr. David Hon. Hon had already established a life and thriving career as a published laser physicist, employed at Hughes Labs, when he could no longer ignore his drive to combat our reliance on polluting and cumbersome cars for transport.

His solution to pollution and congestion is one that has come to be proven time and time again over decades as one of the best routes to a healthier life and planet – the bicycle. Triggered by the oil crisis of the 1970s, Hon wanted to create a truly practical folding bike, that was both small and user friendly enough to overcome those final barriers to cycle commuting. Following a couple years of development and refinement, the first DAHON folding bike was born. It was more compact than any other on the market at the time.

To celebrate 40 successful years, and millions of DAHON bikes folding and unfolding in the hands of happy riders, DAHON is releasing a very special, limited edition, carbon fiber folding bike. With a diamond frame and two sturdy and seamlessly integrated LockJaw hinges, the DAHON Anniversary 40 is a sporty and nimble number that boasts a host of carbon and high-end parts. The Shimano 11 speed derailleur and hydraulic disc brakes deliver real punch, and the whole slick package weighs in at just 9.4kgs (20.7 lbs).

Limited to a run of just 249 units, cyclists who would like to get their hands on the special edition bike should email contact@dahon.com with the subject line “DAHON Anniversary 40 Reservation”. View its full specs here.

For more information please email contact@dahon.com


In 1982, DAHON ignited the folding bicycle revolution with the introduction of the DAHON Convertible, the forefather of most modern-day folding bicycles. Today, DAHON is recognized as a world leader. Spearheaded by the guiding principles of innovation and service, DAHON is committed to creating a quality product, a unique riding experience and green mobility solutions for people leading active, environmentally friendly lifestyles. Headquartered in Illinois, DAHON’s offices, factories, cooperating plants and distributing network reaches around the world. For more information regarding DAHON, please visit dahon.com.