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Would anyone care to share their experiences (good and bad) with various folder-specific accessories?

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Lately I've found myself regretting my original decision not to put a rear rack on my Dahon Speed.  I'm considering adding one now.  Do any of you have experience with any of the following racks (especially on the Speed) that you'd like to share?  I have both a trunk bag and standard panniers.

Traveller
Arc rack
ArcLite

If you have a rack on your Dahon, do you feel that it affects the ease and speed of folding and/or your ability to bag the bike once it's folded?

I have a 2006 Dahon Mu XL, which came with a rack (ArcLite). It has never interfered with folding. A trunk bag (aka "microwave") works nicely. However, panniers are afflicted with "heelstrike". I made an extension out of aluminum bar stock which worked well on a 100-mile bike-to-work trip a few years ago. It was a quick-release design, but I haven't used it much. Some racks (Traveller) are much higher for heel clearance, but I have no experience with them. I would probably choose a Dahon-branded rack, which would be sure to fit. See your dealer to make sure.

Steve

Anne Alt said:

Lately I've found myself regretting my original decision not to put a rear rack on my Dahon Speed.  I'm considering adding one now.  Do any of you have experience with any of the following racks (especially on the Speed) that you'd like to share?  I have both a trunk bag and standard panniers.

Traveller
Arc rack
ArcLite

If you have a rack on your Dahon, do you feel that it affects the ease and speed of folding and/or your ability to bag the bike once it's folded?

Any recommendations to a hand grip or handle when a bike is folded?

Try the Ergon grips, they can be found on amazon or rei

I ended up using this little monster. It's been great for the Metra.

I have a Brompton bike and so far I really like the way bags attach to it. It has a weird luggage block and you strap (or use specifically made bags) to attach it to the front frame. It also has a rear rack that is pretty useful. 

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