In 1982, DAHON ignited the folding bicycle revolution with the introduction of the DAHON Folder, the forefather of most modern-day folding bicycles. Today, DAHON is recognized as the world leader in folding bicycles.
You can expect more from your authentic DAHON folding bike. With a new dynamic frame design and road ready speeds, DAHON bikes are star performers on back roads or city streets; bridging the gap between high intensity jaunts and leisurely city outings.
Unfortunately, as the leading folding bike manufacturer DAHON, is dealing with the ongoing threat from counterfeiters. As one of the first western brands to enter the Chinese bicycle market, the company is a target for counterfeiting and piracy. The number of fake DAHON's on the online market place has risen 10 - 20 fold in the last two years, resulting in increased spending on fraud-fighting measures equal to $200,000 and the employment of four members of full time DAHON staff to deal with the issue.
DAHON is instrumental in the fight against counterfeit products in China. Every authentic DAHON bicycle comes with a serialized 3D holographic label that can be validated on DAHON's online authentication system at www.dahon.com.
Every authentic DAHON bicycle comes with a serialized 3D holographic label that can be validated on DAHON's online authentication system at www.dahon.com.
The holograms are designed to be tamper resistant and difficult to replicate.
To check your DAHON's serial number, look on the bottom bracket which houses the crank.
If you have a Chinese market model, you will find it on the front of the headset. On some older models it may be on a rear chain or seat stay.
The trademarked DAHON name and logo is a proprietary font. Being unique to DAHON, is is usually not correctly reproduced on counterfeit DAHON products.
When in doubt, check the DAHON website, or visit an authorized DAHON retailer.
Could you identify this DAHON bike sold on a popular China website as a counterfeit?
If you can't, you should be buying authentic DAHON bikes and products from authorized DAHON retailers.
A variety of convincing colors and features may lead you believe you are buying an authentic DAHON bike, but you can be easily deceived.
This counterfeit DAHON bike is offered on a popular China website.
If you didn't look closely at the bike in this China internet advertisement, you would think you the ad was for a DAHON bicycle.
Deceptive advertising practices are designed to confuse you, and an infringement on DAHON's product and trademarked logo.