Mezzo http://www.stuff.tv/mezzo/all en-GB Mezzo D9 http://www.stuff.tv/mezzo-d9/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When it comes to folding bikes, there are two brands that stand out – Brompton and Dahon. So how come we’re recommending a Mezzo, then? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="448" height="334" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mezzod9_1.jpg?1364300150" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Brompton and Dahon may be synonymous with the folding bike, but Mezzo deserves to be included the same origami-loving group. Its D-9, designed by ex-Marin mountain bike guru and Formula 1 engineer Jon Whyte, hits a perfect sweetspot of weight, price, gearing, folding size and simplicity.&nbsp;</p> <p>Dahon’s 26in wheel models are great for using standard components and for their handling, but they don’t fold small. Bromptons, meanwhile, fold quicker than the Mezzo, but cost much more for anywhere near the same specification.&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £645.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The D-9 is the in-town folding rideabout that doesn’t cost or weigh a ton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/mezzo-d9-0 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/mezzo-d9/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/mezzo-d9/review#comments D9 Mezzo Transport Mon, 22 Oct 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 8048 at http://www.stuff.tv Mezzo D9 http://www.stuff.tv/d9/mezzo-d9/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Mezzo D9 was designed by ex-F1 designer Jon Whyte and is replete with great design touches to make the folder a swift and stable commuters friend </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="448" height="334" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mezzod9_0_0.jpg?1364300808" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Designed by ex-F1 designer and lately UK mountain bike supremo Jon Whyte, the Mezzo is a classic folder, tricked out with neat design touches.</p> <p>It takes 20 seconds to put together and you couldn’t injure yourself with this model even if you were really trying – the catches are brilliantly designed and the fold is simple, once you master it.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £645.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Mezzo D9’s excellent design makes for a smart, small fold and nippy bike </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/mezzo-d9 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/d9/mezzo-d9/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/d9/mezzo-d9/review#comments D9 Mezzo Transport Mon, 02 Oct 2006 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 2107 at http://www.stuff.tv