Press Release: DAHON Launches Special 40th Birthday Edition of One of its Best-Selling Models

Press Release: DAHON Launches Special 40th Birthday Edition of One of its Best-Selling Models



May 27 2022, Olney, IL – Folding bikes pioneer DAHON and its founding CEO and president, Dr. David T. Hon, are celebrating DAHON’s time as a globally renowned bicycle technology leader by unleashing a second limited edition 40th birthday model into the market, after its Anniversary 40 carbon bike earlier this year.

The Mariner D8 Anniversary 40 is the latest foldie to come from DAHON’s tradition of bikes created especially for its milestone birthdays. For this occasion of marking its landmark of 40 years as a major folding bike brand, DAHON has worked its magic on one of its most popular innovations, the Mariner D8, a fan and press favorite for multi-modal traveling; a high-quality, lightweight bicycle that perfectly balances 8 speeds with an adjustable stem and handlebar to match the needs of many types of riders and their luggage, for commuting and leisure trips by bus, train or car.

The DAHON team have optimized one of its best-selling models with all of its standout features plus cool retro, Bauhaus inspired decals to create the 40th birthday edition: Mariner D8 Anniversary 40. To top this all off it will be gifted with a kickstand, aluminum rack and full wrap fenders to make it a great worthwhile package for savvy, urban cyclists across the world. A tried and tested 2-point folding mechanism and 8 well-paced gears are sure to help riders in their quest for easy, cost-effective green travel.

In the last few years alone, the Mariner has been roundly praised by the press, having featured in top-rated buying guides in a range of publications such as Rolling Stone, Wirecutter (New York Times), Cycling Weekly, Bicycling and Gear Patrol. With many great reviews online, it’s no wonder that DAHON are releasing a unique version of this model to mark its outstanding legacy in the industry.

The Mariner D8 Anniversary 40 will be available for shipment worldwide from July 2022 onwards. For any inquiries please email Samantha@dahon.com.


Mariner D8 Anniversary 40 FULL SPECS:

Model Number KMA082 40
Weight 12.38kg (27.28 lbs)
Folded Size 65x28x80cm
Frame Lightweight Dalloy Aluminum Sonus Tubeset, Lattice Forged Hinge
Fork Smooth Riding and Stable Hi-Ten Steel Blades

and Steerer

Handlepost Forged Alloy Radius Telescope w/ Fusion Technology, Adjustable
Rims 20″ Lightweight Aluminum
Front Hub DAHON Custom 74 mm Compact Aluminum 20
Rear Hub Aluminum Cassette, Aluminum Sealed
Spokes Sapim Super Light
Tires DAHON Custom 20″ x 1.5″
Cranks Aluminum Arms, 52 Tooth Chainring w/ Guard
Bottom Bracket Sealed Bearing
Chain KMC Z8.3
Cassette Sunrace 11-32T 8 Speed
Front Derailleur n/a
Rear Derailleur DAHON Custom 8-Speed Rear Derailleur
Shifters DAHON Custom 8-Speed Trigger Shifter
Handlebar 6061 Aluminum Flat Bar, 580 mm Wide
Grips DAHON Ergo Comfort
Headset Fusion, Zero Stack, Cartridge Bearing
Brakes Aluminum 110 mm V-Brakes
Brake Levers DAHON 3 Finger Aluminum Lever
Saddle DAHON Ergo Comfort
Seatpost DAHON Custom 6061 Aluminum,

33.9 mm x 580 mm

Pedals DAHON Foldable, PC Body&Cage
Kickstand Lightweight Aluminum
Other Aluminum Rack / full wrap fenders



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.