Interbike 2011: Origin-8 and Sun bikes

We saw some cool and inexpensive “niche” bikes from Origin-8. Of course, to us, these aren’t so niche-y…

Their line of folding bikes—aptly named F1, F2, and F3—ranges in price from $250 to $375, perfect for a spare bike to stash in a camper or even your car trunk. The top-end F3 has external 7-speed shifting and includes rack and fenders.

Pictured here is the Bully, a compact, urban bike with 20-inch wheels. We get to ride this guy for the rest of the week, so we’ll be brining you more on it later…

Adam, our online editor, took a lot of photos of this next bike, the CX700 steel cyclocross rig, and knew all the stats already—a sure sign of bike lust. It’s offered as a frame and fork in the range of $200-$250.

This is a utili-fun platform and not a straight cyclocross racing bike, with its derailleur- or singlespeed-friendly dropouts, room for up to 2.1”-wide 29er tires, and rack and fender mounts. The cable guides are also removable if you want to go for the clean look.

Sun, a brand from the same parent company as Origin-8, offers cruisers and utility-style bikes, such as this Atlas cargo bike. It’s also priced quite nicely in the range of $700-800. Xtracycle bags will fit on its rear cargo deck.

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