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Tern's folding cargo bike

Published October 1, 2012

EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN) — Folding bike maker Tern and cargo bike maker Xtracycle have teamed up on, you guessed it, a folding cargo bike, the Cargo Joe C21.

The 26-inch wheeled bike will be sold through each brand's retailers with a MSRP of $999.

The Cargo Joe C21 combines Tern's folding Joe C21 with Xtracycle’s “FreeRadical Classic” kit. The 21-speed bike has comfortable, cruiser-like geometry and the FreeRadical's FlatDeck carries cargo or even an extra passenger.

 “I have been an Xtracycle evangelist for ages and rigged up one of my own Tern’s earlier this summer with a FreeRadical. I put around 100 miles on it in the first week. I took it everywhere,” said Steve Boyd, general manager for Tern in North America. “This is a collaboration long in the making and we expect reception to be very positive as more folks leave the car parked in the driveway in favor of a heavy duty hauler like this.”

The $999 price includes two waterproof cargo bags.

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Tern's Cargo Joe C21

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