Sun Bicycle are known mostly, I think, for their industrial trikes and bikes for warehouse use, along with their line of low cost recumbent bikes designed by Easy Racer.
I didn’t realize until today that Sun is the cost leader in longtail cargo bikes with their Atlas Cargo, which is available (complete) for $679.
For that price you get a decent, Xtracycle-compatible frame and low-end components. Joe’s Bike gives you the run down of Sun’s Atlas Cargo positives and negatives. Clever Cycles also took a look (read the comments on that post). Some of the takeaways:
- This is a really inexpensive cargo bike!
- Xtracycle stuff plugs right in!
- It’s ugly – paint, welds, frame design.
- Handles pretty nicely.
- A little bit heavy, maybe, compared to some other more expensive longtails.
- 400 lb load capacity.
- Too bad it doesn’t have side decks.
- Low end components, but they’ll do the job.
- Kickstand could be better, but at least it’s standard equipment on this bike.
- Dirt cheap!
More about the Sun Atlas Cargo Bicycle here. I think Sun is still a part of J&B Importers, one of the big bike part distribution channels, so you can probably order one from any bike shop that has the J&B catalog. H/T to Chris.