Advice for newbie: Citizen Gotham2 vs Origami Cricket
I recently decided to get a bike and wanted to get a folder after seeing one in the park magically appearing from the trunk of a car...
I have been bikeless for about 18 years after owning a Soviet made 'Kama" folder (pretty sure nobody outside of USSR ever heard of it). I am 5'10" about 175 lbs and need a bike for some casual city riding and occasional park trail rides. I live on the top of a small hill so multi-speed would be my preference. My budget is around $350-400.
I have spent multiple hours on this forum reading threads and searching internet and kind of narrowed down my options to Citizen Gotham 2 and Origami Cricket.
They are similarly priced, weigh the same and both look cool
. Cricket offers much more for a price (disk brakes, suspension), but is relatively unknown and I could not find a good review even on this forum. Citizen has mush more reviews online and majority are positive.
I have seen some people here buying Origami bikes, but did not report their experience: initial bike quality, quality of suspension, how does it ride... Also the origami web-site says it has 6 speeds, but the you tube video mentions 7 speeds.
If anyone has either Gotham 2 or Cricket bike, could you please share your experience.