One of the cool new trends in electric bikes is the electric cargo or utility bike. These are neat because they allow you to run errands and pick up things while you are out and about. The electric motor gives you a quiet assist with these heavier loads. Combining the electric assist with the ability to easily carry significant cargo makes these bikes a nice alternative to driving a car.
This bike in particular is a new electric cargo bike from Gary Fisher called the Transport +. It looks like it will be available in their 2011 line of bikes. That means that it will probably be available for sale in the fall of 2010.
Here are some brief specs. I will add more as I get more info.
- Aluminum frame
- 350 watt motor
- Battery is housed in rear rack (see picture)
- Cargo bags
- Rear rack (folds up when not in use)
- Front rack
- Front and rear lights
- Wide stance kickstand
- Front disc brake
- Looks like a good component package
That’s about all I know right now. I would love to test ride and review this bike for you. I’ll keep you posted.
Have you ridden an electric cargo bike before? Would you consider getting one? Please leave a comment below.
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