Introducing TREK’S E-CARGO BIKES FOR KIDDY-CARRYING
Trek has recently unveiled two fascinating e-cargo bikes that are sure to catch your attention. What makes them even more impressive is their ability to transport children, all powered by the incredible Bosch Cargo Line mid-drives.
The Amazing Fetch 2
The Fetch 2 is a unique ‘longtail’ e-cargo bike that stands out due to its extended rear frame, providing a larger cargo area compared to regular bikes. You won’t believe it, but this incredible bike can handle a maximum load of 450lbs / 200kg, including cargo, passengers, and the rider! It can comfortably accommodate up to two children on the rear, with younger ones safely seated in child seats while older ones enjoy the bench seat equipped with optional ‘safari bars’ for extra security.
The Unbelievable Fetch 4
Prepare to be amazed by the Fetch 4, a remarkable ‘long john’ or bakfiets (box bike) design that features a spacious 240-liter front box. This fantastic bike is capable of carrying up to five children simultaneously, utilizing both the front box and rear rack. Each child must not weigh more than 55lbs / 25kg for a safe and enjoyable ride. The front box offers exceptional comfort with two reclining kids’ seats accompanied by headrests and five-point harnesses as standard. Additionally, a rain cover is available for those unexpected weather conditions.
Both Fetch models are equipped with the powerful 85Nm torque Bosch Cargo Line mid-drive, utilizing the advanced ‘Smart System’ for an enhanced riding experience. While the Fetch 2 boasts a 500Wh battery, the Fetch 4 takes it a step further with a 750Wh battery. Notably, the Fetch 4 offers a unique feature with its cable-operated steering, adding an extra touch of innovation to this incredible bike.
Fetch e-cargo bikes release in the UK with April as the expected availability date for the US
The Fetch 2 is priced at US $5,999 / £4,500, while the Fetch 4 is priced at $8,999 / £7,200.
Lectric’s new budget-priced e-cargo bike
If the prices of Trek e-bikes seem too high, take a look at Lectric’s XPedition – the latest offering from the budget e-bike specialists based in Phoenix. There are two versions of this longtail e-cargo bike: the single battery version priced at $1399 and the dual-battery version priced at $1699.
The XPedition is equipped with a 750W rear hub motor and Lectric has made improvements to the control electronics to create a more efficient power delivery system. The new Pedal Assist Wattage Regulation (PWR) Programming allows for an enhanced Pedal Assist experience, providing assistance to the rider up to a certain power level for each PAS setting, rather than limiting it based on speed alone. The single battery has a capacity of 672Wh.
The maximum rider plus load rating is 450 lbs / 200kg. Lectric states that the dual, adjustable seat post paired with a telescoping stem and adjustable handlebar angle allows riders measuring between 4’11” and 6’5″ to ride comfortably.
For more details on the bike, you can read our initial thoughts in our first look review of the Lectric XPedition.
Ride1Up Turris – a capable all-rounder with great value
According to Ride1Up, their latest e-bike, the Turris, features touring tires, hydraulic brakes, and a powerful class-3 capable motor. This makes it an all-around comfortable e-bike suitable for exploration and built with adventure in mind.
TENWAYS REFINES CGO 600 IN ITS PRO VERSION
Description of the Tenways CGO600 Pro
EBR has already taken a look at the Tenways CGO800, a high-quality, single-speed, belt-driven city e-bike. Now, its sportier counterpart, the CGO600, is getting a makeover in the form of a Pro version.
Upgrades and Enhancements
The original CGO 600 featured a small but highly effective rear hub motor, along with a Gates carbon belt drive. The motor was activated by a responsive and efficient torque sensor. These features remain unchanged. However, there have been improvements made to the Pro version.
Enhanced Battery and Lighting System
The non-removable battery, which was previously housed in the frame, can now be removed for more convenience in charging. Additionally, the battery capacity has increased from 250Wh to 360Wh in the Pro version. Furthermore, the Pro version comes with a frame-integrated 20 Lux, STVZO compliant, IPX4 water-resistant front light.
Continued Lightweight Design
Despite these enhancements, the CGO600 Pro remains impressively lightweight. It has a quoted weight of only 32lbs / 16kg.
Shipping Information and Variants
The CGO600 Pro is set to ship in early March. There are two variants available: the Euro version with a maximum speed of 15.5mph, and the US version with a maximum speed of 20mph. The recommended retail price for the CGO600 Pro is £/$1799.
The Arrival of the FLIT M2 Model
FLIT, a UK-based e-folding bike specialist, is expanding its product line. Alongside their original FLIT 16 model, they will soon be launching a new model called the M2.
If you are interested in pre-ordering the FLIT M2, you can visit their website for more information.
VELoe E-CARGO BIKES NOW AVAILABLE IN THE UK
Ultimate Family E-Bike
Veloe, the ultimate family e-bike, is now offering its Multi longtail e-cargo range in the UK. According to Bikebiz, this impressive lineup comes powered by high-quality Bosch and Shimano mid-drives, starting at a reasonable price of £3549. With its sturdy extended rear rack and spacious front rack, these bikes offer ample carrying capacity. Whether you prefer Enviolo stepless, derailleur, or traditional hub gears, Veloe has various transmission options to suit your needs. Additionally, they provide a wide range of carrying accessories to enhance versatility.
LINUS RECALLS 430 E-BIKES
Important Safety Notice
Linus Bikes is recalling some Cesta 500 and Ero 500 e-bikes due to concerns regarding the fork’s integrity. Although no incidents or injuries have been reported, the company is taking proactive measures to ensure consumer safety. If you own one of the affected bicycles, it is crucial to stop riding it immediately. Please contact Linus Bike to schedule a free fork replacement. Rest assured, Linus is reaching out to all known purchasers directly. For any inquiries or assistance, you can reach their dedicated support team at (800) 615-1534 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday. Alternatively, you can email [email protected] or visit www.linusbike.com/pages/cesta-500-ero-500. To identify the relevant bikes, check for a serial number under the bottom bracket. The recalled bicycles belong to the following series: LXD20100231 to LXD20100420; LXD20100686 to LXD20100830; or LXD20100956 to LXD20101060.