Oakland, California based Xtracycle has long demonstrated its commitment to cargo. The second electric bike in its lineup, the new EdgeRunner 10e has a 10-speed drivetrain and manages to come in lighter than the existing limited release 9e. It features the standard EdgeRunner long wheelbase and massive carrying capacity, as well as a suite of add on accessories for you to tailor your ride to your needs. Details after the hump.
The long wheelbase and 20in rear wheel of the Xtracycle EdgeRunner platform makes it stable, low, and pro for loading and hauling kids or heavy goods for a total hauling capacity of 400lbs (if that isn’t enough capacity for you, you can get the sidecar to carry an extra 250lbs). If you’re hauling that level of capacity, a pedal assist motor starts to make a lot of sense, which is one of the reasons Xtracycle has collaborated with Bosch for their e-bike line. With pedal assist levels of 50% to 275% power output and a top speed of 20mph (a Class 1 e-bike), the EdgeRunner electric platforms help you to get you, your family, and your cargo where it needs to be without burning you out. In this configuration, Xtracycle claims a 20-60 mile range depending on loading and road conditions and a 3.5 hour full battery recharge time between trips.
The 10e improves upon the previous 9e model by having an upgraded 10-speed full Deore shifter and rear derailleur. The new model appears to be about eight pounds lighter than the previous one, despite an otherwise similar spec.
The model comes standard with CarryAll Bags and KickBack, If you need to take little ones for a ride, a Family Pack upgrade is available with the Hooptie and U-Tubes to contain little bodies and feet for an additional $250 online (f you have a child younger than 4 years, however, Xtracycle recommends their Yepp Maxi EasyFit seat).
The base package is available for $5,749 and is available in two sizes, S/M (16.5in) and L (18in) fitting people from 5’0″ to 6’2″ in height.