HJM Bike’s latest fat-tire e-bike is a testament to what well-designed bikes are capable of in a world that always seems so laser-focused on cars.
HJM Bike is a startup that aims to design and create professional electric bikes that suit all types of riders at affordable price points.
HJM Transer cargo e-bike
The company’s latest model, the Transer Cargo E-Bike, takes a good deal of the tech and versatility of the Toury lineup, but tacks on features that make it a highly functional electric bike with a passenger seat, or a go-anywhere gear hauler capable of traversing serious distance.
The Transer is built around monolithic, one-piece frame with an incorporated rear rack that can hold a variety attachments, including cargo cages, child seats and more. A front rack also is available to seriously increase capacity. The total payload capacity of the bike comes out to 480 pounds, making it a rival for gas-guzzlers typically needed to carry essentials like groceries across town.
Complimentary footplates and side-stepping boards are included with each bike to make them passenger-ready family cargo bike straight out of the gate. They also come equipped with integrated front, rear, brake and turn signal lights to improve safety in urban environments.
Opposed to the off-road-oriented Toury, the Transer is rigid throughout, making it an efficient road and city rider.
The bike is powered by a 48-volt, 750-watt motor and an LG 48-volt 15A battery that can run for more than 45 miles on a single charge.
Riders can monitor their mileage, battery charge, pedal-assist level, speed and lights through a full-color LCD display that is easily visible in the sun or at night, and is waterproof and rustproof.
The dual-battery design of the bike allows for a second battery to be mounted just behind the crankset, doubling the distance the bike can go. One battery comes with each bike, but buyers can pick up the second for $100 off when they buy them together.
The Transer features a Shimano 1 x 7-speed drivetrain with a range of 14 to 34t, with intelligent pedal assist technology that offers riders five different levels of assistance, including a walk feature the makes strolling along side the bike significantly easier.
The Complete HJM Transer Cargo E-Bike sells for MSRP $2,699. With a second battery, it goes for MSRP $3,099.
Other parts available to dial in the bike’s setup for families or commuting include an insulated basket bag available for MSRP $59, a quick-release front rack available for MSRP $65, a quick-release basket for MSRP $75 and more.