Ever since the launch of the short ST this spring, we knew a long tail Specialized Globe Haul LT cargo ebike was inevitable. Now the Haul LT, Long Tail is here, promising 50% more pannier carrying capacity thanks to 2x the rear rack space. That means room for up to three passengers, making this ebike a real family hauler…
Specialized Globe Haul LT long tail cargo ebike
Teased for almost a full year, hauling everything from cacti to kids and groceries, the small-wheeled Globe Haul ebike platform has promised a viable car alternative from the big bikemaker.
But now it’s really ready for the long haul with an extra-long wheelbase and almost three-foot-long rear rack!
Like the ST, the Globe Haul LT is built on a heavy-duty one-size-fits-all alloy frame and 20″ wheels with 3.5″ wide semi-slick tires. A 700w rear hub motor, and the same 772Wh battery powers the Haul LT cargo ebike. That means up to 60 miles of Class 3 ebike pedal-assist at up to 28mph. Apparently, there’s also an optional plug-in throttle adapter. Now that should help you zip around town up to 20mph without needing to pedal. On the one hand, that effectively turns the Haul into a low-speed electric motor scooter. But it also improves rideability when heavily loaded.
Spec-wise the LT is almost exactly the same as the ST. Globe builds it up the same down to the components, brass bell, built-in LED lighting, and MIK rack accessory compatibility.
Yet, thanks to the bigger, beefier & longer frame, the LT bumps up carrying capacity to 200kg / 441lb (including ebike, rider & gear). That’s up 22lbs from the ST. The LT rear rack itself can now haul up to 80kg / 176lb of gear or passengers.
Globe Haul LT – Pricing, options & availability
The new extended Globe Haul LT long tail cargo ebike is now available from your local US Specialized dealer. Pricing starts from $3500, before you start accessorizing. Specialized backs the Haul LT with the same lifetime frame warranty & 2-year ebike system protection as the ST.
Thus, that should reassure your shift into alternate transport.
You can almost infinitely customize it. Pick from optional pannier adapters, a front platform rack, basket & pannier buckets, kids’ seats, a bigger Crew Cab rear passenger seat, new huge rear adjustable cargo rails for the 31″ long rear rack, extra long 30″ rear side bags, and now full-length running boards for multiple rear passengers, too.
Stock is limited of both the new Globe Haul LT and the original ST, according to Specialized. So, act fast if you are feeling like one less car is in your immediate future.