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Test ride a Riese & Müller e-cargo or e-bike for a month

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Time to put your pedals where you mouth is. Trust us, we’ve heard all the doubts, fearmongering, and debate over the e-bike trend. But it is hard to argue with e-bikes as a proper replacement for a car in urban (& sometimes even suburban) environments. So utilitarian bike maker Riese & Müller is making it easy to decide for yourself.

Take the Riese & Müller Challenge

Riese and Muller Challenge e-bike test ride Riese & Mueller test ride an e-bike or e-Cargo bike for a month Delite Signature

They’ll let you demo one of their e-bike or an e-cargo bikes for a month for free. So you get to decide if a functional e-assisted bike can make you rethink your daily commute and errand-running – riding either their Packster, Load or Delite e-bikes to leave the car behind.

Riese and Muller Challenge e-bike test ride Riese & Mueller test ride an e-bike or e-Cargo bike for a month Load full suspension cargo bike

We’ve been following Riese & Muller’s cargo bikes and commuters for years, and wouldn’t mind especially putting some time in riding their most recent Load full-suspension e-cargo bike.

e-bike test ride

Riese and Muller Challenge e-bike test ride Riese & Mueller test ride an e-bike or e-Cargo bike for a month Packster

To apply for the e-bike test ride, head to the Riese & Müller Challenge google form from now until September 19. Fill in all the details as to how you will plan to use the e-commuter, and how you will share it on social media. The program is currently open to residents of San Francisco, New York City, Portland, Oregon, and Denver (although you may possibly be eligible also if you live somewhat outside of those.)

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Enter-net
Enter-net
6 years ago

Hopefully the brakes offered are able to stop that much weight.

Curious what Shimano would say if asked whether their SLX/XT category brakes were designed with front cargo weight bikes in mind; not to mention a 3rd party coupler to extend hydro housing out to the front wheel… Most I’ve seen have had poor braking even on flat ground…

These test ride cities aren’t flat.

Samwise
Samwise
6 years ago
Reply to  Enter-net

Running XT M8000 brakes on my Bullitt..I ride with my kid in it on a regular basis, on some gnarly hills. While I would prefer some dual piston calipers for more solid braking, the XTs do a good enough job. I’m the sort to prefer a massive amount of braking power, and my plan is to replace them in the near future, but again, not bad. And the extender wouldn’t affect braking power in any way over that short of a distance

Other Aaron
Other Aaron
6 years ago
Reply to  Samwise

Fit it out with those new 6 piston brakes from hope

Garrett
Garrett
6 years ago

I have a load with two batteries and the class 3 motor.

I’ve ridden Both R&M’s and the eSTEPs Buillet. The load is easily the best of the three.

I despise eMTBs, but the eCargo is awesome!!

Dustytires
6 years ago

I want one so I can take my dog to work! This is the best use of electric powered bikes, light cargo commuters/shoppers. Shimano just came out with a 4 piston brake, and they probably work with the current levers to cut tooling costs. These look like 180 rotors, going to 200s would greatly reduce the rotor temp.

Phil
Phil
6 years ago

The R&M Load has Tektro Brakes – 160 Front 203 Back. Works flawless, even when descending >400hm no problem. No hydrohousing extension needed – Tektro OEM comes with 245 cm housings.

Anyway, i switched to Shimano Zee with jagwire hydrohousing (300cm cut down to 245cm) even if it would have been possible to use Tektro hydrohousing with Zee calipers/lever. Just for the looks, not because it was necessary.

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