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Old 03-04-21, 04:34 PM
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LeeG
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Originally Posted by samkl View Post
Nothing to add... just would love to hear people's thoughts on this. We're looking at getting an e-cargo or regular cargo bike for potentially carrying a kid, and it'd be interesting to see what people's experiences are.
Iím now a granddad but when my girls were little the bikes with dedicated child seats were Schwinn Varsity converted to upright bars and I stayed off the roads. Awful handling all around. Fast forward twenty years I had a Kona Ute long tail and I did not like how it handled. Donít know if it is typical of long tails or unique but Iíd rather ride a touring bike with trailer than it. Then I test road a front loader Larry vs Harry Bullitt and was blown away by itís stability. It takes some getting used to and the 20Ē front wheel isnít something Iíd want for rough dirt roads but for a heavy load carrying e cargo bike on paved roads Iíd go that. Pricey as hell esp with mid drive motor so review what 80% of your use is and go for that. Lots of general use bikes with long chainstays can satisfy utility bike needs.
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