Perhaps the holy grail of automobile replacement is the pedal-assist cargo bike. A bike that can carry additional people, loads of gear, and any assortment of things is already more efficient than any car. But to add a electric pedal-assist motor that makes hills and starting from stops nothing? It’s a serious boon that makes cycling a viable solution more and more people. Perhaps the best option on the market for a pedal-assist cargo bike is the Larry vs Harry eBullitt Deore XT Di2, a cargo bike that supersedes the cargo bike label.
The Larry vs Harry eBullitt is based off of the standard Bullitt cargo bike, which uses an alloy frame and steel fork. The eBullitt takes it up a notch with it’s Shimano STEPS pedal-assist drive motor. This motor offers up to 70 Nm of torque, and combines with the 504Wh battery to give riders enough range for a full day of riding and commuting. The bike is designed for package delivery in urban areas like Copenhagen; as such the bike holds up to 397 lb, rider included. With it’s 26” rear wheel and 20” front wheel, the modular cargo bed allows for a myriad of cargo carrying possibilities, ranging from basic boxes to a fully-covered two-child seat option.
How does a cargo bike handle on the road? For many, the long wheelbase and additional weight could be a bit disconcerting. The Bullitt, compared to other cargo bikes, offers a short wheelbase, lower weight, and a well-designed front wheel linkage. As such, it feels much more responsive, faster, and lighter on its feet then the competition. The eBullitt weighs just 49 lb before accessories, meaning it weighs similarly to normal pedal-assist bikes from other brands. Power delivery is linear, and with assist on, the motor is very quiet compared to the competition. Overall, the package is remarkably cohesive, is more than powerful enough for the climbs around Salt Lake City and the mountains around here.
The Larry vs Harry eBullitt XT Di2 uses a Shimano STEPS e8000 drivetrain, the same as Shimano-equipped mountain bikes, and the most powerful assist motor Shimano offers. They pair this to their Shimano Deore XT Di2 1×11 drivetrain, powerful Shimano Zee brakes, Schwalbe Marathon Supreme tires, and an Alex Rims Supra wheelset. All bikes come with fenders, integrated lights (a B&M Eyc headlight and a B&M Secula rear light), and an Abus Amparo rear wheel lock.
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