ebike for hauling paddle board?

flipper

Member
I'd like to see if there's an ebike that'll haul a 25 lb stand up paddle board, using either the attached-craddle design or a trailer of some sort. It'd be used mostly on a paved bike path, as well as a few residential streets. Terrain is relatively flat. Distance is 2-3 miles each way. I do require a step through design. If it matters, I'm 160 lbs and 6' tall. Price range: I dunno, around $2k?
I'm just starting to look so I'd sure appreciate some help.
Oh -- this might be impossible, but a bike that i could travel with would be awesome. I'd be using it mostly in the great NE but I also spend months at a time in FL, so I'm hoping maybe to kill two birds w/ one stone and get one ebike to use in both locations. If possible. And it might not be. Minivian would be mode of transportation. Are any of these ebikes light enough to hang off a back-of-van mounted bike rack?
thanks!
 
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pxpaulx

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There might be a few bh easy motion bikes that could fit the bill as far as the design you are looking for. You won't have trouble with the distance given your weight and the distance. Might even be able to look at a folding option like the e-joe epik and epik lite.
 

Ravi Kempaiah

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I use Burly Travoy with Neo Jumper and I haul 40lbs of grocery. No problem. Love the simplicity and versatility.
Actually, I have read about people hauling paddle board on this one.
Check this out: http://www.burley.com

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Also, the video review is here:

 

stevenast

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The folders that @pxpaulx mentioned are pretty nice, you don't even need the rack then, just toss it in the back.

I test rode the Epic and also the Easy Motion Prox and they were "babe magnets". Got a couple smiles and one woman stopped me to talk: "Is that a bmx bike for adults?", she asked. Turned out she used to own some kind of (I think Yamaha) scooter.

Anyway, 20" ebikes are a lot of fun, and mostly can fit your price range, especially with a bit of a discount. Maybe not great for ultra-long rides, but it doesn't sound like that's what you're going to be doing.
 

pxpaulx

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My wife rides the original epik lite, but I have to admit it is allot of fun to hop on! It is also a nice, minimal bike that is still relatively light. Looks like the improvements for the 2015 model make it an even better buy and it is right in your price range. Might be able to configure a holder with the rear rack too.
 

flipper

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thanks, all, i'll be looking strongly at the e-joe. my paddle board is 10' long, so figuring out how to transport it will take some brain work.
 

Brambor

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I think Yuba recently announced new cargo bike but here is their older model with a set up for SUP :

 

flipper

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brambor: did not see your post until now. that is one sweet-looking bike. meanwhile ....

my ejoe epik arrived today. since i'm single, i unpacked it in the house, where i charged it and it will spend the night, until its first ride tomorrow. looks like the newest epiks have longer fenders and the rear rack has been lowered. maybe it's the court effect at work? if so, good job! there may be other tweaks to it that i am not aware of. all i can say is, man, that's a sweet looking stealthy ride.

will post more pix once i get a surfboard carrier fashioned.

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