Giant Cargo E-bike with 28mph motor

Ravi Kempaiah

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I tested this bike over the weekend and I was pleasantly surprised!
It is extremely beefy with a solid frame and can easily carry 250 lbs of cargo + rider.

It comes with Giant (Sync)-Yamaha motor with a top speed of 28mph and an internal gear hub. I was able to hit 26 mph without much effort.
Also, both brakes were 4-piston Tektros and had a dropper post to boot.
The retail price was just above $5000 and I think it would be a worthy competitor to Yuba and Tern cargo bikes. The compartment behind the seat is a small cargo space.

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Dewey

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I’m sure there‘s a market for Class 3 cargo bikes in the suburbs where speed helps cope with distances, but I’m not sure they’re a great idea in urban areas. Here in Arlington, VA, for example there is a 15mph trail speed limit, and the wording of local trail regs, particularly those managed by the Park Service, prohibit anything above Class 1 or 2 from riding on local trails and the side paths on the bridges to DC. When you ride into the District of Columbia their municipal regs only permit Class 1 & 2 ebikes to use bike lanes and on-street bicycle infrastructure like the growing network of PBL’s. The market for a 5-grand longtail cargo ebike around here is mostly parents wanting the utility for the school run, grocery shopping, and family cycling, and when surveyed they say they want to ride on bicycle infrastructure wherever possible. I expect it’s possible to lower top speed using the display but still a Class 3 cargo ebike does not make sense here.
 
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Explorer-1

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Pretty nice looking cargo bike, if it can really be delivered for $5000 and is reliable. What brand is the IGH, the warranty period, and does warranty cover the drivetrain?
 

Explorer-1

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I’m sure there‘s a market for Class 3 cargo bikes in the suburbs where speed helps cope with distances, but I’m not sure they’re a great idea in urban areas. Here in Arlington, VA, for example there is a 15mph trail speed limit, and the wording of local trail regs, particularly those managed by the Park Service, appear to prohibit anything above Class 1 or 2 from riding on local trails and the bridges to DC. Not that there is any enforcement currently, but it does open riders to liability issues. I expect it’s possible to lower top speed using the display.
I don't think anyone is considering taking this bike on trails? Depending on the drivetrain the high speed may be necessary to get the motor rpm in the right range for maximum torque, especially when the battery is at 50% SOC.
 

Deacon Blues

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I wonder if the bottom part of that storage box is another battery.

A small lockable compartment behind the seat would be great for small items, like gloves, snacks, rain jacket, etc.