"I would say this is slightly beyond the recommended load limits, but he did make it back to the shop with all lumber in tow :-D"Read More
3/15/13 7:19 PM
Abigail writes, "I LOVE [the Electric EdgeRunner] and am having a blast using the electric assist. My four year-old, last night as we were getting back on the bike at daycare to commute home, said, "We have the best bike in the whole world." And this is a kid who's only ridden it in cold, windy weather!"
Living in Oakland it's (incredibly) rare that we have snow days, but the East Coast has real winters and folks that need a bike that can get them over hill and dale in a variety of conditions. Abigail lives out on that side of the country and has been putting the Electric EdgeRunner through it's paces, carrying her kids all over town and up some pretty incredible hills - the kind of hills where the electric assist isn't an option, it's a necessity.
Keep riding, and more importantly, keep having fun!Read More
2/25/13 5:20 PM
"I use it everyday. Love it," says Mark (above), who may be one of the first SUP-toting Xtracycle-ists we've seen. He's using a Wideloader and Longloader, plus just a bit of pipe foam to get his board to the water - certainly easier than lifting a SUP onto the top of an SUV, and way more fun.
He's out in the Sunshine State, which is rapidly becoming a hotbed of Xtracycle activity. Fuel Free Recreation in Naples, Florida is one of our newer dealers but they really know their stuff and have been great at introducing Neopolitans to the longbilke lifestyle. Check them out at their site.Read More
2/15/13 11:53 AM
Alex wrote in to share this Xtracycle conversion of a 20 year old Trek 950, and a bit of his story with this bike and Xtracycle:
"This is my 6th Xtracycle I've built, and I also had a BigDummy that I recently sold to a Big Dummy owner that got his stolen. I've got to say it is the best one yet, using a 20 year old American-built lugged Trek bike that took me from London to Sydney in '95. I am glad to be able to ride it again, it's been watching the longs go by, waiting for his turn. Rides beautifully, no flex at all. I've lent or sold most of my other longs, but there is one particular friend of mine waiting for the edge runner, he doesn't believe the others are stiff enough."
"I've got three kids, but haven't yet had three up, I guess I need a Hooptie? Quite a few grannies have ridden on the back, my oldest is about 85, loved it."
2/8/13 6:41 PM
Newly minted Xtracyclist Dennis (left, with the awesome red Xtracycle) chose a chilly first ride with his Xtracycle rig: The BRR!
Now in it's 36th year, the BRR rolls from Perry to Rippey (Iowa) and back again, featuring Iowa beers, bikes, and a complete disregard for the weather. This year kicked off at 14F, which is about 50 degrees below the temperature when most Californians stop biking... Dennis, thanks for braving the weather, and writing to share your adventures!Read More
12/27/12 2:35 PM
Justin of ebikes.ca made this great custom kid carrier over the holiday. He's the guru behind the electrical system on the electric EdgeRunner, and makes all sorts of great stuff for e-bike conversions. As you can see from the photo he's also a skilled fabricator. We wish we were the lucky kid who found this under the tree!Read More
11/30/12 3:35 PM
This mariachi band rolled out to the Tour De Fat in fine style on an Xtracycle with up-cycled deck and running boards. Jackie sent in these photos of her fantastically decked out Xtracycle - the FreeRadical and P-Racks are stock but the deck and running boards are one-of-a-kind, made from junior skis and a snowboard. A great way to reuse material that would have otherwise gone to waste. Kudos Jackie! Read more to see another image of the bike.Read More
11/26/12 1:27 PM
Xtracycle camping in Big Sur: Two thumbs up!
Thanks to Billy for the photo.Read More
11/19/12 4:40 PM
It looks like the MacRhodes family is really enjoying their new Hooptie - Just look at those smiles.Read More
11/14/12 2:32 PM
Asheville Santa out making deliveries!
On an Xtracycle!Read More