We developed the FreeRadical concept as an economic opportunity for rural subsistence farmers to get goods to market, or for bicycle taxi drivers to easily add more capacity to their bike to increase their income.
Who would have thought such a product was so needed in the developed world? Responsible for hundreds of thousands fewer car-trips globally, the FreeRadical is perhaps the most practical, affordable and high impact of ecological solutions you can buy. But it won't just make you feel better, it will make you smile - and it will take you places you never imagined you would go.
We developed the FreeRadical concept 15 years ago when we were young, rich in bikes, and low on cash. FreeRadical will work with most 26" and 700c bikes. It has undergone numerous updates since the early days, but remains a classic design that has converted tens of thousands of bikes worldwide.
FreeRadical X1 adds a scant 12.5 pounds to any bike and increases carrying capacity exponentially. That said, at only 12.5 pounds, FreeRad does not inhibit low earth orbit, as shown.
We developed FreeRadical as a practical solution to a gripping global problem. That said, FreeRadical remains one of the most romantic products ever. Whether you are seeking greater picnic potential, a platform to regale your neighborhood with your favorite iTunes playlist, or simply a second seat to taxi a friend (with or without priveledges), FreeRadical is the accessible, responsible solution for the fast-paced and mechanized world of gadgets and gizmos.
The FreeRadical was the brainchild of inventor Ross Evans and co-founder Kipchoge Spencer. Inspired by cultural change and sustainability, Evans and Spencer spent nearly 10 years popularizing cargo bikes inside a culture of cars and convenience.
"The irony is that now our culture and our economy are so integrated that one of the best ways to create cultural change and social change is by using economic mechanisms...that's why we wanted to start a company"
-Kipchoge Spencer, Xtracycle co-founder
The FreeRadical X1 is a simple and effective commuter and cargo hauler. Featuring our simple yet capable X1 bags - FreeRadical X1 is ready for expansion when the time is right. Fully compatible with all our accessories, the FreeRadical X1 is a popular solution to the need for a versatile cargo bike.