Fun, Instructional Product Videos
Longtail Motion Pictures
These videos are both useful and informative, and most of them appeal to your sense of humor. We've grouped them together below to help you find exactly what you're looking for. Note that some videos may contain individuals riding longtail bikes without helmets. We are not against wearing helmets, but we do sometimes go helmet-free on camera. If you have thoughts for a video you'd like to see in the future - send your thoughts to info[at]xtracycle[dot]com.
A practical tool, for simple living
Riding an Xtracycle is great because it's just like riding a normal, short bike. Steer, turn and navigate just like you would an ordinary bicycle, but with all the benefits of large cargo and passenger capacity.
Riding is believing
It truly is a magical experience riding an Xtracycle. You'll put a smile on strangers' faces, feel liberated from your motorized cage and reawaken your youthful spirit as you cruise and carve on your longtail. Own and ride one and you'll quickly see why people say, "It's changed my life."
The ability to carry passengers, comfortably, on an Xtracycle is one of its best features. Footsies provide a stable platform for your passenger's feet as you truck along, hummin', or singin', the same tune.
Carry your child, safe and secure, with PeaPod LT, our new child bicycle seat designed for your Xtracycle. Adjustable harness, footrests and seating position allows PeaPod LT to grow with your child. You also get a couple great accessories that you can use for the life of your longtail.
So much more useful than your free-loadin' college friends, FreeLoaders will swallow cargo, but will also tuck out of the way when not in use. Their sling and strap design make them flexible for a variety every day items like groceries, laundry, etc. They include a large inner pocket perfect for holding reusable grocery bags, pumps and rain gear. A zippered mesh pocket allows quick access for smaller items like your keys and multi-tool.
Like the concept of a longtail cargo bike, but don't want to ditch your exisiting panniers? Pannier Rack has a welded rail for attaching a wide variety of pannier bags to an Xtracycle. Two large panniers will fit on each rack. Use Whatchamacollars and you can run a one sided setup for the minimalists out there. Formerly known as Adventure Racks
Radish, our first, custom designed complete longtail, is a great workhorse for every day tasks and adventure. But sometimes people need a little more 'oomph' in their ride and electric assist is the ticket for them. We test ride a Radish outfitted with a model by BionX.
Last spring, we offered Big Dummies custom powder coated in the color of your choice. Numerous expecting longtail owners took us up on the offer and now ride their one-of-a-kind Xtracycles with pride. Shown here is a Grapetallic Big Dummy getting built.
Plop a friend, family member or stranger (if you're into that sort of friendly vibe) on your Xtracycle and ride. But be warned, many people will smile at you possibly conjuring up emotions of joy, happiness and freedom.
KickBack, is a sturdy center stand designed to help you load/unload your cargo. It's also designed to work with WideLoaders. This video details the installation and removal procedure for these two products.
Get Classic FreeLoaders to work with new FreeRadicals
Here's a solution for using your old style FreeLoaders (the ones that attach with straps) to attach to the new style braze-on attachments on newer FreeRadicals.
Three Up on a Dummy
Picked up our good friend Abby at the BART station near our apartment using my Surly Big Dummy. Nils, a neighbor who happened to be at the station, shot some video of us riding around.
Peter's truck had some mechanical hiccups on the way to the HQ recently and needed to get it the last mile or so to park it 'til he got it workin'. The Xtra' crew rolled out with three longtails and managed to lose neither life nor limb in another every day adventure.
Claire Rides a Bike
After suffering a dead end relationship far too long, Claire finds the strength to love herself by ditching him for an Xtracycle. Short premiered in the Filmed By Bike Festival 2009.
Check out a short clip of the film crew filming on an Xtracycle.
Camping: Muir Headlands
A weekend camping excursion on Xtracycle longtail cargo bicycles. Started from Ferry Building in San Francisco and headed across the Golden Gate Bridge up into the Muir Headlands. Every day adventure, at it again.
Wacky Ways to Work
In honor of Bike to Work Day and the tough decision for some to begin commuting by bike, Xtracycle employees Nate, Madeline and Rick decided to try 'other' means of transporting themselves to work.
Like the majority of the bicycle industry, we design our products in the United States and Taiwan carries out the production. That means big containers need to be shipped, especially with longtails like Radish in their bellies. This is the Xtracycle crew in time lapse, unloading a 40' container.
Xtra Finds: Proflex Mtn Bike
Another benefit of an Xtracycle is its ability to function as a pickup truck. Find a cool piece of furniture that would fit nicely in your house? Don't leave it behind, lash it to your longtail and cart it home. You'll find yourself evaluating curb side finds like you're living your own Antiques Roadshow.
This Is Me, and This Is My Bike
RJ, a cyclist in upstate Washington, put together this video demonstrating her main commuter bike: an Xtracycle. She wanted to share with others what her bicycle is capable of, and how easy it is to live every day adventure. Follow RJ at her blog: An Adventure Called Bicycling.
The Goodfocus peeps (a sustainable production company) photographed and filmed the Brita Climate Ride using Xtracycles. The Xtracycle platform allowed them to ride with the cyclists, up close and personal. Interviews were easy since no motor was jamming up the audio and they were able to get a myriad of shots and angles on the ride.
PeaPod LT Testimonial: Jeanette
Jeanette and Mark recently tested PeaPod LT on their Xtracycle. Jeanette did the install and they took their 13-month-old daughter on a bunch of short, and long distance, outings. They are now proud PeaPod LT owners.
Sean Loves His Xtracycle
Met Sean Carter at Interbike's Outdoor Demo this year and he wanted to share his Xtracycle appreciation.
Using 7/8" tubing, of quality construction and material, you can customize your KickBack legs. We demonstrate how to widen your KickBack's footprint using steel handlebars, and we included another idea for custom modification.
While Ross was in Bali last year he needed a way to cart his surfboard on Radish. To the local hardware store he went and with a floor squeegee, duct tape and a knife, was able to fashion himself a very functional surf board holder.
We test out a BBQ grill install on EcoDeck. Looking forward to seeing what others create with this do-it-together platform.