eBikes continue to grow in popularity as commuter’s vehicle of choice. Despite this, practically every eBike on the market shares a similar form-factor which is great simply for getting between two places. These all share a critical flaw as well, what happens if you need to transport something or stop for groceries on the way home from work? Riece and Mūller’s latest model, Load, adds trunk-like area to serve as a general purpose bicycle.
In hopes of creating an eBike capable of handling a wider range of tasks, Load is equipped with a large loading area which is the focal point of the entire ride’s design. A variety of configurations allow the eBike to transport shopping bags, packages, pets and even your children. Load also includes a Cordura cover, which transforms your ride into all-weather vehicle to keep your belongings safe from the elements.
Load is available in five different models which offer various levels of performance. The two lower-end models offer speeds of up to 15 miles per hour, while the higher-end versions feature a Performance Speed motor capable of hitting a top speed of nearly 30 miles per hour. A third style trades speed for a 300% torque increase thanks to the Performance CX motor.
Regardless of which style works best for you, each is available in four colors, white, lime, cyan, and graphite black matte. Riders can also select from various contrasting colors for handles and pedals to add a deeper level of customization and personalization to their eBike.
Load offers other unique features aside from the trunk-like compartment. The eBike’s true full suspension system ensures a smooth ride and greater control even when dealing with poor roads. Dual battery technology offers up to 1,000 Wh of power, which can prolong the life of your ride.
In terms of the drive system, Load can match a rider’s input by up to 275% and reach speeds over 15 or 28 miles per hour depending on the model. It also comes equipped a headlamp for illuminating your path in low-light conditions, as well as high performance break disks for added safety.
Pricing starts at $4,880 for the Load light model and goes up to $5,645 for the higher-end Load nuvinci HS style. No matter which version interests you, each is currently available for purchase by locating a retailer on Riece and Mūller’s website. Test-rides can also be arranged to help decide if Load is right for you.
The revolution begins in the crowded streets of the city bustling with commuter traffic. Past the long queues, on the Load E-Cargo bike. Fully laden like a car boot or like a back seat with children, it takes you effortlessly, and usually faster than a car, to your destination. Even as you set off, you’ll be surprised by its sportiness, even despite all your luggage. Its low centre of gravity and rigid trellis frame make it astonishingly manageable. Safely protected, children can enjoy the thrill of the airstream whistling around their ears. Thanks to the full suspension, there is absolutely nothing to spoil the happy mood. The numerous accessories mean that virtually every transport task can be accomplished. Thanks to the adjustable seat position and the angle and height-adjustable stem, multiple riders can use the bike with ease. So all that remains is for us to say: dear car, it’s great staying in the garage.