Pedego has raised the bar on what’s possible on two wheels with their new Stretch Electric Cargo bike. We’ve always thought of our cargo bikes as the pickup trucks of electric bikes. Following that analogy, we would call the Stretch the full-size King cab version; this rig will let you to haul just about anything with style and comfort. The Stretch is rated up to a 400 lb. total carrying capacity – that’s amazing! Combine that with comfort and substantial mileage range and you’ve got a very appealing contender in the growing cargo bike category.
A modular, re-configurable rear rack system adjusts for a wide variety of hauling scenarios, whether it be cargo or one or two other riders. A solid frame-mounted front rack adds even more capacity. A strong 500 watt geared motor fueled by a large 48 volt Samsung lithium ion battery powers this rig. The standard 13AH battery will provide plenty of range for most riders. A larger 17AH version is available for maximum range between charges.
Avid BB7 disc brakes, Shimano 7-speed drivetrain, pedal assist and manual throttle options, integrated lights, fenders, double leg center stand, padded seat and grips, and an adjustable handlebar stem round out the quality features of this bike. The Stretch rides on 24”wheels and wide tires to keep the ride stable and the load lower to the ground. The smaller wheels also maximize the available power coming from the motor. We’ve taken the Stretch out with three big adults on board and this bike doesn’t skip a beat. Its strong!
If you’re a big rider, or you have big loads to carry, or you want a rock-solid car replacement candidate that can handle whatever comes your way over time, the Pedego Stretch could definitely be the bike for you. Check out the video here.
Power and Range
- 500 watt geared rear motor
- Top speed – 20 mph
- Manual throttle option
- 5 levels of pedal assist
- 48V 13AH Samsung removable, lockable lithium ion battery
- 3 amp smart charger (3-4.5 hour charge time)
- LCD display console w/USB Charge Port
- Range: 20-40 miles*
- Available Battery Upgrades
- 48V 17AH – +$300
Gearing and Stopping
- Shimano Acera 7 speeds
- Avid BB-7 Disc Brakes
Comfort & Appearance
- 6061 aluminum frame with integrated rear rack
- Single lever adjustable handlebar stem
- Suspension seat post
- Leather padded grips
- Premium padded saddle
- City style handlebars w/adjustable stem
- Re-configurable rear rack components (3)
- 24” CST tires
- Available in black, olive green, red
- Rear wheel skirts
- Full front and rear fenders
- Puncture resistant injected tube sealant
- Headlight & tail light
- Jumbo alloy center kickstand
- Alloy cage pedals
- Total carrying capacity – 400 lbs.
Weight & Warranty
- 2 yrs.
- 85 lbs.