Pedego has scored a solid home run their first time at bat in the cargo bike game. The Stretch deserves a place at the front of the line with the other major players. Its a strong pulling, well thought out workhorse of a bike that promises to satisfy those riders looking for a bike that can do-it-all.
The Stretch sports a 500 watt geared motor, 48V 13AH lithium battery, Avid BB7 disc brakes, Shimano 7-speeds, and both pedal assist and manual throttle options. An innovative re-configurable rear rack system adjusts to a wide variety of hauling scenarios, whether it be additional riders or various shapes and sizes of gear. Really big boxes? No problem. Guitar or cello case? No problem. Two or three small kids? Load ’em up!
We love the flowing lines of the frame and the available power. With two large adults on board the Stretch pulls along without skipping a beat. Its 400 lb. weight rating is truly remarkable. This is one new entry into the expanding electric bike world that deserves a much closer look. Our lead mechanic snapped up the first one off the truck – that speaks volumes in itself. We think its a winner in all respects and hope to see many of them plying the streets of Ashland very soon.