Xtracycle's products have had an incalculable positive influence in our lives. Clever Cycles would not exist if not for this influence.
Xtracycle catalyzed the present North American adoption of cargo bikes not with a bike, but with a "hitchless trailer" kit that converted a normal bike into a cargo bike, of a type called a longtail. So while the resulting vehicles aren't entirely manufactured by Xtracycle, most people just call them Xtracycles, and so do we. Xtracycle has discontinued the Freeradical conversion kit to focus on complete bicycles, most notably the spectacular EdgeRunner.
Twenty years ago an idealistic Stanford engineering student, Ross Evans, landed in war-torn Nicaragua. In a tin and cinder-block shed, he welded together a revolutionary invention: a long-tail cargo bike that empowered farmers to pedal their produce to market.
Returning to California, Ross founded Xtracycle with a vision for transforming American transportation. Together, with countless early riders, Xtracycle ignited a cargo bike movement that is spreading across the globe.
In less than a year from opening, Clever Cycles was selling more Xtracycles than any other shop. Xtracycles are thick on the ground in Portland now, no longer magical unicorns. We couldn't be more proud.
- Haul 2 children and up to 6 bags of groceries at the same time
- Lightweight in relation to hauling capacity
- EdgeRunner features groundbreaking low center-of-gravity design for increased capacity without extra weight
- Handles like a normal bike
- Fantastic growing ecosystem of accessories to adapt for special purposes
- Bosch mid-drive or Bionx electric assist is available