Xtracycle now opens preorders for their newly redesigned longtail bike Radish. The deliveries will begin on May 2010. Grant Petersen of Rivendell Bikes was the one who created the improved design on the cargo bike’s loaded and unloaded handling.
Radish gets a makeover in terms of frame geometry, brake and drivetrain components. The downtube was lowered to allow easier mounting by short people. For tall riders, the effective top tube length was maximized making the distance from the seatpost and the headset wider.
Another feature that makes the Radish a must-have for longtail cyclists would be its 4130 chromoly steel which is stronger than the hi-ten steel. It is of superior quality when it comes to strength, durability, and longevity. Chromoly is commonly known as “aircraft tubing”. It is much lighter than the High Tensile Steel.
Xtracycle limits its release of the Radish to fifty bikes. This is to emphasize their serious drive to promote quality rather than quantity. Radish is the ideal family bicycle. Its pannier or basket is convertible and can be utilized for groceries and home supplies. In addition, it is great for picnic biking trips for the family with its passenger seat suitable for toddlers and older children.
Affordable and practical, the Radish can be your trendy ride, transportation to the office, riding for health reasons and for family get-together rides.