British model Ridgeback actually do have a motorcycle for each event, with the arrival of three new e-cargo bikes and a flagship metropolis mannequin taking the variety of electrical bikes of their already intensive vary as much as 18.
With the pandemic offering a chance for individuals to assert again previously-congested streets, Ridgeback have recognised the necessity for people and companies to search out new methods of carrying heavy hundreds round city… and between the MK5 (fundamental photograph), Butcher (above), and the Cargo-e (under) there are alternatives for everybody.
The Butcher (£2,699.99) is a sturdy alloy-framed city entrance loader with a rear hub drive motor to take the pressure off your cargo on the entrance. Highly effective hydraulic disc brakes, a double-sided kickstand, mudguards and 20 inch wheels make it ideally specced for transporting items year-round.
The Cargo-e (£3,799.99) is one other entrance loader, and runs the tried and examined Shimano STEPS motor system. A 504Wh battery ought to provide you with a spread of as much as 100km and the rated weight is as much as 150kg with rider and cargo mixed.
If you must transport people in addition to inanimate objects, then, the MK5 (£3,599.99) might be proper up your avenue/path. Described as “the household’s go to cargo bike”, it has room for the entire household within the child-carrying ‘bucket’ on the entrance, with particular person seatbelts and a water-proof cowl to stop your nippers from getting soaked when the climate turns. Hydraulic disc brakes come as normal, and to cease the bike from rolling away on uneven terrain, the brakes may also be locked on for some additional peace of thoughts.
Each the Butcher and MK5 are utilizing the Promovec motor system, which Ridgeback are actually utilizing on some fashions alongside Shimano STEPS and Sport Drive elsewhere within the vary.
Transferring away from e-cargo, the opposite large information is Ridgeback’s new flagship metropolis e-bike, the Advance (£3,499.99). With the battery built-in into the downtube, that is one other one to file beneath ‘e-bikes that do not actually seem like e-bikes’ (to the untrained eye anyway) with a Shimano STEPS E6100 drive unit offering loads of torque and energy supply for steep terrain. That battery from Darfon can be packing 504Wh, providing a spread of as much as 125km. Inside cabling, a rear rack and entrance suspension fork with 63mm of journey make it look each inch the smooth metropolis commuter.
Whereas there aren’t any model new fashions at Ridgeback’s price range finish, inexpensive choices such because the Arcus 1 (above, £1,599.99) and Electron (£1,499.99) get recent colourways and design tweaks for 2021
To see the total new vary, head over to Ridgeback’s website.