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Benno Boost eCargo bike is a trailbuilding, overlanding, commuter’s dream

Benno Boost eCargo bike is a trailbuilding, overlanding, commuter’s dream

We’ve seen some great zombie apocalypse bike builds before, but few that seem as practical as this custom setup from Benno Bikes. Using the Benno…

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We’ve seen some great zombie apocalypse bike builds before, but few that seem as practical as this custom setup from Benno Bikes. Using the Benno Boost e-cargo bike as the base, they’ve outfitted it with an overlanding setup that’s equal parts camping, trailbuilding, and bug-outting capable.

Designed to work as a cargo bike but with handling and ride quality similar to a regular bike, the Boost is Benno’s biggest bike so far. It’s running 24″ wheels front and rear, with a slightly elongated trunk to give it a longer rack and more cargo space. They call it an “Etility” bike, and with the vast array of racks, mounts, and accessories available, it’s easy to make it find the type of utility you need.

Not only do they have an extensive catalog of add ons (it comes with the rear rack as standard), you can also choose between one of four Bosch Performance Line drive systems – Speed, CX, Sport, and base model – giving you both Class 1 and 3 options based on where you live (or how much you want to spend). And the top two versions can use a second battery to increase range up to 160 miles. The frame has mounts for fenders and cages, and they offer their own custom racks that bolt directly into the frame to maximize their load carrying capacity. It’s rated for a maximum 440lb (200kg) load, including rider and bike, leaving you with approximately 130lb (60kg) of cargo (or passengers) in the […]

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