The electrical assist system is a huge benefit to the bike. The eZee rear hub motor has a high capacity 36 V 14 Ah lithium battery that slides on a rail under the rear rack and provides a real world range of 25-37 miles (40-60 kilometers) at 19 mph (32 km/h) cruising speeds. The 14 Ah give this bike significant range and lots of power, propelling rider and cargo up hills and to their destination quickly. The Grin Technologies kit came with both a thumb throttle and a proportional pedal assist. The latter provides power to the wheel proportionally to the pedaling effort without any further input from the rider. The level of proportional assistance is adjustable using a knob. A very capable cycle computer lets you know your speed, how much battery power is left, how far you’ve ridden and how much electricity you’ve used.
This electrically-assisted cargo bike makes carrying kids and cargo fun, comfortable and easy. Big hills become insignificant. I was able to drop off my kids at school and get to work on time – all while dressed in my work clothes.
This bike was generously put together by Grin Technologies in Vancouver, BC. ebikes.ca
Dominique Labrosse is a husband, father, community soccer coach, recreational sailor, graphic designer and photographer living at the bottom of a big hill in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He tries to ride his commuter and cargo bikes as much as possible and recently added a folding bike to his fleet. His family made a conscious effort to own only one car and he’s always trying to find ways to get more of his life accomplished by bicycle.