E-Cargo Classic Long

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

This classic full-size electric cargo bike is a spacious and reliable workhorse for anyone who wants to bring (a lot) more than a bag, but still wants an effortless ride.

Main features:

  • Full-size cargo box, standard with one bench and two double seat belts
  • Classic looks: Black saddle and grips, black Schwalbe Marathon tires, black fenders and a rear carrier
  • Reliable Shimano Steps motor and upgraded Shimano roller brakes
  • Long range of 35 - 75 mi. (increase range by 20%: battery upgrade)
  • Low maintenance internal gear hub
  • Overall length: 8'4", width: 2'1"
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Description

This is the classic full-size electric cargo bike that everybody is talking about!
The Classic Long is a spacious and reliable workhorse for anyone who wants to bring (a lot) more than a bag.

Effortless ride

Even with all the kids seated comfortably in the full-size cargo box, the low center of gravity makes it an incredibly stable ride. The Shimano motor allows you to breeze past traffic on your way to child care. It feels like a tailwind constantly giving you a push. Whether you carry groceries, kids or a drum kit, the Classic is always easy to handle. And even more, it’s way more economical and ecological than a car. What’s not to like?!

Hand made in Holland

As with all our bikes this electric cargo bike is hand made to order using quality materials and components. The long proven basic design of the frame and cargo box make sure you can enjoy your cargo bike for years to come. For your personal needs we will soon offer a variety of accessories, ranging from cushions and covers to canopies and cages (for a dog..).

If you’d rather there were less cars on the road, but you still need to carry more than a backpack, you can’t go past the E-Cargo Classic Long.

2 reviews for E-Cargo Classic Long

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike Harmon (verified owner)

    If you are a family looking for a dependable and stylish cargo bike for doing daily errands, school runs, commuting, etc. this is the bike for you! We tested several other competing e-assist cargo bicycles but were not happy with our options. We were of course so happy to have stumbled upon the Amsterdam Bicycle Company.
    It is very hard to find city bicycles of this quality and comfort in the USA and so to find such a wide selection of cargo, e-assist and standard city bikes delivered to and assembled at your home for a reasonable price was almost too good to be true! Steven was extra helpful in answering questions, helping us choose the right specs and accessories for our needs and even offered us a nice saddle upgrade.
    The folks at Velotooler were very helpful and their app provided an easy and flexible way to schedule a mechanic. To give you an idea, the bicycle was delivered on the Wednesday before the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend, but we were able to coordinate with a mechanic and have the bike ready to roll for going back to school and work on the Monday following the holiday weekend.
    The Shimano Steps e-assist works very well with this bicycle and integrates nicely into the frame. On Stevens suggestion, we opted for the box mounted battery which provides for an even smaller profile for the e-assist, leaving the bikes classic lines and style intact. Overall we couldn’t be happier with our decision to buy this bike from Amsterdam Bicycle Company and will recommend them to anyone in the market for a cargo/city bike.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rebekah Rexius (verified owner)

    We LOVE this bike! I have put about 1200miles on it now, through two seasons & two States, and think I can finally confidently attest to how we feel about it.

    We chose a cargo bike because we have 3 kids (2,5,& 7yo) & been car free for 13 years now and they dont all fit in a bike trailer anymore. We figure at some point we may have to purchase a car again, but we just aren’t comfortable with the idea yet and compromising on that value my husband and I share. This bike has extended our ability to be quickly mobile as we do not have to wait on transit schedules and also not feel weighed down by the expense and responsibility of a car.

    I was super pleased with how accommodating Steven was in getting me the yepp-ready rack and mounting the battery in a different spot than they normally do for me. They were so flexible with my ideas about what I wanted for our family bike, and really made me feel like this bike was custom assembled just for us. He was great about making sure everything was perfect even after we got the bike and then even through a family Ragbrai trip, asking about how it was holding up for us. Their customer service was amazing and far FAR better than the local shop that mostly ignored me (& then lost my contact info more than once) when I came in hoping to test ride a different brand and ask my thousands of questions about this fairly large purchase.

    Our initial reaction to riding was feeling a little nervous about the handling. We got used to it pretty quickly though! We figured out the steering within the first couple rides, however it took me a bit more to know when felt right to switch from one assist mode to another and in what gear so I didn’t end up having to walk the thing up steep hills. The kids are THRILLED about the bike and super excited to go riding in it. Even 6 months later, they are still really excited about it. If I stop to talk with someone and have it parked with them out of the box, my older kids love to stand on the pedals and pretend they are driving it. Evidence it is a joy to ride for them too, I believe.

    At first I was nervous about the pedal assist, so I tried to use it without it, but with the bike being basically 100lbs, and then 120+lbs of kids and any groceries or anything we brought with, it is not easy to move! The pedal assist in eco is perfect for going around town in flatter parts of the neighborhood. It gives a nice boost when taking off from stoplights as well.

    I added a child seat (yepp) for the 2yo on the back for if we are loading it full of multiple bags of groceries or to space the kids out on longer rides when they are having difficulty getting along. So far we’ve only had to do that a couple times!

    I did ragbrai before I had kids and figured this year with the new cargo bike and the kids at a really good age for remembering the experience but not being too big for the bike yet, it was a great year to do that tour again! We trained 600 miles before we left & while there’s some decent hills around St Paul to get down to the river and then back up into town, and some nice rolling hills in the south suburbs, for the most part it’s flat compared to Iowa. The ride this year was about 500 miles. I made the mistake thinking that I could wait to do a tune up until after we got back since I’d only had the bike a few months. At almost exactly 800miles I started having trouble with the back spokes going out of true. I think that perhaps the weight I was carrying in the panniers and the food I had stashed in a bag in the child seat might have just been too much for the long trip.
    Unfortunately with Ragbrai, the little tent shops were not able to help a cargo bike with the issue, in part because the spokes are so much thicker and apparently need a non-standard spoke wrench. Thankfully we were heading into Ames, IA that night which was a big enough town to have a real bike shop and it was an inexpensive fix. The mechanic at the shop in Ames asked if the initial mechanic from Velotooler tightened any of the spokes when it arrived from Amsterdam as usually they do that when a bike initially arrives new in their shop, and he had not, so I am not sure if this is something to warn future Velotooler mechanics about and was an oversight on his part or not. By the last day, I needed to have the spokes trued again. I was able to make it home and have them adjusted here again, but I have found not a lot of ppl really know how to service an eBike or a cargo bike here yet, so it has helped that there’s at least one place here that sells similar bikes, albeit a different brand.

    Speaking of that different brand, we chose Amsterdam Bicycle Company because we really liked all the different options and upgrades available. Plus their customer service was outstanding! I appreciated that there were multiple choices in the gears, so that was really nice to pick from rather than just getting whatever was stock. I also added a second bench, and upgraded the battery because I knew I wanted to do Ragbrai. In retrospect, I think it would have been better to go with two batteries rather than the one with 20% more. I ended up stopping once or twice each day for an hour+ to recharge the battery. It worked out because it’s good to take some longer stops when traveling with kids, but it also would have been nice to not worry as much about the battery life and wonder where we would charge it. Our first day of ragbrai was 48miles in eco mode and I was down to 3% & didn’t want to push it like that again. We would do 50 miles of a fairly flat route in the cities in eco mode and only used 75% of the battery, and also did 42 miles in eco with a few hills and used the same percentage. So battery life really depends on how hard you’re working because of climbs and then also on which mode you are using. Now that I am not training for ragbrai, I switch to normal mode about halfway up a hill and it really does help so that I am not straining much. The experience is more like my regular bike 14lb bike, rather than the 250lbs of fully loaded cargo bike. There isn’t much need to break out a sweat if you don’t want to when biking around MN, at least for short trips.

    All in all, I highly recommend Amsterdam Bicycle Company and this cargo bike. We are thrilled with ours, even 1200 miles later! I love that we are able to get around town for school pickup, swimming lessons, playdates, grocery shopping, and also do long road trips -be it a 50 mile day or a week long tour- while biking and together as a family. I hope my children cherish the memories we’ve made this summer and they are learning how wonderful it is to see the world and meet new ppl when traveling by bike. Time will tell of course, but I have high hopes that this bike will continue to be a blessing to us year round, even in our wild MN winters! So far, so good!

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