This Surly cargo bike is one of the best electric cargo bikes, built from the ground up to maximize space and cargo-hauling potential. The longtail design can easily accommodate one rider and two passengers and the Bosch Performance Line CX motor boasts power enough to haul a trailer (purchased separately) for maximum hauling potential. We also loved the 4-piston Tektro brakes, which we found to offer a stable decrease in acceleration even on wet roads, and the front-loading cargo carrier.\r\nWhy We Like It - Surly Big Easy Longtail Electric Cargo Bike\r\nThe Surly Big Easy Longtail Electric Cargo Bike otherwise known as a long john, can easily accommodate one rider and two passengers, not to mention a whole lot of cargo, with a powerful Bosch Performance CX motor that excels on hills and can even haul trailers.\r\n\r\nDurability & Build Quality\r\nNeither the Yuba Spicy Curry Bosch or the Big Easy have a name that screams cargo bikes yet like the Spicy the Big Easy bikes are both high quality performance bikes and cargo carriers, with the max cargo weight of 200 lbs. This bike is unique in it\u2019s make in that the metal is a steel alloy called Chromoly, to put it basically it is a steel that is stronger than carbon steel which is the type of steel most people are familiar with in their day to day life. They also increased stand-over height clearance and threw in dropper post routing to promote bike sharing across different-sized riders. The long tail makes grate for the intended use of storage or to have somebody ride along with you. When it comes to the Big Easy frame Surly Big Fat Dummy, that\u2019s the compien\u2019s blog, has had a lot of good to say both about their own electric cargo bikes and the competition, while some might put it up to oversized ego on their part, but the Surly Big Easy Fork to the Bosch motor and lastly to the E assist show a high degree of quality that not many other brands are matching.\r\nPerformance (Speed & Acceleration)\r\nWhile the Rad Power Bikes Radwagon has a good engine it\u2019s drive unit doesn't have turbo mode like the Big easy, In Turbo mode, the Big Easy will bury a Cat 1 rider up a long climb they nearly nabbed a KOM on a popular hill without trying to, and it\u2019s not just good in a straight line. It\u2019s good in the twisties, too, thanks to bump-swallowing 26 inch wheels and a slackened head tube angle (as compared to the company\u2019s non-electric Big Dummy). Competitors like the Tern GSD S00 and Yuba Spicy Curry Bosch offer more accessories at the price and likely more wieldy slow-speed handling\u2014you\u2019ve got to treat the Big Easy with respect in tight traffic situations\u2014but the Big Easy presents a different approach. Like other Surly bikes, it\u2019s a lovingly constructed, highly modifiable base onto which you add the accessories of your next adventure, wherever that cargo takes you.\r\nRange & Battery\r\nThough this cargo bike can accommodate a dual battery set up, for extra range, it does only ship with one battery. Additionally, the 26\u201d Tires Surly ExtraTerrestrial offers a smooth and stable ride while commuting, but is not designed for off-road pursuits, they also took the extra work to make them tubeless ready if you're ready to never have a flat again. Unlike the Tern GSD S10 your battery compartment isn\u2019t full when you buy the bike, the Big Easy comes with a single Bosch PowerPack 500 which is a lithium-ion battery that requires about two hours to charge to 50% and approximately 4.5 hours to charge fully, but it can actually use a pair of them at once.\r\nSafety features\r\nThe Surly Big Easy Electric Cargo Bike might seem like a Fat Dummy at first glance but when you inspect it a liter closer you find the Tektro Orion 4 Piston HD M745 breaks and the Sram NX 11 speed shifter keeping you safer then on the older model of bike, paired with the Sram GX for the chain shifting arm.\r\nValue\r\nThe company\u2019s new longtail cargo bike exudes a \u201cthey don\u2019t make \u2019em like this anymore\u201d stature, thanks to a beefed-up chromoly steel frame rolling on tough 26x2.5-inch tires. Because it\u2019s a class 1 e-bike, you can actually ride it in the bike lane, too. The 7-foot-long, 67-pound bike won\u2019t play well with your third-floor walk-up, so it\u2019s best to think of it as a car supplement or replacement, that\u2019s what Surly intended, anyway, as evidenced by the $5,000 price tag. However, if you\u2019re ready to commit to the cargo electric bike life, you\u2019ll struggle to find a stronger platform with the same range of mounting hardware at your local bike shop.\r\nSurly Big Easy Longtail Electric Cargo Bike Wrap Up\r\nWhile it\u2019s definitely not the type of bike you\u2019ll find in a kid corral despite what the name might imply the bike in arguably phenomenal, though the need to by a second battery when you\u2019ve already bought the bike is a little annoying especially when you consider the 5k price tag it\u2019s definitely a machen to replace the family car, while it can do that some reviews came off as feeling snubbed by the extra slot but no option to bundle in a second battery when you buy.