Beyond the Red Wagon: Radio Flyer Introduces Cargo eBikes & eScooters

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Parents are very familiar with Radio Flyer for its red wagons, tricycles and ride-on toys, but did you know that they recently released a line of eBikes and eScooters? You’ll want to check them all out, especially the longtail cargo bike that’s ready to cart your kids and your gear on your next family outing. Here’s what you can expect from the new Flyer line:

Flyer L885—Longtail Fat Tire Electric Cargo Bike
You’ll love the sleek look of the aluminum frame on this cargo bike from the moment it arrives in your driveway. The rear rack is an integrated part of the bike making it extra sturdy for carrying your precious cargo. Pop on kid & cargo carrier to the back rack and you can port two kids or a week’s worth of farmer’s market finds with ease. The addition of the Thule Yepp Maxi seat allows you to travel with even younger kids with them safely secured with a 5-point harness. The rear wheel is slightly smaller than the front, making for a better center of gravity. The L885 has a 400 lb. payload capacity and can travel up to 20mph in throttle-only mode. Cost: $1,999.

Flyer L880—Midtail Fat Tire Electric Cargo Bike
You’ll love the versatility of this smaller option that comes with a shorter cargo rack that’s perfect for porting one kid in the Thule Yepp Maxi seat or popping on a rear storage basket to transport a small cooler or sports gear. As with the longtail, the rear rack on the midtail is integrated into the bike’s frame so you don’t have to worry about flimsy connection points. We had a chance to give it a try and our teen tester found that the 5-level pedal assist and 3-inch tires definitely make for a comfortable ride around the neighborhood. Parents will appreciate that the motor automatically cuts off when you brake. Optional accessories like the front storage basket are well thought out with zippered pockets for keys and other small items. Cost: $1,699.

Good to Know:
Both eBikes ship almost fully assembled and there’s a super-helpful video that walks you through all the steps. Or, have your eBike shipped to a local bike store for assembly there. Make it super easy on yourself and arrange for delivery and assembly by Velofix Direct. This allows you to schedule delivery and have a trained professional set up your bike to your specifications on-site. Could not be easier.

Flyer S533 eScooter
Also recently released were the S533 eScooter line that let’s you commute around the city in style. They fold up so that you can easily take them when you need to hop on public transit or enter your office building. Weighing in at 30 lbs., the eScooter has a max speed of 16 mph and a range of 15.5. miles. Cost: $599.

These new additions to the eBike and eScooter market have excellent price points, sturdy construction and a sleek style that anyone would love.

—Kate Loweth

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