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Swiss bike shop marks 10th birthday with limited edition Ultimate e-Cargo bike

Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo is described by its makers as the perfect cargo bike
Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo is described by its makers as the perfect cargo bike
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The Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo has a tire clearance of up to 45 mm, allowing for both road and gravel riding
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The Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo has a tire clearance of up to 45 mm, allowing for both road and gravel riding
Child seating for two is an optional extra for the Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo
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Child seating for two is an optional extra for the Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo
The Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo will be limited to a production run of just 20 units
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The Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo will be limited to a production run of just 20 units
The large rear wheel of the Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo is home to a Maxon MX25 Boost rear hub motor
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The large rear wheel of the Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo is home to a Maxon MX25 Boost rear hub motor
The Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo bike's top speed is capped at 25 km/h in Europe or 33 km/h in the US
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The Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo bike's top speed is capped at 25 km/h in Europe or 33 km/h in the US
Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo is described by its makers as the perfect cargo bike
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Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo is described by its makers as the perfect cargo bike
The Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo features a built-in kickstand under the bucket
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The Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo features a built-in kickstand under the bucket
The Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo is limited to just 20 units and comes in army green only
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The Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo is limited to just 20 units and comes in army green only
Elian Cycles has included is patented central steering system in the Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo
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Elian Cycles has included is patented central steering system in the Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo
A Maxon BX 500 Wh battery is mounted to the seat tube of the Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo
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A Maxon BX 500 Wh battery is mounted to the seat tube of the Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo
The Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo features an SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 groupset
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The Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo features an SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 groupset

If you're a business looking to cut down on local delivery costs or an active family wanting to leave the gas-powered people carrier in the driveway for the school run, electric cargo bikes can be a great fair weather ride. The latest bucket-packing two wheeler to blip on our sonar is the limited run Ultimate e-Cargo.

A collaborative effort from Elian Cycles in the Netherlands and Swiss bike shop Obst&Gemüse, the e-Cargo is based on the Classic Cargo Tour model from Elian. Obst&Gemüse says that 95 percent of the cargo bikes it sells feature an electric motor, to help Swiss cyclists tackle inclines with relative ease, making an electric assist cargo bike a no-brainer for this 10th anniversary edition.

The Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo is limited to just 20 units and comes in army green only
The Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo is limited to just 20 units and comes in army green only

The bike is fitted with a Maxon MX25 Boost rear hub motor that offers pedal assist up to a capped 25 km/h (15.5 mph) in Europe or 33 km/h (20.5 mph) in the US, and there's a Maxon BX 500 Wh battery mounted to the seat tube. No range per charge has been given.

Naturally, Elian also included its patented central steering technology, which is said to make the front end less jumpy and reduces flex when braking.

The Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo has a tire clearance of up to 45 mm, allowing for both road and gravel riding
The Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo has a tire clearance of up to 45 mm, allowing for both road and gravel riding

Elsewhere, the e-Cargo features an SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 groupset, an Enve stem, handlebar and seatpost, and a built-in kickstand under the bucket. It rides on a DT Swiss 27.5 inch rim and Schwalbe tire at the back and a 20 inch Ryde Andra Rim and Schwalbe Shredda to the front. A tire clearance of up to 45 mm allows for road or gravel riding.

The e-Cargo is hand-made in Europe and limited to a production run of just 20 bikes. It carries a ticket price of a little under US$13,100 (actual price CHF13,000). Optional add-ons include child seating for two, a cargo bucket and a dynamo light set.

Product page: Obst&Gemüse + Elian Cycles Ultimate e-Cargo

1 comment
SaysMe
What is the turning radius of the bike?