Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36SURLY BIG DUMMY The Big Dummy is a sturdy workhorse. Slow and steady, this long tail is built for heavy-duty carrying capacity. This particular model can adopt all of the Xtracycle add-ons and smaller 26” wheels keep the center of gravity low, making it accessible for even a smaller rider. Full set-up $2,100 SOMA PICK-UP ARTIST The lesser-known cycle truck is much like a regular bike but is designed to handle cumbersome cargo. The Pick-Up Artist platform rack is fixed to the front of the frame, not the fork. This secures a heavier load keeping it from flopping around as it would in a bar-mount basket. A smaller 20” front wheel and low center of gravity stabilizes steering. The user-friendly step-through frame makes for easy-on/easy-off mounting and dismounting. Full set-up $1800 TREK DISTRICT 9 Built for the utilitarian biker, the District 9 blends function and class to make a slick commuter. This reliable 9-speed bike is detailed by a front basket with a built in U-lock carrier, mechanical disc brakes, puncture-resistant tires, and a set of elegant fenders. Also available in a step-through model called the Chelsea 9. Either model $789 XTRACYCLE LEAP DIY If you don’t want to part with your cur- rent bike, Xtracycle’s Basic Kit will transform your trusty whip into a long- tail minivan that can haul stuff or people on its flight deck. The kit will also set you up for add-ons like waterproof saddlebags and/or “hooptie” safety rails that keep kids secure on the deck. All for an additional cost, of course. Basic Kit $599 YUBA SPICY CURRY Think Longtail cargo bike enhanced. Highlights of the Spicy Curry are its electric assist motor and smaller 20” back wheel that makes for an easy, reliable ride. Low-riding cargo lightens the experience, brightening up your ride with more smiles and less sweat. A good choice if you have hills to climb. Electric Model $4,200 BikeLife Boulder | 3 BikeLife Boulder | 3 THOSE LITTLE EXTRAS Velo-Shopper by Ortlieb USA is an 18-liter shopping bag with magnetic closure made from waterproof abrasion resistant nylon. The closure is easily opened with one hand and the unit securely attaches to the bike. The Velo-Shopper stays upright thanks to an inner stiffener and base feet. A handle and removable padded shoulder strap provide added convenience. From $140 For panniers (and other types of bags) try Swift Industries. Founded in 2008, Swift is a relative newcomer to the bik- ing scene. Their bags boast eye-catching design and bomber construction. Choose custom colors to suit your cycling mood or pick from their pre- made line up. Based in Seattle, Swift blends the function of traditional touring gear with a modish, urban twist. From $180-$300/set For more economy, check out the Black- burn EX-1 rack. The EX-1 will fit over your wide or narrow tires and has a carrying capacity of up to 40 pounds. If it’s a young child you’re hauling, the EX-1 is compatible with a va- riety of Blackburn’s Co-pilot bike seats that include a rack with purchase. From $40-$45 The Porcelain Rocket frame bag is custom-made to fit the interior of your frame’s main triangle. Maximize aerodynamics and maneuverability with this low-weight, low-profile bag that comes in an array of color combinations. True masters of their craft, Porcelain Rocket’s seat bags and handlebar bags adapt to fit almost any bike. From $125-$260