Just curious as to what kind of gear range (in gear-inches) people are running on their cargo bikes.
I'm particularly curious what the highest gear people usually use -- I've got a good handle on how low a gear I typically need.
The reason I ask is that I'm plotting a Madsen to replace my trailer setup, and I'm wondering if I should try to budget in a Nuvinci N360 into the equation.
On my trailer pulling bike, my GI range is about 24.7 - 79.9 (according to sheldon). I'm happy enough with the 24-ish side of things, just. With the trailer attached, even empty, I rarely go above 60-ish gear-inches. Mostly because once I get above a healthy speed (about 16-17 MPH) at around that gear, I start thinking about my ability to emergency brake without the trailer pushing the rear wheel about and back off.
With the Madsen, I suspect this is going to be less of a problem so maybe a higher gear would be used more often ? On the other hand, if not, I'd just as soon lower gear range overall to give me a little extra pulling power when I need it.
What say ye?