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My new ride

Old 06-23-14, 06:00 PM
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My new ride - Trek Transport

I usually post in other areas of the forum, but this seemed like it belonged here. I picked my new bike up from the shop this afternoon. It's a Trek Transport.

I have only ridden a few miles and none with any loads, but my first impressions are that it rides mostly like a normal bike. I sit more upright than I do on any other bike that I own, but it went where I steered and felt familiar. When I was researching cargo bikes I didn't find as much (in terms of reviews) on the bike as I expected so I plan on doing a review when I get a chance to really use it.


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Old 06-23-14, 06:19 PM
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That is an awesome bike! Is it heavy?
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Old 06-23-14, 06:25 PM
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Looks nice. What do you plan to use it for?
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Old 06-23-14, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Johnny Mullet View Post
That is an awesome bike! Is it heavy?
Not really. They say 45 lbs. I wouldn't want to carry it up stairs or anything, but it doesn't feel too heavy.

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Looks nice. What do you plan to use it for?
Not sure, exactly. I already commute to work daily so sometimes if I'm carrying lots I'd probably use it for that. If I'm doing grocery runs by myself I'll use it. When my kid is old enough I'd love to throw her on the back and ride together.

I was planning on riding to the shop and then strapping my bike to one of the fold down racks and riding back with a bike in tow. My wife talked me out of it, but when I got home I tried it just to see. It would have easily been doable with just a single toe strap to stabilize the front wheel to the downtube and hold it to the rack. It's that kind of versatility that excites me. I can ride to Lowe's, or the grocery store, or wherever.


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Old 06-23-14, 08:42 PM
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I understand why people like cargo bikes. I'm fond of my winter hybrid which hauls my trailer.

But I'd drop it all for that Ciocc!! A nice Italian roadster.
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Old 10-03-14, 09:28 PM
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Very nice, good luck.
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Old 10-03-14, 11:02 PM
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Nice bike for sure.You will love it a lot.So many things you can do with a cargo bike.I built my self a Surly Big Dummy here is a picture of it.Even tho it is now all white I'm working on it now it will have a different look to it as far as the handlebar setup.
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Old 10-03-14, 11:18 PM
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Here it is in all white I was going to post both pictures but it would not let me or I don't how to do it.The picture of it was to large now I know how to do it.
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