Terracycle Cargo Monster

13 02 2010

Cargo Monster on a trike...

Terracycle is offering a cargo kit called the Cargo Monster similar to the Xtracycle Free Radical, but designed for recumbents and odd shaped upright bikes that won’t work with the Xtracycle Free Radical.

The Cargo Monster features:

  • Full Chrome Moly tubing construction
  • 100% Xtracycle compatability
  • Custom laser cut lugs
  • 203mm disk brake tab
  • Fender mounts
  • Built in Idler mounts
  • 20 and 26″ wheel capability- and you can put a 26″ wheel on a 20″ trike if you want…
  • Cable extender, cable, and extra housing for rear derailleur included
  • Model specific clamps and adapters make everything very sturdy and easy to attach
  • Motor mounts for electric mid drive
  • Fits standard 135mm rear dropout spacing

Cargo Monster Parts

Happily the Cargo Monster will accept all Xtracycle accessories which means you have access to a wide range of cargo solutions.

At $770USD for the sub-frame kit this isn’t a low cost solution as you’ll be over $1000 once you get a few necessary Xtracycle parts, but for the recumbent trike or bike owner who wants to haul huge loads this is the only game in town I know of.

Cargo Monster in action...

I haven’t tried this product myself so I can’t say too much more about it other than it looks like a really interesting design.



4 responses

13 02 2010

… for people who think ‘bents are not cumbersome enough.

14 02 2010

Bents definitely have their place. If for no other reason they allow people who couldn’t ride an upright bike to pedal and enjoy the ride. Something that makes a bent useful for carrying cargo isn’t a bad thing. As long as you have a garage a cargo monster on a trike wouldn’t be particularly problematic to use.

1 03 2010

Hey Vik,
Thanks for all the rather excellent blogging. I am putting together an article on cargo bikes at the moment and I wanted to pick your brain on a couple of points. Unfortunately I lost your email address since the last time I wrote (Big Dummy/dog tour in Europe). Can you send me a line to finontherun (at) gmail (dot) com so I can send some questions your way?
PS We are in NS, Canada now with Big Dummy ready to roll

1 03 2010

I’ve sent you an email – mine is threeohm “at” gmail “dot com.

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