Xtracycle’s Edgerunner 24D Cargo Bike

Carry everything from kids to kayaks and groceries in this highly functional bicycle

Much love and thought are going into the redesign of cargo bikes, such as Porterlight’s new customizable option, to make them less intimidating and more enticing for regular personal use. Oakland, California-based Xtracycle offers the Edgerunner—which they’ve dubbed the “ultimate cargo bike”—and their intro model, the 24D (whose name comes from its 24 speeds), balances performance and value. Ross Evans founded the company when he …

Porterlight’s Customizable Cargo Bike

Unusually light, compact and durable, the Bringley design makes it easier for urban residents to say goodbye to cars

Young London-based company Porterlight has re-thought the cargo bike from scratch, and their debut model, the Bringley, is one that will have urban residents swapping out their car keys for bike helmets. Founder Lawrence Brand wanted to design a compact cargo bike that could seamlessly be incorporated into his city lifestyle—one that was light, durable, and could fit into small apartments. After testing his prototype …