Germany’s Hase Bikes is exploring what would happen if you merged a cargo bike with a gravel bike, resulting in a versatile ride called the Gravit Dust that’s equally suitable for city streets, gravel or dirt roads.
“Cargo bikes aren’t usually the first choice for exercise or touring,” says Paulo Mesquita, product designer at Hase Bikes. “The Gravit Dust is different. It’s an easy-to-transport cargo bike and a gravel bike that can carry a lot of luggage. It’s perfect for anyone who wants a cargo bike with sporty performance The combination.”
Hase, of course, is the company behind the new Pino telescoping cargo e-bike as well as the electric style of the recently launched Lepus trike, and its new Gravit Dust, which is also available with an optional motor/battery setup, has a lot in common with standard non-e-bikes in a detailed version below.
This cargo gravel bike also features a telescoping 6061 aluminum frame with a 50 x 82 cm (19.68 x 32.28 in) cargo platform mounted above the Spinner 300 suspension fork and front wheel.
This large aluminum platform can hold up to 40kg (88lb) of gear on top of the webbing and holds it in place with a cargo net secured to 10 heavy-duty brackets, eliminating the need for a heavy cargo box. All told, it weighs just 20kg (44lbs), but is rated for a maximum load capacity of 200kg (440lbs).
When bike packing or shopping trips aren’t needed, the cargo bed can be removed and the frame shortened for regular riding on the road or trail as a 174cm (68.5in) bike, or for easy storage.
Mesquita added: “It’s the perfect bike to not only haul stuff, but to enjoy off-road touring, long distances, blasting down hills and really pushing your limits.”
Elsewhere, the frame is designed to accommodate people between 1.5 and 2 meters (4.9 – 6.5 feet) tall, and the rider can lean through the Ergotec drop handlebars.
There’s a 20″ wheel at the end of the fork and a 26″ wheel behind the seat post, each with Schwalbe Billy Bonkers tan rubber, and stopping power is provided by Shimano mechanical disc brakes with a 203mm rotor up front , 180mm rear, and 11-speed Shimano Deore gearset with microshifters for flexible riding options.
Gravit Dust is available in “Candy Purple” and starts at €3,790 (approximately $4,250). A range of optional extras are also available, including fabric boxes, lower passenger trays for the pendant and child seats. The video below has more.
As mentioned, the company reports that it will also be available as an e-bike version with the same 250 W Shimano Steps E6100 and 504 Wh battery as the new model. Gravity City E Model.
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