Specialized teases details of Globe Bikes sub-brand Cargo eBike

Specialized shouldnt dilute the brand in this way IMO. They are watering down the product with very little benefit to the consumer. The bike looks cheap and for 2-3k… nope. For 3k I’d rather have last years vado.
 
What’s wrong with utility and value?
Because the notion of "value" is false. Are those bikes a good deal? Sure, but you bought a "deal" not a cargo bike that will perform day in and day out, oh, and not burn your house down with a battery fire. Especially in cargo application, hub drives don't have a place.
 
Say Hello to the Globe Haul ST $2700
https://www.specialized.com/us/en/haul-st/p/200057?searchText=91022-8000&color=323191-200057

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I cannot find it on Specialized Poland website. What category was it listed in?
 
I cannot find it on Specialized Poland website. What category was it listed in?
It's not yet listed on USA site either as a category .
You can only access it by the "insider" link I posted . ;)
The info I received is that it's currently available in very limited quantity .
 
It's not yet listed on USA site either as a category .
You can only access it by the "insider" link I posted . ;)
The info I received is that it's currently available in very limited quantity .
I only hope that contraption would be only kept on your side of the pond :)
might as well bought it from rad.
Sorry for sounding nasty but foofer is right!
What a blow to the reputation of Specialized! That Dyson man only seems to understand the money, not the prestige.
 
First I’ve heard of the globe motor. Haul 400# for 60 miles with a 50t chainring. Bet it’s fast.
 
Don't they (Specialized) realize that a delivery rider is not gonna want to ride it without a throttle? Oh crap, I said the T word. Sorry! And the average rider like myself isn't riding a 20" wheel cargo hauling ebike for all exercise? Cue the T word again.
 
Might be better creating new brand name while still selling through Specialized shops.
If they do turn out to be a lemon won't hurt Specialized brand to badly. Better customers tell their friends "my BrandX ebike went up in flames" than "my Specialized ebike went up on flame".
 
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A whore is a whore. It’s all about the dollars with no interest in developing a sustainable market. Exactly why I found kit building far superior to the useless bells a whistles the brand names peddle. So many acoustic bikes kitted are far and away more sustainable and better values. Then again not everyone can build great rides. And that’s cool to. The frustration for me are the fan boys that haven’t the skills and trash those that have. Frankly I like all things eBike. This BS about superior brands is boorish.
 
As if Ferrari were building pickup trucks.
Or were competing with Yugo.

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Glad to see it's a class 3. Seems ebike brands are slowly realizing there's little reason to deny you the power you already bought, esp since a 20 mph cutoff is often below what you can get without a motor.
 
If you kit the bike out with front and rear panniers, then utilize the front rack for a box, and do the same in back, you'll have a pretty decent cargo capability. Except its loaded high-centered and to the sides.

But you'll also have what is really a standard bike with front and rear panniers. The sort of bike I was building before I decided to do a build with a proper cargo bike frame as a base. This thing from Specialized really is a half-assed effort as cargo bikes go. The only concession to cargo utility is the fat 20" wheels, and maybe the standover gained from the step thru frame. But I look at it this way: Its a start. They'll need to bloody their nose a bit and see what really sells first.

The Surly Skid Loader cargo ebike released just before this is similarly handicapped in size (but it has a proper mid drive), but that bike seems to be a bit of a hit because it is aimed at urban apartment dwellers who have limited parking and need to fit the bike into an elevator to get it home. Maybe thats why Specialized made this glass half empty.

Since this bike was announced, Trek has gone all in on two substantial design releases. And in the USA market, both Aventon and Lectric have come in with vastly more fit-for-purpose cargo offerings.

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Worth noting: The Fjallraven panniers Specialized is showing with this bike add - with the lid packs they aren't showing - $600 to the purchase price for four of them. I decided, after looking at those panniers, if I was going to have office trash cans strapped to my bike I sure as hell wasn't going to blow $300 for a pair of them. Hardshell panniers are a good idea, stupidly executed by Specialized.

 
Add two Coolcave panniers to your cart and use GLOBEFIRST200 at checkout
to receive them as a free gift with your Globe Haul ST purchase.
 
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