Xtracycle Stoker Wheeled Longtail Cargo Bike with 24" Wheels

March 15, 2019

Xtracycle Stoker Wheeled Longtail Cargo Bike with 24

Xtracycle Stoker Longtail Cargo Bike

Updated April 18, 2019, after I built and tested the bike. A photo gallery at bottom of the article.

Key Features of the Xtracycle Stoker 24″ Wheeled Longtail Cargo Bike

Obviously the 24″ Wheels
In a departure from the smaller rear wheel of the Xtracycle Classic and Swoop Edgerunner frames, the Stoker introduces two 24” wheels with fatter tires for increased fun-ability on any surface.

Bigger Rear Wheel & Tire = More Comfortable
One of my main only complaints on the movement to smaller cargo bike wheels is that smaller wheels are stiffer and maybe less comfortable for the riders over that wheel. A year ago during a test of a Benno Boost E, without knowing it, my 3-year-old preferred the ride due to the bigger wheel or because “it didn’t hurt her bottom”.

Higher Rear Derailleur Clearance
If you have read any of my online discussions about the 20″ rear wheeled cargo bikes, my 2nd biggest gripe is how close the rear derailleur is to the ground, sticks, curbs, and so forth. Most cargo bikes don’t have replaceable derailleur hangers (don’t ask me why..) so I’m a bit more protective of rear derailleurs on these smaller wheeled bikes. 24″ wheels mean it brings that rear derailleur away from the ground by hopefully 2-3” since the tire is slightly fatter too

Available in Electric and Non-Electric

Also available with the Performance CX or Speed Bosch motor options & 1 or 2 batteries. See below for more difference between the Stoker and eStoker

Xtracycle Part Compatible
If you already have Xtracycle parts than they are interchangeable with this bike.

One Size Frame
Unlike the Surly Big Easy, Xtracycle changes out their seatpost and stem to fit people differently instead of unique frame sizes. This makes life much easier on a bike shop but also means that handling may change between a size small, medium, large stem.

Spec and Differences between the Stoker and eStoker

- Stoker eStoker
Weight 50 pounds Starting at 65 pounds
Frame 100% Chromoly 100% Chromoly
Fork 100% Chromoly 100% Chromoly
Brakes Shimano BR-M396 Hydraulic / 180mm Rotor Shimano Deore BR-M6000 Hydraulic / 180mm Rotor
Headset FSA Mallet FSA Mallet
Handlebar Xtracycle Comfort Handlebar Xtracycle Comfort Handlebar
Stem 60mm (Sm), 90mm (Med), or 120mm (Lrg) for Sizing 60mm (Sm), 90mm (Med), or 120mm (Lrg) for Sizing
Shifters Shimano Acera SL-M3000 3x9 Speed Rapidfire Plus Shimano Deore SL-T6000 10 Speed Rapidfire Plus
Front Derailleur Shimano Acera FD-T3000, Top Swing, Dual Pull None
Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera RD-M3000, 9 Speed Shadow Design Shimano Deore RD-M6000, 10 Speed Shadow Plus Design
Crank Shimano Acera FC-T3010, 170mm Octalink, 48x36x26T FSA CK-745 for Bosch, 170mm, 19t Cog (CX) or 20t Cog (Speed)
Cassette Shimano HG-200 11-34T Shimano Deore HG-500 11-42T
Motor N/A Bosch Active Line Plus (20 MPH), Bosch Performance CX (20 MPH) or Bosch Performance Speed (28 MPH)
Battery - - 400Wh, 500Wh, or 1000Wh (Dual Battery)
Chain NOVE-91 - 9s KMC X10E for E-Bikes
Front Hub Shimano Deore XT HB-M8010 (15mm Thru Axle) Shimano Deore XT HB-M8010 (15mm Thru Axle)
Rear Hub Shimano Acera FH-M3050 (168mm QR) Shimano Deore FH-M6000 (168mm QR)
Rims 24" Double-walled Alloy, 36H 24" Double-walled Alloy, 36H
Tires Schwalbe Crazy Bob 24"x2.35 Schwalbe Crazy Bob 24"x2.35
Seatpost Collar 34.9mm Bolt-on Collar 34.9mm Bolt-on Collar

 

Xtracycle Stoker & eStoker Pricing

The Stoker and eStoker Pricing is in line with the Xtracycle Classic and Swoop bikes
Non-electric starts at $2,147 & electric at $4,497

Who Is This Bike For?

1. Anyone looking for a cargo bike should try this one

2. Your riding is on rougher terrain or even some off-road

3. You like the classic look of a bike with a "normal" top tube instead of the steep top tube for stepping over

Near Denver and Interested in the Xtracycle Stoker?

We are accepting preorders for the Xtracycle RFA and Stoker at Bike Shop Girl. Our first Xtracycle Stoker came in and out in less than 24 hours!!

Book an appointment or contact me if you are interested in figuring out if this bike is for you or you are ready to reserve your own. 

 

Xtracycle Stoker Longtail Cargo Bike

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