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RANS Hammer Truck
An eventful year has passed since my first New Year status report. After a flurry of announcements in early fall, there has been little news from cargo bike manufacturers during the past couple of months. While that seems like a reasonable assumption, my blog has seen no seasonal decrease in interest. On the contrary, every month of saw significant increases in readership, with literally thousands of unique visitors in December alone. And that was despite the fact that I posted no new articles in December and only two short articles early in November! Imagine the horror of someone looking for information on fixies and landing on a blog dedicated to electric cargo bikes — about as polar opposite as you can get in the biking world! Waiting for availability of these latter bikes has required considerable patience.
RANS Hammer Truck Update
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The HammerTruck is a cargo hauler designed from the ground up incorporating our Crankforward design. As a Crankforward, it is an ideal package, since the lower seat and top tube height allows for easier mounting, controlling the bike at stop signs, and handling when loaded. The bike was loaded 10 one-gallon water jugs, for an pound load. Everyone was able to ride the bike back up the steep hill, and returned with positive comments about the smooth handling and great power transfer, plus the climb ability of the Crankforward position. We never told them there was any issue with standing and riding, and I observed many first time riders of CF taking to it naturally. The B handlebars and curved riser placed forward make for a very inviting space to get off the seat and hammer it. Based on the Dynamik the steel cro-moly frame is TIG welded and powder coated in a stunning silver and charcoal finish, all at our Hays Kansas plant. The custom frame features hard points to attach its made-to-order rack system. The frame hard points are welded with tapped inserts, so removing the rack is a matter of 8 bolts and about 3 minutes.