Xtracycle Stoker Wheeled Longtail Cargo Bike with 24" Wheels

Xtracycle Stoker Wheeled Longtail Cargo Bike with 24" Wheels

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 3 different Bosch motors options & 1 or 2 batteries. See below for more difference between the Stoker and eStoker
• Go: ActiveLine Plus with 400wh battery
• Wagon: Performance CX with 500wh battery
• Fast Lane: Performance Speed with 1000wh battery

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

Questions We Have Left to Answer

  • How long is this bike compared to the Swoop or other longtails? What about compared to midtails?
  • How difficult is it to get out the dual-batteries?
  • How tall is the step over?
  • What is the widest tire we can fit on the bike?

Who Is This Bike For?

I can’t fully answer this without knowing the length and step over height but I can tell you that I’m personally excited about this bike. We often take the path less paved, which leads to my kiddo complaining about her bottom hurting on bikes like the Yuba Spicy Curry, and Tern GSD. She doesn’t complain nearly as much on the Xtracycle eSwoop and I think that is mainly due to the nicer steel frame than what you find on the Yuba. I think the Xtracycle steel paired with 24×2.35″ tires will be a forgiving ride. I’m personally 5’10” so the taller wheels don’t bother me. This bike is calling me to take it bikepacking with 2 kids and all our stuff strapped on!

Near Denver and Interested in the Xtracycle Stoker?

We are accepting preorders for the Xtracycle RFA and Stoker at Bike Shop Girl. Contact me on this form or by email arleigh@bikeshopgirl.com f you are interested in figuring out if this bike is for you or you are ready to reserve your own. My guess is the first round will sell out pretty quickly!

Look for a review in April after I have spent some extended time trying this bike out!


Arleigh Greenwald - 05 Mar 2019 @ 11:26
The photo is a pre-production from my understanding. The production models will have the batteries mounted like the other xtracycle electric models
Tom - 05 Mar 2019 @ 06:30
Why is the position of the battery in the actual bike picture different from the battery position in the eStoker graphic? Thanks.

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