Saturday, September 27, 2008

RANS Hammer Truck PT2


I've got a bit more info on the new RANS Hammer Truck. It will haul up to 500lbs - which is 2.5 times the capacity of the Xtracycle/Big Dummy and more than even some of the serious heavy duty cargo cargo bikes like the Yuba Mundo. The accessories you see that are similar to the v-racks and wide loaders from Xtracycle are not compatible with the Freeradical of Big Dummy.


RANS has suggested that a future version of the Hammer Truck may be compatible with the Xtracycle/Big Dummy or at least that RANS may develop some accessories for the Xtracycle/Big Dummy.


Given RANS' track record for high quality innovative products it will be very interesting to see what comes out from this new player in the cargo bike market.


The RANS Hammer Truck should be available for delivery around January 2009.

8 comments:

Domestic Avalanche said...

Excellent Stuff man... Came here from YehudaMoon.

Archer said...

It would be nice to see it without the bags. I'd like to understand and see better why that hunched-over riding position is necessary.

Thanks for the link at Yehuda Moon. I hope you're a subscriber.

Vik said...

Can you point me to the link at Yehuda Moon? I'm not really sure what that is frankly??

Vik said...

Ahhh....figured it out...I didn't post that link over there that's why I was confused.

Dominic.Romer said...

I've never seen the Hammer truck before. It's fantastic. I wonder which bike frame is used. I hope it's the Dynamik so you can stand up in the saddle.

Yokota Fritz said...

Rans told me the capacity is 500# (?)

Randy @ Rans seemed pretty excited about Xtracycle "open sourcing" their specification and mentioned future Hammer Trucks would be Xtra compatible.

Vik said...

You could be right about the weight limit. I'm piecing together all the info I'm getting from a variety of sources. Either way 500lbs or 600lbs is pretty high cargo capacity well above most people's requirements.

Nanda Holz said...

The hunch can be removed with the various available handlebar and stem riser combinations. It is nice having your hands low, 1-2" above the top of the knees, which allows you tap into the torque available from the closed hip angle the crank forward riding position provides. Higher bars certainly offer a more relaxed riding experience, with very little palm pressure. So you can match the bar setup to your pain threshold or desired mission eh.