While electric bikes are a fantastic green alternative to gas-powered vehicles, one thing eBikes have long struggled with is transporting additional cargo. For many riders, the carrying capacity of a car is necessary, no matter how much they prefer their bike—for some, the need for storage space may eliminate the possibility of riding an eBike altogether. However, Denago has a solution: the Cargo 1.
Designed to carry large payloads while maintaining maneuverability, the Cargo 1 eliminates the need for a car on commutes, grocery trips, and afternoon rides where the additional carrying capacity is necessary. We're excited to show it off, so we've highlighted some of its best features and benefits to help you learn a bit more about it.
Cargo 1 Key Features and Specifications
|70 Miles With Dual Battery
|20 mph- Class 2 eBike
|LG 48V 14Ah, 672Wh ( optional 48V 10.4Ah second battery)
|750W Gear Drive Hub Motor
|Shimano 7 Speed
|Jak Hydraulic Oil Disc Brakes
|20 x 3.0" Cargo Rated Tires
|Head / Tail / Brake
The Cargo 1 can reach speeds up to 20 mph, and its dual battery can last up to 70 miles on one charge, making it easy to travel long distances. Its LCD screen allows you to monitor your speed and battery life in real-time while you ride, while its pedal assist and 7 speed shifter allow you to adjust your ride based on what you need. It can also store up to 330 lbs. of cargo out of the box, plus it has the capacity to support an additional front storage rack and even a Kid Halo. Thanks to its compact design and short wheelbase, the Cargo 1 maintains this carrying capacity without sacrificing maneuverability, keeping your ride pleasant even while the bike is fully loaded.
Benefits of the Cargo 1We've outlined what makes the Cargo 1 a great eBike, but for some, the car may still seem like a better option. Let's go over a few of the reasons why you may want to take the Cargo 1 instead of a car.
The Cargo 1 is an efficient way to get around town, especially when compared to driving. Thanks to its powerful motor and large carrying capacity, the bike is fast enough and convenient enough to serve as a viable source of local transportation, even when you need to bring groceries, supplies, or gear with you.
Taking an eBike instead of a car helps to lower your carbon footprint. The typical car emits 4.6 metric tons of CO2 per year—eBikes, meanwhile, produce considerably less. We understand that cars are a necessity for some trips, so replacing car rides with bike rides where you can has a noticeable impact. Each time you choose to ride your eBike instead of driving your car, you work toward a greener future.
While eBikes as a whole aren't cheap, the Cargo 1 is still an affordable purchase, especially when compared to a car. eBikes are also highly inexpensive to operate. You don't need to stop for gas, as they only run on electricity. Furthermore, the cost to repair and maintain an eBike is significantly less than it is for cars. A number of cities and states even have electric bike rebate programs to help residents purchase an eBike, making eBikes like the Cargo 1 more accessible and affordable than ever.
FunThanks to their versatility and customizability, eBikes are immensely enjoyable to ride. From city streets to suburban neighborhoods to bike trails, the Cargo 1 can be ridden in a number of practical and fun places. eBikes can often go where cars can't, allowing riders to immerse themselves deeper into nature than they could in a more traditional motor vehicle. You simply can't recreate the eBike riding experience in a car.
Comparison: The Cargo 1 Vs. The Competition
The Cargo 1 is a wonderful eBike, but how does it stack up against the competition? Here's how Denago's cargo bike compares to bikes from other companies you may have seen.
The Cargo 1's price aligns with other bikes on the market, even if it tends to be slightly higher than the others. For the price, however, you get a vast array of helpful features and top-of-the-line specs, alongside access to our best-in-class customer service.
Thanks to its dual battery, the Cargo 1 has a range of 70 miles, which is significantly higher than the battery life of most other models.
The Cargo 1 can go as fast as 20 miles per hour with either pedal assist or throttle, the fastest speed allowed for a Class II eBike.
The Cargo 1 can carry up to 330 lbs. of cargo without any additional accessories, while most other bikes only carry about 300 lbs. Though some other cargo eBikes may carry more, they are typically more bulky and less maneuverable than the Cargo 1. The Cargo 1's carrying capacity should be more than enough for the needs of most riders.
Frequently Asked Questions
New to Denago, or even eBikes as a whole? We've provided answers to some often-asked questions to keep you informed as you shop.
Do Denago electric bikes come with a warranty?
Yes! There is a 2-year warranty on all Denago eBikes. When you first purchase your bike, you can register it to activate your warranty. If you have any issues with your eBike, you can check out our support portal, file a warranty claim, or get in contact with our best-in-class customer service team.