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Pretty darn tough if you ask me. I knew from the moment I laid eyes on the Cargo T, that this beast was going to be one bad mama jamma. With that in mind, I wanted to see how well a commuter cargo bike would handle off road trails. I headed out to the Fullerton Loop, a mild mountain bike trail that I frequent, and decided to see how well the Cargo T would handle coming down a rutty trail.

The purpose of this test was to see how well the brakes work. There was concern that the front roller brake was anemic and that a coaster brake wasn’t strong enough to stop a bike full of cargo. Well here’s a few pics of me coming down a steep grade. Keep in mind I weigh around 205lbs…

Coaster and roller brakes worked just fine.

I was surprise on how well the tires gripped…

I also added a little accessory…I just have to clean up the wires a bit.

I’m still undecided on what to do with the front rack. I can either install a wicker basket, a metal basket or a milk crate. For the rear rack, I am sticking to my panniers.

I understand that most of you that would use the Cargo T probably won’t use the bike for mountain biking, but at least you know that the bike can handle rough terrain.