Torker Cargo T: How tough is it?

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.

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As one of the original founders of He has helped build this site into one of the leading and oldest bicycle commuting blog sites. Filled with passion for everything two wheels, RL Policar covers a multitude of subjects from product reviews, news, articles and technical how to's.