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Xtracycle FreeRadical Kit

by RL Policar
The great folks of Xtracycle sent us the Free Radical Kit to test out. I converted Moe’s Kona Smoke into a Sport Utility Bicycle (S.U.B.) but I think the proper name would be “Super Useful Bicycle”
Here’s what they say about the Xtracycle:
“The FreeRadical comes with everything needed for seemlessly adding a trunk and a backseat to your bicycle. It is an attachment for your bicycle that deftly shifts your rear wheel back 15 inches and transforms your existing bike into a Sport Utility Bicycle.”
You can pretty much carry what ever you want on the rear of the bike, just as long as it meets the weight limits of the Xtracycle
See those bags you see on both sides, well they expand. Yup! They can hold two grocery bags, a dog, kids, surf board fire wood or what ever tickles your fancy.
That Snap Deck on the back that looks like a skateboard, well guess what, you can use it to carry a passenger, or if you flip it over, use it as a chopping board. Serve drinks from it too if you’d like!
The kit comes with everything you see here minus the Kona Smoke.
For more info, visit Xtracycle’s site HERE
Thule Set $97

5 Responses to “Xtracycle FreeRadical Kit”

  1. Moe Ramirez says:


  2. Randy says:

    That looks pretty cool! That could be real useful to someone who commutes to work and have to carry a lot of stuff. As for a soldier like myself, we sometimes have to bring all our gear in for an inspection. When that happens I usually have to drive because of the amount of gear that I have. But with this I should be able to ride in with my bike. I can’t wait to see what you guys have to say about it.

  3. Derek says:

    I love mine!! Some close up photos and whatnot on my site as well..

  4. Nick says:

    I’ve wanted one of these rigs since I found out about them. I’m glad you’re doing a review! I have no use for one now, living in a tiny 4th floor walk-up, but as soon as I have a garage, I’m equipping a bike with a Free Radical kit.

  5. Charles says:

    How does it ride? I’d like to try one out. I was thinking about adding one of those to my beater or maybe getting a Bob. How well do you think the Xtra Cycle will hold a 50 lb pack of plaster on one side?

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