Full information is on Xtracycle's website FREERADICAL ? XTRACYCLE and to summarize:
1) Production of FreeRadicals has ended. They are sold out. Some dealers might have a few in stock if you want one.
2) Xtracycle appears to be 2 years into the development of a next-gen FreeRadical, but without an estimated time to market.
3) The FreeRadical's success contributed largely to the growth and maturity of the cargo bike market and this has become part of it's downfall. 15 years ago if you wanted a cargo bike you bolted on a FR; today you choose among an array of purpose-built bikes.
4) Xtracycle tweeted that there will be a chat with Ross-the-Founder this Friday to discuss what's next for the FR.
At Interbike 2012 Xtracycle exhibited what seems like a concept for a FR replacement - called the Leap. As quickly as it appeared thought it disappeared. You can see some pics and words here.
Back in 2009 Xtracycle provided a "Heavy Duty FreeRadical" prototype for some clowns to test, but it seems like that never matured into a consumer product either.
Has anyone else seen any news about the future of this product?
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