Trek’s announcement of their 2011 Gary Fisher Collection line includes the “Transport” and “Transport+”, longtail cargo bicycles with foldup loading racks in the rear, front rack, huge cargo bags, and front porteur rack.
The aluminum framed 21 speed Transport cargo bike includes front fender with mudflap, front and rear lights designed into the bike (!), and a wide stance kickstand. Front disc brake and rear V-brake stop the bike, rider and load.
The Trek Transport+ is the Transport with electric assist! The battery slides under the rear deck; a 350 watt rear hub motor powers you along.
You might recall the Gary Fisher El Ranchero long bike that Fisher’s designers created as a concept in 2008. The Transport bikes clearly take design elements from that experiment, though it drops the El Ranchero’s second child saddle while adding a nice front rack.