Research, Development & Product Testing
An essential aspect of VBike's work and role is to conduct research and product testing of bike designs, technologies and accessories that are potential solutions specific to the terrain, climate and road conditions in Vermont. We do this so that we can confidently make recommendations to you concerning what might work to meet your bicycle transportation needs. We also share our findings from this work with Vermont bike shops to help spread the knowledge around.
Here's a list of some of some of what we look at:
Vermont's Cargo Bike Builder, Aficionado & Researcher
Our very own Karl Kemnitzer, of Hartland, is a dedicated cargo bike builder and e-assist expert. He has shown his handmade longtail and Long John cargobikes all around Vermont. Many of his bikes include solar panels! His research and experience is vitally important to VBike. Check him out on http://mysolarelectriccargobike.blogspot.com/.