Flyer L885

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Release Year
Charge Time
10 Hours
Maximum Range
50 Miles
Top Speed
20 mph
500 W
50 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
48 V 15 Ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Gearing Type
73 lb
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Flyer L885. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

18 reasons to buy

  • A total payload of 400lb can be hauled aboard this cargo behemoth.
  • A sturdy rear rack and running boards are included with the L885.
  • The L885 has a throttle, to help you take off with hefty cargo.
  • The L885 is made to work with custom accessories, including a child/cargo carrier.
  • Two secure child seats can be attached to the L885’s rear rack.
  • The L885’s stability is improved by a lowered center of gravity, thanks to a small 20” rear wheel.
  • Flyer boasts as much as 50 miles of range for the L885.
  • The L885 is available in 3 sizes, to fit riders from 4’10” to 6’6”.
  • With a step-through frame, the bike is suited to shorter, older & less-flexible riders.
  • An adjustable stem allows users to fine-tune their ride fit and stance.
  • The L885 comes fitted with front and rear fenders.
  • The rear fender incorporates a spoke cover, to protect the feet of kid passengers.
  • Integrated front and rear lights come included.
  • This bike is setup ready to accept a second, range-doubling 48V 15Ah battery.
  • Reviewers fancied the L885’s muscular good looks and wooden accents.
  • There are four color options available to L885 buyers.
  • Assembly is “pretty easy”, taking a reviewer about 30 minutes.
  • The battery is concealed, integrated and removable for charging & security.

7 reasons not to buy

  • The L885 weighs a hefty 73lb.
  • On climbs, a significant decrease in power was noted.
  • The L885’s gearing is somewhat low, leading to spinning in higher gears.
  • Some testers wanted suspension, to help bear the weight of cargo and kids.
  • The L885’s return policy does not allow the e-bike to be used in any way.
  • A tester finds the bike’s kickstand difficult to deploy.
  • The L885’s display screen and buttons are small.

Bottom line

The Flyer L885 is a well-thought-out, commuter-ready Class 2 cargo e-bike, suited to families and those seeking to replace the duties of a car. In using a smaller 20” rear wheel to lower the bike’s center of gravity and increase stability, the L885 takes inspiration from higher-end bikes, like the Yuba Spicy Curry. Fat tires also contribute to this ‘plantedness’. The L885 is available in three sizes, unlike many e-bikes in this price range. Fenders and lights are included. Proprietary accessories mean the L885 is ready to carry younger kids in seats, older kids on a bench seat or general cargo. The bike’s total payload is 400lb.

Expert Reviews

88/100 based on 3 rated expert reviews
We Tried It

Flyer Cargo E-Bike Review – The Perfect Family Hauler?

It’s perfect for families who want to ditch the car keys in favor of a bike helmet. You can’t go wrong with this cargo e-bike – for hauling kids, hauling gear or just hauling butt!

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Tech We Want

Radio Flyer L885 Review — E-Bike Perfect for Families, Kids and Grocery Hauls

A top choice e-bike that the whole family can enjoy, whether it’s going out for biking adventures, or using it to do errands and even commuting to work. Given the price tag, we’re pleased with the build quality and components.

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Mountain Weekly News

Flyer Cargo Family E-Bike Review

I quickly racked up miles zipping past lines of traffic. I thought the bike looked pretty sleek. My initial impression was that this Radio Flyer e-bike was heavy. One of the more affordable e-bikes. Be mindful of the return policy.

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