Murf Alpha Cargo

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Release Year
Charge Time
10 Hours
Maximum Range
50 Miles
Top Speed
20 mph
750 W
Volts and Amp Hours
52V 20Ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Gearing Type
80 lb
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Murf Alpha Cargo. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

10 reasons to buy

  • The Alpha Cargo features running boards, a chain guard, rear wheel guards, a rear rack rated for 175lb, and a mount for a front rack or basket.
  • The “super-bright” 1,080-lumen headlight provides great visibility at night, according to a tester.
  • An expert applauds the “quality” Tektro hydraulic brakes and 203mm rotors for their “controlled stopping power.”
  • A reviewer says the Kenda Juggernaut tires provide great grip on loose surfaces and enhance ride comfort.
  • One tester enjoys how the Alpha Cargo “feels very planted and stable,” and the grippy tires inspire confidence.
  • A reviewer savors the “comfortable” and stylish leather grips and the comfort afforded by the “beach cruiser-style” saddle.
  • The swept-back bars provide a relaxed upright riding position.
  • A tester appreciates how easy it is to read the “bright” color display.
  • The bamboo-trimmed rack “looks good” and accepts a range of dedicated accessories from Murf, expanding the bike’s practicality.
  • The Alpha Cargo has plenty of power for climbing hills, in the view of one expert.

5 reasons not to buy

  • The Alpha Cargo’s 325lb payload capacity is low for a cargo bike.
  • The Alpha Cargo lacks fenders, reducing its wet-weather utility.
  • An expert feels the rear light isn’t bright enough.
  • Owners of newer Alpha Cargos complain about the (California-mandated) 20mph speed limit.
  • The leather grips are slippery, especially when wet, according to a reviewer.

Bottom line

Murf’s Alpha Cargo is a Class 2 step-through electric cargo bike with a 750W motor and 1,040Wh battery. The sole expert review gets both payload capacity and frame material wrong, and the top speed has been reduced to 20mph since the review. This tester praises the relaxed riding position, “comfortable” and confidence-inspiring ride, ample power, potent brakes, and stylish bamboo rack. The relatively low payload capacity, lack of fenders, and dim rear light demonstrate an inattention to detail from Murf. Nonetheless, the Alpha Cargo is considered a good cargo hauler for dry days.

Expert Reviews

91/100 based on 1 rated expert review
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Electric Bike Journal

Fat Tire Cargo Bike | Murf Alpha Cargo Review

Overall, the Murf Alpha Cargo is a great companion to sunny day activities. Load up the essentials for your adventures and get out for some fun.

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User Ratings

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