Specialized Globe Haul ST

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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Maximum Range
60 Miles
Top Speed
28 mph
Watts
700 W
Torque
90 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
48V 16Ah
Class
Drive
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Gearing Type
Weight
77 lb
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Specialized Globe Haul ST. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

15 reasons to buy

  • The Globe Haul ST is small but capable. At just over five feet long it’s easy for city-dwellers to store.
  • This bike can haul a 419lb payload. Testers see it as a very real replacement for short car trips.
  • The Globe Haul ST comes with a rear rack, fenders and a front rack mount. It's made to carry a slew of proprietary racks and rigid panniers.
  • Owners can attach a proprietary passenger seat with a payload of up to 88 lb.
  • The Globe Haul earns praise for its versatility for short trips loaded up, commuting, work, and family jaunts.
  • The motor activates quickly, according to reviewers.
  • Specialized claims up to 60 miles of range on one charge. A tester covers 35 miles using ⅔ of the battery.
  • The Globe Haul's battery is IPX7 rated, meaning it can be submerged for 30 minutes in three feet of water.
  • One tester deems the Globe Haul ST “incredible value.”
  • Triple eyelets on the steel fork provide extra cargo-carrying options.
  • A highly adjustable stem and extra-long telescopic seatpost create a wide height range from 4’5” to 6’4”.
  • Specialized’s hydraulic disc brakes feature 203 mm rotors and are “extremely powerful”, according to one tester.
  • The 3.5” Carless Whisper tires provide compliance and comfort over a variety of terrain.
  • Reviewers say there’s plenty of range in microSHIFT’s 11-36t 9-speed drivetrain.
  • Specialized offers a lifetime warranty on the Haul’s frame.

5 reasons not to buy

  • There’s no suspension, so tire pressure must be tuned to avoid a harsh ride.
  • The Globe Haul weighs a hefty 77 lb.
  • A tester says the proprietary panniers can rattle on rough roads.
  • Due to the Haul being one-size-fits-all, some compromises are made on geometry for taller riders.
  • A reviewer said they felt the Haul’s seating position sits a little farther back than is optimal.

Bottom line

The Globe Haul ST (Short Tail) is a versatile compact cargo e-bike with integrated options to attach proprietary racks, panniers, and a passenger seat. It can support a total payload of 419lb, including another human on the rear rack. Fat 3.5” tires on 20” wheels keep the bike small, agile, and with a low center of gravity. The two-foot height range is impressive but results in geometry compromises for taller riders. The other complaints are the a lack of suspension and high weight, but 77lb is typical for this category. The "powerful" and "versatile" Specialized Globe Haul ST is deemed to offer "incredible" value in the cargo segment.

Expert Reviews

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Specialized Globe Haul ST Cargo Bike – Test and Review

Quality all the way around. It’s fun, it’s smile-inducing! This is a solution that many people have been looking for. Instead of using the car, use this little thing. I can tell they invested a lot of time in man-hours and talent on this thing.

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Specialized’s Small but Mighty Globe Haul ST Cargo E-Bike

The Specialized Globe Haul ST packs 419 lb of cargo capacity into a surprisingly compact frame. With powerful brakes, dialed geometry, and well-thought-out features, it’s ready to tackle commuting, grocery getting, neighborhood errands, or getting a kid to daycare.

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Specialized Globe Haul ST Review

We highly recommend the Haul ST if you’re looking for a user-friendly cargo bike that can do the heavy lifting of replacing some car trips with a small footprint. The bike offers great ride quality, tremendous range, and versatility; it’s also fun to ride. If you need to haul more than one passenger the Haul will not be the right bike for you.

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