Riese & Muller Packster 70 Electric Cargo Bike Review

Riese & Muller Packster 70 Electric Cargo Bike Review

The Riese & Müller Packster has been completely redesigned for this year featuring loads of new tech and they have replaced the Packster 60 and 80 as the new Packster 70. Although we weren’t able to test it yet we wanted to provide a walk through of the bike and it’s features. We very much look forward to getting these bikes in the shop and providing a full review.

More about the Riese & Müller Packster 70 below:


00:00 Introduction and Overview
01:01 Packster 70 Introduction and overview
02:50 Differences in 2021 model
03:04 Bosch cargo line motor
04:24 500 WH or dual 625Wh power tube batteries
0717  Packster 70 Cargo box options and configuration
09:45 New Packster frame
10:11 New cable steering
11:26 Riser stem and rider height
12:40 Steering a cargo bike
13:57 Color options
14:30 Enviolo automatic transmission
16:30 Standard Enviolo hub
17:00 Bosch motor system
17:30 Drive trains available
18:30 GX option (off-road)
19:30 Rack options and cargo carrying capabilities
20:40 Display options (Kiox, Nyon)
22:00 Handlebar options (comfort option now available)
23:00 Performance upgrade package upgrades (lights, brakes, suspension)
24:30 Packster vs Load (hardtail vs full suspension)
26:00 Other Packster accessories release dates

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Readers Comments (27)

  1. CambridgeCargo Cyclist January 31, 2021 @ 8:03 pm

    Very good video. I wanted a Packster 80 two months ago, but unfortunately they discontinued the model, therefore I ordered a Packster 70. I should get my red one touring in January 2021. Really excited with the cable steering like the Douze or the CA Go. Even more interesting the canopy that can have passengers until 165 centimetres tall, so definitely my wife and daughter will fit in the front!

  2. Benjamin Plouquet January 31, 2021 @ 8:04 pm

    What are the options for babyseat?

  3. Many thanks for your great video. I was in a shop in the UK today trying to get ANY! Information on the new cargo bike for 2021. They knew NOTHING. Great info. Thanks.

  4. Michael Williams January 31, 2021 @ 8:08 pm

    I live in the mountains. I need an e cargo bike that will allow me to take the lane on a 25 MPH road going uphill with a load. R&M Load didn’t provide that.

  5. Antoine Goudrand January 31, 2021 @ 8:09 pm

    3:33 nice GSD shot !! =D

  6. Thanks for the Video! I got one of the last Packster 60 this year in Germany and was also thinking about waiting for the new model. I see the improvements Riese und Müller made but also I like the concept of the old Packster 60 with the box and the removable side panels. I will definetely take a look when the Packster 70 is available!

  7. Nice review. However, "bakfiets" is pronounced as "buck-feets", not as "buck fiat", or whatever that was at 13:38.

  8. You know I would totally use this. It’s seems incredibly well engineered and I wouldn’t be afraid at all to put my child in this. It’s just unfortunate that where I live I wouldn’t trust riding through traffic.

  9. Krzysztof Gubański January 31, 2021 @ 8:21 pm

    Thanks for the video. I’m looking forward to test one too. They should deliver it to Warsaw by the end of 2020. By the way I have two bikes, one with automatic shifting and one without it. To me, as urban commuter, automatic shifting is convinient when I stop at traffic lights frequently and I do not have to remember about reducing grear every time.

  10. Yet another great product presentation! 🙂 Interesting to see how the bike manufacturers push each other. I especially like the cable steering, gives a very normal steering.

  11. It would be nice if the front and rear wheels are of the same size; 26" would make this a perfect touring bike with dual batteries.

  12. MrKeyboardCommando January 31, 2021 @ 8:31 pm

    Initially, I dismissed the cargo bike as irrelevant, but, as with most knee-jerk opinions, I’ve had to reappraise my viewpoint. I want a touring bike. So what does a touring bike entail? You need distance, and two batteries provides this. You also require cargo space, for tents, food, and, most importantly, your four legged friend, Molly in my case. This, again, is provided by the cargo bike. You can even have the GX option. Add in rear suspension, i.e. the Load, and I could be looking at my perfect touring bike.
    Great video, by the way.👍👍👍

  13. Viewing from Europe, yes we generally expect things to have manual transmissions whether they are cars or e-bikes or whatever. Gradually this is changing as a higher percentage of vehicles of all kinds now have automatic or continuously variable transmissions.

    That is a really interesting cargo bike with the batteries below the cargo area. Seems like a good idea to me.

    Personally I really like bikes (or ebikes) with trailers rather than cargo bikes. The trailer decouples the load from the bike and so you have a better ride IMHO. Also with the trailer one bike becomes two bikes, you have a normal bike and a "cargo bike" for less money in total. You only have one transmission system, one motor, if it is an ebike. It is simpler than having two bikes.

  14. I really love my supercharger, but in therms of cargo bikes I’m still a Bullit fan.

  15. Seems like they have improved the stand and made it more accessible. I like that change a lot. It’s way too difficult to use the stand on my load 75.

  16. That red paint is gorgeous ! I’m waiting to see what the "closed boxes" looks like and work and it might be my new bike <3

  17. Armchair Wanderer January 31, 2021 @ 8:38 pm


  18. I wonder how the cargo version looks like and why there is not a single photo showing the bare cargo bed? Is the box even removable?

  19. When using the bench seat with two kids facing forward, up to what ages or sizes can the kids be? I’d like to get a sense as to how many years I could use the bike to transport two kids. Also is the width of the box on the Packster the same as the width of the box on the Load? Would kids be significantly more comfortable in the full-suspension Load than they would be in the Packster? Thank you.

  20. Prices ?

  21. It’s nice to develop new bikes that seem very good, but it is better to have them available to customers as planned when order is made… I am still waiting for "my" Nevo 3, ordered end-May, whose planned delivery has already been delayed twice, without any warning, just before delivery date… Now it is due to week 41…
    That aside, it’s nice to see that almost entire R&M range (except Packster 40) has been upgarded to last version of Bosch motors. As there is no more Packster 60 to be seen, a new Packster 50 should be a very good concept (from time to time, I wish to have a bigger cargo than my Packster 40, but I don’t want to have a bulky bike, so a "50", little longer and wider than current "40", may be a good solution).

  22. EveryoneIsAnotherYou January 31, 2021 @ 8:52 pm

    I didn’t catch it if you mentioned it, but I’ve been searching everywhere for the cargo weight limit. How much weight can the new Packster 70 haul?

  23. MrKeyboardCommando January 31, 2021 @ 8:54 pm


  24. As always you have provided great info. Thx.

  25. I like what I see. Are there any off road or dual purpose available. My HaiBike & I seem to explore the off roads after the pave road ends, usually to the highest mountain top so my drone can take me 400 feet higher for another drone video memory…

  26. Here in Rotterdam, The netherlands you see quit a lot Cargo Bikes for businesses. Not only cargo bikes from Riese & Muller. It can be really handy in big cities where it is hard to park and it make the businesses also good looking to drive a bicycle, not a car. It can also be much faster use a cargo bicycle then to use a car in a city. I have seen children sitting in a Riese & Muller one time.

  27. Pity they don’t make a fat bike version

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