Looking for a family-shared ebike that could carry 2 children in a pinch (total rider/passenger weight pushing 140kg) and I am surprised to see that most are really not rated for that kind of weight. Obviously, we could go full cargo/longtail and get a Tern GSD, Surly BigEasy (if we can find one!), a Riese & Muller Multicharger, or something with a big box, but these just seem less versatile for other riding (a normal cycling day out, where the older child cycles independently/on a trail-gator). Also it seems like we'd get a lot more for our money for a "regular" bike around £2.5k than the other options that are at least £3.5k.
I would normally be slightly dismissive of the max weight loads, but it's the little ones, and I would probably not be the main rider (I can also take both children on my own non-ebike if necessary), and to be honest I just don't understand how a bike like the Orbea Keram SUV 30, which is ostensibly meant for this sort of thing, can only support 25kg on the rear rack!?
In writing this, I think I have basically convinced myself what I really want is the R&M multicharge, but I just don't want to spend £4.5k.
Any advice on options I haven't thought of (or something I am missing on the weight limits)?