cargo

A cargo bike can augment or replace a car for many urban dwellers. There are a variety of types of bikes to help you in using a bike for more trips. Here is a story about Varsity Bike&Transit and cargo bikes by Channel 5 news.

Babboe

The Babboe was created by a group of Dutch parents who wanted to have a quality cargo bike for their families for a reasonable price. They looked at the other products on the market, made improvements and added features that are important for families. With the help of an engineering company they created an excellent product that is great looking, fun, practical and easy to use. Babboe is a real success story, over 20,000 bikes have been sold and the Babboe is now the number one selling cargo bike in Holland.

  • Babboe Curve Cargo TrikeClick for more details $3599.99

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    The Babboe Curve, the NEW high end brain child of Babboe Holland, provides the ultimate riding experience for parents and children and has a superior product specification. The excellent specs include Shimano roller brakes both rear and front, Schwalbe tires, beech wood cargo box, and Closed chain cover. It has been extensively tested by the German TÜV (Technischer Überwachungs-Verein- Technical Inspection Association) for safety and durability. This tricycle is the ideal transport vehicle to bring your kids to school or day care and it is cheaper and faster than using a car. You can transport four children and even carry your groceries!

    Babboe endeavours to sell top quality cargo bikes at a reasonable price. The model will be delivered at your house, fully assembled and ready to go.

    Cargo bike model Three Wheels
    Gears 7 Speed Shimano Nexus
    Pedal assistance No
    Number of children Standard for 2-4 toddlers
    Colour of the Box Wood Colour
    Colour of the frame Anthracite grey
    Brakes Shimano roller brakes rear and front
    Lock Abus ring lock
    Frame Size 50 | Extra sturdy frame provided with shockproof powder coating, the inside is provided with an extra coat
    Dimensions Bike Length 217 cm – width 88.4 cm – height 110 cm
    Dimensions Box Length +/- 90 cm – width 63 cm – height 55>44 cm
    Spokes / Rims Extra sturdy spokes
    Lights LED lights front (two headlights) and one rear light
    Material of the Box European (German) beech wood, pressed into curved shape for extra sturdiness and round corners for safety (no sharp edges). The container is made from PEFC hallmark wood (European hallmark for wood).
    Load Up to 100 kg
    Carrier No, Optional
    Tyre size 26 * 2.125 inch rear wheel and 20 * 2.125 inch front wheels
    Other specifications 4 three-point seat belts, Fitted with anti-tip system, Handlebar in height adjustable, Multiple step ups for children, Saddle load of 100kg, Steering dampers, Two benches for 4 children
  • Babboe Big Cargo TrikeClick for more details $2749.99

    Babboe Big Cargo Trike

     

    The Babboe Big, the number one selling cargo bike in Holland, is a top quality family bike with an intelligent design. It makes transporting young children fast, easy, fun and stress free.

    Babboe endeavours to sell top quality cargo bikes at a reasonable price.

    Cargo bike model Three Wheels
    Gears 7 Speed Shimano Nexus
    Pedal assistance No
    Number of children Standard for 2-4 toddlers
    Colour of the Box Wood Colour
    Colour of the frame Anthracite grey
    Brakes Shimano roller brakes rear, drum brakes front
    Lock Abus ring lock
    Frame Size 50 | Extra sturdy frame provided with shockproof powder coating, the inside is provided with an extra coat
    Dimensions Bike Length 217 cm – width 88 cm – height 110 cm
    Dimensions Box Length 90 cm – width 58 cm – height 53 cm
    Spokes / Rims Extra sturdy spokes
    Lights LED lights front (two headlights) and one rear light
    Material of the Box European (Latvian) Birch concrete plywood. The panels are composed of 9 layers of birch veneer of which one in every two layers is glued and finished with phenolic resin. The edges are treated with a crosscut wood sealant, giving the sheets a better protection.
    Load Up to 100 kg
    Carrier Yes, Part of frame
    Tyre size 26 * 2.125 inch rear wheel and 20 * 2.125 inch front wheels
    Other specifications 4 three-point seat belts, Fitted with anti-tip system, Handlebar in height adjustable, including free Rain cover and Bell, Saddle load of 100kg, Steering dampers, Step up for Children, Two folding benches (for 4 children)
  • BABBOE City Electric Cargo BikeClick for more details $4329.99

    The 2-wheel Babboe City is also available as an electric model, with advanced pedal assistance. This is barely visible as the electric system and the battery are concealed under the bench. The striking beech wood container has smooth, curved corners and a high edge for added safety. The tyres are extra thick, making the cargo bike even more comfortable. The color combination of anthracite grey/cognac together with the cool varnished wooden container gives the Babboe City cargo bike a contemporary and chic look.

    The pedal assistance system;

    We have opted for a highly user-friendly system. The system is concealed under the bench and the motor is located within the hub of the front wheel. It is hardly noticeable that you are cycling with pedal assistance. The battery is supplied in a battery bag, which is easy to take inside for safe storage.
    A steel frame with a wooden lid has been mounted underneath the bench for the battery. This lid can be opened with a key after which the battery with the water-resistant bag is slotted into the battery container. The battery can then easily be connected onto the control box with a simple connection. The control box is located on the rear panel of the container. This panel shields the battery from any water in the container and provides a firm mount.

    The maintenance-free motor has been incorporated within the front wheel.

    Read more about the use of the system under ‘Further information’.

    Design;

    • Modern, robust design by the Dutch design firm Jcobs
    • Wooden container with smooth, curved corners especially designed for Babboe
    • Anthracite coloured frame in combination with cognac coloured luxury handles and saddle
    • Handy mouse holes allows children to climb in and out themselves
    • Specially designed luggage carrier, extra sturdy and made especially suitable for child’s seats
    • Comfortable, extra thick tyres, resulting into less jolting for children
    • In the design of the container account was also taken of a Maxi-Cosi carrier that was specially developed for Babboe by Steco. This provides room for two children as well as a Maxi-Cosi in the container.
    • Specially designed grey rain tent with windows on all four sides
    • The system of pedal assistance is highly user-friendly. After mounting the battery underneath the bench you can indicate on the handlebar whether to use the motor with pedal assistance. The handlebar features a control panel with various settings:
      L    low    max. 10 km/hour
      M    medium    max. 15 km/hour
      H    high    max. 20 km/hour
      walking    4 km/hour
    • In each setting the system has a maximum speed. This speed is produced by the motor if you pedal without any effort. If you pedal along the motor will help you reach the maximum speed of the setting in question. We advise that you start at the lowest setting and to increase the power as you wish to go faster…
    • The walking setting is for when you walk with the bike. In this way you do not have to push so hard as the motor helps you to move the bike along.
    • The pedal assistance only works if the motor detects rotation from the pedals. So if you stop pedalling and hold the pedals still for a moment, the motor will stop. As soon as you start pedalling again, the motor will engage once more. The moment you break, the motor stops immediately. This auto cut-off happens immediately when the brakes are used, both the front and back. As soon as you start pedalling again, the engine starts once more.
    • The gears remain fully functional, which means that you can use the gears in combination with the pedal assistance. You can of course also use the 7 gears when cycling without any pedal assistance.

    Why an electric cargo bike?

    • The electric assistance helps you to easily cover large distances
    • You can combine commuting to work with taking your children to school or day care. You no longer need a second car!
    • No more swaying with children seated at the back and front with shopping hanging from the handlebars
    • You can always see what your children are doing; they are not seated out of sight behind you such as in a bike trailer
    • Safer than a child’s seat on the bicycle (source: ADAC survey 2011)

    Cycling with your children in an electric cargo bike is safe, comfortable and practical!

    Dimensions assembled 255 cm long * 65 cm wide * 110 cm high
    Dimensions packed ( l x w x h) n/a
    Gears Shimano Nexus 7-speed gears
    Brakes Shimano roller brakes front and rear (modified drum brakes)
    Frame Extra sturdy frame provided with shockproof powder coating, the inside is provided with an extra coat
    Frame size 50
    Saddle height Height-adjustable saddle, suitable for persons between 1.57 and 1.98 m tall
    Lights LED lights front and rear
    Rims Double-walled front and rear wheel rims
    Spokes Extra sturdy spokes
    Tyre size 26 * 2.125 inch rear wheel and 20 * 2.125 inch front wheel
    Lock ART-approved ring lock (Abus or AXA)
    Container load Up to 80 kg
    Saddle load Up to 100 kg
    Rear carrier load Up to 25 kg
    Step up for children Yes, so-called mouse holes on the side of the container
    Material of container European (German) beech wood, pressed into curved shape for extra sturdiness and round corners for safety (no sharp edges). The container is made from PEFC hallmark wood (European hallmark for wood)
    Dimensions of container The width of the container tapers off a little. The widest point is 64 cm, which tapers off to ≈ 58 cm. Length of the container is ≈ 99 cm.
    Steering dampers n/a
    Range 40-60 km*
    Battery type Lithium-Ion battery (36V 10A)
    Charging time From completely empty to fully charged: 4 hours
    Battery charger 42V 2A 90W
    Motor 36V 250W maintenance-free motor
    Motor certification
    Other specifications Fitted with a sturdy stand
    2 three-point seat belts
    Adjustable handlebar
    Closed chain guard
    Stand suitable for mounting a rain tent
    Bell
    Options Luggage carrier
    Extra benches with 2 three-point seat belts
    Rain tent
    MaxiCosi carrier from Steco, specially designed for the Babboe City

    * Actual range depends on various factors such as the load on the bike, maintenance of the battery, tyre pressure, quality & inclination of the road surface and the efforts of the cyclist
    The Babboe cargo bikes have been tested by SGS (independent testing institute). The weights indicated are the maximum values that were tested. Higher values were not tested.

  • Babboe AccessoriesClick for more details Call for availability

    When traveling with precious cargo you will want to think about the many high quality functional Babboe accessories specially designed for use with the Babboe City cargo bike.  From child seats to rain covers Babboe has provided nearly everything you need to keep your passengers riding in comfort and style. While we do carry many of the items listed in the shop we are always able to quickly order something if we happen to sell any specific Babboe accessories.  Feel free to give us a call with any questions on availability or stop on in to the shop and take a look at what we have on hand.

    Babboe Rain Cover: $229.99

    Babboe accessories Rain Tent

    Babboe Toddler seat:

    Babboe Accessories Toddler Seat

    New for this year the Babboe Toddler seat is the ideal solution for transporting children between the age of 8 and 18 months. Babboe has used the insights of current cargobike users in the development of this toddler seat. The material is shock absorbent, water repellent (no water penetration) and it has an insulating effect (summer and winter). Available in blue, dark gray or silver gray.

    Babboe Comfy child seat:

    Babboe accessories Comfy Child Seat

    The Comfy Child Seat is ideal for the transition from toddler chair to the bench of a cargo bike. Often small children are not very stable in their sitting position. These seats are specially designed for them and are adapted to the dimensions of the Babboe Cargo Bike.
    Comfy Child seats are suitable for all our cargo bikes. In the Babboe big, two child seats fit perfectly side by side. Only one child seat is compatible with the Babboe City and Babboe Curve due to the rounding of the box.
    The child seat is attached to the bench through a link that attaches under the bench. Then the three-point belt is used as usual as it is positioned on the seat. The seat remains perfectly in place.
    The child seats are available in different colours:
    – Red with white dots
    – Silver Grey
    – Stars

  • Babboe City Cargo BikeClick for more details $2499.99

    This is the bike to replace your car. With it huge front wheel barrow style box for two kids or any thing else you will never want to drive your car again. It rides surprisingly easy for an 8ft long bike and actually better with some weight in the front. This bike can change your life, so beware. Check out this review of the Babboe City from Momentum Magazine

    The Babboe City is a robust 2-wheel cargo bike with an attractive design. The striking beech wood container has smooth, curved corners and a high edge for added safety. The tyres are extra thick, making the cargo bike even more comfortable. The colour combination of anthracite grey/cognac together with the cool varnished wooden container gives the Babboe City cargo bike a contemporary and chic look.

    The smart quality of the Babboe City:

    Safety/quality;

    • Shimano Nexus 7-speed gears
    • Shimano roller brakes (modified drum brakes) front and rear
    • Three-point safety belts for children
    • Curved corners of the container, no sharp edges
    • Stable and sturdy stand
    • LED lights front and rear, reflectors on the tyres
    • German beech wood container, with PEFC hallmark
    • Comprehensively tested for safety and durability by SGS (international inspection institute)

    Design;

    • Modern, robust design by the Dutch design firm Jcobs
    • Wooden container with smooth, curved corners especially designed for Babboe
    • Anthracite coloured frame in combination with cognac coloured luxury handles and saddle
    • Handy mouse holes allows children to climb in and out themselves
    • Specially designed luggage carrier, extra sturdy and made especially suitable for child’s seats
    • Comfortable, extra thick tyres, resulting into less jolting for children
    • In the design of the container account was also taken of a Maxi-Cosi carrier that was specially developed for Babboe by Steco. This provides room for two children as well as a Maxi-Cosi in the container.
    • Specially designed grey rain tent with windows on all four sides

    Why a 2-wheel cargo bike?

    • Children are safe in front of you in the container, secured in safety belts
    • Container features curved corners and a sturdy stand, making it safe
    • Rides very comfortably due to stable road-holding and perfect geometry
    • Fitted with Shimano 7-speed gears and roller brakes

    With a cargo bike cycling with your children is fun once more!

    Why so suitable for transporting children?

    • No more swaying with children seated at the back and front with shopping hanging from the handlebars
    • You can always see what your children are doing; they are not seated out of sight behind you such as in a bike trailer
    • Safer than a child’s seat on the bicycle (source: ADAC survey 2011)
    • You can cycle with your baby as of 3 months of age
    • You can leave your car at home; healthy and good for the environment

    Cycling with your children on a cargo bike is safe, comfortable and practical!

    Dimensions assembled 255 cm long * 65 cm wide * 110 cm high
    Dimensions packed ( l x w x h) Box 1: 147x22x75cm
    Box 2:
    122×21,5x72cm
    Box 3
    69x23x57cm
    Gears Shimano Nexus 7-speed gears
    Brakes Shimano roller brakes front and rear (modified drum brakes)
    Frame Extra sturdy frame provided with shockproof powder coating, the inside is provided with an extra coat
    Frame size 50
    Saddle height Height-adjustable saddle, suitable for persons between 1.57 and 1.98 m tall
    Lights LED lights front and rear
    Rims Double-walled front and rear wheel rims
    Spokes Extra sturdy spokes
    Tyre size 26 * 2.125 inch rear wheel and 20 * 2.125 inch front wheel
    Lock ART-approved ring lock (Abus or AXA)
    Container load Up to 80 kg
    Saddle load Up to 100 kg
    Rear carrier load Up to 25 kg
    Step up for children Yes, so-called mouse holes on the side of the container
    Material of container European (German) beech wood, pressed into curved shape for extra sturdiness and round corners for safety (no sharp edges). The container is made from PEFC hallmark wood (European hallmark for wood)
    Dimensions of container The width of the container tapers off a little. The widest point is 64 cm, which tapers off to ≈ 58 cm. Length of the container is ≈ 99 cm.
    Other specifications Fitted with a sturdy stand
    2 three-point seat belts
    Adjustable handlebar
    Closed chain guard
    Stand suitable for mounting a rain tent
    Bell
    Options Luggage carrier
    Extra benches with 2 three-point seat belts
    Rain tent
    MaxiCosi carrier from Steco, specially designed for the Babboe City

    The Babboe cargo bikes have been tested by SGS (independent testing institute). The weights indicated are the maximum values that were tested. Higher values were not tested.

     


Surly Bikes

Surly Bikes was started in 1998 with an emphasis on high quality relatively inexpensive steel frames. They continue to add new bikes to their stable. Including mountain, touring, cargo bikes and trailers.

  • Surly TrailersClick for more details Bill $874.99 or Ted $799.99

    Surly Bill or Ted Trailers

    These two trailers are designed to carry up to 300lbs of whatever non-living things you can secure to it.  The Ted trailer is the shorter version at 32” and the Bill is longer at 63”.

  • Surly Big DummyClick for more details Frame $949.99, Complete Bike $1,984.99

    Surly Big Dummy cargo bike

    The Surly Big Dummy is one of those cargo bikes that seem to be getting so much attention lately. Actually, the Big Dummy has been around for quite a while now. It’s built around the Longtail standard design platform, which means that Xtracycle or Surly accessories can be added depending on what you want to carry, or you can build your own to meet whatever hauling needs you have. However, being a dedicated single-piece frame instead of an add-on to an existing bike, it’s more stout and resistant to torsional flex, and this makes it ride better and last longer than longbike add-ons.

    Like all Surly frames, it’s made of steel and sports lots of little touches that you’ve come to love in a Surly, like clearance for bigger tires and common component sizing. Figure on being able to carry about 200 pounds (90kg) of cargo. The load weight, and how it’s loaded, will affect the handling somewhat. Also, plan on using gears, especially as cargo weight increases. This may seem obvious, but as you get comfy with it you’ll use your full range of gears as never before.

    Key Features

    • Tubing: 100% Surly 4130 CroMoly steel
    • Main triangle double butted
    • TIG-wedled rear dropouts: Vertical, 135mm spaced with fender eyelets
    • Brake compatibility: International standard disc or cantilever rim-type
    • Braze-ons: Four water bottle mounts, guides for continuous brake/shift housing or brake hydraulic line..top tube and seatstay routing, fender eyelets
    • Seatpost diameter: 27.2mm
    • Seatpost clamp diameter: 30mm Surly stainless included
    • Headset: 1-1/8” threadless
    • Front Derailleur: 28.6mm ( 1-1/8”) clamp diameter, top pull style
    • Bottom bracket shell: 68mm wide, threaded English 1.37 x24t
    • Tire clearanc: 26 x2.5”with fenders
    • Chainring clearance: No frame limitations. Use whatever you want
    • Fork: TIG-welded 4130 CroMoly, suspension-corrected (80mm travel), tapered straight blade with single fender eyelet on the dropout, 1-1/8″ x 260mm threadless steerer, International Standard disc mount, removable cantilever pivots, disc brake line/housing guides
    • Cargo Weight Limit:400 lb combined rider and cargo
    • Color: Tar Black

     

     


Urban Arrow

  • Electric Cargo bike Urban ArrowClick for more details Call for pricing and availability

    Urban arrow electric cargo bike. Family version of front end.

    The Urban Arrow Family will be a fresh new addition to our electric cargo bike line up for spring 2016.  We’ve been on the hunt for an electric cargo bike that utilizes the new Bosch mid drive system and it seems that Urban Arrow has got the goods.  With a whole batch of cool options for accessorizing as well as the ability to install 3 different front ends the Urban Arrow will be able to handle nearly any task with aplomb.  All three options come stock with the Nuvinci continuously variable transmission rear hub which allows for smooth hassle free shifting whether your flying downhill or stopped at that pesky red light.   Combining the Nuvinci hub with the Bosch mid drive system allows for a fast and comfortable ride without feeling bogged down by the extra weight that comes with any cargo.

    Urban Arrow

    The Shorty Is the second of three options in the Urban Arrow line up.  Featuring a shorter front end with a roomy cargo box this option will handle a bit bit more nimbly if your just looking to move around cargo instead of people.  Despite having a smaller space for cargo the Shorty will still be able to handle large or bulky items with ease while still maintaining the smooth easy ride quality of a standard bicycle.

    Urban arrow electric cargo bike. Shorty version of front end.

    The Cargo is the third and heaviest duty choice for hauling anything and everything you might need to get across town.  With a low center of gravity and multiple Front box options as well as the electric assist this model is as close to a vehicle replacement as your likely to find without ever having to pay for gas.  The cargo box comes stock with a heavy duty hinged lid that can be locked in the event you want to pop in for pint but your hauling too much to carry with you.

    Urban arrow electric cargo bike. Cargo version of front end.

     

     

     


Yuba

  • Yuba elMundo BionXClick for more details $3499.99

    The el Mundo is the Mundo—electrified!

    The new Yuba elMundo BionX features a powerful 455 watt BionX motor paired with a long range 48 Volt battery, making it easier than ever to carry the people and things you need to take where you’re going. At just 3 cents to 5 cents per charge, the el Mundo provides unparalleled value, range, and speed. Every charge will help propel you for 15-35 miles, depending on the load, the terrain, and how much you rely on the electric assist, all with a top speed of 20 miles per hour.

    Along with all the great features of the Mundo The elMundo 4.2 features:
    • Rear wheel-mounted BionX motor with disc mount.
    • Lithium Manganese (Li-Mn), 48V, 8.8Ah battery
    • Pedal assist
    • Button throttle for additional power
    • 4 amp Smart charger (maximum charge time 6 hrs charging temperature +5°C +35°C)
    • Stand Alone Deflopilator, Bamboo Deck & Wheelskirts included!
    • Available in Orange or Black.
    • 2 year warranty on all electric components

     

  • Yuba AccessoriesClick for more details

    Go Getter pannier: $129.99 each
    Peanut Shell Child seat: $169.99
    Front Bread Basket: $129.99
    Stand alone kickstand: $76.99
    Running Boards: $64.99
    Hold On bars: $59.99
    Leg up foot rest: $29.99
    Wheelskirts: $29.99
    Rear rack utility deck: $29.99
    Soft spot rear rack cushion: $29.99
    Side Kickstand: $29.99
    Deflopilator: $21.99
    Rumble grab strap: $14.99

  • Yuba Mundo 21 SpeedClick for more details $1299.99

    Yuba Mundo 21 speedYuba Mundo 21 speed Cargo Bike

    The Yuba Mundo 21 speed has been a shop favorite since we first started our quest for the perfect vehicle replacement. Sporting a huge rear rack with endless attachment points its capable of lugging up to 400 pounds of cargo or passenger weight.  Designed to ride just like a standard bicycle it handles well with or without a load.  Yuba also offers a large selection of Mundo specific accessories that really serve to make this a great option for riders and passengers of any age or experience.  Check out this review from momentum Magazine and this great review from Pedal Press.

    Features

    • Cargo bike large integrated cargo platforms for easy loading
    • Cargo bike reinforced dropouts for cargo or passenger transport
    • Cargo bike one size fits most aluminum frame
    • Cargo bike reinforced 48 -spoke rear wheel, cargo strength hub and axle
    • Cargo bike room to transport multiple passengers
    • Rack mounted child carriers available
    • 3×7 full Sram drivetrain
    • Heavy duty 26×2.0 Freedom brand tires
    • Sealed cartridge bearing disc ready wheelset laced to heavy duty double wall rims
    • Full coverage fenders included
    • Heavy duty double stand alone kickstand
    • Wheelskirts included to keep feet and cargo out of the rear spokes
    • Dope bell