Cargo Bikes

We are the Midwest”s cargo bike experts. We carry more brands, have more experience and technical knowledge than any other shop in the area.

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 City Cargo BikeClick for details

$2699.99

Babboe City Cargo Bike

The Babboe City is the bike to replace your car. With its huge front wheelbarrow style box for two kids or anything 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.  The striking beech wood container has smooth, curved corners and a high edge for added safety. The tires 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.

Babboe City Cargo Bike

 

The smart quality of the Babboe City:

Safety/quality;

  • Shimano Nexus 7-speed gears
  • Shimano roller brakes rear and Magura hydraulic disc brake in front
  • 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 tires
  • 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 colored frame in combination with cognac colored luxury handles and saddle
  • Handy mouse holes allow children to climb in and out themselves
  • Specially designed luggage carrier, extra sturdy and made especially suitable for child’s seats
  • Comfortable, extra thick tires, resulting into less jolting for children
  • In the design of the container, an 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 with 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 rear / Magura Hydraulic disc brake front
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. The 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.

 

Babboe Curve Cargo TrikeClick for details

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Babboe Curve Cargo Trike

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.

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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 details

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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.

Babboe Big Cargo Trike

 

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 AccessoriesClick for details

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Babboe Accessories for Babboe Cargo Bikes

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 into the shop and take a look at what we have on hand.

Babboe Rain Cover: $229.99

Babboe accessories Raintent Cargobike

The rain tent protects your children from rain but also wind and cold. Once in place, the boarding is done easily through the large side windows that can be kept open for more comfort in-between seasons. The design of the tent let in lots of light and allows children to see outside. It also allows parents to keep an eye on them and facilitate communication even while pedaling.

Rain tent is very easy to assemble and easy to store. It comes with an assembly manual. The rainproof tent is available in grey or dark blue.

The rain tent is compatible with our baby and child seats. Just leave a little opening so there is no condensation.

Babboe Rear Rack Carrier: $79.99

Babboe Accessories rear cargo rack for cargo bike

Not that you’re likely to need any more cargo capacity than the Babboe City cargo box, but just in case.  The Babboe specific rear rack comes in handy when you’ve got a full load of kids and groceries in the front cargo box but you just need to get that one extra package home.  Perfect for those who hate making two trips.

Cargo Bike Pajama Cover: $119.99

Babboe accessories babboe city pajama cover Cargobike Accessories

It is possible that you can not park your Cargo Bike safe and in shelter. To still protect it, we recommend using a protective cover. This cover protects your Babboe Cargobike against the weather.

Protect your Babboe Cargobike against rain and other inclement weather. Our cover is ideal for the following reasons:

– Made to fit our Babboe Cargobikes
– Available in Silver/black
– Can be used with or without the rain tent
– In particular wind resistant and waterproof material (synthetic material similar to that used for boat sails)

Maxi Cosi Child Seat Carrier: $239.99

Babboe Accessories Maxi Cosi Child seat Carrier

This Maxi Cosi support tray has been specially designed for Babboe City by Steco. The support is suitable for almost all models of Maxi Cosi.

The baby is comfortably placed in your Maxi Cosi and is securely attached to Cargo Bike. In addition, a spring absorb shocks, which ensures optimum support for the child. The box still has enough room to accommodate two additional young children (up to the age of about 4 years) seated on the bench. Maxi Cosi carrier can NOT be used in combination with a comfy baby or toddler seat.

A manual and a drill guide are provided for support.

Cargo Bike Baby Seat for Babboe Big or Curve: $159.99

Babboe Accessories Baby seat cargobike, Cargobike baby

With this Comfort Seat, babies can safely be transported in our Cargo Bikes. They occupy much less space than a car seat/ Maxi Cosi types, while providing the necessary security. The seats comes with an installation kit and manual.
The cover of the baby seat is very soft and can be machine washed and dried. A cushion that keeps the head better in place is not included with this seat.
Two infant seats fit side-by-side on our Cargo Bikes. With one baby seat installed, it is of course also possible for another child to sit beside him. Suitable for carrying babies from two to nine months old. Is your baby slightly older? But yet to young to sit on their own? Then see our seat for toddlers aged 9-18 months.


Surly Bikes

Surly Bikes 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 Big Dummy Longtail Cargo BikeClick for details

$2099.99 special order only

Surly Big Dummy Longtail Cargo Bike

The Surly Big Dummy Longtail Cargo Bike is obviously a long-tail cargo bike, which means that not only can you haul a serious amount of cargo, different accessories can be added to your Big Dummy frame and deck depending on what you want to carry. Being a dedicated single-piece frame, instead of an add-on to an existing bike, it’s stiffer and resistant to torsional flex, which provides a better ride and longer lasting frame than long-tail add-ons.

Like all our frames, it’s made of our size specific, 4130 CroMoly steel – a tube set engineered for cargo that sports lots of little touches that you’ve come to love in a Surly like clearance for big tires and the use of common component sizes. 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 will use your full range of gears as never before.

 

 

Surly Big Dummy Longtail Cargo Bike

 

Frameset

Frame
Surly Big Dummy, Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. Main triangle double-butted. TIG-welded cargo specific engineered for stiffness.

Fork
Surly Big Dummy, TIG-welded 4130 CroMoly, tapered and butted straight bladewith single fender eyelet on the dropout, 1-1/8˝ x 260mm threadless steerer, 51mm IS disc mount, removable cantilever pivots, line/housing guides

Seatpost clamp
Surly Stainless, 30mm Surly stainless, included

Drivetrain

Crankset
FC Firex C3.1,

Bottom Bracket
Surly Enduro,

Front Derailleur
Shimano Deore, FD-T611-3

Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX, 10-speed TYPE 2.1

Cog or Cassette
Microshift CS-H100 10-speed, 11-36t

Chain
KMC X10,

Components

Headset
Cane Creek 40,

Brakes
Avid BB7, Centerline 180mm rotors front & rear

Brake Levers
Avid FR-5,

Shifters
X7 Trigger,

Stem
H.L., 31.8mm

Handlebar
Premetec,

Saddle
WTB Volt Sport,

Seatpost
Kalloy SP-342,

Wheels

Front Hub
Shimano Deore M525 Disc, 36h. 100mm, black w/QR

Rear Hub
Shimano Deore M525 Disc, 36h. 135mm, black w/QR

Rims
Alex Adventurer,

Tires
Kenda 26×2.3″ Kiniption, 60tpi

Frame Size Stem Length Stem Angle Handlebar Width Crank Length
Small 80.0 7.0 700.0 170.0
Medium 90.0 7.0 750.0 175.0
Large 100.0 7.0 750.0 175.0
X-Large 110.0 7.0 750.0 175.0

 


Yuba

Yuba Bicycles has been consistently innovating and excelling at designing high-quality affordable cargo bicycles for folks and families on the go. In todays car-centered society, Yuba Bicycles has managed to create a number of unique options for getting out of traffic and into some fresh air. From standard longtail designs to multiple electric models, its a sure thing that you'll find a cargo bike just right for you.

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Yuba Spicy Curry Bosch

With a ton of torque and responsive software, the award-winning Yuba Spicy Curry Bosch electric cargo bike is perfect for steep hills or long-distance trips. First and foremost, it comes standard with a state-of-the-art Bosch eBike performance system capable of serious climbing and unparalleled range. It features a low-rider cargo rack and a 20-inch rear wheel to lower the bike’s center of gravity and provide a stable and safe platform for your payload. The Spicy Curry comes with a two-year warranty and you can mount both child seats, seat pads, and mini hold-on bars for added security.

Yuba Spicy Curry Bosch

Features

  • Bosch Performance Line CX Motor + PowerPack 400
  • Practical with the Yuba Add-On cargo system
  • Carries long, bulky and tall cargo
  • Low-rider cargo rack with 20 inch rear wheel for increased stability and load safety
  • Sturdy aluminum frame
  • Hauls 300 lbs. of cargo PLUS the rider

Specifications

  • Frame material: Aluminum
  • Fork: 1.5” Chromoly
  • Bosch Performance Line CX Motor + PowerPack 400
  • Drive train: Shimano Deore 10 Speed trigger
  • Wheels: Double wall 48 Spokes (rear)
  • Tires: Big Apple Plus 2.15”
  • Brakes: Shimano M396 Hydraulic
  • Cockpit: Adjustable stem
  • Weighs in at just 60 lbs. including the battery
  • Battery Range is 30 – 60 miles per charge