You need about the same amount of room as you would for two normal bikes. The Cargobikes are quite wide – 88cm at the widest point , so make sure you can fit the bike through the gate. Most front doors are about 79cm wide so you need a larger than normal door to get it inside. Most owners without a garage keep the Cargobike securely locked to the front fence, often with a lockable motorcycle cover over the whole bike.
The cargo box itself is quite large, so you can easily fit the weekly shop for the whole family. Up to four small kids will fit in with lots of squealing and laughter on the way to kinder. Or you can put two older, “cool” kids in who just soak up the attention of all the school mates. The Cargobikes can take a max load of 150kg including rider, so if you are running your own delivery business around South Yarra, or selling sandwiches in city offices, you will run out of legs before you run out of room!
Much like a normal bike, but don’t stand up and ride at first ( or you may tip ) just take it slow till you get used to the different steering characteristics. All tricycles steer differently to bicycles, slow and predictable. Trikes must approach any slope head on, not sideways, so that balance is not compromised. Trikes are eye- catching, highly visible and a great conversation starter, so you will be constantly asked questions about the bike by strangers – just refer them to the website! The Cargo Bike is highly manoeuvrable, and once you’ve mastered it you can easily do U-turns. If the corner is too tight, just jump off and lift the back end round—it’s very light. If you are crossing a crowded footpath, the Cargo Bike is as easy to push as a shopping trolley.
All the bicycle components are standard, named brand bicycle parts, available at any bike shop. For any other parts or frame, we can supply direct. Often, bikes are customised with the wooden panels being adapted to specific needs by handy owners, or talk to your local, friendly handyman.