We previewed this bike via our social media account a few weeks back but are sharing it here to add some details and explain the thoughts behind our design. We also need feedback from our readers and……. erm …….. also a name for it!
Anyway – This then, is a small, light, urban errand bike based on a single horizontal frame spar and sitting on 20″ wheels. The bottom bracket housing is designed for both electric crank drive or pedal power fitments.
It’s been designed as inner city transport and we anticipate that the bike would be fitted with crates or luggage platforms front and rear, although it can be fitted with a front basket and rear child seat if desired. The ability for it to be paired with a Carry Freedom Trailer could be a boon for shops wanting to deliver goods locally but lacking the space to store a box bike. In theory the bike fits on the trailer for a small storage footprint.
Shimano Hydraulic Disc brakes are standard and fitted with schwalbe big apple or Marathon Plus tyres, Shimano Alfine hub gears will be the prefered transmission with our demo bike using the Sturmey archer 5 speed, a strong hub with gear range similar to a Nexus 7 speed. .
We are particularly pleased with the steering geometry which maintains a light steering touch even when fully loaded at the front. It’s a fun bike to ride and may suit fast couriers, or customers with compact storage requirements.
Let us know what you think and there’s a special low price for the person that suggests the best name for it 🙂