Cargo bike recommedations.
Thinking of getting a cargo bike to transport kids and just use instead of a car around town. Don’t want a full on ice cream / butchers bike so looking at something like a Kona Ute. Any other recommendations?
It needs to take a child seat (for a three year old), and possibly a 5 year old too! Was thinking of putting a hamax type seat on for the youngest and the oldest could just hold on tight on the bench!Posted 4 months agoedhornbySubscriber
I have a ute, my kids are 7 and 4, the 7yo got too big at the age of 6 because when they both sit on the bench the eldest is behind the rear axle, the youngest still goes on to get to school with the eldest walking
the yepp seat does fit (can sell you one for cheap!)Posted 4 months agoTimPMember
As Ed says above, if you can find a seat to bolt to the board at the back it would take the stress off the frame and the cantilever bracket. My 7yo still gets on the Ute once or twice a week, but the youngest at 4 is too small, I dont trust her yet to hold on. I have bars springing off the off my seat post for them to hold onto, foot pegs and a pad, but it is getting a bit cramped as the foot pegs are too highPosted 4 months agoprontomontoMember
I have a MinUte. I love it cos it rides quite normally unloaded. I use a Bobike mini on the front with my 1 year old, with the intention of getting a Yepp for the back when he’s older or number 2 comes along. It feels really stable loaded, big tyres and hydraulic discs help. Mine second hand one was a hell of a lot cheaper than a proper cargo bike.Posted 4 months agorentsMember
I’ve said before on other threads but will say again, I love it. Had it for 5 Years, averaged about 8k miles on it a year commuting and hauling the kids. Just fitted a tubus low rider rack so shopping runs are easier with the hamax fitted. My 6 year old still fits in the seat so I wouldn’t worry about the weight limit. It is a very verditile bike. Its been used for touring. The last big one was the NC500. Longest ride was 210 miles. Road bike fast but cargo bike capable.NC500Posted 4 months ago
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