HOW CAN YOU USE dlb EV Cargo Bikes?
dlb EV Cargo Bikes (Technically a Trike with Pedelec system) are built to carry a bunch more than your typical bicycle or long john like Bullit that most couriers use. Stronger frames intended for heavy hauling (cca 150kg) mean you can load them to the hilt knowing they are up to the task. Keeping the load low and enclosed in a box means that you maintain a reasonable center of gravity and the dynamics of the bike stay comfortable enough thanks to electric assistance from the Pedelec system. This makes the dlb EV Cargo Bike great to ride, despite the burden of heavy items. You can easily keep up with traffic and other bike riders, even fits into bike lanes and is great fun once winds start to blow and you can just whizz past lycra clad racers at 30km/h. Max speed is around 35km/h (can be exceeded by pushing your own pedaling to the limit).
dlb EV Cargo Bikes are up to a variety of tasks and can make your life easier and more enjoyable, whether you’re in need of a logistical solution or a more fun way to fetch groceries, IKEA furniture, or deliver morning papers.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
dlb EV Cargo Bikes can go places a car or van can’t. dlb EV Cargo Bikes can park in places where others get towed or clamped. They always get the attention and they’re fun to ride. That park between you and the gig becomes the scenic route and the expressway all at the same time. Cruise through your hood like a champion and wave to your fans.
IN YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
Small business is big fun with dlb EV Cargo Bikes. Save money, save time and save the future with every pedal stroke. A cargo bike is a rolling billboard and a logistical wunderkind wrapped in one. You can deliver the goods and good impressions all at once.
IN YOUR HOME
Kids, groceries, playground, beach, farmers market, restaurant, work, weekends, dogs, firewood, fireworks and whatever. One dlb EV Cargo Bike can do everything your car did and your Long Haul Trucker wished it could. Only more fun. Commit already.
HOW MUCH CAN YOU CARRY?
The weight capacity of the dlb EV Cargo Bike is 150kg (We did exceed this in testing and it is possible to carry more kg at lower speeds, and after simple modifications we can increase this number). What you are comfortable hauling is the real question. Build confidence. Start small.
Examples: We carried full office suite from IKEA. A College Student whole room and gaming setup. 4 bikes? Yes 4 fully built bicycles on one cargo bike. 2 dogs (large ones). Another cargo bike (disassembled). Fridge. Armchair. People :D Even camera rig in action.
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ARE dlb EV Cargo Bikes HARD TO RIDE?
Only if you don’t try. Seriously, cargo bikes have a learning curve for an already confident rider. A larger turning radius require that you remap your steering inputs. First timers: make sure you have right seat height and you can reach bar even fully tilted. When turning take your body weight fully to the side you are turning to and use your brakes to stabilize the bike to reasonable speed (less than 15km/h). Industry secret: you can tilt the Trike into corners with higher speed, but this is something only pros are allowed to do!!
ARE THEY HARD TO PEDAL?
Only if they are heavily loaded and you’re riding up a bigger hill. If you plan to use a cargo bike where the terrain ain’t flat, consider turning on Pedelec electric assist. If you aren’t hauling big stuff up big hills, the dlb EV Cargo Bike is surprisingly easy to pedal. If you want to be everywhere well ahead others have the Pedelec system fully boosted at all times, you can easily achieve speeds of 35km/h and average about 20-25km/h in moderate traffic. Last time we checked Car/Van averages 17km/h in Dublin traffic. Lame.
HOW MUCH DOES A dlb EV Cargo Bike WEIGH?
At just over 60 kg (standard setup), the dlb EV Cargo Bike is a heavyweight in the cargo bike world. Heavy hauling requires heavy duty build! This presents one more plus point, you can park it anywhere lock it to itself, not a pole, and no thief will be able to push it away. For more technical specs look back at first page.
STORAGE AND PARKING
On your daily runarounds short term parking can be easily done anywhere. Park it on side of the road (not on double yellow), pavement, next to phone box, bike rack, at the shopfront. Lock it to itself, engage parking brakes and leave. Cargo bike is too big and clumsy for manual removal by thief, especially with locked wheels.
For longer parking periods and overnight storage we suggest a safe parking garage or yard at your house. On street parking for overnight storage can be done, find a pole lock the bike frame to it, lock the wheels with second lock and maybe use a cable. Trike comes with a large raincover that envelops the whole body just like a car pyjama.
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