Babboe: Big & Big-E
The original Babboe Big first hit the streets over a decade ago, taking over the Netherlands almost overnight. The formula has stayed true to it’s roots and the Big remains a cornerstone of Dutch Family life.
The Big & Big-E have rolled with the times too. Retaining amongst the most capacious cargo boxes of all time, the Big series can fit up to 4 kids up front, which means you will have ample space for collecting an impromptu guest (or three), plus some shopping on the way home from work.
“Babboe Bakfiets was founded in 2006 as an initiative by parents, for parents. At that time there were many young parents looking in vain for a good, affordable family cargo bike. Because we were (and still are) young parents ourselves, we decided to do something about it. But what makes a good cargobike? And what can people afford? We posed these questions to many parents, and then we got to work with the answers.” History of Babboe
All Babboe Family Cargo Bikes are under 90cm wide, making the Big surprisingly slim. It can fit through more than it’s fair share of front doors: the front wheels are attached to the sides of the cargo area, so you steer a regular handlebar and the box rotates (the pivot is centralised between the two front wheels, directly below the box). This makes the very best use of the space in between, whilst remaining easy to steer.
Meanwhile, the benches fold up so you can transport a variety of different things (at up to 100kg per trip), from food to large plants and a chair or two, the sky’s the limit really. The ability to fit panniers on the rear comes in handy too, as you can keep your kiddo’s from eating all the treats before you get home!
“The exception to the rule: Big and clever.”
Both models come with 7-speed gears, providing a solid range suitable for most urban environments. The Big series are highly capable and a really good choice for most families, especially if you’re looking to cycle to work after dropping the kids off along the way.
Assembled dimensions (L x W x H): 217cm x 88cm x 110 cm
Box dimensions (L x W x H): +/- 90cm x 58cm x 53 cm
Rear carrier: Yes, maximum load 25kg
Tyre size: 26 inch rear wheel and 20 inch front wheel
Box load capacity: 100 kg
Saddle load capacity: 100 kg
Frame: Extra sturdy, anthracite-coloured frame with shockproof powder coating, treated on the inside to prevent rusting
Frame measurement: 50
Colour frame: Black
Box material: European birch concrete-plex. The panels consist of 9 layers of bonded birch veneer, finished with a phenol resin film. The edges are treated with edge sealant to better protect the panels against the elements
Anti-tip system: Yes
Bench: 2 folding benches for 4 children
Belts: 4 three-point belts
Maxi-Cosi: Not possible
Handlebar: Height adjustable, aluminium handlebars
Brakes: Front: drum brake | Rear: rollerbrake
Lock: ART approved ABUS ring lock
Spokes: Extra sturdy spokes
Rims: Double walled front and rear rims
Lighting: LED lighting for (two front lamps) and rear – Power supply via batteries
Saddle height: Height adjustable saddle, suitable for persons with a length between 157cm and 198cm
Gears: Shimano Nexus 7-speed gear
Lighting: LED lighting for batteries and rear connected to the battery
Steering dampers: Equipped with high-quality gas assisted steering dampers for optimum riding comfort and safety
Kids step: Yes
Action radius: 24-37 miles
Battery: 36V 375Wh
Battery location: Battery is attached under the rear rack
Rear rack: Yes, maximum load 20kg. It is also used for storing the battery
Charging time: From completely empty to completely charged: 4-6 hours.
Motor: 36V 250W maintenance-free motor
Battery charger: 42V 2A 90W
Gears: Shimano 7 speed derailleur gear
£1,499.00 – £2,199.00