Chike: e-Kids and Kids
Streamlining the wheelbase of this glorious Family Cargo Bike to less than a width of a regular door opens up near unlimited possibilities! Add to that the tilting mechanism for slaloming around town and the covered compartment is the icing on the cake!
You’ll quickly find yourself going everywhere with your kiddos just for the fun of it. The journey rapidly becomes the best bit when the old rigmarole of loading and parking are both sorted in seconds. Choose the Shimano motor/battery combo and you’ll go further and faster with more onboard than before, including up once-daunting hills.
The two hurdles we hear about more often than anything when it comes to choosing a Family Cargo Bike are stability and overnight storage. With a total width of 72cm and the option to tilt or secure the three wheels, you can zip into smaller flats/houses and share your new Chike with less confident riders. This is a huge deal, especially in London where our choice of model is often defined by tight alleyways and variable traffic flow.
Chike have create a wholly refreshing offering which suits most families, for all manner of daily endeavors. A very good choice, we say!
Seating is arranged with 5-point harnesses, which can be for one child in the middle or two side by side. Cushions are removable and washable, the compartment is also quick to convert to suit the weather. Gears can be set to full automatic too, so your Chike will manage itself as you ride along. All that tech stays out of the way, so you simply pedal and enjoy!
Frame: 7005 aluminum
Front brake: Tektro HD-T525 Auriga Twin
Rear brake: Tektro HD-T285
Gears: Shimano Alfine DI2 8-speed (electronically operated)
Cranks: Shimano STEPS E6100
Pedals: Welgo C221DU
Chain: Wippermann Connex 108
Front tyre: Schwalbe Big Apple
Rear tyre: Schwalbe Big Apple Plus
Stem: Satori UP2 +, adjustable
Handlebar: Satori Noirette
Handles: Ergon GP1
Seatpost: Satori Astro
Permitted total weight: 200kg
Maximum payload: 60kg
Motor: Shimano STEPS E6100 mid-drive
Battery: Shimano 418Wh
Front lighting: Supernova V521s E-bike headlights
Rear lighting: Supernova E3 Tail Light 2
£3,694.95 – £5,698.95