The are now more than 10,000 nihola bikes in Copenhagen alone, yet it’s very existence began as a reaction to the lack of an equivalent option all those years ago.
In 1998, the day after Mechanical Engineer Niels Holme Larsen attended a bike exhibition in Copenhagen, a Danish Critic’s comments on the state of Transport became the catalyst for a whole new movement.
“…bicycles would only be able to compete against cars when they could transport two children and groceries at the same time“
Politiken (Danish newspaper)
Since then nihola’s cargo bikes have grown from strength to strength.
There are currently eight bikes, spanning four core areas in the nihola fleet: the nihola Family, nihola Dog, nihola Rehab, nihola Low, nihola Flex, nihola BIG, the Posterbike, bikes for the Danish Post and the nihola 4.0, which was introduced in June 2013.
According to the English proverb “necessity is the mother of invention”, you’ll be in good hands with the 4.0!
It’s a cargo bike designed for families and institutions. The nihola 4.0 can carry up to 120kg and there is room for four children up to 7-8 years old on the two benches. As an alternative, a carry cot or car seat can be used in the bottom of the cabin and two children (or an adult!), can sit on the bench. The nihola 4.0 can also carry a variety of different Strollers.
The cabin which encloses and protects the children, provides good security, as the frame is structured as a closed double-tube frame (without corners), consisting of a top and bottom frame which is welded together with vertical steel sections.
The 4.0 has the same stable riding mechanism as nihola’s other bikes and is constructed with front support legs when parked. It also comes with a low entrance for children.
Gearing: Shimano Nexus 8-speed internal gear hub
Frame Construction: black, powder-coated double tube frame without edges
Dimensions L x W: 230 x 89cm
Height chest floor to Raincover: 94 – 104cm
Height seat up raincover: 68 – 78cm
Height box: 50cm
Max. Chest width: 62cm
Max. Case Length: 106cm
Max. Load: 120kg + driver
Brakes: coasterbrake or freewheel & V-brake
4.0 Model, Standard Equipment:
The nihola 4.0 includes a Shimano Nexus 8 speed hub and an oval cargo box up-front as standard.
Top quality black aluminium wheel rims, a Magura parking brake, screws and fittings in stainless steel, built-in fittings for dog belts, a hand-built Danish frame (with extra horizontal strengthening steel bars in the box), an aluminium seat post and cabin floor, 8 box colors in top quality plastic, black powder coated frame, plus maintenance-free steering.
4.0 Model, Extra equipment (available from us separately):
• Rain Hood: currently only available in black
• Childbench for 2 children including seatbelt
• Y-belt for bench (recommended for children between 1-2 years)
• Comfortable cushion for the bench
• Quick release for the saddle
• Insurance approved Axa-Basta lock
• Transparent sides
• Approved Abus chainlock
• Strong chainlock
• Security straps for lift/car seat
• Luggage rack
• LED lights front/rear
• Special frame color in RAL colour of your choice
• 3 puncture proof Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres
• Weber Babyshell
• Weber headrest for the babyshell
Any questions, just ask!