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Article: Cargo bike: The new practical bike solution?

Vélo-cargo : La nouvelle solution vélo pratique ? - Overade

Cargo bike: The new practical bike solution?

Practical, economical and ecological, the cargo bike is a big hit with the urban population. 


More and more French people are turning to this cycling solution and putting aside their car.

Depending on their type, they offer different skills, abilities and sensations.


The three most popular types of cargo bike :

  • The compact longtail or midtail bike: it has a robust frame and is extended at the rear. It can carry large loads on the luggage rack. A basket can be added to the front or panniers to further increase its capacity.

  • The two-wheeler: it has 2 wheels and is extended towards the front. A loading box is positioned in front of the front wheel and can carry up to 2 or 3 children. Its particularity? To have an offset wheel at the front! It is easy to drive once you get the hang of it!

  • The three-wheeled bike: classic or tilting, it has 3 wheels and a loading box between the 2 front wheels. It is the largest of the cargo bikes and can carry up to 4 or even 6 children! It is often the most stable, unless it is tilted.

Focus on the brand AddBike and its cargo bikes

  • The AddBike+: Easy to store, it is an accessory that transforms any bicycle (electric or not) into a handy and urban scooter. The system is pendular, so it does not meet the need for stability (which people with reduced mobility might have, for example), but it does allow real manoeuvrability in the city. You simply remove the front wheel of your bike and add the AddBike+ frame to the fork. This accessory alone allows you to carry loads of up to 35 kg.


But you can also add the module of your choice to this base: the Carry'Box Kid for transporting your child, the Carry'Dog for transporting your dog, the Carry'Box for transporting your loads. Designed to be practical, easy to handle, quick to install and so that you don't have to buy a complete bike again. It allows parents who don't have the budget for a full cargo bike to still take the plunge into a scooter at a lower cost.


The U-Cargo: This is a compact 20-inch electrically assisted midtail family bike. Here the bike is complete and fits perfectly in the city, as it can be extended at the rear to carry a load. With a payload of 100 kg, the U-Cargo provides protection and comfort for children with a steel frame, textile covering from hands to feet and protective belts.


It has several additional features: 

- The Easy Start handlebar trigger that allows you to start without pedalling

- The reliable and powerful motor

- A place for a second battery for long journeys

- The Enviolo transmission for smooth gear shifting and no risk of derailing

- The Switch2Carry, a textile system at the rear that allows you to transform the children's space into an optimized shopping space in 2 minutes


All these advantages make your trips pleasant, safe and accessible to all, even to novice cyclists!