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  • 4.0 DISC - E-ASSIST (4424050180147)
  • 4.0 DISC - E-ASSIST (4424050180147)
  • 4.0 DISC - E-ASSIST (4424050180147)
  • 4.0 DISC - E-ASSIST (4424050180147)
  • 4.0 DISC - E-ASSIST (4424050180147)
  • 4.0 DISC - E-ASSIST (4424050180147)
  • 4.0 DISC - E-ASSIST (4424050180147)
  • 4.0 DISC - E-ASSIST (4424050180147)
  • 4.0 DISC - E-ASSIST (4424050180147)
  • 4.0 DISC - E-ASSIST (4424050180147)
  • 4.0 DISC - E-ASSIST (4424050180147)
  • 4.0 DISC - E-ASSIST







The Nihola 4.0 takes the ever popular Nihola Family and stretches it out to fit more children. The 4.0 uses the same lightweight and maneuverable frame as the Family, but the larger cargo box can fit four kids on the dual benches. The 4.0 is constructed of a strong steel frame with a lightweight, impact-resistant Lexan plastic cargo box. Nihola's Independent steering means you steer the wheels, not the whole box - the perfect balance of stability and handling.  

Equipped with powerful hydraulic disc-brakes and a high-torque Li-ion e-assist motor, the 4.0 e-assist flattens bigger hills. And, with nearly 70km of distance on a single charge, longer rides are made easy, no matter how heavy the load. The low-maintenance Nexus 8-speed hub keeps maintenance to a minimum, and the hydraulic brakes will stop you, even on the coldest days. 

The extra-large cargo box has a 120kg capacity with a lower side for easy child access. Two removable benches with plenty of space for four kids up to 8 years old and the ability to safely fit a Maxi Cosi child seat. Remove one of the benches and you can still fit two kids, your work tools, a large dog or even the kitchen sink. The supplied Rain Hood will keep your precious cargo warm and dry and with the ability to fit any rider from 5'4" to 6'4", you can really see why this could replace your car.

  • Interested? Read our Nihola 4.0 Review!
  • Questions? Book a consultation with one of our Cargo Bike experts
  • Lightweight, fast, maneuverable "Bakfiets" cargo bike for large families
  • Independent steering creates a fast, stable and very maneuverable bike
  • Upright “Dutch” riding position for all day comfort and visibility
  • Room for four little ones on two benches each with a single three-point harnesses and a seatbelt
  • Tough Hi-Tensile galvanized steel frame with a chip-resistant powder-coated finish
  • Impact-resistant Lexan plastic curved cargo box - Strong, light & no sharp edges
  • Bafang BSHB e-assist with 500W power, 512W Li-Ion battery, and 70nm of torque
  • Shimano Nexus 8 gearing is weatherproof and low maintenance
  • Powerful Tektro Hydraulic disc brakes up front and a V-brake in the back
  • Super puncture-resistant Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires 
  • Low access side for easy child access
  • Parking Brake for peace of mind
  • Designed for perpetual outdoor storage
  • Rain Tent included for all weather conditions
  • The cargo box is available in 13 great colours 
  • Maximum Capacity: 220kg (Box=120kg, Rider=100kg)
FRAME Steel with black powdercoated finish - Other colours available for special order
BOX Lightweight impact-resistant Lexan Plastic with low access side panel - Multiple colour options
E-ASSIST Bafang 500W motor with 70nm torque, 512W rack mounted battery
HEADSET Alloy - sealed
STEM Alloy high rise - Quill
GRIPS Comfort Rubber
SEATPOST Alloy micro-adjust - 25.4mm
SEAT Gel - Double sprung
SEAT CLAMP Quick Release
BRAKES x2 Tektro Auriga Twin (front) & Shimano V-brake rear
BRAKE LEVERS Tektro Auriga Twin w/ parking lock
SHIFTER Shimano Nexus 8 Revo shifter
FRONT HUB(S) Sealed bearing
REAR HUB Shimano Nexus 8 Internal Gears
SPOKES Stainless Steel - 13G
RIMS Alloy, double-walled 20" front, 26" rear
TIRES Schwalbe Marathon Plus
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano Sealed cartridge
CRANKS Alloy forged - 170mm - 38T
COGSET Shimano Nexus - 19T
CHAIN KMC - Chain cover not included
PEDALS Alloy with rubber top
PARKING BRAKE Built in with easy access, easy pull lever
RACK Optional
FENDERS Lightweight, unbreakable Chromoplastic
LOCK Not included
KIDS STEP Yes - Multiple
SEAT BELTS Two three-point harnesses and two seatbelts
BENCHES Two - Removable
RAIN HOOD Included
BIKE DIMENSIONS 230 x 89 x 110cm
BOX DIMENSIONS 106 x 62 x 50cm
BIKE WEIGHT 41kg / 92.5Lbs
4.0 5' 4" 6' 4"
NIHOLA COMPANY HISTORY: Nihola was created in 1998 after Dutch mechanical engineer Niels Holme Larson (hence Ni Ho La) attended a bike exhibition in the heart of Copenhagen. The following day, a critic from the Danish newspaper Politiken concluded that bicycles would only be able to compete against cars when they could transport two children and groceries at the same time. After reading the article and review, Niels decided to build such a bike, resulting in the now well-known Nihola bikes.

In the nearly 20 years that have passed, we've seen an evolution of the cargo bike for use in all facets of life. The success of the Family model has expanded into proprietary models for promotional and corporate advertising, commercial delivery, mobility aids for rehab, handicap and wheelchair use and even a transport solution for your pets. Used the world over by family’s and royalty alike and with over 10,000 sold in Copenhagen alone, Nihola has become a success story like no other and still continue to push the concepts of traditional cargo bikes and lead the charge on innovating the way we move through our streets and cities.

How much can the Nihola 4.0 carry?

The Nihola 4.0 can carry 120kg (265lbs) plus the rider.

Will the bike tip forward when loading?

Nope! There’s a very clever front kickstand that is controlled by a lever right beside the handlebar, so loading is easy!

Will this take up a lot of space on the road?

Not really, most bike lanes are 1.5 – 2 meters wide and the Nihola is only 89cm wide, leaving plenty of room for other transport users to pass.

Can I store it outside?

You sure can! The Nihola is built for perpetual outdoor storage. It’s pretty rare that someone in Denmark would have indoor storage so bikes just get parked in the street. Plus, they salt the roads just like Toronto does in winter. The frames are painted with a highly chip-resistant powder-coat, and beneath the powder-coat lies a thick rust-resistant undercoat. Of course, the gears and front brakes are internally sealed so they will keep operating no matter the weather.

What is the maintenance like?
Very low! Because the Nihola uses internal gears and internal drum brakes the intervals between tune-ups are few and far between. We recommend oil on the chain and air in the tires every three weeks. All Nihola bikes come standard with Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires; the most puncture-resistant tires on the market.

How does this compare to other trikes?

Nihola makes the lightest, most stable and best handling cargo bike on the market. While other brands steer the entire box, the Nihola’s front wheels steer independently. And, while competing brands add high-performance tilt steering, Nihola questions the practicality and safety of such systems. Finally, by using high-impact Lexan plastic rather than wood, the Nihola is up to 40% lighter competing brands, less maintenance (at some point all wood will rot) and significantly safer.

Can I get a different coloured rainhood?

Sure! The default colour is always black, but if you’re ordering this online just specify the colour you’d prefer in the checkout notes and if we have it in stock we’ll do a swap for free.  

 Can I put a car seat inside?

You sure can! The Nihola comes with a cargo X-strap that fixes (most) car seats to the bottom panel. The other option is the Babboe Baby Seat (which works on a Nihola perfectly). It’s good for kids ages 2-8 months (and takes up far less space). As you move from either of these options we recommend the Babboe Toddler seat which usually covers ages 8 to 18 months. 

Can I put a childseat on the back?

Yes. It is a very common sight in Denmark to see a family with three children to put the oldest one on the back. We recommend the Yepp Junior, which can take a child up to 80lbs. We do not recommend a front-mounted childseat since the footrests can get in the way of your kids in the box (it also catches the rainhood).

What ’s the rear wheel lock good for?

The rear-wheel lock is a clever design built for short in-and-out errands where finding a locking-pole may take longer than the errand. The rear-wheel lock lets you momentarily lock the bike to itself. It’s great if you need to quickly dash in and out to grab a coffee or at the park having a picnic.  

This is expensive! Will it get stolen?

Estimates are that over 90% of bicycle theft is tied to cash-for-drugs and this (unfortunately) makes every bike a target. Make sure you buy a good U-lock or a chain and your bike will be safe. You can read more about bike theft here.

What’s the warranty?

Two-year warranty for manufacturer defects on frame and fork, one year on parts. Does not include wear and tear.

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