Of course, the best part of buying a cargo trike is it's three-wheeled stability. However, all three-wheeled cargo bike designs struggle with the ratio between space and handling. For instance, brands like Babboe and Winther are huge on space, but sacrifice steering. That's because the whole box steers on these bikes, not just the wheels. On the flip side, brands like Nihola offer independent front wheel steering (like a car), but, this requires a reduction in box width because the wheels need room to steer.
Black Iron Horse solves the problem with rear wheel steering. This is super clever! It means two things. First, the box is a generous size, so you can load kids, dogs and cargo easily. Second, you actually get better handling than any cargo trike out there! There is a reason why rear-wheel steering is used on forklifts and many high performance automobiles. Rear wheel steering offers the most precise steering, especially in dense cities where corners are sharp and spaces are tight.
Is there a learning curve? Absolutely none whatsoever. But, does it feel a bit weird at first? It sure does! But, once your head gets used to the steering behind you, you get the sharpest handling cargo trike on the market. (And a great conversation stopper too!).