The Babboe Transporter is the cargo bike designed specifically for cargo . There’s no better way than to deliver a shipment, pick up an epic amount of groceries, get your tools to a job or promote your business all over town. The Transporter is the bike of choice offering huge storage and ample panelling space for vinyl and logos.
Based on the best-selling Big platform, a classic three wheeled "bakfiets" with a traditional box-steering mechanism meaning it’s stable and easy to ride, even with a ton of weight in the box. The cargo box capacity is a whopping 100kg and is constructed from marine-grade plywood, so you’ve got outdoor storage and all-weather usability. The hydraulic closing lid with a built-in lock will keep all your precious tools or cargo safe from prying eyes and thieves.
The Transporter keeps repairs to a minimum with dependable Shimano roller brakes and Sturmey Archer drum brakes and the brilliant Shimano Nexus 7 speed internal geared hub means no worries year-round. The rest of the spec does not disappoint with a frame manufactured from tough galvanized steel that has a chip-resistant powder-coated finish and a marine-grade plywood box. The Transporter has been extensively tested by the German TÜV for safety and durability making it one of the safest cargo bikes on the road and is designed for perpetual outdoor storage and is a true four-season workhorse.
- Classic "Bakfiets" three wheeled cargo specific bike
- Large top loading cargo bin with hydraulic assisted lockable lid
- Ample panelling space for vinyl branding and logos
- Traditional box-steering mechanism. Stability is paramount
- Upright “Dutch” riding position for all day comfort and visibility
- Tough galvanized steel frame with a chip-resistant powder-coated finish
- Marine grade plywood box
- Shimano Nexus 7 internal gearing are extremely low maintenance and efficient
- Shimano Roller and Sturmey Archer Drum brakes
- Designed for perpetual outdoor storage
- Enclosed chain guard to keep clothing looking fresh
- Maximum Capacity: 200kg (Box=100kg, Rider=100kg)
|FRAME||Hi-Ten Steel, galvanized and powder-coated|
|BOX||Waterproof Latvian Marine Grade Plywood|
|STEM||Stainless Steel & Alloy quill stem|
|HANDLEBAR||Steel City swept back|
|GRIPS||Foam with leather|
|SEAT||Selle Royale Drifter|
|BRAKES||Sturmey Archer XL-FD Drum Rear, Shimano Roller Front|
|BRAKE LEVERS||Alloy three finger|
|SHIFTER||Shimano Nexus 7|
|FRONT HUB(S)||Sturmey Archer XL-FD|
|REAR HUB||Shimano Nexus 7 with Roller Brake|
|SPOKES||Stainless steel, 36H, 13G|
|RIMS||Weinmann Double walled alloy 36H|
|TIRES||Kenda 26x2.125 (rear), Kenda 20x2.125 (front)|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Shimano Cartridge Sealed|
|CRANKS||TCP Forged, 42T, 165mm|
|PEDALS||Steel axle, resin top|
|RACK||Galvanized Steel & Powder Coated - Max 25kg|
|FENDERS||Galvanized Steel & Powder Coated|
|LOCK||Abus Cafe Lock|
|LIGHTING||LED battery powered - 2 front and rear|
|STEERING DAMPERS||Gas Assisted|
|ANTI TIP SYSTEM||Yes|
|LID||Waterproof Latvian Marine Grade Plywood with Hydraulic Assisted Lift and Abus Lock|
|BIKE DIMENSIONS||217 x 88 x 110 cm|
|BOX DIMENSIONS||+/- 90 x 58 x 53 cm|
|5' 4"||6' 7"|
Can I use this bike for a business?
The Transporter is the original Dutch bike for business, so the answer is yes, absolutely. Typically the Transporter is used for either heavy bulk load deliveries or as a Mobile Kiosk for brand engagement. This tends to be most popular and economical bike to wrap with a vinyl brand identity – something we have done for customers like Foodora, Coca Cola, Westbank, and many more. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in discussing a business solution!
Will this take up a lot of space on the road?
Not really, most bike lanes are 1.5 – 2 meters wide and the Babboe is only 110cm wide, leaving plenty of room for other transport users to pass.
Can I store it outside?
You bet! All Babboe bikes are built for perpetual outdoor storage. The steel frames are coated with an anti-rust undercoat and the frame features a super-tough and chip-resistant powder-coat. The box is made of marine-grade plywood sourced from Finland. And, all the mechanical parts are sealed inside the hubs. That means drum brakes (just like a car) and internal gear hubs.
What is the maintenance like?
Very low! Because the Babboe 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. We also recommend re-varnishing the wood box every 4-5 years.
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?Five year warranty for manufacturer defects on frame and fork, one year on parts (including wood box). Does not include wear and tear