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Nihola's foundation is built on the concept that cycling should be accessible for everyone. Their bikes are designed for families with kids, dogs, and folks wanting stable three-wheeled bikes with storage. The Nihola Taxi opens the doors to seniors and elders who want to feel the wind and see the sights by bicycle.
The Nihola Taxi is designed with comfort and safety at the forefront. The bike features a front cockpit with a two-person bench that has a padded bench and canopy to keep the two passengers dry and comfortable. A drop-down leg supports the front of the cockpit and footrest to make loading in and dismounting easy, and a diamond-pattern metal finish prevents slips and falls. A lap seatbelt ensures everyone is kept safe in the event of sudden stops or tight turns. Thanks to the positioning of the rider being directly behind the passengers instead of ahead of them (as on a rickshaw bike), they can share conversation along the journey and see the sights together!
The Taxi has all the trademark features that make Nihola an international favourite. It's constructed with a strong, weatherproofed powdercoat steel frame for years of all-season use, and the independent steering gives the Taxi the stability of a three-wheeled cargo bike with the agility and handling of a two-wheeler. Supplied with maintenance-free components and durable materials throughout, the Taxi keeps repairs to a minimum. A Shimano V-brake on the rear and disc brakes on the front are strong and dependable, while the brilliant Shimano Nexus 8 speed internal geared hub means no worries year-round whatever the weather.
The Nihola Taxi has a total weight capacity of 250 kg / 550 lbs, including both passengers and the driver. With the ability to fit any rider from 5'4" to 6'4", this bike can be ridden by any number of people to share the fun with as many family and friends as possible! Should you want to, the bike can also be outfitted with an e-assist system for additional charge to make riding longer distances and up hills easy.
- Interested? Read our Nihola Family Review!
- Questions? Book a consultation with one of our Cargo Bike experts
- Nihola Taxi - Cargo bike for seniors and elders
- Lightweight and maneuverable bike carries two adult passengers and a rider
- Independent steering allows for tight turns and reactive response times
- Upright “Dutch” riding position for all day comfort and visibility
- Comfort for passengers - Padded bench seat, sun canopy, and lap seatbelt
- Tough Hi-Tensile galvanized steel frame with a chip-resistant powder-coated finish
- Sturdy footrest with diamond-pattern base for slip-free entry and exit
- Drop-down leg keeps the bike stable when entering and exiting the passenger bench
- Shimano Nexus 8 internal gearing is pretty much maintenance free
- Sturmey Archer drum brakes and rear V brake are both powerful and low maintenance
- Designed for perpetual outdoor storage
- Fully enclosed chain guard to keep clothing looking fresh
- Maximum Capacity: 250kg / 550 lbs
- PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE
|FRAME||Handmade Danish steel with black powdercoated finish - Other colours available for special order|
|BOX||Lightweight impact-resistant Lexan Plastic|
|STEM||Alloy high rise - Quill|
|SEATPOST||Alloy micro-adjust - 25.4|
|SEAT CLAMP||Quick Release|
|SEAT||Gel - Double sprung|
|BRAKES||Disc brakes front & Shimano V-brake rear|
|BRAKE LEVERS||Magura resin with built-in parking lock|
|SHIFTER||Shimano Nexus 8 Revo shifter|
|FRONT HUB(S)||Sturmey Archer Drum Brakes|
|REAR HUB||Shimano Nexus 8|
|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|
|PEDALS||Alloy with rubber top|
|FENDERS||Lightweight, unbreakable Chromoplastic|
|LOCK||AXA Cafe Lock|
|SEAT BELTS||One lap seatbelt|
|BENCHES||One - with padded seat and bench-back|
|BIKE DIMENSIONS||200 x 89 x 110cm|
|BOX DIMENSIONS||88 x 62 x 50cm|
|BIKE CAPACITY||250kg / 550 lbs|
|TAXI||5' 4"||6' 4"|
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 weight can the Nihola Taxi carry?
The Nihola Taxi can carry 250kgs / 550 lbs.
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 Taxi is only 90cm 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?
Not for the Nihola Taxi - it only comes in red!
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.
Did you know we ship bikes completely built and ready to ride? Our bikes are shipped Ride Out Of The Box meaning they are professionally tuned and delivered - worry free. Your bike will arrive at your door step with any accessories installed, so you can ride it right out of the box!
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