There are about forty major developers of bicycles intended for freight transport, which are sometimes also called carrier or box bikes. Environmentally friendly, inexpensive, flexible and fast – all this makes them the perfect mean for shipping goods in dense city centres.
Propitious forecasts encouraged more bike manufacturers to join and add cargo bikes to their product line, yet current manufacturers are also investing in existing models’ improvement. With more cargo bikes in demand, aftermarket manufacturers are now offering cargo line components such as motors, brakes and tyres. That’s why the Eurobike Special Edition trade show in Friedrichshafen announced to arrange a separate exhibition dedicated solely to cargo bike issues. The show was supposed to take place from 24th till 26th November 2020 but has unfortunately been cancelled due to the rising COVID-19 threat.
Nevertheless, keen cyclists considering to upgrade their gear for bigger loads might expect interesting carrier bikes arriving at the bike shops soon. There will be a huge selection ranging from classic two- or three-wheeled cargo bikes up to high-tech models offering way sportier and more dynamic ride. Extra-long bikes with extended carrier racks are among the most sought-after models as they enable their owners to load and transport much heavier items. On the other hand, remarkably fewer customers have found their likings for four-wheeled types, the European survey shows.