A cargo bike has a significantly higher weight and a different weight distribution than a normal passenger bike. Also the additional electric components lead to significant differences between an electric cargo bike and a non electric pedal operated cargo bike. The bike’s average speed will increase as a result of your pedalling in combination with the electrical drive components. Next, your speed has a significant influence on the braking behavior. Cargo bikes require in general a higher braking force, because of the cargo bike’s weight and the extra load. Note that other road users will be required to adapt to the higher speed of the cargo bike.
Only use the cargo bike if you are familiar with all of its operational features and functions. In case you will transport children or luggage, we will also suggest to do a separate test ride away from traffic, while doing a first testride with children or with luggage.
Please check the following:
The right seating position
Make sure you have installed the right seating position before your test ride. An incorrect seating position can lead to muscular strains and joint pain. This might also mean that the accessibility of the control elements on the handlebar are restricted.
The maximum permissible total weight
The cargo bike has a maximum permissible total weight of 225 kg/496 lb which you must take note of
when using the cargo bike. Please note the details in the following table.
weight of box
weight of saddle
|max. weight of
|Carqon||75 kg/165 lb||100 kg/220 lb||25 kg/55 lb|
Note; You must also take the weight of the bike (60 kg/132 lb) and the additional weight of the battery (4 kg/9 lb per battery) into account.