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Donky Bike

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Donky Bike


The Donky Bike is a not a new cargo bike – it’s been around for a while, since almost 2006. It could be arguable one of the earliest and, at the time, most innovative cargo bikes.

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What is appealing about the Donky Bike? Its symmetry, its simplicity, and its rideability. Good for anyone looking for a tried and true, smaller-sized bike that will still both fit in a narrow hallway and carry twice as much cargo as the regular bike. It is available in lime green and black and retails around 499 pounds ($785 or 625 euros).

The Donky Bike is a product of Ben Wilson, a London-based Ben 3D Industrial designer working whose work has been extensively published and exhibited worldwide. Many of his projects involve bikes in one way or another, and he has collaborated with Brooks on what seems to be the weirdest, bikey-est seesaw yet:

Brooks-see-saw

Visit their website here for more information.

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Halloween at Nimble Scooters

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Halloween at Nimble Scooters


Nimble Scooters Halloween candy

This Halloween, Nimble Scooters is making trick-or-treating even easier and funner for you than last year. Check out their Black and Orange combination Nimble Cargo Scooter, decked out with the light and bell – the perfect means of transportation for All Hallow’s eve!

You can take your kids out and accompany them as they go from house to house all over the neighborhood, and stash their sweaters, water, extra candy, fallen costume accessories or additional decoration! Ever thought of enhancing their experience by bringing along a stereo and blasting out eerie Halloween music? Now’s the perfect opportunity.

If you’re an adult and you’re planning a big night out – you might also find this cargo scooter very handy. You never know what might happen on Halloween night…be prepared and bring along anything you may need as you go down to your neighbor’s party or local club!

Nimble Scooters is offering the Halloween Special Nimble Cargo Scooter for $349, with free shipping, as well as a handy LED light and a silver bell. Check out their shop here: Shop Nimble Scooters

www.nimblescooters.com

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Nimble Scooters 2014

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Nimble Scooters 2014


Nimble Cargo Scooter Beach

Nimble  Scooters of Irvine, California, has just launched their latest cargo scooter design in Europe at the Fietsvak Bike Show in Amsterdam this past March. With a very strong and lightweight aluminium frame and a vibrantly colored roto-molded plastic cargo tub, you can tell this scooter was built for heavy duty. Whether it’s for personal and leisure use, for small businesses or warehouse operators, the cargo scooter is made to help carry belongings easily over a short distance in a fun and convenient way.

Having won a spot at WantedDesignNYC’s LaunchPad, Nimble Scooters will be exhibiting during New York City’s International Design Week to officially mark the launch in the United States. The fair takes place from May 16-19th. More information here: www.wanteddesignnyc.com/wanteddesign-2014/launch-pad/
Based in California, the studio is looking for retailers along the coast and across the United States, as well as seeking opportunities to promote their scooter.

www.nimblescooters.com

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The Danish Cargo Bike Championships, a classic Copenhagen tradition

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The Danish Cargo Bike Championships, a classic Copenhagen tradition


Have you ever dreamt about racing your cargo scooter with friends? Well, cargo scooter fans in Copenhagen have already been doing this for the past 11 years!

Every year the Svajerløbet – or the Danish Cargo Bike Championships – takes place in the Carlsberg area in Copenhagen.They have championships in several categories, such as the Svajerløb for kids, men, women, vintage cargo bikes, two or three wheel bikes! It is a non-profit event, really for those who love their cargo bikes.

The name Svajerløb comes from city’s bicycle messengers – known as ‘svajere’ who, decades ago, used to battle in unofficial races for bragging rights on Israels Plads in central Copenhagen.  It was a classic Copenhagen event that disappeared when cars started to dominate the urban landscape. The last race was in 1960. But as a capital full of cargo cyclists, there was much support given to revive the tradition in 2009.

In fact, there are around 40,000 cargo bikes in use each day in Greater Copenhagen and they are the Copenhagen version of the SUV, used for transporting children and goods. 25% of all families with two or more children have a cargo bike in the City of Copenhagen.

If you ever fancy to participate in the race, check out their website: http://www.dmforladcykler.dk/English2011.php

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Feetz: Leaning Trike, Independent Steering, Converts to Stroller

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Feetz: Leaning Trike, Independent Steering, Converts to Stroller


From it’s specifications list, the Feetz is one amazing tadpole trike (two front & one rear wheel). It has front independent steering (ackerman steering), converts almost instantly into a stroller, and leans into turns.

Most tricycles tend to feel tip prone because they can’t lean into turns like a bicycle. The Feetz over comes this through it’s leaning design. Without riding one, we can’t tell how it actually performs. However from their videos, the Feetz looks fantastic.

The only catch is that it retails for £1,200 in the UK, which means it’ll be well over $2000 US dollars by the time it reaches the States.

Links:
http://feetz.nl

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