WorkCycles Kr8 Bakfiets

About cargobikes-

Two-wheeler cargobikes/bakfietsen are brilliant as child transport & utility bikes. Easier and nicer to ride than any three-wheeler; the low box and perfect geometry make handling easy and the bike stable. They can carry three young children or a baby and two young children. Actually with a couple of small modifications many parents carry four children in the box.

Introducing WorkCycles’ Kr8-

After selling, servicing and using our Cargobike on a daily basis for more than a decade it was time for a major redesign. The WorkCycles Kr8 is the result of three years of development and testing. The Kr8 represents a considerable evolutionary step on every front compared to its predecessors and peers. It’s lighter, steers better, has better ergonomics and a better parking stand than our famous WorkCycles Cargobike.
WorkCycles is renowned for its attention to detail and the Kr8 continues this tradition. Take, for example, the Kr8’s cable routing to understand what sets it in a different league.

Family affairs-

As with other WorkCycles bikes, the Kr8 frame and accessories are modular. Both Kr8 bike and trike (2015 introduction) share the same rear end. The design is borrowed from the Fr8 & Gr8, complete with Adaptive Seat Tube which offers great ergonomics to fit practically everybody. Like its siblings the Kr8 will fit riders from somewhat under 160 cm to well over 200 cm. Having the Fr8/Gr8 rear end also means that the same rear carriers and accessories fit the Kr8 as well.

Two kids on the rear carrier with another four in the box? Sure, with the Fr8 long rear carrier that’s possible. By joining the ‘r8’ family, the Kr8 inherited WorkCycles’ handy Escape Hatch, so the rear tire, inner tube or even rollerbrake can be easily replaced without opening the chaincase or having to adjust drivetrain parts.

Rock & RAL-

The Kr8 can be configured in any of the hundreds of RAL colors. The bicycle frame and box frame can have different colors, so it’s possible to go wild or if you prefer, stick to a nice duo-tone or a zingy monotone.


Kr8’s ingenious design makes it possible to split the frame in half and disassemble the cargo box with just a few screws to pack them compactly. This decreases the shipping volume by 50%, reducing the cost of shipping by 70% compared to our old model. There is also much less chance of damage during shipment. Less volume also means less pollution. All in all very important factors considering that WorkCycles exports some 75% of its bicycles.


  • Child transport
  • General family use
  • Errands

Load capacity-

  • 80 kg front
  • 50 kg in goods or adult passenger rear

Key specs-

  • WorkCycles' modular frame design: superb ergonomics, several cargo and child carrying options, easily disassembled and shipped as flat pack
  • Shimano Nexus 8-speed hub
  • Super-strong 26" and 20" wheels with 2.3mm thick spokes
  • Tough, flat resistant 47 mm Schwalbe Marathon tires
  • Marine plywood box, bench/harnesses for 2 kids
  • Easy to operate and tough, spring-loaded parking stand
  • Heavy Duty Shimano IM80 rollerbrakes
  • Hub dynamo, B&M LED head lamp and LED tail/standlight
  • Quickly adjustable saddle height
  • Abus wheel lock


  • WorkCycles electric assist system
  • Fr8 or Gr8 rear carrier, or no rear carrier
  • NuVinci CVT hub
  • Powerful Magura hydraulic rim brakes
  • Second bench to bring a third (or fourth) child along
  • Baby (Maxi-Cosi) carrier, toddler support seat on the bench
  • Rain/cold canopies and box covers in many colors
Price:  €1.859
VAT 21%:  €390
Price including VAT:  €2.249

WorkCycles Kr8 Bakfiets

Neat cable routing
WorkCycles Kr8 Bakfiets Groen
Sturdy and smart: the Kr8’s parking stand
Rain cover: a highly recommended accessory

WorkCycles Kr8: ready-steady-cargo!