WorkCycles Kr8 Bakfiets


On cargobikes-

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

Introducing WorkCycles’ Kr8-

After selling, servicing and using the Cargobike on a daily basis for more than a decade we felt that the time had come for a major design overhaul. 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 it’s predecessors and peers. For example the frame and fork, the bench seat and belts, the headset have all been revised. It’s lighter, steers better, has better ergonomics and a better parking stand than our famous WorkCycles Cargobike.
WorkCycles is renowned for it’s attention to detail, the Kr8 follows in this tradition. Take for example the Kr8’s cable guides and routing to understand what sets the Kr8 in a different league.

Family affairs-

As with other WorkCycles bikes, the Kr8 frame and certain accessories are modular. Both Kr8 bike and trike 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 or inner tube 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 available RAL colors. The bicycle frame and the frame of the box can have different colors, so it’s possible to go wild or if your prefer, stick to a nice duo-tone or a zingy monotone.

Packman-

Kr8’s ingenious design makes it possible to split the frame in two halves and also to disassemble the cargo box with only a couple of screws, so both frame and box can be packed compact. This decreases the shipping volume by 50% and results in reducing the cost of shipping by 70% compared to the old model. There is also much less chance of damage during shipment thanks to the two compact and light packages the Kr8 travels in. Less volume also means less pollution. All in all quite important factors when you take into account that WorkCycles exports around 75% of it's bicycles.

Uses-

  • 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.
  • Super-strong 26" and 20" wheels with 2.6mm thick spokes
  • Tough, flat resistant 47 mm Schwalbe Marathon tires
  • Marine plywood box, bench/harnesses for 2 kids
  • Premium, tough as nails, spring-loaded parking stand.
  • Heavy Duty Shimano IM80 rollerbrakes front and rear
  • Hub dynamo, automatic LED head lamp, LED tail/standlight
  • Quickly adjustable saddle height
  • Axa Solid wheel lock

Options-

  • Shimano Nexus 8-speed or 3-speed internal gear hub
  • 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
  • Classic version: color matched fenders (usually black), Brooks leather saddle
Price:  €1.652
VAT 21%:  €347
Price including VAT:  €1.999

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!






Last Updated: Wednesday, 01 October 2014 16:14

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