Butchers & Bicycles, Copenhagen
Cargo trikes may be very practical, but unfortunately they can also be pretty slow and dumpy. This is particularly noticeable when taking corners, as they can can't lean into the turn like a regular bicycle. The designers at Denmark's Butchers & Bicycles, however, have decided to change that, with their Mk1 leaning cargo trike.
Named for its location in Copenhagen's meat-packing district, Butchers & Bicycles is headed up by entrepreneurs Morten Wagener, Morten Mogensen and Jakob Munk.
The base Mk1 incorporates their proprietary Balance Point Tilting system, allowing for not only a more "spirited" ride, but also increased stability in corners. Some of its other features include a powder-coated 7005 T6 aluminum frame, an infinitely-variable NuVinci N360 planetary hub transmission, an ABUS frame lock, Tektro hydraulic disc brakes on all three wheels, and Schwalbe puncture-proof 20- and 26-inch tires.
Its ABS cargo box has a front access door along with mounts for childrens' car seats, and a maximum load capacity of 100 kg (220.5 lb). Additionally, a lockable glove box (with cup holder!) is provided for the rider.
Should all that 'stuff' make unaided pedaling a little too difficult, there's an electric-assist model, the Mk1-e. It has the same specs as the Mk1, but with the addition of a 250-watt center-mounted motor, a 12-Ah lockable lithium-ion battery pack, and a back-lit control unit. It has a maximum motor-only speed of 25 km/h (15.5 mph), no figures yet on range.
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A.Winther A/S are one of Denmark’s oldest bike factories and dates back to 1932 when it was established. Today A.Winther are still a family owned company - now in the 3rd generation.
It began when blacksmith Anders Winther started producing sleighs and trikes as a hobby. However, the products quickly became a success and today Winther is still living the same values and product principles as back then namely: quality, safety and design.