Cargo bikes are usually big and heavy, hence the trend toward making motorized versions of them to assist. Makes sense, with a bike that’s nearing 50lbs (or more) and loads up to 100lbs (or more). But Triobike is taking a different approach: Making the bike lighter, so it’s easier to pedal.
Based on their existing Cargo model, this bakfiet’s style one-off is called the Cargo TT and is handcrafted entirely from carbon fiber. The result is a 5,960g frame (13.14lb) and a complete bike build of just 13.382kg (29.5lb).
The project started back in 2014, when TRIOBIKE director, Sammy Eisinger and his product engineer Flavio Deslandes met to discuss the possibility to build a cargo bike from scratch that would be lighter than any other cargo bike ever created. With 20 years of experience in bike engineering, Deslandes is an expert. He spent over 650 hours on sculpturing the machine, and the result is astonishing – only 5.960 grams of frame weight.
In Triobike we believe in quality and compromising on components wasn’t an option. Always aiming for the best, we’ve carefully chosen every part of our Cargo TT. Among others, there are: Gears from SRAM Force CX1, Brake Lever from MAGURA RT 8TT, Brake Caliper MAGURA MT8 and Rear wheel Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon.
The Cargo TT was created out of passion, love, experience and a little crazyness, and thanks to our constant persistence we’re able to launch the first cargo bike fully hand-crafted in carbon fiber.
The bike is on permanent display at their Copenhagen flagship store. They also make cargo trikes (two wheels in front, one in rear) and a taxi bike, plus a not-quite-as-light-as-this alloy Cargo bakfiets bicycle that you can actually buy (and afford).