Two Wheels for Babies and Breads

Take a look at this bike which sets its sights on the future, one with real competitors to the automobile that sucks the life from the earth every day and night. This is the “Urban Arrow,” a transport bike with electric pedal assistance, aluminum frame, and a box made ofsuper light EPP-material. It’s green, they say it’ll be affordable, it’s comfortable, it’s light enough to lift, and aesthetically, it’s super fresh.

In many parts of the world there are two cars per family of two adults. Urban Arrow aims to replace that second car for inner city usage. There’s a frame that encapsulates the motor and chair, a curved tube around the top of the box protecting the fingers of children riding inside and providing storage room for rain cover poles and a lock or pump.

The electric assist and the smallness of the bike allow you simple and quick access to the city, allowing you to travel with up to 180kg of cargo. In first gear they say you’ll be able to effortlessly climb a hill.

With the lightweight EPP cargo box and an aluminum stiff frame, plus 60mm of high dense foam inside this bike is both safe and relatively lightweight. There’s an optional rain cover, cup holders, grocery net, fixed – yet adjustable – bolt seat post, removable box (transformable into a flat-bed cargo space,) and comfortable balloon tires (which aren’t like balloons of yore – these aren’t as easy to pierce.

Designer: Urban Arrow

17 Comments

  • Binboa says:

    same comment with "Sue".
    I would like to buy this bicycle.

  • Binboa says:

    same comment with “Sue”.
    I would like to buy this bicycle.

  • Frederik says:

    this is not really new and absolutely common in netherlands. its name here is bakfiets, meaning sth like transport-bicycle. they are of course not that shiny but used in everyday life by mothers and people living in the inner city, e.g. in amsterdam. they start at about 1000 euro.

  • Frederik says:

    this is not really new and absolutely common in netherlands. its name here is bakfiets, meaning sth like transport-bicycle. they are of course not that shiny but used in everyday life by mothers and people living in the inner city, e.g. in amsterdam. they start at about 1000 euro.

  • Jack Tors says:

    Breads? Plural of bread is bread. You must be English and say torques and maths also. Babies and beers would have been funnier.

  • Jack Tors says:

    Breads? Plural of bread is bread. You must be English and say torques and maths also. Babies and beers would have been funnier.

  • Chuck says:

    dangerous for those women !! never release this!! they will lose control kid will be danger

  • Chuck says:

    dangerous for those women !! never release this!! they will lose control kid will be danger

  • Sumi says:

    looks unsafe for the kids 😮

  • Sumi says:

    looks unsafe for the kids 😮

  • Confucius says:

    Lol nailed it. Albeit in broken English. Nicely presented concept..

  • unkle kknarf says:

    this is a new design with all those features… buit for a mommy or daddy to carry their chil;d in that thing its an out of the question thing because1 slight mistake its a fall so do everyone a favor add an extra wheel to the rear so that the user can enjoy the ride rather than him worrying abt maintaining the balance……
    1nce again to designers lets make our designs more userfrindly, try to eliminate all possible down(negatives) of a product

  • unkle kknarf says:

    this is a new design with all those features… buit for a mommy or daddy to carry their chil;d in that thing its an out of the question thing because1 slight mistake its a fall so do everyone a favor add an extra wheel to the rear so that the user can enjoy the ride rather than him worrying abt maintaining the balance……
    1nce again to designers lets make our designs more userfrindly, try to eliminate all possible down(negatives) of a product

  • all your base says:

    For all the haters out here: just move along. Purchase an SUV and stop making ignorant comments. This design is actually a lot more stable than a trike. Trikes need to be steered counter-intiutively; make a mistake and you tip over with little you can do. Make a mistake on a two-wheeler and stabilize with your feet immediately. Also, having your kids out front is actually very safe. And it's nice being able to talk to them. Netherlands — where this bike is from — is full of these, and parents and kids absolutely love them. Until Urban Arrow came along they were very utilitarian though (if not plain ugly) so this is a welcome product indeed. If it's not for you, great, but don't spread nonsense.

  • all your base says:

    For all the haters out here: just move along. Purchase an SUV and stop making ignorant comments. This design is actually a lot more stable than a trike. Trikes need to be steered counter-intiutively; make a mistake and you tip over with little you can do. Make a mistake on a two-wheeler and stabilize with your feet immediately. Also, having your kids out front is actually very safe. And it's nice being able to talk to them. Netherlands — where this bike is from — is full of these, and parents and kids absolutely love them. Until Urban Arrow came along they were very utilitarian though (if not plain ugly) so this is a welcome product indeed. If it's not for you, great, but don't spread nonsense.

  • Don says:

    If you’d like to learn more about this bike – target price and availability; further details on the motor, battery, transmission, and brakes; videos showing riders carrying kids and pedaling uphill with and without assistance – check out my extended review at http://mycargobike.net/2010/10/13/third-generatio

    I compare the Urban Arrow to electric-assisted cargo bikes from other companies, and note that this bike is probably the best choice for carrying kids in relative safety and comfort. It’s an exciting development in the cargo biking market for a number of reasons.

  • Don says:

    If you’d like to learn more about this bike – target price and availability; further details on the motor, battery, transmission, and brakes; videos showing riders carrying kids and pedaling uphill with and without assistance – check out my extended review at http://mycargobike.net/2010/10/13/third-generatio

    I compare the Urban Arrow to electric-assisted cargo bikes from other companies, and note that this bike is probably the best choice for carrying kids in relative safety and comfort. It’s an exciting development in the cargo biking market for a number of reasons.

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