We just spend three days developing the new frontwheel together with our CNC-partners. At just 1,6 kg this new iteration is 40% lighter than the current version and brings the Bastiaen Cargo close to the weight of 18 kg. Watch our Video of the 5-axis mill in action.
Attention fans of Bastiaen Cargo! A small series of 10 bikes Serie has been produced for sale, but you can download the posters for free
The week before Easter Bastiaen Cargo No 4 was delivered to me, just in time for a week of cycling.
Our Tour started in Düsseldorf and followed the Rhine passing Cologne and Bonn. It continued up river Ahr to its source and further into the mountainous Eifel to Kronenberg. From there it became more relaxed down river Erft to Neuss and finaly to the start
The baggage of my wife ane myself easily fitted into the spaceous box and was protected from rain. Even with load the dteering was agile, direct and easy.
My Bastiaen Cargo No4 is powered by an Ansmann RM7.0 rearmotor. After a daily distence of around 50 Km and normal support the Accu had still lot of capacity left. Often it is sufficient to run in eco modus which adds 50% distance. On the forth day we rode 70 Km against strong wind and the hills became stepper towards Blankenheim and further to Kronenberg. That day I reached the hotel and kept only 2Km distance in reserve according to the display. I should have used recuperation downkills to gain some energy back. The only thing I had to get used to is switching to the right gear before it gets up a hil, as RM7.0 deploys its strength only at a certain speed. So it is not wise to come to a stopon an ascending road.
My impression on Bastiaen Cargo is extremely positive. Even with load it rides like a normal bike and the e-Support it is very convenient due to its good Accu capacity of von 17,5Ah, 630Wh.
3 Bastiaen Cargobikes could be experienced on Special Bike Fair at Germersheim Spezi 2017 April 28th/29th.
Bastiaen Cargo has been on display at VeloBerlin April 1st/2nd in the special Cargobike& Family area. One tester at the "testival" asked, if Bastiaen Cargo would be available without the e-support? The display-Bike was not e-powered!! The agility was obviously convincing.
Our display-bike is a neat, white, XT-equipped cargo-randonneur sporting the light sandwich box and was sold instantaneously.
(Foto Matthias Stief)
Four of its brothers/sisters are also still available and in the time beetween you may download a poster for free