Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on September 1st, 2010 at 10:02 am
Even though cargo bikes are becoming increasingly common, there is still very little standardization in their design. Case in point is the new “Mopion” cargo bike from Puma Bikes (designed by Biomega). Puma’s other bikes caught my eye when they debuted back in June, and this one does too…
And here’s the blurb from the Puma press release:
“… a fashionable cargo bike, accommodating true urban lifestyle. Mopion lets you cruise the streets in style, while transporting your daily groceries or bigger loads. The smooth steering provides you with easy maneuvering around the city just like a commuter. Mopion is a unique lightweight and highly practical cargo bike with a fashionable twist that will make heads spin.
…It mixes city bike features, and cargo bike features, making it a sturdy companion. It comes with a super-size innovative front carrier for heavy duty transport of your groceries or other needs. Developed for city dwellers, Mopion features a light aluminum frame, making it a one-of-a-kind lightweight cargo bike weighing only 22 kilos. The geometry holds the body in a slightly inclined, but still heads-up position for navigational ease and exceptional balancing.”
Interesting. Wonder when/if I’ll see one on the streets of Portland. What do you think?