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Butchers & Bicycles: A Danish Cargo Trike from Copenhagen's Meat Packing District

  July 24, 2014

MK1 – Tilt-action cargo trike from Butchers & Bicycles, Copenhagen from Butchers & Bicycles, Copenhagen on Vimeo.

 
Based in the historic meat packing district of Copenhagen, Butchers & Bicycles is a cargo bike brand that exemplifies the energy and innovation that has made Denmark one of the world’s most progressive cycling nations. Butchers & Bicycles and its three founders (Morten Mogenson, Morten Wagener and Jakob Munk) have a simple goal: make cargo bikes that are a practical andeasy alternative to cars for people and businesses that carry large objects.”It has long been established that the bicycle is in fact…in many cities, actually even faster,” they say.

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Their first model is the Mk1, a cargo trike that comes in a pedal or electric version. The Mk1-E electric bike (above) features a 250-watt MPF drive for pedal assist up to 25 kilometers per hour, plus a back-lit control unit with a USB plug for phone charging. Both the Mk1 and Mk1-E can be purchased with the Gates Carbon Drive belt system for low maintenance and grease-free practicality.

The other noteworthy innovation is the cargo box, which tilts with the rider for better handling.

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The Mk1 alsofeatures:

  • a lightweight aluminium frame
  • a parking/kickstand that can be raised and lowered from the riding position
  • NuVinci N360 internal hub gearing for seamless shifting
  • hydraulic disc brakes on all three wheels
  • double wall aluminium rims
  • Schwalbe puncture proof tires – 26′ rear / 20′ front
  • quick release saddle and handlebar adjustment
  • mudguards/fenders on all wheels
  • durable cargo box with easy access front door and child-safe lock
  • cargo box mount for children’s car seat
  • lockable glove box with integrated cup holder
  • 1 year free service in the Copenhagen showroom

This brand has style. We love their logo, and the Butchers & Bicycles showroom looks immaculate.Follow them on Facebook @Butchers&Bicycles,Copenhagen.If you like bikes, put Copenhagen on the list of places to visit. Rent a GoBike through the city’seBike sharing programand pedal over to the meat packing district.

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Butchers and Bicycles logo