The FR8 (pronounced "freight") is WorkCycles' modular, city-utility-transport bicycle system.
It can be configured for many heavy-duty applications: carrying kids, shopping, gardening, delivery, industry, or just getting around with lots of stuff. With its super strong frame, comfortable tyres and excellent brakes it is ideal for getting the kids to school.
Thanks to it's enormously strong, step through frame, robust construction, sophisticated geometry and special carriers the Fr8 is able to carry seriously heavy loads with no effect on handling or stability.
The 4130 chro-moly frame is rust protected inside and outside, all fittings are extra strong, and the special wheels with fat tyres will take a beating.
On the school run it is possible to carry three children. The Child Saddle bolts directly on to the frame behind the handlebars, without interfering with the easy step through frame design. This is ideal for slightly bigger kids. You can carry two smaller children on the extra long rear carrier using standard Dutch style rear kids seat. Here is the Workcycles guide to which childseats work.
The clever geometry puts the bottom bracket directly under the saddle but the angled seat tube adjusts the reach as the saddle goes up. This means that one frame is suitable for both short and tall people, ideal for sharing. Because the bike is so strong, a smaller person can handle the extra weight without a problem, fully loaded the bike cruises comfortably with no loss of control. Extra stuff can be carried on the front rack, either with a basket or box or just by using some luggage elastics. There are lots of other clever details. There is a steering stabiliser which holds the front wheel in a straight line when the bike is on the kickstand. Making it easier to load the bike. The bike has a full chaincase to protect everything from the weather, but the otherwise tricky job of fixing a rear puncture is made easier by the frame design; there is a removable section on the left-hand rear triangle so that the wheel can be left in place when you need to replace the tyre or tube. Because everything is enclosed you can leave the bike outside in all weathers without worrying about dirt or corrosion.
For help on the hills the FR8 is available with power assistance using the Pendix E-Drive 300Wh mid motor with torque sensor.