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What makes CargoN e-Bikes better?

At CargoN e-Velo HQ we developed a front load e-Cargo Bike with "Hub Steering" and a "Modular" frame structure that separates for storage and transportation. Our front load design shows innovation, resolving storage issues and load safety.

Key CargoN Bike Features:

  • Hub Steering allows CargoN to shorted the wheelbase and give a more precise steering with no wobble.
  • Cargo Bike Storage - Split Frame to separate for transport and storage.
  • 20" version (900mm) fits in the back of a Mini sideways.
  • Designed and manufactured from T45 laser cut steel in the UK.
  • The CargoN hub steering is manufactured in the UK
  • One GD8 mount format, two drive options; Intra-Drive & Shimano Steps

Further Safety / Features:

  • 220 Rotors as standard
  • Central heavy-duty kickstand for tyre servicing.
  • Rear rack allows for the bike to stand on its end
  • Side Lights & Indicator

why a front load cargo bike?


CargoN e-Velo started with a fresh approach. We researched the market for 2years looking for good and bad ideas and how they contribute to the Cargo Bike market. The UK market is small at the moment, however it is the biggest growth market in the cycle industry growing 30-40% year on year. The public are asking for alternatives to the diesel van, and to make their journeys more enjoyable.

We have partnered with ELEVATE. ELEVATE is an 'e-micromobility' research project, led by researchers at Leeds, Brighton and Oxford Universities. They have identified some key area which are barriers to the UK Cargo Bike market.

Combining our findings and ELEVATE's research CargoN e-Velo established a criteria to start designing the range to address these barriers. I don't need to say that Cycling in the UK is a very different experience to European Cities. Cargo Bikes also attract non-cyclists and it is the non-cyclist where the barriers are the most daunting.

intra-drive gd8 motor

IntraDrive supply a complete drivetrain system that is fully integrated into the CargoN e-Velo bike frame. This includes our combined motor and 8 speed gearbox unit, external battery.

Intra-Drive have a core value to allow their motors to be serviced by the customer or bikeshop without needing to go back to HQ, causing delays.

Hub Steering

Cargo Bikes handle better if they are as short as possible. Hub Steering allows the wheel to be tucked closer to the front deck or box, shortening the wheelbase.
With Hub Steering the front axle does not move (the outer hub moves). This allows from additional front decks to be used and with a rear deck, long poles, ladders or bulky items can be carried.

Rock n Rollout Dropouts

The RocknRollout Dropout is at the heart of the OLSEN frame design. We have focused our design around the rear derailleur dropout, but taken it further. Most bicycle frames have replaceable dropouts, but they do not allow for anything other than a derailleur. This idea came from the fact that UK riders often have a winter bike, which is often single-speed.

Split & Modular

Making the frame separable, allows the bike to be carried on the public transport in 2 halves or packaged together to go as travel luggage.
Wheel Sizes:

We can make the following wheel combinations 20/20" , 20/26" and 26/26"
We are making the following as standard 400, 600 and 1000mm load capacity decks or boxes.

great british barriers to market

How CARgon resolves them

Cycle lanes and roads in the UK leave something to be desired, however a Cargo Bike holds more authority on the road and an Electric allows Cargo Bikes to compete with diesel vans.

Rear loaders are popular with families, however when the children go the weight over the back wheel makes the bike top heavy and lets face it the family Labrador would be dangerous on a rear loader.
Front loaders look like they are difficult to ride, until you try one, then the advantages become apparent. The family dog will happily sit in the front without toppling a front loader.

Theft is a huge concern and we have made some of our bikes 2m long so that it fits in public lockups.even steps between gears for predictable gear changes.

26inch e-cargo bike

26inch (old MTB format) wheels:

CARGON SUV - 26inch e-Cargo Bike

This is the SUV of cargo bikes. It started off as a test bike, however by using 26-inch mountain bike (MTB) wheels on a hub steering cargo bike offers several benefits. The larger wheels provide better performance on various terrains, offering a smoother ride and higher load capacity. They also improve comfort and increase ground clearance for navigating obstacles.

Additionally, 26-inch wheels provide enhanced rolling efficiency, making the bike more effective for long-distance riding. This combination enhances the cargo bike's stability and versatility for transporting goods, making it ideal for families wanting a sports utility vehicle in the weekend and a solid multi purpose work horse during the week.

600mm Titanium or 1000mm Steel

20inch e-Cargo Bike

20inch (BMX format) wheels

CARGON Clever Mike - 20inch e-Cargo Bike

Clever Mike is for around the city. 20-inch wheels on cargo bikes offers several benefits, including improved manoeuvrability for navigating tight spaces and a lower centre of gravity for better stability and handling when carrying heavy loads. BMX wheels are designed for high-impact use, making them strong and durable for cargo transport. The smaller wheel size also reduces the bike's overall weight, making it easier to handle and transport. The lower profile facilitates easier loading and unloading of cargo and provides a smoother ride on different terrains. 20inch (406) wheels are cost-effective and widely available, making them a practical choice for cargo bikes.