We instantly fell in love with Urban Arrow Cargo Bikes at the Eurobike Bicycle Trade Show in Germany back in 2011. At that show they won the red dot award for their family Cargo Bike.
Deservedly so we say, as the Urban Arrow Cargo Bike was and still is a real departure from traditional designs of Cargo Bike. Granted there are loosely similar designs of two-wheeled Cargo Bikes (Bakfiets and Babboe City spring to mind) but none that use the frame design, modern materials and cleverly thought out design that Urban Arrow does. (We'd like to point out that this isn't copied and pasted manufacturers/PR blurb. This is from-the-heart, we-own-and-use-one praise of the Urban Arrow brand!)
Urban Arrow Family Bike
Urban Arrow has a lightweight aluminium frame which is unusual on a Cargo Bike. This makes for a bike that can be engineered to take the knocks and weight of everyday life yet ligther than a steel framed Cargo Bike. This requires some more imaginative frame deisgn but, we think, this only adds to the visual appeal of the Urban Arrow Family Bike (and their other more business-orientated bikes which we will cover further on).
Even the box on the Urban Arrow Family is different - don't expect a heavy wooden marine ply box - no! The box is made from shockproof foam EPP - a sort of heavily compressed polystyrene. Around this the aluminium frame provides excellent security and safety for the children you are carrying in your Urban Arrow Cargo Bike!
Pretty much everything in the family bike is different to all two wheeled family bikes that have gone before. The raintent for example also considers the person pedalling and provides an arching edge that will help keep driving rain out of your eyes on a cold Novemeber morning.
And it is on those cold November mornings when you have four children (yes it seats up to four kids each with their own safety harness) and all the paraphenalia they bring along with them that you will be grateful for the optional Bosch electric assist that can be specified with the Urban Arrow.
Bosch produce, in our opinion, the best and most reliable electric assist system there is available for bikes. It will efffortlessly propell you and your children meaning you arrive less sweaty and more calm and collected but still with a good bit of exercise to keep the blood moving and the mind refreshed each day! Even the gears are unique on the Urban Arrow. It uses Nuvinci N380 continuously variable gearing. This is contained out of rain and dirts way in the hub casing which means low maintenance. Most importantly the Nuvinci Hub Gear does not have steps like a normal click-click-click gear system - it is much like smoothly turning the gas up and down which allows you to dial in the pefect 'gear' for fighting the headwind or screaming along the coast road - no more under or over gearing - the Urban Arrow gets it just right with the Nuvinci!
And it is safe! Very safe! We can't state enough how you can carry your kids by bike safely with the Urban Arrow. The bottom of the box is very low which makes it stable and the sides offer more protection for the children within. The safety extends to the person doing the pedalling too. The forwards crank and laid back saddle mean that the saddle remains low enough to keep your feet flat and firmly on the ground at junctions and traffic lights without compromising on comfort whilst riding.
Whatever you do with your Urban Arrow Family Bike in the short or long term there is a range of accessories too:
Flat Box Cover
Adaptor for fitting Yepp Child Seat
Maxi Cosi Seat Adapter
Parka Full Bike Cover
The Urban Arrow frame has a 5 year manufacturers warranty. The battery and other parts are covered for 2 years for manufacturing faults.
TEST RIDES & DELIVERY
Urban Arrow bikes are built to order in the Netherlands and shipped to us for final assembly. This usally takes about 6-8 weeks. You can configure your Urban Arrow on our website if you know what you want, otherwise we recommend that you visit to test ride our Urban Arrow Family demo bike and talk to us about what you want to get out of your Urban Arrow.
Visit the Urban Arrow website here
Configure and buy your Urban Arrow Cargo Bike online here