A wide, low rear box offers the same capacity as a roof box (380L, 75Kg). But without range degradation, or difficulties of fixing and access. NB. The boot still opens.
Later in life tall steps can present a barrier, but we don’t want something protruding to the rear, which makes parking harder. And it’s nice if it adds to the aesthetic, or at least blends in.
We have been working to bring the next level of vehicle integrated rack to market.I thought I would share a picture of progress thus far.The final version will offer the potential for 2 bike carrying, with a rack tucked under the rear bumper.More details later.
After more than 2 years, we have been informed that a European patent is to be granted. The important features of the arm pivot position and fixed angle give us advantages over other systems. The hinge point of the arm is further outboard, such that the arm passes forward of the front wheel hub. This […]
For my sins I have helped resurrect Milton Keynes Cycling Forum, which brings together the various cycling clubs, interested groups and businesses to further the ambition of having more people enjoying cycling in Milton Keynes. Please see the new website. https://mkcyclingforum.weebly.com/
This year has seen some major shifts in the world of personal mobility. Car companies are seeing their world changing fast. Financial and job losses are now weekly announcements and new partnerships are being forged to reduce costs. The winds of congestion and pollution are making the dream of car ownership into a nightmare as cities […]
In the world of bikes, materials have played a key role in transforming the industry. In 1818 the ‘swiftwalker’ were made predominantly of wood. At 25Kg they were not light and there were no pedals. Maximum speeds were 5-6 mph unless downhill, where the lack of brakes became an issue. Wood specific strength/kg = 12-120KN.m/Kg. […]
“The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.” G.Orwell As Macron told the US congress, “there is no planet B”. The Paris agreement commits to keeping global warming to well below 2 degrees by controlling Greenhouse Gases (GHG). Developed countries should continue to take […]