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A Bike With A Sexy Big Ass | The Cargo Bike By Madsen

Posted By G Monkie On May 23, 2010 @ 10:00 pm In Alternative Vehicles,Biking Monkie Style | 11 Comments

I am happy to say I found a new oh so sexy bike. Yes, sexy, will you look at the Big Ass on this thing! If that isn’t sexy, I just don’t know what is. I have to admit, I am a big ass man, when it comes to bikes, (not women). There is just something special about being able to take anything, anywhere, at anytime. That is what you get when you have a cargo bike like this one by Madsen. A bike with built in function, abilities and style.

Here is the official pitch by the company ” After hauling six neighbor kids around in a wheel barrow bucket bolted to the front of our first prototype, we started to realize what a bicycle can really do. But the bucket on the front, like the box of the European design, creates an awkward center of gravity. So we stretched the chassis and put the bucket on the back. With the natural feel and balance of the rear bucket, you can ride with confidence knowing your load is secure and your cargo is protected.

 
Our production models have come a long way since that first prototype but our mission has stayed the same; a bicycle should do more. We are not the first to place a load on a bicycle but we are the first to do it right. Tested for up to 600 pounds, the Madsen kg271 is as burly as it is elegant.
 
So whether you use your Madsen Cycle to drop the kids off at soccer practice, pick up your groceries from the market, or pile in your tools for your next project, we hope you’ll fall in love with your new Madsen Cycle—like we have.

Madsen bikes currently come in three colors and in two flavors. The colors are black, pale yellow and a pale blue. The flavors are bucket or bucket-less. The bucket-less comes with a cargo rack to strap down your goods. The bucket version has built in seats with seat belts for the kids. I even saw options online for a tent hood cover or a hard cover, but they didn’t seem to sell those options on the site. The price isn’t too steep either, the bucket will run you $1299 and the rack version is just $1099. The only down side I see is that there is no electric version, but I am sure most people with normal legs will do just fine. Us stick leg people will have to fork over some extra cash for an add on motor if we want to go electric.

I give this one a big thumbs up for style, coolness and function. Check them out at madsencycles.com. Below is a video of the Madsen bike in action with a bucket full of kids.


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