A CETMA Cargo bike is the perfect short-errand family vehicle, providing practical, economical, and healthy transport to smart families everywhere. CETMA Cargo bikes are made in the US by hand.
Bi-partible frames (yes, bi-partible is a word)
All CETMA Cargo bike frames separate in the middle for shipping, storage, or travel. A complete bike can be separated and loaded into a car in minutes. This feature also makes them economical to ship. An entire complete bike can be shipped to your front door via FedEx Ground service.
Two sizes - Largo and Margo
CETMA Cargo bikes are available in two sizes, Largo (large) and Margo (mini). They differ in wheelbase and width by 6 inches and ten pounds. The cockpits are identical. For kid-carrying, the Margo is suitable for a single passenger plus a couple bags of groceries. The Largo can fit two kids side-by-side and a few bags of groceries. Largo and Margo cost the same.
Frame-integrated platform - Flat-bed versatility
CETMA Cargo bikes can be used as a box-bike or flat-bed. Plug in any container you choose. This feature makes CETMA Cargo bikes extremely versatile.
Eccentric bottom brackets - Single-cog compatibility
All CETMA Cargo bikes are built with an eccentric bottom bracket, which makes them compatible with internally-geared hubs. The eccentric bottom brackets used on CETMA Cargo bikes are built by Co-Motion Cycles in Eugene, OR.
Four compelling reasons to choose a CETMA cargo bike for passenger transport.A front-loading cargo bike is particularly suitable for young passenger transport. Here's why:
1. Passengers sit low to the ground in a protected box, away from the chain and/or rear spinning wheel. They don't straddle the bike and there's no chance of them falling off when they're seated. Additionally, they're comfortable--there's plenty of room to move around or even sleep. Add blankets, snacks, toys, and even a rain cover.
2. Passengers are always in safe view of the driver. It's easy to interact and enjoy the ride together this way, and the driver doesn't need to twist around for a visual check.
3. The bike's low center of gravity means stable handling--the bike never feels top-heavy or tippy. Balancing the bike even when riders are wiggling around is a breeze.
4. All CETMA Cargo bikes are built with the kickstand at the driver's feet (where it should be), so it's easy to deploy without moving from the driving position. This is an extremely important factor rarely mentioned in cargo bike discussions. It's almost impossible to tip over a CETMA Cargo bike when the kickstand is deployed.