Martin tests the Babboe City Limited Edition
Martin is one of the first dads to use the Babboe City Limited Edition. Like the name says, only 200 of these cargo bikes have been made. It’s different from the ‘standard Babboe City’ because of the parts we’ve used and the colour of the box and the bike frame. In every way, the Limited Edition is a more luxurious and cooler version of the City. Martin tells us all about his first ride with the Babboe City Limited Edition. Would you like to know what he thinks about this true dad’s bike? Then keep reading! (Spoiler alert: he is positive!)
Powerful motor and flexible to use.
During the weeks before purchasing the Babboe City Limited Edition, I did some research on the cargo bike market. As the father of two young daughters, I have two important requirements: safe transport for my kids as well as fun rides. Another thing that’s important: I want a cargo bike that I can keep using for years to come and so one that doesn’t need much maintenance. The Limited Edition feels powerful and has a durable finish. It already felt like that during the first kilometres! After a week of riding (about 150 kilometres) on this cargo bike, I’ve still got that feeling. So in that respect, my first impression of the Limited Edition is very good.
During a test ride, I experienced the difference between the mid-drive motor and a motor in the rear wheel. The mid-drive motor offers assistance on the bottom bracket, which feels natural and gives you the feeling that you’re doing all the work yourself. On a bike with a motor in the rear wheel, it feels more like you’re being pushed. The sporty handlebars look like the handlebars of a mountain bike and feel good. The bike’s agility also stands out in a positive way. I’ve biked to the city on a busy bicycle path with four children and it was easy.
My preference for the mid-drive motor was not the only requirement. A friend (with more knowledge about bikes than me) advised me to buy a cargo bike with disc brakes. It’s not completely clear to me exactly what the difference between disc brakes or roller brakes is. What is completely clear is that you can come to a stop in no time with the Limited Edition. That took some getting used to in the beginning, especially for the girls in the box. Now that I have a cargo bike, I’ve noticed how many cargo bikes are being used in the city. What I’ve also noticed is that I haven’t seen other Babboe City Limited Editions yet, and that secretly does make me a little proud.