About Babboe cargo bikes

This page contains the most frequently asked questions about Babboe cargo bikes and their answers.
What is the difference between the Babboe Big and Babboe Curve?
Both the Babboe Big and the Babboe Curve are family cargo bikes. They are both threewheelers. The ‘old-fashioned’ square wooden box on the Babboe Big creates a robust look. The Babboe Curve was given a modern twist. The rounded shapes of the wooden box...
What is the difference between a cargo bike and a bike trailer
Are you looking for an option to transport your children by bicycle? Then safety is one of the most important points of attention. View the differences between a Babboe cargo bike and a bike trailer here
What's the difference between an E-cargo bike and a Mountain cargo bike?
At Babboe we have two different models of cargo bikes: the model with a rear-wheel motor (Babboe-E) and the model with a mid-drive motor (Babboe Mountain). So the most important difference is the motor. Cycling up a hill or mountain With an e...
Which type of maxi cosi fits in the Babboe cargo bike?
View the table here with all types of maxi cosi's that fit in our maxi cosi carrier.
How do I clean my rain tent?
Rain tents on cargo bikes need to be tough. Rain tents can be used all year round to protect against rain, wind, cold, hail and snow. Below is some advice for keeping your rain tent in good condition. Removing bird droppings from your rain tent Try...
How should I maintain the cargo bike cover?
It is important to maintain the cargo bike cover well to prevent moisture and condensation. When a wet cargo bike is parked under a cargo bike cover for a long time, mould can develop. We recommend placing the cargo bike cover over a dry cargo bike and...
Can you mount a kid's bike seat onto the rear carrier of a cargo bike?
From a safety point of view, we do not recommend mounting a bike seat onto the rear carrier of a cargo bike. The rear carriers have a maximum load and are therefore not sturdy enough to carry older kids in particular. Transporting children on the rear...
What are the characteristics of the motor systems and batteries?
At Babboe, all cargo bike models are available with motor assistance. Every Babboe electric bakfiets also has a practical pushing aid. This allows you to move your (fully charged) cargo bike easily even when you are not riding it - for example: to transport it from a garage to the cycle path.
Does the cargo bike cover fit over the cargo bike when the rain tent is installed?

Yes, the cargo bike cover can be used with the rain tent. To prevent condensation, we recommend leaving the windows of the rain tent open.

What's the best bike lock for your cargo bike?
Cargo bikes are popular but are often stolen. In addition to the standard frame lock, we recommend using an extra chain lock for your cargo bike. You can get different types of locks for your cargo bike The best way to lock your cargo bike is using both...
How many baby seats / toddler seats fit in the Babboe Max?

The Babboe Max cargo bike fits a maximum of 3 toddler seats and/or 3 baby seats. They can not be installed across from each other.

Do two toddler seats fit next to each other in the cargo bike?

Yes, you can install two baby seats and/or two toddler seats next to each other on the handlebar side of the cargo bike.

Can I order a rain tent without the tent poles?

No, you cannot order a rain tent without tent poles. Over the years, we've adapted our poles or tents a few times to be even more user friendly. That's why we always deliver our rain tents with a new set of poles, so that we know for sure you have the right rain tent and the right poles.

What is the waste disposal charge for an electric cargo bike?
The amount of the waste disposal charge for an electric cargo bike is GBP 5.90.
What is the Battery Directive?
Our shipments may contain rechargeable or non-rechargeable batteries. As a result, we are required under the Battery Directive to inform you that rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries may not be thrown away with household trash; instead, used rechargeable...
Until what age can my child ride in the cargo bike?

There are no age regulations for a child/children to ride in the cargo bike. Some children no longer like to ride in the cargo bike when they are able to bike on their own.
It is often very practical and fun for children who are able to ride a bike to ride along in the cargo bike.

The load capacity of the box of a two-wheel cargo bike is 80kg and for a three-wheel cargo bike it's 100kg So you can easily take "older" children along in the cargo bike.

What is the "walk-assist" on the electric cargo bike?

The walk-assist is a function available on all our electric cargo bikes. It allows you to turn on the pedal assistance while not actually biking to move your electric cargo bike while walking, for example to walk from the bike parking to the bike path. As long as you keep the Walk-Assist button pressed in, you will have the assistance.

Can you take a cargo bike on the train?
No, cargo bikes are not allowed on the train. The dimensions of a cargo bike are much larger than a regular bike and do not satisfy the conditions for transporting a bicycle by train. Since a cargo bike is not considered a 'regular bike', you may not...
What is the cargo bike's load capacity?

The Babboe cargo bikes are tested for quality and SGS/TÜV certified. The load capacity differs by cargo bike.

  • A two-wheel cargo bike has a load capacity of 80 kg in the box.
  • A three-wheel cargo bike has a load capacity of 100 kg in the box.
  • The Babboe Max has a load capacity of 150 kg in the box.
Are the Babboe cargo bikes certified?

Our cargo bikes are tested for daily use for transporting children, dogs, or goods. To show how important safety is for Babboe, we've had the cargo bike tested for load capacity and durability by the renowned international test agency SGS and by TÜV. Based on this, instructions for use have been drawn up including the maximum number of children and weight per cargo bike.

The Babboe cargo bikes have been tested by the international test authority TÜV and have the relevant EN 15194 and ISO 421 certifications. That means all our cargo bikes meet the applicable laws and regulations.

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