The Urban Arrow Shorty is the most advanced (and accessible) compact two-wheeled cargo bike on the market and represents a revolution in materials and technology when compared to other classic Dutch 'bakfiets' bikes. The Shorty is perfect for commuters who need some added trunk space, delivery companies who don't need an all-out cargo bike, and families with one child. It's perfect for carrying your dog too!
The frame is made of rust-proof, lightweight aluminum that is large in diameter to increase stiffness. Unlike competing brands, the Urban Arrow Shorty keeps the rider in an upright position over a long wheelbase so the ride is comfortable, safe and accessible to riders of all experience levels.
The Urban Arrow Shorty uses a powerful Bosch Performance Line motor, providing sustained 350W power up the biggest hills and lots of torque to get the bike accelerating to a safe speed. With nearly 80km of range, the Urban Arrow can multitask distance and topography with pure ease. Powerful hydraulic disc brakes ensure total control in corners and hard stops when the situation calls for it.
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- Modern Bakfiets two wheeled cargo bike with Bosch E-Assist
- Low center of gravity gives a stable, controlled and comfortable ride
- Bosch Performance Line 350w Mid-Drive motor will get you up any hill no matter how much weight you are carrying
- Bosch 36v Lithium-Ion Battery will take you up to 75km on a single charge
- Nuvinci 330 step less internal gear hub has a massive 330% gear range
- Powerful hydraulic disc brakes for all weather confident braking
- Short chassis for a kid, a pizza box, or toolbox
- Works with the Yepp adaptor for a Yepp Mini child seat
- Strong and stiff aluminum frame that is naturally rust resistant and very lightweight
- Fully enclosed Hebie chain guard to keep clothing looking fresh
- Integrated LED lighting system
- Designed for perpetual outdoor storage
- Maximum Capacity: 180kg (Box=80kg, Rider=100kg)
|URBAN ARROW - SHORTY|
|FRAME||Aluminum Alloy - Powder-coated|
|DRIVE UNIT||Bosch Performance Line 350W|
|BATTERY||Long running Bosch 400W|
|COMPUTER MODES||Low, Medium, High|
|MAX ASSISTED SPEED||32kmh|
|RANGE ESTIMATE||35 - 80 km|
0-80% - 2 Hours
0-100% - 4 Hours
|HANDLEBAR||Alloy City - Swept back|
Selle Royale Gel Saddle
|BRAKE LEVERS||Tektro Hydraulic|
|SHIFTER||Nuvinci Step Less Twist Shifter|
|FRONT HUB||Alloy Disc|
|REAR HUB||Nuvinci Nfinity 330|
|SPOKES||Stainless steel, 36H, 13G|
|RIMS||Weinmann Double walled alloy 36H|
|TIRES||Schwalbe Big Apple Plus 26 inch rear wheel, 20 inch front wheel|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Bosch Sealed|
|PEDALS||Steel axle, resin top|
|KICKSTAND||Integrated spring loaded|
|LOCK||ABUS Cafe Lock|
|LIGHTING||Integrated Spanninga Led lighting|
|BIKE DIMENSIONS||255 x 65 x 110 cm|
|BOX DIMENSIONS||72cm chassis|
|URBAN ARROW - SHORTY||FROM||TO|
|5' 4"||6' 7"|
Why an e-assist cargo bike?
Several reasons! First, you might carry a lot of weight up in the box, or second, you commute longer distances or have to deal with hills. When buying a cargo bike we recommend not always thinking about the short-distance errands that constitute most urban life, but also its use for all-day weekend adventures.
Why a mid-drive versus a front or rear drive?
Great question! The e-assist market started with front wheel drives about a decade ago. They weren’t great. On a wet day as you slowed down into a corner the computer might sense (wrongly) that you need a boost and suddenly you’re slipping off the bike while executing a turn. The rear-drive is much better, but is dominated by many unknown players (except Bionx, which is terrific). But, the big problem with rear-drives is that you are forced to use a derailleur system whereas a mid-drive allows for a low maintenance internal gear hub.
What is this “Nuvinci” system?
Nuvinci is an American company that makes a super wide-range internal gear hub that is ‘infinitely variable,’ meaning you can roll the shifter forwards and backwards and there are no ‘clicks’ for gears. That means you can find the perfect gear for any terrain by twisting the shifter to exactly where you want it. It’s low maintenance and it’s really quite awesome.
Can I use this bike for a business?
Absolutely! The Urban Arrow is great for business, whether in the Family mode (the EPS foam is great for cold drinks) or the Flatbed cargo mode. An e-assist is especially great if time is money. Email email@example.com if you’re interested in discussing a business solution.
Can I store it outside?
You bet! All Urban Arrow bikes are built for perpetual outdoor storage. The aluminum frames are non-ferrous and therefore can’t rust. Moreover, they are coated with a super-tough and chip-resistant powder-coat. The gears are sealed in the rear hub and the powerful disc brakes use hydraulic fluid that won’t freeze (like many cables do) in the winter. If that sounds like you, Urban Arrow is pretty perfect.
What is the maintenance like?
Very low! Because the Urban Arrow uses internal gears and low maintenance disc brakes the intervals between tune-ups are few and far between. We recommend oil on the chain and air in the tires every three weeks.
Does the battery lock to the bike?
Yep. That’s one expensive chunk of Lithium Ion. It locks on to the rack and only you can remove it with the key provided.
How long does it take to charge the battery?
It takes five hours to charge the battery from flat to full, and there is no problem if you only charge the battery a little bit, halfway, or whatever. You’ll get over 1000 complete charges with the battery which is typically 5+ years of use before a replacement is required.
Is the unit serviceable?
You bet it is. For years the e-assist market was dominated by small fly-by-night companies with good ideas and no balance sheet. The consumer took all the risk and were often left with technical assistance phone numbers that no longer worked. Today’s systems are made by huge players like Bosch, Yamaha, and Shimano – and they are sophisticated, which means they are updateable, diagnosable, and if something does break, fundamentally repairable.
What’s the rear wheel lock good for?
The rear-wheel lock is a clever design built for short in-and-out errands where finding a locking-pole may take longer than the errand. The rear-wheel lock lets you momentarily lock the bike to itself. It’s great if you need to quickly dash in and out to grab a coffee or at the park having a picnic.
This is expensive! Will it get stolen?
Estimates are that over 90% of bicycle theft is tied to cash-for-drugs and this (unfortunately) makes every bike a target. Make sure you buy a good U-lock or a chain and your bike will be safe. You can read more about bike theft here.
What’s the warranty?
Five year warranty for manufacturer defects on frame and fork, Two-year on Bosch e-assist, Two-year on partsDoes not include wear and tear
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