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If the Danes are known for their clever product design and remarkable engineering: so who better to trust for your cargo bike needs than a Danish brand like Winther? The Winther CX is a do-it-all cargo bike designed for business and commercial use as it features a large - and lockable - front box.
The Winther CX is a trike, meaning that it is on three wheels rather than two, and that makes it very very stable, especially in cities where bike lanes are mere paint on the road. This stability is critical, but then again: so is handling. The Winther steers using a pivot under the box, meaning the wheels are part of the box, and it's the box itself that steers. It also uses lightweight aluminum, meaning you can handle highly contingent traffic situations with highly reactive handling.
The Winther CX is the top choice, not only for its lightweight and safe handling, but also for its easy-to-use and high quality storage. The front features a tough aluminum box, which you can fill up to its 330 litre capacity with precious merchandise. The secure box-lid lock means you can leave the bike parked and filled up without worrying about theft, and two gas dampers let you prop open the hood for easy access. The CX is an e-assist bike meaning it's perfect for tackling any distance or hill that may stand in your way. It's equipped with a top-of-the-line E-6100 motor from Shimano, one of the industry leaders in e-bikes, which gives you 35-40km per charge.
Other smart additions on the Winther CX are; the Axa rear frame lock (sometimes called a cafe-lock) which ensures the bike won't roll away, and the One-Key system which uses - surprise - just one key for your battery and frame lock. Ready to ride, the CX is outfitted with Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires for ultimate puncture protection, fenders for all-weather riding, and lights for nighttime visibility.
Like all of the cargo bikes we sell, the Winther is made for all-season riding. The Nexus 5 internal gears are sealed from snow, slush and salt. The hydraulic disc brakes also can't freeze in winter, and the aluminum frame is naturally rust-resistant. So, whether you store it in the snow or ride it in the snow, the Winther is your all-season, do-it-all cargo bike.
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Lightweight aluminum box
- Shimano Nexus 5 hub is sealed from weather and low maintenance
- Powerful hydraulic disc brakes for all weather confident braking
- Tough rust-resistant aluminum frame with chip-resistant powder-coated finish
- Powerful Shimano E-6100 battery e-assist system
- Integrated powerful LED lighting system (Herrmans MR8 front lights)
- Partially enclosed chain guard to keep clothing looking fresh
- Maximum Capacity: 200kg (Box=100kg, Rider=100kg)
PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE
|FRAME||6061 Aircraft Grade Aluminum Main Frame, Steel Front Frame
|BOX||2mm thick Aluminum|
|BRAKES||Tektro Hydraulic disc (2xFront, 1xRear)|
|BRAKE LEVERS||Tektro Hydraulic|
|SHIFTER||Shimano Di2 electric shifting|
|FRONT HUB(S)||Sealed alloy, disc|
|REAR HUB||Shimano Nexus 5
|SPOKES||Stainless steel, 36H, 13G|
|RIMS||Double Walled - Alloy
|TIRES||Schwalbe Marathon Plus 26x2.00 (rear), Marathon Plus 20x2.00(front)|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Shimano Sealed|
|CRANKS||Shimano Forged, 42T, 165mm|
|PEDALS||Steel axle, resin top|
|RACK||Shimano Battery Rack|
|LOCK||AXA Frame Lock|
|LIGHTING||Herrmans MR8 Front Light x2 Red LED Rear Light|
||Shimano 418 Watt|
|BIKE DIMENSIONS||216cm L x 85cm W x 110cm H|
|BOX DIMENSIONS||92 cm x 59 cm x 57 cm|
|5' 4"||6' 4"|
Will this take up a lot of space on the road?
Not really, most bike lanes are 1.5 – 2 meters wide and the Winther is only 85cm wide, leaving plenty of room for other transport users to pass.
Two-wheeled or three-wheeled?
It really comes down to how much of a learning curve you’re OK with. Trikes like the Winther have the lowest learning curve since they are remarkably stable and feature highly intuitive steering. Two-wheeled bikes don’t have the stability of the third wheel so they build stability through a long wheelbase (Bullitt bikes are the exception here). This requires a bit of a learning curve, especially when riding at slow speeds since the bike can feel a bit wobbly. But, the advantage of a two-wheeled is that it’s terrific for longer rides (less drag) and it feels the most like a regular bike (if that matters). The advantage of three-wheels is that they are simply more stable, and thus, more safe.
How does this compare to other three wheeled cargo bikes?
It really comes down to steering. There are three types of steering for trikes: pivot steering, independent steering, and tilt steering. Tilt steering can be found on performance bikes like the Butchers and Bicycles MK1E and is designed for high speed cornering. Independent steering is found on bikes like Nihola. This is designed for highly reactive handling in cities, but isn't designed for high speed cornering because Nihola would view high-speed cornering in the city as fundamentally unsafe (they have a point). Winther uses pivot steering. This isn't quite as reactive as Nihola steering, but in the case of Winther, it's pretty darn close. Pivot steering means that the whole box steers rather than just the wheels. Most Dutch bikes use pivot steering but also use heavy wood boxes, making the handling feel quite heavy. The lightweight ABS plastic box on the Winther makes for handling very much on par with Nihola models and many of our customers have said they can't tell the difference.
Can I store it outside?
You bet! All Winther bikes are built for perpetual outdoor storage. The aluminum frames are naturally rust-resistant and yet are still coated with a super-tough and chip-resistant powder-coat. And, all the mechanical parts are sealed inside the hubs.
What is the maintenance like?
Very low! Because the Winther uses internal gears and hydraulic 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.
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 years on Shimano e-assist and one year on parts (including wood box). Does not include wear and tear.
Did you know we ship bikes completely built and ready to ride? Our bikes are shipped Ride Out Of The Box meaning they are professionally tuned and delivered - worry free. Your bike will arrive at your door step with any accessories installed, so you can ride it right out of the box!
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