The Nihola 4.0 takes the ever popular Nihola Family and stretches it out to fit more children. The 4.0 uses the same lightweight, fast, maneuverable frame (and low maintenance) components as the Family, but the larger cargo box can fit four kids on the dual benches and a stack more shopping. The 4.0 is constructed of a strong steel frame with a lightweight Lexan plastic cargo box, coupled with fantastic independent steering. This gives the bike the stability of a three wheeled cargo bike but the agility and handling of a two-wheeler.
Supplied with maintenance-free components and durable materials throughout, the 4.0 keeps repairs to a minimum. A Shimano V-brake on the rear and two (yes, two!) Sturmey Archer Drum Brakes on the front are strong and dependable, while the brilliant Shimano Nexus 8 speed internal geared hub means no worries year-round whatever the weather.
The extra-large cargo box has a 120kg capacity with a lower side for easy child access. Two removable benches with plenty of space for four kids up to 8 years old and the ability to safely fit a Maxi Cosi child seat. Remove one of the benches and you can still fit two kids, your work tools, a large dog or even the kitchen sink. The supplied Rain Hood will keep your precious cargo warm and dry and with the ability to fit any rider from 5'4" to 6'4", you can really see why this could replace your car.
- Lightweight, fast, maneuverable "Bakfiets" cargo bike for large families
- Independent steering creates a fast, stable and very maneuverable bike
- Upright “Dutch” riding position for all day comfort and visibility
- Room for four little ones on two benches each with a single three-point harnesses and a seatbelt
- Tough Hi-Tensile galvanized steel frame with a chip-resistant powder-coated finish
- Large Lexan plastic curved cargo box - Strong, light & no sharp edges
- Low access side for easy child access
- Shimano Nexus 8 internal gearing is pretty much maintenance free
- Sturmey Archer drum brakes and rear V brake are both powerful and low maintenance
- Parking Brake for peace of mind
- Designed for perpetual outdoor storage
- Fully enclosed chain guard to keep clothing looking fresh
- Rain Tent included for all weather conditions
- The cargo box is available in 13 great colours
- Maximum Capacity: 220kg (Box=120kg, Rider=100kg)
|FRAME||Handmade Danish steel with black powdercoated finish - Other colours available for special order|
|BOX||Lightweight impact-resistant Lexan Plastic with low access side panel - Multiple colour options|
|STEM||Alloy high rise - Quill|
|SEATPOST||Alloy micro-adjust - 25.4mm|
|SEAT||Gel - Double sprung|
|SEAT CLAMP||Quick Release|
|BRAKES||Sturmey Archer Drum brakes front & Shimano V-brake rear|
|BRAKE LEVERS||Magura resin with built in parking lock|
|SHIFTER||Shimano Nexus 8 Revo shifter|
|FRONT HUB(S)||Sturmey Archer Drum Brakes|
|REAR HUB||Shimano Nexus 8 Internal Gears|
|SPOKES||Stainless Steel - 13G|
|RIMS||Alloy, double-walled 20" front, 26" rear|
|TIRES||Schwalbe Marathon Plus|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Shimano Sealed cartridge|
|CRANKS||Alloy forged - 170mm - 38T|
|COGSET||Shimano Nexus - 19T|
|PEDALS||Alloy with rubber top|
|PARKING BRAKE||Buit in with easy access, easy pull lever|
|FENDERS||Lightweight, unbreakable Chromoplastic|
|LOCK||AXA Cafe Lock|
|KIDS STEP||yes - Multiple|
|SEAT BELTS||Two three-point harnesses and two seatbelts|
|BENCHES||Two - Removable|
|BIKE DIMENSIONS||230 x 89 x 110cm|
|BOX DIMENSIONS||106 x 62 x 50cm|
|BIKE WEIGHT||37kg / 81.5Lbs|
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|4.0||5' 4"||6' 4"|
Ride out of the Box is our exclusive shipping service. Our professional mechanics fully assemble and tune the bike, install any accessories that you choose and package it carefully for damage and care-free shipping.
By shipping it through freight-lanes rather than courier-lanes greatly minimizes transfer points and damages. You get a bike that is ready to ride, with full manufacturer’s warranty and delivered right to your front door.
In the nearly 20 years that have passed, we've seen an evolution of the cargo bike for use in all facets of life. The success of the Family model has expanded into proprietary models for promotional and corporate advertising, commercial delivery, mobility aids for rehab, handicap and wheelchair use and even a transport solution for your pets. Used the world over by family’s and royalty alike and with over 10,000 sold in Copenhagen alone, Nihola has become a success story like no other and still continue to push the concepts of traditional cargo bikes and lead the charge on innovating the way we move through our streets and cities.
How much can the Nihola 4.0 carry?
The Nihola 4.0 can carry 120kg (265lbs) plus the rider.
Will the bike tip forward when loading?
Nope! There’s a very clever front kickstand that is controlled by a lever right beside the handlebar, so loading is easy!
Will this take up a lot of space on the road?
Not really, most bike lanes are 1.5 – 2 meters wide and the Nihola is only 89cm wide, leaving plenty of room for other transport users to pass.
Can I store it outside?
You sure can! The Nihola is built for perpetual outdoor storage. It’s pretty rare that someone in Denmark would have indoor storage so bikes just get parked in the street. Plus, they salt the roads just like Toronto does in winter. The frames are painted with a highly chip-resistant powder-coat, and beneath the powder-coat lies a thick rust-resistant undercoat. Of course, the gears and front brakes are internally sealed so they will keep operating no matter the weather.
What is the maintenance like?
Very low! Because the Nihola uses internal gears and internal drum 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. All Nihola bikes come standard with Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires; the most puncture-resistant tires on the market.
How does this compare to other trikes?
Nihola makes the lightest, most stable and best handling cargo bike on the market. While other brands steer the entire box, the Nihola’s front wheels steer independently. And, while competing brands add high-performance tilt steering, Nihola questions the practicality and safety of such systems. Finally, by using high-impact Lexan plastic rather than wood, the Nihola is up to 40% lighter competing brands, less maintenance (at some point all wood will rot) and significantly safer.
Can I get a different coloured rainhood?
Sure! The default colour is always black, but if you’re ordering this online just specify the colour you’d prefer in the checkout notes and if we have it in stock we’ll do a swap for free.
Is there an e-assist option?
Nihola does not make a mid-drive e-assist like Urban Arrow or Babboe, but it works perfectly with a Bionx system. We recommend the Bionx 350RX, it has a ton of power and it’s a breeze for us to set-up. Total cost for the switcheroo is around $2500.
Can I put a car seat inside?
You sure can! The Nihola comes with a cargo X-strap that fixes (most) car seats to the bottom panel. The other option is the Babboe Baby Seat (which works on a Nihola perfectly). It’s good for kids ages 2-8 months (and takes up far less space). As you move from either of these options we recommend the Babboe Toddler seat which usually covers ages 8 to 18 months.
Can I put a childseat on the back?
Yes. It is a very common sight in Denmark to see a family with three children to put the oldest one on the back. We recommend the Yepp Junior, which can take a child up to 80lbs. We do not recommend a front-mounted childseat since the footrests can get in the way of your kids in the box (it also catches the rainhood).
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?
Two-year warranty for manufacturer defects on frame and fork, one year on parts. Does not include wear and tear.