Nihola trikes got their start in 1998 when Danish engineer Niels Holme Larsen was inspired to build the perfect cargo bike by a newspaper article critical of the feasibility of such bikes. The design he would eventually create has become one of the most successful trikes with over 10,000 in Copenhagen alone. One reason for their success is the unique steering linkage that allows the front wheels to steer independently of the cargo cabin (called Ackerman Steering). This lets them maneuver more like a typical bicycle than a trike. Furthermore, the cargo cabin is built fairly low to the ground, just a few inches lower than the axles of the wheels, resulting in a lower center of gravity and greater stability. The steel frame is welded to the reinforced steel cargo cabin, making it one rigid chassis, increasing strength and rigidity.
The cabin of the Family itself can handle up to 100kg (220lb) and comes with a padded bench set up with a lap belt and two y-belts for younger passengers. A waterproof rain hood comes standard and is available in several colors. The hood rolls up easily when not needed and has a window on the back so the driver can see inside to ensure the safety and comfort of the passengers. If needed, a rear rack can be added to the bike allowing it to carry a child seat to accommodate a third occupant.
Used to stop the bike are two low-maintenance front Sturmey-Archer drum brakes and one rear linear pull brake. Shifting is controlled by a grip shift on the right side of the handlebar, which connects to a Shimano Nexus 8 speed internal gear hub. The left side brake lever has an integrated parking brake feature so your trike doesn't roll away from you when loading and unloading. The wheels are built with 36 stainless steel 13g spokes laced to double wall alloy rims. Last but not least, the trike's three wheels are covered by fenders, of which the front two have mounts for optional front and rear facing lights.
|Frame Size :||One Size Quickly Adjustable For Riders Approx. 5’2″ To 6’6″|
|Country of Origin :||Denmark|
|Gears:||8 Speed Shimano Nexus Internal Gear Hub|
|Chain Guard:||Chain Guard|
|Brakes:||Front-Sturmey Archer Drum Brakes Rear-V Brake|
|Lighting:||Optional USB Rechargeable|
|Tires:||Schwalbe Marathon Plus Front-20x1.75 Rear-26x1.75|
|Rims/Spokes:||Double Wall Alloy / 36 Hole / Front-13 Gauge Rear-14 Gauge|
|Saddle:||Selle Royal Moody|
|Dimensions:||L-81″ W-36″ H-44" To Hanldebar/48″ To Rain Hood|
|Load Capacity:||Per Nihola - 100kg (220lb) Front Cabin|
|Child Capacity:||Ideal 2. Possible 3|
|Rain Canopy:||Included (Colors: Black, Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Pink, Burgundy, Purple, Tan)|