Urban Arrow is a Dutch company that started in 2010 with a single mission: design the urban vehicle of the future. From the start, the designers at Urban Arrow imagined this vehicle to be an eBike capable of carrying cargo. Urban Arrow sees the electric pedal-assist motor not as an enticing convenience but as a necessity on a bike specifically for hauling weight. As such, the company only makes cargo bikes and only makes them with electric pedal assist.
The Urban Arrow Family is a Dutch bakfiets cargo bike with a Bosch mid-motor. The aluminum frame supports a passenger cabin made of expanded polypropylene (EPP, a lightweight durable polymer). The bike comes standard with a padded bench that includes a pair of 3-point seat belts and the cabin can accommodate an optional second bench in the front for one or two more small passengers. The front-mounted cargo area helps to keep the bike's center of gravity low, improving handling and stability. A spring-activated double-leg kickstand stabilizes the bike for loading and unloading passengers.
There are a number of useful accessories for the Urban Arrow Family, such as a rain canopy, a flat box cover, a "bike parka" to stretch over the bike while parked to protect it from the elements, an integrated rain poncho for the driver, and adapters that allow the use of infant or young child seats with the bike. Urban Arrow also makes an optional rear rack that can accept a child seat for one more passenger or additional cargo.
An Enviolo (formerly NuVinci) N-380 continuously variable gear hub gives the rider their preferred combination of gearing and the Shimano hydraulic disc brakes provide the utmost confidence in the bike's stopping, even with heavy loads. The Urban Arrow's battery, drive unit, and display (in essence the entire eSystem) are all made by Bosch and undergo rigorous third party testing for quality. Bosch's Intuvia display, which mounts to the center of the handlebar, informs the rider of details like current speed, trip distance, remaining battery life, and time. Furthermore, the Intuvia display puts the controls that change the assist mode right at the rider's fingertips.
|Frame Size :||One Size Quickly Adjustable For Riders Approx. 5’2″ To 6’6″|
|Country of Origin :||The Netherlands|
|Gears:||Enviolo N380 Continuously Variable Transmission|
|Chain Guard:||Fully Enclosed Chaincase|
|Brakes:||Shimano BR-T615 RT-M66 Hydraulic Disc Brakes|
|Lighting:||eBike Battery Powered (Front/Rear-LED)|
|Kickstand:||Double Leg, Spring-Loaded Kick Stand|
|Tires:||Schwalbe Big Apple Plus Front-20x2.15 Rear-26x2.15|
|Rims/Spokes:||Double Wall Alloy / 36 Hole / Front-14 Gauge Rear-13 Gauge|
|Load Capacity:||Per Urban Arrow - 125kg (275lb) Front Cabin; 125kg (275lb) Rider; 25kg (55lb) Optional Rear Rack|
|Child Capacity:||Ideal 2. Possible 5|
|Drive Unit:||Bosch Performance Line Cruise|
|Battery:||Bosch PowerPack 400Wh Frame|
|Charger:||Bosch 4A Standard Charger|
|eBike Class:||Class 1|
We love our Urban Arrow! (Also renamed SMV — Super Mama Vehicle.) It’s a smooth and comfortable ride, fun and energizing to drive around Chicago. Great ease in maneuvering (turning/parking/shifting gears/etc), comfortable ride, and delightful assist from the electric engine, which means that we can go much further than I could. I have two children who sit next to each other with their back to me and we can chat and look around and generally enjoy. Can not recommend this bike enough AS WELL AS JON, who has been a wonderful seller and aid as we add bits and pieces to make the ride even more enjoyable (H2O bottle holder/back rack/reflectors/etc.) Very satisfied customers here!