The Fr8 (pronounced “freight”) is the Dutch company Workcycles’ modular, city/transport bicycle. Interestingly, Workcycles was formed in 2003 by an American ex-pat named Henry Cutler. Cutler's philosophy has been to thoughtfully design and build quality, practical bikes without regard to industry trends or snazzy graphics. The Fr8 Crossframe was originally designed for tall and heavy cyclists. It fits riders from about 5’11″ to 7’ tall, and is strong enough for a maximum of 250kg (550lb) total weight. Apart from being a larger frame, which is reinforced by the triangulating truss design, it's identical to the Fr8 in the way of components and add-ons.
The components on the bike are noticeably the same as nearly every other Workcycles bike: a Shimano Nexus 8 speed internal gear hub, Shimano roller brakes, a Shimano dynamo hub which powers Busch-Muller front and rear LED lights, a fork spring to steady the front wheel when parked on its double-leg kickstand, and a fully-enclosed chaincase. The sturdy rear rack and full-coverage fenders complete the ensemble of useful features, ensuring you can carry your goods in panniers or saddlebags.
|Frame Size :||XL (For Riders Approx. 5'11" To 7')|
|Country of Origin :||The Netherlands|
|Gears:||8 Speed Shimano Nexus Internal Gear Hub|
|Chain Guard:||Fully Enclosed Chaincase|
|Brakes:||Shimano Nexus C6000 Roller Brakes|
|Lighting:||Dynamo Powered (Front/Rear-LED)|
|Kickstand:||Ursus Hopper Double Leg|
|Front Rack:||Optional (Frame Mounted Rack)|
|Tires:||Schwalbe Big Apple 26x2.15|
|Rims/Spokes:||Alloy / 36 Hole / 13 Gauge|
|Saddle:||Selle Royal Ondina|
|Load Capacity:||Per Workcycles - About 250kg (551lb)|