The Christiania Model Light is a fantastic trike.
For over 30 years it’s been the bestselling cargo bike in Denmark and for the last 15 the most popular and most sold cargo bike in Australia.
It is super easy to ride and the box in the front easily adapts to almost any family configuration or situation, no matter if it is accommodating twin babies, transporting adults, transporting 4 kids and dogs or simply having a spot for the children to hang out and have fun.
It is so much more than a mode of transport, it instantly becomes a new lifestyle and a vehicle for adventures and expeditions. A very big part of the charm of having a Christiania trike is that the transportation in itself becomes an adventure.
Even with all this space and seating options, it’s still one of the smallest and lightest cargo trikes available.
Admittedly .. it’s not like riding a standard bike, you need to turn the box to turn the bike, so it takes a few rides to get used to the sensation, but after that it will become as easy as riding any other bike and soon you will appreciate all the benefits of the Christiania design, the tight turning circle, how easy it is to lift over steps, the riding position over pedals so less energy is needed to move forward, while the stiffness and lightness of the aluminium frame results in a lighter and easier ride. The angled large front wheels makes the bike stable at speed and when cornering, exactly like a race car…
The combination of the ride ability, quality of components and versatility of the box, means people use the bike for longer rides and for many more years and purposes than first imagined. Not to mention all the happiness, exercise, fresh air, bike inspiration it creates and all the driving, parking, car servicing, that is being avoided. It is a sound and sensible investment.
Model Light comes in 3 frame sizes, 3 box sizes, 3 box shapes and 6 colours, wheels can be 24” or 26”, there is 3 gear options, 3 brake options and 2 motor options, in the box there is 3 options for seating, 3 hood options (in 6 different colours) beside the standard then both box and frame can be painted in almost any colour or shape, for any need or purpose, so I am confident we can supply a bike that suits you and your family also
… And they all come with grass on the floor and a colour co-ordinated ding-dong bell on the handlebar.
Frame: Aluminium, anodised mat black
Box: 9 mm. marine ply
Rims: Aluminium, double walled 24”
Tyres: Schwalbe Big Apple
Gear: 7 or 8 speed Shimano Nexus
Brakes: Front: Disc brakes with parking brake Back: Shimano coaster or roller brake
Lock: Abus attached to frame
Frame dimensions: 17”, 18.5” or 20” (options)
Box dimensions: L: 90, W: 63, H: 55/36 cm. (options)
Box colour: Red, green, yellow, cream, pale blue or gloss black (options)
Capacity: box: 100 kg, bike total: 250 kg (dependant on Box size)
Weight: 31 kg (dependant on box size)
Size: L: 208, W: 88, H: 110
Equipment included: Foldable seat, ding-dong bell
Lap belts: 2 children
Prairie hood + sunroof or Bugatti hood