WorkCycles Kr8 as family bike
The WorkCycles Kr8 (pr. ‘crate’) is one of our more versatile bikes, and as such can also be adapted for heavy-duty cargo shifting in addition to its capacities as a family bike.
As the WorkCycles team is known for their attention to detail, it should come as no surprise that their latest offering has a number of well-considered advantages over its predecessors and peers; the Kr8’s lighter weight, better steering, clever cabling, enhanced ergonomics, and improved parking stand all work in harmony to set it apart from the competition. Easier and nicer to ride than any three-wheeler, the low-lying box and adaptive geometry make handling a piece of cake.
In terms of its adaptations as a family bike, the Kr8 really is beyond compare. Two kids on the rear rack with another four in the box? Sure, why not? By borrowing from the other members of the ‘r8’ family of bikes, the Kr8 is able to draw on many years of research and development in the child-transport business, and make use of almost the entire range of WorkCycles accessories.
The Kr8’s designer is obviously a parent, as they have included some really thoughtful features into the bike’s design. Check out this picture, for instance; do you see the small gap in the bottom of the wooden side-panel? That’s there to give a child a place to put their foot when climbing into the box. The Kr8 is full of smart little details like this, and these are what set WorkCycles apart, especially in the field of family bikes.
Additionally, nifty features such as the patented ‘Escape Hatch’ make it easy to replace things like the rear tyre, inner tube, or rollerbrake without opening the chaincase or having to adjusting any of the more fiddly parts. Moreover, the enclosed gears, brakes, and drivetrain keep all of the bike’s more sensitive components well protected from the weather, meaning that you can more or less forget about maintenance and just enjoy years of reliable service.
- Child transport
- All-round family use
- Errands/general utility
- Helping friends to move house
- Add a few portholes and convert it into a pirate’s ship
- 80kg (or four kids) in the crate
- In the region of 50kg (or two kids) on the rear rack
(not necessarily recommended all at once though…)
- ‘Adaptive Seat Tube‘ adjustable for all riders 160-200cm
- Ultra strong 26” and 20” wheels with 2.3mm thick spokes
- Tough powdercoat on the frame ensures protection from rust
- Schwalbe Marathon tyres
- Weatherproof marine plywood box
- Easy to use and tough, spring-loaded parking stand
- B&M LED lighting system powered by hub dynamo
- Full chaincase to protect the drivetrain for minimal maintenance
- Abus wheel lock
- Bench with two child harnesses
- Stainless steel hardware
The versatility of the Kr8 is quite astonishing, and so there really are too many options to mention. Below are some examples that might be worth considering for a family configuration…
- Medium or Long rear rack
- Clarijs canopy and matching panniers (in colours of your choice)
- Extra bench to bring a third (or fourth) child along
- Magura hydraulic rim brakes instead of roller brakes
- Gearing can be single speed, 2-speed, 3-speed, 8-speed, or use the NuVinci CVT system
- Rock & RAL – custom colours available on all painted parts
- This bike can easily and discretely be converted into an e-bike. Find out more about Schachner MM15 Brushless Mid-Mounted Motor by clicking here.
Prices starting from: £ 1842.51
For more information see:
Pricing Sheet for WorkCycles Kr8 – 2016 Summer