Babboe is deterioration from the Malaysian / Indonesian word “Nanny / Babysitter”. With the rationale that Babboe safely transport your children and you can constantly watch your most valued possessions because they are sitting right in front of you.
Origins of Babboe
The Babboe Cargobike is an initiative of a number of Dutch parents, who wanted to have a safe and affordable cargobike. Together with an engineering company they developed the first Babboe Big, the goals were set to build a qualitative and affordable cargobike. The first batch of cargobikes met their parents around March 2007. Beside the three wheel based Babboe Big, Babboe now got more versions; Electric, two wheel based and more. More about Babboe you can read over here.
Two- of three wheel based cargobike?
How to make a fundamental choice between either a two wheel cargobike or a three wheel version:
The two-wheel cargobike;
• Most likely being used for 1 or 2 children.
When an extra bench is fitted, up to 4 children can be transported safely.
• Cycling is just like an ordinary bicycle.
• is about +/- 70 cm width.
• Got less resistance because of two instead of three wheels, therefor also compatible for long distances
The three wheel cargobike;
• Suitable to safely transport up to four children.
• The three wheels give a lot of support and stability.
• +/- 88 cm width.
Why pick a Babboe?
Beside the nice design of a Babboe cargobike, Babboe also thought about many technological aspects of the bike. For instance the frame between the saddle and steer is very low, resulting in easy getting on and off the bicycle. See what Babboe even more has in store for you here.
Test Ride locations:
Our google map will show all the locations of our brand ambassadors. To get in touch with one of them, please send us a email and we will give you the contact details.
The easiest way to reach us is by mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. When you sent a mail, make sure to add your name, address, phone number and order number.
If you have any complaints or specific questions about assembly or montage/ warranties please contact email@example.com. When you sent a mail, make sure to add your name, address, phone number and order number.
3812 SZ Amersfoort
Kamer van Koophandel Utrecht 30211515
BTW nr. NL8158.51.753.B.01
Ordering in the USA:
In the USA you can order our cargo bikes with a dealer which you can find using our dealer locator. Our non-electric cargo bikes can be ordered online with our reseller www.myamsterdambike.com and bike shops can order our cargo bikes with our North American distributor www.fourthfloordistribution.com. We do not ship direct from The Netherlands to the USA.
About the Cargobikes
Riding a cargobike
The Babboe City
Cycling on the Babboe City cargobike is almost like riding a normal bicycle, the only difference is the front wheel is further away from you. Also you must consider there is some extra weight on the bike, especially when getting on and off the bike.
The Babboe Big and Curve
The way you cycle on this cargobike has to be learned all over again, it is definitely not the same as a normal bicycle. You can visit this page for some tips and clips on how to ride the tricycle. It takes some time to get used to, but you will master it very quickly.
MaxiCosi in the box
The Babboe City and Curve
There is a specially made MaxiCosi carrier made by Steco for the City and Curve cargobikes. The seat has great suspensions which is good for the little toddlers. Beside the MaxiCosi there will be still room left for up to two little children on the bench.
The Babboe Big
In the Babboe Big, the MaxiCosi just fits. The way it fits differs by what model of MaxiCosi you have. See this page for a clear instruction how to fit the MaxiCosi.
The Babboe big is developed to be a fun and secure way to transport kids. The models are designed and developed in the Netherlands by an engineering company and Babboe chose to pick only high quality materials to build their cargobike. Beside the materials, the cargobike comes with some specific safety features.
The cargobikes are tested by an International testing agency on durability, load capacity and safety.
All bikes are delivered at your doorstep, not sure if it will fit some spaces? Please visit this page to see what the measurements are.
The load capacity of a Babboe City has been tested for 80 kg.
The load capacity of a Babboe Curve, Big and Transporter is 100 kg and has been proven safe.