We tend to order in the Classic version of this bike which we feel is more practical for London than the Cruiser, with its built-in rear rack for extra ‘stuff’ (or a third child) and tough tyres.
Bakfiets.nl carefully choose the components for this bike so that they are long-lasting and easy to use. For example, they only use hub gears which are low maintenance and you can change gear when you’re stationery. So when you stop and you’ve forgotten to change down gears, you can easily do that with a Bakfiets! They also provide roller brakes as standard on this non-electric version, which will hardly need any attention over the years. It comes fully kitted out with mudguards, dynamo lights, coat/skirt guards and a comfy saddle. And with Schwalbe Marathon Plus puncture-resistant tyres your chance of a flat is much reduced. All very convenient for the family bike!
The Children’s Raintent, which comes in a variety of colours, is not included in the price but can be bought separately, or try the significantly lower cost Flat Cover for the box which keeps the kids’ laps warm and dry if you peel it back like a sardine can!