CYCLES

 

 

XYZ CARGO BIKE

The XYZ CARGO BIKE is a two-wheeled cargo-cycle for transporting persons or goods in a fast way.

XYZ CARGO BIKE uses a completely new  steering design, resulting in a flat layout of the whole cargo space as well as better handling characteristics. No unnecessary frame parts limit the possibility to carry large pieces of cargo with XYZ CARGO BIKE.

Compared to cargo tricycles, XYZ CARGO BIKE is more lightweight and slim, and thus easier to drive.

 

see details and prices for XYZ CARGO BIKE

 

  • Weight: 26kg, size: 245x56x105cm (LxWxH),
  • Box: size 49,5×69,5 cm; plating: unbreakable transparent Polycarbonate sheets
  • Loading capacity: 90kg plus driver weight
  • Frame: Aluminum tubes (untreated or anodized); stainless bolts and self-securing nuts
  • Gears: 8 gear Shimano Nexus internal gear hub with GripShift
  • Braking system: front: 90mm Sturmey Archer drum brakes; back: Shimano rollerbrake
  • Wheels: 20” front, 26” rear; Heavy-duty quality wheels: with double-wall aluminum rim, thick stainless spokes (2,34mm) and reinforced axle (12mm)
  • Tires: Puncture-proof Schwalbe Marathon Plus
  • Saddle: height adjustable with quick release lever
  • Optional: mudguards, children seat, bicycle lights, rain-cover, etc
  • Optional electric assist motor: 250W/36V hub motor in the rear wheel, 9-12Ah Li-Ion battery, throttle for speeding control; complies to EU-regulations for electric assist motors

 

Price for a fully-assembled XYZ CARGO BIKE:  1350EU  //  10.000 DKK

 

(orders can be placed here: xyzspaceframevehicles@n55.dk)

 

The XYZ CARGO BIKE was developed by N55 & Till Wolfer with assistance from Jesper Rølund and is based on the Open Source system XYZ SPACEFRAMES VEHICLES. XYZ SPACEFRAME VEHICLES is provided under the Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 – users are free to use available designs, as long as it is for non-commercial purposes and any use of the work includes proper credits to N55 and Till Wolfer as well as a link to www.n55.dk).

 

Please note: The XYZ CARGO TRIKE and the XYZ CARGO BIKE has been developed as environmentally and socially sustainable products for sale and no construction drawings are available. Persons are of course still allowed to copy these models for non-commercial use. We also  organize workshops to teach persons how to build their own XYZ SPACEFRAME VEHICLES. The earnings from the sale of XYZ CARGOs are used to finance the further development of the XYZ SPACEFRAME VEHICLES.

 

 

 

 

 

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XYZ CARGO TRIKE

The XYZ CARGO TRIKE is a three-wheeled cargo cycle for transporting persons or even heavy loads in a stable way.

 

The cargo box of XYZ CARGO TRIKE is situated in the front, so the driver can always keep an eye on what’s happening inside. Several modules are available to be attached to the front box in order to extend the functionality of XYZ CARGO TRIKE.

 

Unlike traditional three-wheeled cargo cycles, the XYZ CARGO features a so called Ackermann-steering, which is usually only to be found in cars. This makes the XYZ CARGO easy to control even at high speeds and the maneuverability under heavy loads stays smooth.

 

Two years of development have made the XYZ CARGO a state-of-the-art cargo cycle , that not only lives up to any other commercial cargo cycle, but also stays an open source concept you can modify yourself.

 

see details and prices for XYZ CARGO TRIKE

 

  • Weight: 34kg, size: 208x94x105cm (LxWxH),
  • Box: size 55×80 cm; plating: unbreakable transparent Polycarbonate sheets
  • Loading capacity: 150kg plus driver weight
  • Frame: Aluminum tubes (untreated or anodized); stainless bolts and self-securing nuts
  • Gears: 8 gear Shimano Nexus internal gear hub with GripShift
  • Braking system: front 90mm Sturmey Archer drum brakes inkl. synchronous braking system; back: Shimano rollerbrake
  • Wheels: 20” front, 26” rear; Heavy-duty quality wheels: with double-wall aluminum rim, thick stainless spokes (2,34mm) and reinforced axle (12mm)
  • Tires: Puncture-proof Schwalbe Marathon Plus
  • Saddle: height adjustable with quick release lever
  • Optional: mudguards, children seats, door for front box, rack over the rear wheel, bicycle lights, rain-cover, etc
  • Optional electric assist motor: 250W/36V hub motor in the rear wheel, 9-12Ah Li-Ion battery, throttle for speeding control; complies to EU-regulations for electric assist motors

 

Price for a fully-assembled XYZ CARGO TRIKE:  1600EU  //  12.000 DKK

 

(orders can be placed here:xyzspaceframevehicles@n55.dk

 

 

Several modules have been developed that can be put on top of the existing XYZ CARGO to transform its functionality:

 

  • roof and table module
  • passenger seat module
  • A kitchen module with table, roof and sink – transforming the XYZ CARGO to a XYZ MARKET CYCLE, a XYZ FOOD CYCLE or a XYZ COFFEE CYCLE
  • A platform module – transforming the XYZ CARGO in a 1.5x3m large movable space, while from a legal point of view still staying a normal bicycle. The platform can carry different functions like a park or a small house. It can be used to reclaim public space or to repurpose  parking lots for a more meaningful use. See manual for PARKCYCLE SWARM on www.n55.dk

 

A large number of further adaptions has been developed by the community of DIY-builders, who have build their own XYZ SPACEFRAME VEHICLES around the globe. If you want to share some of your adaptions with us, please mail them to: n55@n55.dk

 

 

 

 

 

 

XYZ ONESEATER

The XYZ ONESEATER is a recumbent tricycle for transporting one person.

 

XYZ ONESEATER features a so called Ackermann steering geometry, to ensure controlling the vehicle at high speeds never becomes a problem. Due to the recumbent riding position and the low wind resistance, the XYZ ONESEATER is an easy to ride vehicle for everyday use.

 

Design of XYZ ONESEATER is published under Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 3.0. Construction plans are available here

 

see details XYZ ONESEATER

 

  • Weight: 20kg, size: 180x92x85cm (LxWxH)
  • Frame: Aluminum tubes (untreated or anodized); stainless bolts and self-securing nuts
  • Gears: 8 gear Shimano Nexus internal gear hub with GripShift
  • Braking system: front: disc brakes or Sturmey Archer drum brakes inkl. synchronous braking system; back: Shimano rollerbrake
  • Wheels: 24” front, 26” rear; Heavy-duty quality wheels: with double-wall aluminum rim, thick stainless spokes (2,34mm) and reinforced axle (12mm)
  • Tires: Puncture-proof Schwalbe Marathon Plus
  • Seat: flexible Polycarbonate sheet
  • Optional: mudguards, bicycle lights, rain-cover, etc
  • Optional electric assist motor: 250W/36V hub motor in the rear wheel, 9-12Ah Li-Ion battery, throttle for speeding control; complies to EU-regulations for electric assist motor

 

  • Price for construction plans of XYZ ONESEATER:  free

 

 

Recumbent vs. upright design: Compared to typical upright bicycles, recumbent bikes have several advantages: The person rests in a more healthy and comfortable position where the body weight is distributed more evenly than on a normal saddle. From this position pedaling power can be transmitted more efficiently. Regarding the amount of energy used for moving a bike forwards, wind resistance is one of the most significant factors: Due to the lower riding position wind resistance in a recumbent bike is minimized. In contrast to recumbent bikes, accidents with traditional bicycles often cause head injuries due to persons falling from high altitudes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XYZ TWOSEATER

The XYZ TWOSEATER is a recumbent cargo tricycle for transporting several persons or goods. It is based on a prolonged frame of the XYZ ONESEATER, providing space for additional seats or cargo boxes.

 

XYZ TWOSEATER features a so called Ackermann steering geometry, to ensure controlling the vehicle at high speeds never becomes a problem. Due to the recumbent riding position and the low wind resistance, the XYZ TWOSEATER is easy to ride, even when transporting other persons or goods.

 

Design of XYZ TWOSEATER is published under Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 3.0. Construction plans are available here

 

see details XYZ TWOSEATER

 

  • Weight: 34kg, size: 225x95x85cm (LxWxH)
  • Loading capacity: 120kg plus driver weight
  • Frame: Aluminum tubes (untreated or anodized); stainless bolts and self-securing nuts
  • Gears: 8 gear Shimano Nexus internal gear hub with GripShift
  • Braking system: front: disc brakes or Sturmey Archer drum brakes inkl. synchronous braking system; back: Shimano rollerbrake
  • Wheels: 24” front, 26” rear; Heavy-duty quality wheels: with double-wall aluminum rim, thick stainless spokes (2,34mm) and reinforced axle (12mm)
  • Tires: Puncture-proof Schwalbe Marathon Plus
  • Seats: front and rear seat  from flexible Polycarbonate sheet
  • Optional: mudguards, children seats (2 parrallel children seats possible), bicycle lights, rain-cover, etc
  • Optional electric assist motor: 250W/36V hub motor in the rear wheel, 9-12Ah Li-Ion battery, throttle for speeding control; complies to EU-regulations for electric assist motors

 

  • Price for construction plans of XYZ TWOSEATER:  free

Recumbent vs. upright design: Compared to typical upright bicycles, recumbent bikes have several advantages: The person rests in a more healthy and comfortable position where the body weight is distributed more evenly than on a normal saddle. From this position pedaling power can be transmitted more efficiently. Regarding the amount of energy used for moving a bike forwards, wind resistance is one of the most significant factors: Due to the lower riding position wind resistance in a recumbent bike is minimized. In contrast to recumbent bikes, accidents with traditional bicycles often cause head injuries due to persons falling from high altitudes.