Carqon launches the Flatbed, the next-generation transporter

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As of 8 April, (bike) couriers, handymen, and adventurers can now hit the road with the Carqon Flatbed – a new all-rounder in the Carqon family featuring a transport platform that can be loaded in multifunctional ways.

This smooth-steering electric bicycle is the perfect solution for any entrepreneur seeking manoeuvrability in urban environments and eco-friendly options to transport goods from A to B. For outdoor enthusiasts and keen cyclists, the Carqon Flatbed is a robust and easy to manoeuvre transport bike for going on an adventure. The Carqon Flatbed is available via selected dealers in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Switzerland, and Denmark, and via Carqon.com

A true next-generation Carqon Flatbed with a strong focus on design, safety, functionality, and technology – that was the brief for the Carqon developers. A transport bike that will be a robust and versatile yet stylish mode of transportation for small independent professionals like courier services and handymen, but also for surfers, holiday makers, and campers.

Unique platform for optimal safety

The platform of the Carqon Flatbed is lined with 3M™ anti-slip tape and includes sturdy hooks and a rail system to secure any load with lashing straps for safe transportation. The Flatbed platform can hold anything, from suitcases to crates and boxes and from camping gear to sports equipment. 

The most powerful Bosch electric propulsion offers ground-breaking range 

The Carqon Flatbed offers an exceptional potential range of 120–140 kilometres, which is unique for cargo bikes. Carqon uses the new generation Bosch mid-drive motor, the most powerful electrically driven motor in the Bosch line-up (Bosch Performance CX Cargo Line), which also offers the option for a double 400-watt or 500-watt battery. 

Smooth cable steering system, strong braking power

The Carqon Flatbed features the so-called Double Cable Steering System – a technology that was first used in the automotive industry and which offers a safe, direct and smooth steering experience. The hydraulic disc brakes (Tektro Dorado 4-Piston) guarantee safe and evenly-distributed braking power.

Award-winning design

The 100% aluminium frame features a sporty geometric design and high torsional rigidity resulting in optimal cycling and transport performance. The low centre of gravity combined with the sturdy Schwalbe tires and the front fork suspension provides comfortable, smooth and safe cycling. The distinctive character of the Flatbed has won Carqon several design awards, including the European Design Award and the German Design Award.

Dutch craftsmanship

Carqon is part of the Accell Group, which includes other renowned bicycle brands like Babboe, Batavus, Sparta, Koga, Haibike, and Winora in its portfolio. The production and assembly are done at Accell in Heerenveen. This collaboration allows us to combine knowledge, quality and superior parts in a cargo bike that will have Carqon setting a new standard in the bicycle market.

The Flatbed platform can hold anything, from suitcases to crates and boxes and from camping gear to sports equipment. 

Very fast delivery time

The Carqon Flatbed can be delivered exceptionally fast, especially considering today’s market. The current delivery period varies from 5 to 7 weeks, which is exceptionally fast in today’s hot market for this type of bicycle. The powerful, multifunctional Flatbed cargo bike can be ordered from April 15th at selected premium bicycle dealers in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Switzerland, and Denmark, and via carqon.com

Press Release

The Press Release, product information and photo’s can be downloaded here.

Author: Maarten Swijnenburg
Marketing Manager Carqon

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