The Mini, with its funny looks, has brought a smile on many peoples faces. Even more so, when they have also tried riding it.
People have been truly impressed with the maneuverability, speed and loading capacity of this bike.
So after being thoroughly tested by Copenhagen messengers, and being redesigned with a new fork, the Mini is now ready for production.
ETA on the minis will be around June.
The Omnium frames are now in the Mediterranean Sea on a cargo ship called Ever Libra.
STOP PRESS! The frames have been transferred to another smaller container ship for the final stretch to Copenhagen.
Hopefully the frames will arrive and clear customs in 14 days time. Stay tuned.
Big with a big B. We are are currently testing a huge cargo bag which opens up to be as big as a house! This prototype bag is currently being used professionally by cargo courier company By-Expressen and can hold 400 L, which is about 80 kg of boxed coffee for example.
It is made of durable truck tarpaulin and we’ll also make a smaller size too. We think we’ll make them in red or black.
We are way behind schedule with the Omnium accessories, but here is our first prototype of a comfy child seat. Its positioning leaves room for the 120L bag too.
In the next attempt we are going to lower the seat and also make it possible to turn the seat around, depending whether your passenger wants to see you, or the road ahead.
The final product is not going to resemble this seat, but is merely to show the possibilities.
A windshield is also on the drawing board.
We now have photographic evidence that Omnium bikes are loaded into the container and ready to take a romantic sea voyage to Copenhagen! It takes about 40 days for the bikes to arrive so we think by late February we’ll be unpacking shiny new frames and sending out invitations to our launch event. Price lists and photography will also be finalised.
Here’s some images from our factory. This is one of the Omnium Cargo production frame-sets being built up. It has a number of new features which were developed after extensive test riding on our prototypes. The pictures are before the frame has been bead-blasted and powder coated so you can see the brazing and welding details.
Double cable holders for more set-up flexibility:
Ovalised rear stays for better heel clearance and more stiffness:
Stronger, thicker control tab and steer bar. Total safety and reliability:
We have samples now of the final colour options on our first shipment. Azure Blue, Dark Ivory, Matt Black and Gloss Black all with soft grey logos.
Copenhagen cargo messenger Nicolai Thilo, who rides for ByExpressen talks to DR1 about riding safely and keeping warm in the winter. He’s one of our Omnium Cargo test pilots, testing the Omnium Cargo in the real world!
Watch it here on: www.dr.dk