Today, Dave, chief evangelist at Vermont Bike Solutions
brought over a Bike Friday Haul-a-Day
with a 750watt Bafang BBS02, 750W mid drive electric assist and the next day, a Madsen Bucket bike
, with a Bafang BBSHD 1000 Mid Drive electric assist motors. I bought out my used Radwagon for size comparison. My wife is doggedly testing bikes out for taking our 2 kids to school. One kid is still too young for monkey bars so would need a strap in seat, which he don't like so far. She's tried the Yuba Mundo (great bike but a bit too heavy and big) and the Radwagon with a Yepp seat (too high seat, too heavy, fell over and fractured our daughters arm!) I love my used Radwagon with monkey bars only though, no strap in baby seat.
And the winner is...Madsen Cycles Bucket Bike.
More photos below.
|Madsen is her pick after testing for months. She wants our 2 kids and no strap in high baby seat.|
|Runner up. Dave from Vermont Bike Solutions with my wife on a Bike Friday Haul-a-Day|
Bike Friday Haul-a-Day Test Ride and Comparison with Radwagon
Great American made bike. Light, small, sturdy. Unlike the Madsen, this can be used more easily as a one person bike when needed.
|Bike Friday Haul-a-Day. Our son loves to dress up. |
|Bike Friday Haul-a-Day is shorter lighter and lower then the Radwagon.|
Madsen Cycles Bucket Bike
To my surprise she felt the Madsen rode the best with the most stability. It's a big bike and the bucket makes it really a hauler. The nice part is that it's like a pickup truck, always ready to simply use to carry things. And it keeps the kids inside something and low to the ground like all bucket type bikes
|With Radwagon in background, even on back |
|It's a big long bike, like the Yuba and XtraCycles. The Radwagon is shot and stocky. |
|Optical illusion here, the Madsen is a bit lower then the Radwagon due to a 20" rear wheel. |
|It's a big bucket|
|"Oh my god, momma picked the Madsen as her favorite!"|
| Our son loves to dress up "fancy" with his clip on tie...not sure where this boy came from!|
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