FLEX SHIMANO NEXUS 8 (SPECIAL ORDER)
The transport platform is lower than 20 cm. The wheelchair ramp is built into the frame and works with two gas dampers. It is possible to transport wheelchairs up to 68 cm wide. The wheelchair is easily fixed with 'quick adapters' that are also used in trains, buses and cars..
- Total length: 215cm
- Total width: 99cm
- load: 120 kg + rider
- Height of transport platform: 18 cm
- Max wheelchair width: 68 cm
|FRAME||Galvanized steel w/ powdercoat finish|
|BRAKES||Sturmey Drum brakes front, V-brake rear|
|BRAKE LEVERS||Magura w/ parking lock|
|SHIFTER||Shimano Nexus 8|
|FRONT HUB(S)||Sturmey Drum|
|REAR HUB||Shimano Nexus 8|
|TIRES||Schwalbe Marathon Plus|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Sealed cartridge|
|PEDALS||Alloy w/ rubber top|
|RACK||None, but easy to install one|
|FENDERS||Lightweight, unbreakable Chromoplastic|
- Recommended Products coming soon!
|FAMILY||5' 4"||6' 4"|
Ride out of the Box is our exclusive shipping service. Our professional mechanics fully assemble and tune the bike, install any accessories that you choose and package it carefully for damage and care-free shipping.
By shipping it through freight-lanes rather than courier-lanes greatly minimizes transfer points and damages. You get a bike that is ready to ride, with full manufacturer‰ۡóÁÌ_åÈs warranty and delivered right to your front door.
How much can the Nihola Flex carry?
All Nihola trikes can carry 100kg (220lbs) plus the rider.
Do you usually carry the Nihola Flex?
No, but it is available by special order, lead-time is typically 4-6 weeks from Copenhagen to Toronto. And yes, all colour panels are available! Please email us if you‰ۡóÁÌ_åÈre interested or want more information!
Can I put a rain-hood on the Flex?
For older models this was not possible, but the new Flex 2.0 allows for a partial rain cover that will cover the head and torso (but does leave the legs exposed). í«ÌÎ_
Will this take up a lot of space on the road?
Not really, most bike lanes are 1.5 ‰ۡóÁÌÎ?ÌÎ? 2 meters wide and the Nihola is only 89cm wide, leaving plenty of room for other transport users to pass.
Can I store it outside?
You sure can! The Nihola is built for perpetual outdoor storage. It‰ۡóÁÌ_åÈs pretty rare that someone in Denmark would have indoor storage so bikes just get parked in the street. Plus, they salt the roads just like Toronto does in winter. The frames are painted with a highly chip-resistant powder-coat, and beneath the powder-coat lies a thick rust-resistant undercoat. Of course, the gears and front brakes are internally sealed so they will keep operating no matter the weather.
What is the maintenance like?
Very low! Because the Nihola uses internal gears and internal drum brakes the intervals between tune-ups are few and far between. We recommend oil on the chain and air in the tires every three weeks. All Nihola bikes come standard with Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires; the most puncture-resistant tires on the market.
How does this compare to other trikes?
Nihola makes the lightest, most stable and best handling cargo bike on the market. While other brands steer the entire box, the Nihola‰ۡóÁÌ_åÈs front wheels steer independently. And, while competing brands add high-performance tilt steering, Nihola questions the practicality and safety of such systems. Finally, by using high-impact Lexan plastic rather than wood, the Nihola is up to 40% lighter competing brands, less maintenance (at some point all wood will rot) and significantly safer.
Is there an e-assist option?
Nihola does not make a mid-drive e-assist like Urban Arrow or Babboe, but it works perfectly with a Bionx system. We recommend the Bionx 350RX, it has a ton of power and it‰ۡóÁÌ_åÈs a breeze for us to set-up.í«ÌÎ_ Total cost for the switcheroo is around $2500.
What‰ۡóÁÌ_åÈs the rear wheel lock good for?
The rear-wheel lock is a clever design built for short in-and-out errands where finding a locking-pole may take longer than the errand. The rear-wheel lock lets you momentarily lock the bike to itself. It‰ۡóÁÌ_åÈs great if you need to quickly dash in and out to grab a coffee or at the park having a picnic.í«ÌÎ_
This is expensive! Will it get stolen?
Estimates are that over 90% of bicycle theft is tied to cash-for-drugs and this (unfortunately) makes every bike a target. Make sure you buy a good U-lock or a chain and your bike will be safe. You can read more about bike theft here.
What‰ۡóÁÌ_åÈs the warranty?
Two-year warranty for manufacturer defects on frame and fork, one year on parts. Does not include wear and tear.