The Preschool - 2020 Edition

Electric Cargo Bike for up to 6 kids


$4,795.00

The biggest of our bunch… the Preschool Cargo Bike is a game-changer for your preschool, in-home daycare… or really big family! The kids will have the time of their life, riding with their friends to the park or library.  And you won’t even break a sweat, as the 500w electric motor powers your highly visible school-bus-yellow bike around town. All at a fraction of the cost of buying a transport van for your center!

Shipping: $199 - Fully Assembled Shipping

Delivery: Arrives within 10-14 days


Room for the Whole Family (or Class!)

The roomiest of our cargo bikes, the long benches extend over each wheel, giving lots of internal space. A one-of-a-kind way for families with 4-6 kids to get around town!  

 

For outdoor preschools and daycares, a fleet of 2 or 3 Preschool cargo bikes will transport the whole class. Kids will have a blast riding with their friends, and learning about alternative transportation and living an active lifestyle... while going on field trips!

Unbelievable Stopping Power

With an electric cargo bike, it's crucial to have brakes that can handle a heavy bike traveling at fast speeds. This year, we took things up a notch and added ultra-powerful front and rear Tektro hydraulic disc brakes. A small squeeze on the levers will bring you to a stop almost instantly. and you can rest assured that your precious cargo will be super secure.

 

One unique challenge with cargo bikes, is that the front two brakes must be perfectly balanced at all times in order to be safe to ride. With mechanical brakes, this means you'd have to find the time for frequent service and inconvenient tune-ups. Hydraulic brakes overcome this, by requiring much less on-going maintenance. So you can spend less time in the shop, and more time out riding with the fam!

Your Cargo Bike Can GO

Our new state-of-the-art 48v 13.6Ah battery features genuine Samsung 35E cells, the best and most reliable cells available in the e-bike market today. Get up to 35 miles per charge and enjoy years of use on your bike.

 

Our high-power 500w motor delivers 45 Nm of torque and allows you to conquer hills and grocery runs like a boss. You'll feel like your legs just got an upgrade!

Technical Specs

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Electronics

500W Hub Motor

Returning for 2020 is our tried and true 500W DAPU M155 geared hub motor. With 45 Nm of torque, the motor makes riding a bike full of kids easy and FUN, even in hilly areas.

 

48v 13.6Ah Samsung Battery

Our batteries use only genuine Samsung 35E cells, which lead the e-bike industry in charge capacity and reliability. Has a range of 25-35 miles and takes 4-6 hours to charge from empty. Extremely high quality construction, using internal spray foam to keep battery cells waterproof and immovable, and featuring internal heat sensor cut offs, for years of durable and safe battery use.

 

Side-pull Comfort Thumb Throttle

Allows for full manual control of the motor, and can be used with, or independently of, pedal assist. The side-pull motion of the throttle fits the natural inward motion of your thumb, for maximum comfort and ease of use.

 

Spanninga Axendo 60 Headlight

Dutch company Spanninga has been innovating high-performance bicycle lights for nearly 100 years. The 60 lux output from 2 high-power REBEL© LEDs has amazing visibility from both front and lateral sides, lighting your way, and keeping you seen.

 

Built-In Spanninga Lineo Tail Light

2 bright and distinctive LED "Light Lines" provide extremely high performance, with rear and side visibility up to nearly 2000 feet. The light is built into the battery pack, and can be turned on from the handlebars, just like the headlight.

 

Control Panel with USB Charger

Charge your phone while blasting Disney hits from your bluetooth speaker, using the built-in USB charger. Also features an odometer, speedometer, pedal assist level, and battery life indicator.

 

Torque Sensor Pedal Assist

Unlike magnet sensors, which can feel unnatural and can react slowly to changes in riding conditions, our torque sensor intuitively senses your pressure changes on the pedals, and adjusts the motor output exactly to your needs in real time!

 

UL Certified Smart Charger

Our Smart Charger automatically stops charging when your battery is full (and lets you know with the red/green LED indicator), protecting the life of your battery. The UL certification means it meets the strictest guidelines for electrical and fire safety, as well as longevity, resistance, and durability.

 

Waterproof Quick-Connectors

In the rare event that one of our high-quality electrical components fail, part replacement is a cinch, with waterproof quick-connectors right underneath the handlebars. No need to run wires through the frame or call a mechanic for most repairs!

 

The Cargo Box

Long Benches with 6 Seats

Plenty of seating space and leg room to hold up to 6 children. 6 over-the-shoulder seat belts are included.

 

Durable Marine-Grade Plywood

Designed for prolonged exposure in humid, wet, and coastal conditions, our coated marine plywood is assembled with waterproof glue and is resistant to delamination. With proper care, you'll enjoy years of outdoor use.

 

No-Slip Shoulder Clips

One of our biggest frustrations with other cargo bike seat belts, is how they tend to slip off the shoulders while riding, especially on taller children. Our adjustable no-slip clips, go behind the shoulders, and prevent any slippage, keeping your children secure for the whole ride!

 

Protective Rubber Liner

After years of selling cargo bikes, we've learned that 90% of cargo box wear-and-tear occurs along the top edge. In our case, from hanging kids' bikes ove the top! The protective rubber liner will prevent all top-edge damage, and prevent rain and moisture from penetrating the wood, giving you years of use, while providing a nice aesthetic trim.

 

Swing Open Front Door

Save your back.... no need to lift all of your children into the bike by hand. The front door is the easy and fun way for kids to let themselves in. The heavy-duty dual latches on front keep it secure so that there's no chance of it coming open while riding.

 

Key Components

Schwalbe Big Apple Tires

Probably our favorite upgrade of 2020, these tires are a DREAM. Words cannot describe how big of a difference Schwalbe's "Balloonbike" air-suspension technology makes for the riding comfort of both rider and children.

 

Bumps and vibrations in the road are absorbed for a smooth, comfortable ride. While at the same time, the double-nylon Raceguard layer provides incredible durability and flat-tire protection... because no parent should have to change a flat on the side of the road while juggling toddlers!

 

Tektro Front and Rear Hydraulic Brakes

Your precious cargo will be super-safe thanks to the unbelievable stopping power provided by the Tektro Hydraulic Brakes on both front and rear wheels. They also require much less on-going maintenance than mechanical brakes.

 

Each brake lever is equipped with a parking brake switch, so that the bike stays still while you load up the kids.

 

8-Speed Shimano Gears

Combined with the motor, the 8-speed Shimano Acera shifter and gears will allow you to easily get started from a stop, as well as conquer any hill in your path.

 

Anti-Tip Smart Frame Technology

A cargo bike with 3 wheels handles differently than a regular bicycle. Turns have to be taken slower, especially when turning onto an incline. Our anti-tip smart frame technology helps counteract these forces by automatically leaning your weight into the direction of the turn, so that all wheels stay firmly planted.

 

Extended Handlebars for Upright Seating

Designed to provide comfortable upright posture, like riding a beach cruiser. The handlebars extend back to be within easy reach of riders of all sizes.

 

Steering Damper

The gas-spring steering damper underneath the cargo box is beefier than our last model and minimizes side-to-side steering wobble. And at higher speeds, the bike tracks straighter as is safer to ride than a damper-less trike.

 

Improved Turning Radius

We adjusted the location of the steering bumpers to improve the turning radius of the bike over previous models. Turning the hassle of 3-point turns into easy 180s!

 

Easy-Adjust Selle Royal Saddle

The comfortable, Italian-designed Freeway City saddle is made by Selle Royal, the world's leading brand of bicycle saddles. Made for sitting upright, the Slow Fit Foam technology is a slow-moving memory foam that adapts to the body and guarantees uniform weight distribution.

 

Strong Square Frame with ED Coating

Updated 2020 frame design features durable square tubing, and is ED coated for long-lasting rust protection. The outside is CNC painted, not powder coated, for a beautiful, even finish.

 

Versatile Rear Rack

Load up your saddle bags or strap down the boogie board and cooler. Our rear rack will support up to 66 pounds of gear. Or add the Yepp child seat to bring along an extra kid!

 

Wide, Full Coverage Fenders

A must for any cargo bike, the full coverage front and rear fenders prevent water and mud from spraying up on you or the kids.

 

Full Spec List

Battery

48v 13.6Ah Li-ion - 653 Wh, Samsung 35E Cells

 

Battery Charger

UL Certified, 48v 2A Smart Charger

 

 

Brakes - Front

Tektro Auriga E-Twin HD-E525

 

Brakes - Rear

Tektro Auriga E-Tune HD-E530

 

Brake Rotors

Tektro 160mm front and rear

 

Cargo Box

Marine Plywood with 2 benches and front door

Cassette

Shimano CS-HG41 - 8-speed, 11-34T

 

Chain

KMC Z7

 

Crankset

38T, 170mm DAPU crankset with torque sensor

 

Derailleur

8-Speed Shimano Acera

Fenders

Included, black steel front and rear, full coverage

 

Frame

Steel - Black CNC painted, ED rust-proof internal coating

 

Freewheel

Shimano 8-speed

 

Grips

Comfort EVA foam grips

 

Handlebars

Alloy, Height adjustable by 8.5"

 

Lights

Front - Spanninga Axendo 60 - 60 Lux dual LED light

Rear - Spanninga Lineo - integrated in battery case

 

Motor

500W brushless, DAPU M155 Geared Hub Motor, 45 Nm of torque

 

Pedals

Wellgo K79 with reflectors

 

Rims

Samson, double wall, alloy, (36H front | 36H rear)

 

Saddle

Selle Royal - Freeway City

 

Seat Belts

Six 3-point seat belts included

 

Seatpost

Promax, 28.6mm x 350mm

 

Seatpost Clamp

Promax 319Q, quick release

 

Shifter

Shimano Acera SL-M310 - 8-speed

 

Spokes

12-gauge stainless steel

 

Steering Damper

Single gas-spring damper

Rear Rack

Included, 66-pound load limit, integrated battery rack

 

Tires

Schwalbe Big Apple HS 430, Performance Line, Level 4 Raceguard with Balloonbike air suspension.

Front - 20" x 2.15" | Rear - 24" x 2.00"

 

Throttle

Wuxing 108XL side-pull thumb throttle

 

Measurements & Weights

Recommended Rider Heights

5'2" - 6'5"

 

Seat Height

29.5" - 39.5" (measured from bottom of pedal stroke)

 

Handlebar Height

45.5" - 51.5"

 

Total Length

83"

 

Width at Widest Point

36.5"

 

Handlebar Width

34"

 

 

Usable Length of Rear Rack

14"

 

Rear Rack Capacity

55 lbs.

 

Total Loading Capacity of Bike

350 lbs.

 

Bike Weight

160 lbs.

 

Seatpost Diameter

28.6 mm

Cargo Box Internal Width

33.25"

 

Wood Thickness

0.5"

 

 

Cargo Box Length

36"

 

Cargo Box Height

23.75"

 

Height of Benches from Floor

11"

Depth of Benches

8"

Height from Ground to Bottom of Door

17"

Width of Door

15"

 

Handlebar Dashboard

A premium quality cargo bike, at a direct to consumer price

The peace of mind of a 2-year warranty

Quality components that last

Customer service that exceeds expectations


Rain or Shine

Keep your kids and stuff out of the elements with our new and improved rain cover design. Made of premium weather-resistant materials, the side flaps unzip and roll up for easy loading, or to provide airflow once the weather passes. Sewn in corner elastics make it quick and easy to install the cover nice and tight.

 

Pictured is the cover for The Original bike. The Pre-School rain cover is similar, but pictures won't be available until June.

What Bunch Owners are Saying

"The bike is more than I could have ever imagined"

- Beverly S.

"Best decision we have ever made as a family"

- James N.

"We love that it can fit 6 children!"

- Sarah B.

Accessories

Customize your Bunch to fit your family's needs!

Rain Cover

Add to cart here to order the 2020 preschool rain cover.

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Toddler Seat

Cargo bike seat for children 7-18 months old

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Outdoor Cover

Rain, Sun, and dust protection for your cargo bike

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Customer Reviews

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Preschool Bike
Hi Kip, Thanks for the review! That's strange about the door. We check them all here before shipping, maybe something happened in transit, or it possibly slipped through the cracks. I'm glad you found a solution that works for you though. We're actually re-designing the preschool rain covers right now and hope to have them in a couple of months. We've had a few people have a similar issue. We'll offer free replacements once we get those in. -Aaron from Bunch
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