Musketier – Features
Solid steel frame
If you are looking to gear up with two- or three-wheeled functionality, you need a hand-crafted steel frame that has personality. In contrast to aluminium and carbon frames, our steel is a cool and high-tech product.
- Steel is tough! Our frame promises incredible yield strength with a significant level of elasticity. It is one for the keeping.
- The strength of our steel frame allows for a thinner mainframe. TIG welding technoology makes our frame just light – or even lighter – than those made of aluminium. Until recently it was necessary to
- Our steel frame has a considerable load-bearing capacity, making stress fractures less common than in aluminium builds.
- A steel frame, less rigid than aluminium, rides comfortably. This is especially notable during long trips over asphalt.
Our fork, especially designed for cargo bikes, is tough and stable. Through the long fork tubes which practically reach the handlebars, the head tube is barely burdened and thus permits more weight.
Die nutzbare Ladefläche hat immer mindestens die Größe einer Europalette (1200x800 mm), die Auflagefläche der Grundplatte beträgt 1000x755 mm. Auf diese können verschiedene Aufbauten geschraubt werden. Die Aufbauten können bis zu 1600mm lang sein. Alle unsere Aufbauten können eine Europalette fassen.
We equip our bikes with a high-capacity, 250 Watt eZee geared hub motor, specially developed for cargo bikes. Geared hub motors have the advantage of minimal wearing and component longevity. In addition to a gas throttle, this new system has a continuous 5-speed shifter with electric steering assistance that transfers your pedaling energy upon take-off for an easier and quicker start.
The NuVinci N380 gear hub is as easy and smooth as adjusting the volume on your radio, in turn maximizing the rider's experience and performance. The combination of a slim switch handle and a display with an orange-colored bicyclist makes shifting intuitive and easier than ever. It is the perfect gear hub for those who desire a continuous, easier and more comfortable ride, and also for those looking for easier and less restricting solutions to conventional gear-shifting.
- Simpler assemblage and installation
- Continuous shifting without kicks or delays, even during intense pedaling
- A greater gear ratio range than many conventional shifting systems (up to 380%)
- Frictionless, quick to respond, dependable und totally soundless
- Practically maintenance-free
- Ideal for E-Bikes: Lighter shifting leads to more active and engaged shifting for the rider; which in turn means more efficient energy use, a longer range and battery life, and less abrasion on motor and gear components.
The standard battery of the MUSKETIER is 15 Ah (512 kWh), however, the system can also be upgraded to 23 Ah (835 kWh). Furthermore, the rider may choose to employ two batteries simultaneously, allowing for a maximum capacity of 46 Ah. As a general rule we install Samsung or Panasonic cells with a nominal voltage of 37V, or an end-of-charge voltage of 42V.
Two different braking systems are available for the MUSKETIER.
First, the Tektro Twin with 203mm disc pads. This brake set comes with a parking brake, easily locked into place with a lever-switch on the grip.
On the other hand, the MUSKETIER can be fitted with Magura BIG brakes, which boast larger 210mm disc pads for a more muscular clutch. The BIGs lack the convenience of a parking brake switch however, and instead require a velcro strap wrapped around the brake lever when parking on slopes.
We offer the option to equip your MUSKETIER with front- and back SKS fenders. A framelock can also be installed on the front fender mounts.
Note: some models come with these fenders installed, such as the solar-powered market stand.
Our standard MUSKETIER tires are the Schwalbe Big Bens. In comparison with the Big Apples, the profile and general appearance of the Big Bens are especially sporty. They also have an imprinted reflector strip which meets street specs of the German Federal Ministry of Transportation (STzVO).
We alternatively offer the MAXXIS Hookworm tire, which supports 80 kg (176 lb.) per wheel (240 kg/529 lb. total). The advantage of the Hookworm is a thicker, rim-to-rim sidewall with tread-protected downhill casing, including a 6-layer surface and 4-layer sidewall protection against punctures. This tire is not only flat-protected, but also stable and durable in the long run. These tires additionally require spoke reflectors.
Our bike is 99.7cm from measuring one full meter across. We recommend, however, the relatively more long-lived Fatbike gear hubs, which extend total bike width by 8 cm. Even after this augmentation the MUSKETIER squeezes through the bollards of no-drive zones and continues to be low-maintenance.
Lacking its own definition of what comprises a bicycle, German law has orientated itself to the treaty of the Vienne Convention on Road Traffic, according to which 'cycle' means "any vehicle which has at least two wheels and is propelled solely by the muscular energy of the persons on that vehicle, in particular by means of pedals or hand-cranks." This definition includes single- and multiple-lane cargo bikes. In any case, there are two relevant legal restrictions:
Maximum size: Width, one meter for single-lane / two meters for multiple-lane bicycles; Height 2,50m (~8 ft. 2 in.); and Length 4m (~13 ft.) is permissible (see § 63 and § 32 StVZO).
Musketier – Technical Data
- Frame Robust steel frame, hand-welded
- Fork Stable double bridge fork
- Gear hub Continuous NuVinci shifting
- Brakes Hydraulic Tektro disc brake pads
- Wheels Heavy-duty 24" downhill wheels with cargo hubs und reinforced spokes
- Length 2,62 m (8 ft. 7 in.)
- Width 0,98 m (3 ft. 3 in.)
- Height depending on set-up
- Unladen weight 58 Kg (128 lb.)
- Maximum allowable weight 300 Kg (661 lb.)
- Color Impact-resistant powder coating; Standard: green/black; RAL colors optional
Musketier – Boxes
Now with 9mm aluminium sandwich panels, our new Muskebox transports your freight from A to B safely and easily.
The lockable Muskebox is also available with thermal lining for transporting perishable wares.
Internal dimensions: (LxWxH) 127cm x 83cm x 127 cm
The Muskebox can also be furnished with a passive thermo-layer. This insulatation is anywhere between 20-80mm on the interior walls.
After years of experience driving rickshaws, we designed the Radkutsche variation to meet the demand of every undertaking: Drivers make smooth headway; passengers experience one-of-a-kind expeditions; and ample advertising space gives you the recognition you are seeking.
Our rickshaw is an eye-catcher with maximal driving pleasure.
We equip our rickschaws with high-tech and hand-made components: From continuous shifting to LED lighting and hydraulic disc brakes, our rickschaw offers everything that a human-powered vehicle needs, both today and in the future. Furthermore, we offer canopy cover printing -- a profitable design option. Indeed, our attention to detail makes riding in this rickshaw a delight.
Additionally, we offer a high-power motor to manage those long, inclined mileage without any problems.
Attract the attention of market-goers with our solar-powered market rig for the MUSKETIER!
The MUSKETIER market rig, equipped with a solar panel, gets your provisions to customers in both a sustainable and eco-friendly manner. The bike rig itself is a selling point for many customers, and is sure to attract the attention of new customers as well.
Mobile coffee stand
Our coffee bike gives new meaning to "Coffee to go" -- and new competition for other coffee shops. Cater with a hot cup of joe anywhere and in a unique way -- in pedestrian zones and parks, or next to civil service buildings and large office complexes.
Whether you ride solo or as part of a franchise, realize your mobile coffee shop dream! Life is too short for crappy coffee.
Woud you like to offer your customers more than run-of-the-mill cuisine?
With the crêperie rig for the Musketier, provide your customer base with something new: Mobile, culinary, and overall unforgettable.
Share your passion for the delicious crêpes and cookies of Brittany, for business or pleasure.
The crêperie rig is great for trips around the city in search of rumbling tummies. It also comes in handy as a mobile attraction for companies during busy event seasons, including business outings, anniversaries, Christmas markets and other celebrations or milestones.
Our crêperie rig for the Musketier is equipped with modern and professional-quality machinery, both gas and electric. Therefore you decide if you want to work with one or two burners, or how many attachments and accessories you would like to install.