Meet the world’s first 2-in-1 city and cargo bike.
If you commute to work on a bike, you need a reliable, compact ride that can take you there quickly. And if you want to go buy groceries, take the kids to the park, or move some heavier stuff, you probably want a cargo bike you can always rely on. Well, now you can have both bikes in one, thanks to the Convercycle Bike. The ingenious design is the brainchild of product designer David Maurer-Laube, who came up with the idea while studying at the University of Art and Design in Offenbach. This is the world’s first complete 2-in-1 city and cargo bike solution and it’s actually even more impressive than it sounds.
Convercycle looks like a standard bike, but the back lifts and extends to transform it into a cargo bike when needed. The rider can use only one hand to perform this smooth movement, for more convenience. The cargo version can haul 132 lbs and can even fit two big water crates. The storage space suits everything from kids seats to luggage and grocery bags. When in city bike mode, the bicycle is compact and easy to park anywhere. Convercycle comes with a Shimano Nexus 5-speed gear hub, professional disc brakes and 28-inch wheels as well as ergonomic handles. The user can choose the frame and saddle rail size, meaning that the bike suits both taller and shorter people.
An electric version is also available. The Convercycle eBike comes with a 250W motor and a removable battery. Depending on load and motor support mode, the electric bike can offer assistance for distances between 24 to 50 miles. Launched through Indiegogo, the Convercycle Bike costs around $1,350 for the standard version and about $1,970 for the e-bike model. Photographs© Convercycle Bikes.