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Madsen Bucket Cargo Bike - 2014

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  • Steel frame is built to support the large, 40 gal. LDPE rigid plastic cargo-carrying bucket while remaining easy to ride and handle
  • The oversized bucket offers phenomenal cargo space and passenger-transporting capability; comes with 2 removable bench seats and 4 seatbelts
  • Step-through frame design and upright riding position makes it easy to mount and pedal the bike; adjustable for a variety of riders between 5 ft. and 6 ft. 6 in.
  • SRAM X5 trigger shifter guides the X5 rear derailleur quickly and precisely through the 9 gears
  • Bike comes with a 38-tooth chainring installed along with a larger 44-toothed chainring, so you can optimize gearing ratios for your needs with a simple swap
  • Similar to baby strollers, a quick push of a button on the brake lever engages the front disc brake as a parking brake, helping prevent the bike from rolling when parked
  • Rear linear-pull brake works along with the front disc brake to facilitate controlled deceleration
  • Sturdy enough to support heavy loads, the double-walled rims feature a high spoke count to ensure lasting performance
  • Integrated front wheel lock is bolted to the frame so you have a lock with you wherever you go
  • Oversized, 2-legged kickstand provides plenty of stability and keeps the bike upright when loading passengers and cargo or parking the bike
  • Chainguard helps keep clothes clean and out of the and chain; chain guides minimize chain slap and keep the chain running smoothly
  • Rounding out the whole package are front and rear fenders and a plush saddle for great comfort
  • Specs on the Madsen Bucket Bike are subject to change

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Madsen Bucket Cargo Bike - 2014 Specs
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Cruiser bike
No suspension
Shun Alloy, 38T
SRAM PG-830 11-32, 9-speed
Disc brake
(Front) Promax Disc (rear) Promac V-brake
JHC Alloy
Alloy, 36h
Alloy, 36h
26 inches
Kenda K935 (front) 26x1.95 (rear) 20x1.95
Moustache bar
Alloy platform
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Madsen Bucket Cargo Bike - 2014

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Rated 3.5/5 based on 2 reviews
Rated 2out of5
by fromNeeds Improvement After much comparison shopping for cargo bikes, mostly online, we found this bike on super sale and decided to give it a try. We purchased this bike to haul children, dogs and other items around Philadelphia. It is a fun cargo bike! Easy to ride once you get a little practice. The center of gravity does take a little getting used to. Once you get moving it's pretty easy to maneuver. The bike is heavy, but it's a cargo bike so this is to be expected. It can be difficult to move into and out of a building without help. Our 8 year old loves riding in it and although we haven't tried yet, we could bring her friend in the bin too. The bin is also great for moving two dogs AND stuff around town. One large problem, the bike has been out of commission for the majority of our ownership.
Date published: 2012-08-07
Rated 5out of5
by fromMy new car! My Madsen is perhaps my favorite material possession. I've owned mine for about a year and it has really changed the way we get around. It has become my car replacement for all trips in town. It can easily haul my two kids and a week's worth of groceries. This bike is easy to ride even with a large load and wiggly kids in the back. The kids (3 and 5) love it and protest if we ever have to take the car. I highly recommend it for anyone looking to carry kids and cargo.
Date published: 2012-06-03

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