Butchers & Bicycles

Published
28.01.2015
Butchers & Bicycles is a new Danish bicycle brand launched in 2013 by the three design-engineers Morten Wagener, Morten Mogensen and Jakob Munk. They design, develop and build second-to-none cargo trikes with lots of pride and love in the meatpacking district of Copenhagen – hence the brand name.

Their first product – also launched in 2013 – is simply called ‘Mk1’. It is a 3-wheeled cargo trike which – in contrast to existing cargo trikes that may be very practical, but unfortunately can also be pretty slow and dumpy – is designed to lean into turns. The Mk1incorporates a proprietary Balance Point Tilting system, allowing for not only a more spirited ride, but also increased stability in corners.

“Traditional cargo bikes are super cool, and we all have a lot of respect for what they have done for families for years. But in all honesty they can be a bit slow and heavy to ride due to the way they are made. We never wanted to compete with the existing cargo bike manufacturers – We just felt we could redefine the way our cargo bike is constructed and built, and thereby offer a whole new set of rules to the game – setting the bar a bit higher, so to speak”, the designers state.

The showroom in Copenhagen’s meatpacking district is open for visitors every day, and everyone is welcome to come and try the Mk1 – and get a new perspective on what a cargo bike can be.

 

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