Bicycles

Pino Porter cargo-bike carries up to 176 pounds

The Pino Porter at Eurobike 2013
The Pino Porter at Eurobike 2013
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The Pino Porter offers a variety of cargo-hauling options
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The Pino Porter offers a variety of cargo-hauling options
The bike’s 7005 aluminum frame apparently has no problem carrying the potential total 80 kg of cargo
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The bike’s 7005 aluminum frame apparently has no problem carrying the potential total 80 kg of cargo
Some of the Porter’s standard features include a Spinner suspension fork, Shimano Deore rear derailleur, Avid Code R hydraulic disc brakes, and hub dynamo-powered front and rear lights
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Some of the Porter’s standard features include a Spinner suspension fork, Shimano Deore rear derailleur, Avid Code R hydraulic disc brakes, and hub dynamo-powered front and rear lights
If you think you might want one, it’s scheduled for worldwide release early next year, at a price of about €5,000 (US$6,610)
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If you think you might want one, it’s scheduled for worldwide release early next year, at a price of about €5,000 (US$6,610)
The Pino Porter at Eurobike 2013
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The Pino Porter at Eurobike 2013
The Porter Bag unfolds to reveal an 80-liter storage area, although that can be upped to 120 liters by adding an additional compartment
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The Porter Bag unfolds to reveal an 80-liter storage area, although that can be upped to 120 liters by adding an additional compartment
The Pino Porter, with the Porter Rack
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The Pino Porter, with the Porter Rack
The Pino Porter, with the Porter Pack, Porter Rack, and Porter Rackbag
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The Pino Porter, with the Porter Pack, Porter Rack, and Porter Rackbag
The Pino Porter, with the Porter Pack and Porter Rack
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The Pino Porter, with the Porter Pack and Porter Rack
The Pino Porter features a double kickstand
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The Pino Porter features a double kickstand
A look inside the Porter Rackbag
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A look inside the Porter Rackbag
A look inside the Porter Pack
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A look inside the Porter Pack
The Pino Porter's low center of gravity is said to help it stay stable in transit
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The Pino Porter's low center of gravity is said to help it stay stable in transit
According to Hase, the Pino Porter can carry up to 80 kg (176 lb) of cargo, if properly outfitted
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According to Hase, the Pino Porter can carry up to 80 kg (176 lb) of cargo, if properly outfitted
The Pino Porter can be outfitted with an optional 250-watt Direct Power Heinzmann Hub Motor
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The Pino Porter can be outfitted with an optional 250-watt Direct Power Heinzmann Hub Motor
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Germany’s Hase Bikes has already seen a fair bit of success with its Pino tandem bicycle, in which the front rider is recumbent while the rear rider sits upright – this arrangement allows both riders to have an unobstructed view of their surroundings. This week, however, a new version of the Pino was awarded the Eurobike 2013 Award for Special Purpose Bike. The new bike is known as the Pino Porter, and it can be configured for a variety of cargo-hauling options.

According to Hase, the Pino Porter can carry up to 80 kg (176 lb) of cargo, if properly outfitted.

For starters, users can opt for the waterproof Porter Bag, which mounts on the front seat in a few seconds. It unfolds to reveal an 80-liter storage area, although that can be upped to 120 liters by adding an additional compartment. In either case, it has a maximum weight capacity of 40 kg (88 lb).

If more stuff needs carrying, the Porter Rack can be installed underneath the front seat. It can also manage loads up to 40 kg. Although single large items can just be strapped onto it, the 80-liter Porter Rackbag should be purchased in order to carry a variety of objects on it at once.

The Pino Porter, with the Porter Pack, Porter Rack, and Porter Rackbag
The Pino Porter, with the Porter Pack, Porter Rack, and Porter Rackbag

The bike’s 7005 aluminum frame apparently has no problem carrying the potential total 80 kg of cargo. A double kickstand keeps it upright while loading and unloading, and its low center of gravity is said to help it stay stable in transit.

Pedaling all that weight around could get tiring for the rider, however, so the Pino Porter can be outfitted with an optional 250-watt Direct Power Heinzmann Hub Motor. Powered by a 400-Wh battery, it reportedly has a range of at least 40 km (25 miles) – and yes, that’s for the fully-loaded bike.

Some of the Porter’s standard features include a Spinner suspension fork, Shimano Deore rear derailleur, Avid Code R hydraulic disc brakes, and hub-dynamo-powered front and rear lights. It weighs 28 kg (62 lb).

If you think you might want one, it’s scheduled for worldwide release early next year, at a price of about €5,000 (US$6,610) – depending on how it’s set up.

Source: Hase Bikes

5 comments
Cora Muis
How about a Hase Kett Pino Porter?
Michael Crumpton
over $6k?!!! You could just buy a used car that can carry 800lbs or more and keep you out of the rain.
JOC
I'm planning to get a http://www.circecycles.com/products/morpheus/ ~ made in Cambridge, UK, it looks like a better bike for my needs.
Nathaneal Blemings
This looks like a really cool bike! price makes absolutely no sense though.
unklmurray
Yeah,I agree it is a nice looking bike but a $1500.00 Rad Wagon makes more sense......you could buy 2 Rad Wagons and hook them side-by-side and haul 5 times the cargo and still have $3000.00 for extra batteries,camping gear,pot,beer,BBQ,pot,oh I said already butt you get the picture!!.......LOL
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