Seeing Bullitts on The Amazing Race this weekend, reminded me of Mark’s take on cargo bikes from our archives – he had so much to say, it was written in 4 parts. If we had out magazine back then, that could’ve been a whole issue…
- Cargo Bikes and Stone Tablets, Pt1
- Cargo Bikes and Stone Tablets Pt2
- Cargo Bikes and Stone Tablets Pt3
- Cargo Bikes and Stone Tablets Pt4
and he noticed the Bullitts too in 09.
What sets this bike apart from many other long-wheelbase cargo bikes is the use of aluminium in large diameter tubes as opposed to steel. Much as I like the ride of a good steel bike, a cargo bike is a great opportunity to allow aluminium to shine, especially when a manufacturer can really engineer the shapes and diameters of tubing. A lot of cargo bikes are begging for some extra rigidity. The Bullitt comes in 13 versions, with disc brakes and choice of internally geared rear hubs or derailleurs. The lightest version weighs 48lbs.
Kym & Alli rode well to win Episode 4, comparing the ride to a fixed-gear, and did their share of annoying the locals on the path.
We did our share of that too, this one time in Amsterdam… Great to see cyclists doing well – it seems every season Phil adds more bikes into the mix, and now cyclists are winning.
Get to know Kym more in this interview from Well+Good. I was confused at first as to what competitive street cycling is from the intro to the season. That’s racing fixed gears, Phil replied and Kym is a SoulCycle instructor while Alli is a personal trainer.