The CHIKE is available in one size and fits riders between 1.60 m and 2.00 m. The CHIKE is easily adjusted to the rider’s height by adjusting the saddle height. The CHIKE can then be adjusted to your exact requirements at a retailer. You can find your nearest dealer via the dealer search.
Where is my CHIKE built?Manuel2022-04-28T13:03:45+02:00
The aluminium frame is welded according to our design and specifications in Taiwan, one of the leading countries in bicycle frame construction. The cabin and the transport platform/box are manufactured by our partners in Germany. Powder coating, wheel spoking and assembly are also carried out entirely in Germany.
What are the advantages of a tricycle with tilting technology?Manuel2022-04-28T13:08:53+02:00
With the tilting front wheels, the CHIKE enables tight cornering and a riding experience similar to that of a normal bicycle. Due to the elastomer suspension, it offers a lot of riding comfort for passengers and riders.
Numerous tests have proven how good it is to ride. But nothing beats your own detailed test ride at your nearest CHIKE dealer.
Can the CHIKE also be ridden with the tilt mechanism locked?Manuel2022-04-28T13:10:40+02:00
No! The tilt lock is only intended for parking and loading/unloading the CHIKE. At the same time, it makes a separate kickstand superfluous. Please always remember to release the lock before riding off!
How long does it take to convert a CHIKE e-kids to an e-cargo or vice versa?Manuel2022-04-28T13:16:32+02:00
We recommend that you have the first check done by your dealer after about 200 kilometres. After that, the bike should be inspected every 1000 kilometres or once a year. It’s best to make an appointment early! Especially in spring when bicycle repair shops get very busy!
How far can I ride with the CHIKE on a full battery?Manuel2022-06-06T17:37:47+02:00
How many kilometres a fully charged battery will last on the CHIKE depends on many factors. For a cargo bike like the CHIKE, mainly on the load and the assistance level.
External factors also play a role, such as the surface, the terrain, the gradients, the wind conditions and even the outside temperature (the colder, the lower). And of course, your own riding style also has an influence on the range. In short: the more consistent the riding style, the higher the mileage.
As a rough guideline, one battery charge is sufficient for about 80 kilometres at a low support level, about 60 kilometres at a normal support level and about 40 kilometres at a high support level.
Can I ride the CHIKE with an empty battery?Manuel2022-04-28T13:39:21+02:00
We deliver your CHIKE with a charger. This can easily be plugged into a household socket (110/220 V). You can read the battery charge level on the Shimano display on the handlebars or directly on the battery. Charging can be done directly on the CHIKE through a charging socket on the battery holder or after removing the batteries. Please also observe the manufacturer’s instructions.
Does an e-bike battery need special care?Manuel2022-04-28T13:42:20+02:00
The service life of a rechargeable battery can be extended with the correct handling: Read the operating instructions carefully. For instance, it specifies the temperatures at which a battery should be charged. Only charge in dry conditions and only with the original charging cable, for example. If you do not want to use your CHIKE for a longer period of time, it is best to store the battery at about 60 percent of its capacity and at a temperature range of 10 to 15 degrees Celsius. Please also observe the manufacturer’s instructions.
Where can I find information on the torques with which I may tighten the screws on my CHIKE?Manuel2022-04-28T13:43:41+02:00
It is not easy to say up to what size/age children can ride comfortably in the CHIKE e-kids. The decisive factor is usually the seat height. In the cabin of the e-kids, this is about 65 centimetres from the seat to the hood.
In our experience, children up to the age of 7 can ride along well. Without the hood, there is also room for older children in the CHIKE.
From what age can I transport my children in the CHIKE?Manuel2022-04-28T13:59:15+02:00
Yes, the three upholstery colours of grey, fire red and melon yellow can be freely combined with the current frame colours melon yellow, pigeon blue and black. If you fancy a new colour, you can buy the upholstery separately from your dealer.
What is the best way to secure things on the transport platform?Manuel2022-04-28T14:09:36+02:00
Although the CHIKE is very compact, it still has a large loading capacity.
The transport platform has a length of 94 cm and a width of 72 cm. With the surround, a 35 cm high transport box with internal dimensions of 90 cm x 68 cm is created. The transport box offers space for four 40 x 30 cm Euro boxes (the equivalent of a beer crate, for example) on one level. The volume up to the top edge of the box is approx. 210 litres. However, since the height of the load is not limited by the upper edge, but at most by the handlebar, this results in a load volume of at least 300 litres.
Is the transport platform/box designed for the transport of standard Euro boxes?Manuel2022-04-28T14:21:46+02:00
The transport platform and the side panels are made of film coated plywood with a non-slip surface. This is a stable, multi-layered wooden panel that is additionally sealed at the edges for optimum protection against the weather.
Is the platform/side panels also available in a different colour?Manuel2022-04-28T14:24:25+02:00
The four side panels can be attached in just a few steps and can also be removed again and stored in a space-saving manner. This way, you can adapt your e-cargo to the respective purpose in no time at all before each ride.
Can I also transport items on the CHIKE that protrude beyond the platform?Manuel2022-04-28T14:30:20+02:00
That is possible. The load should then be secured particularly well. You must ensure that parts that protrude to the rear do not interfere with riding. If parts protrude to the front, you should adjust your riding behaviour to the larger dimensions of your vehicle.
Operating Instructions Shimano Steps
Operating Instructions 2017-2019
Operating Instructions MaxiCosi Adapter
Mounting Instructions Euroboxes
Specsheet chike e-kids
Specsheet chike e-cargo
At the following events you can test ride the CHIKE.