active travel, net-zero & last mile

e-bikes & cargo bikes

Olsen HQ has been developing an e-Cargo bike in collaboration with Pedal-me for two years. The project involved extensive brainstorming and research to assess the pros and cons of various designs. Longtails have become popular among families, while front-loader designs attract the interest of tradespeople and couriers.

We are calling this CargoN e-Velo and we have designed this as a practical alternative to Vans or SUVs. With an emphasis on electric motor assistance, cargo bikes can replace traditional vehicles for transporting goods or passengers. The CargoN e-Velo combines the benefits of e-motors with a lower, stable design for safe and efficient transport. This approach offers a sustainable and versatile solution for urban mobility and cargo needs.

intradrive gd8 motor

IntraDrive supply a complete drivetrain system that is fully integrated into the CargoN e-Velo bike frame. This includes our combined motor and 8 speed gearbox unit, external battery (sometimes in a frame bag), display and electronic shifter buttons. IntraDrive are at the cutting edge mid-motor ebike and drivetrain systems but with reliability, robustness, repairability and sustainability at their core.

made in the UK

Both CargoN e-Velo bikes and IntraDrive motors are made in the UK. Manufacturing
in the UK means that CargoN e-Velo can react to the customer requirement
quickly, manufacturing custom products like Cargo Vending and promotional event
E-Cargo Bikes.

CargoN e-Velo Ltd will be launching at Bespoked UK in June.

Rock n Rollout Dropouts

The RocknRollout Dropout is at the heart of the OLSEN frame design. We have focused our design around the rear derailleur dropout, but taken it further. Most bicycle frames have replaceable dropouts, but they do not allow for anything other than a derailleur. This idea came from the fact that UK riders often have a winter bike, which is often single-speed.

Hope Components

We specify Hope components on our Pinion bikes. The Pro 5 wheels make a huge improvement, offering the right balance between speed of pick-up, load capacity, durability and drag. Hope have increased the points of engagement (from 44 to 108) using an offset 6 pawl freehub design, where 3 pawls are engaged at any time. This means that the Pinion gearbox does not have as much lag between each gear. Pro5 hubs make the perfect Pinion partner in any colour.

While many e-Bikes are used for leisure cycling, the greatest benefit lies with e-Cargo bikes. E-Cargo Bikes are more versatile and can replace cars for transporting goods or passengers, significantly reducing emissions, traffic congestion and anti-social behaviour. E-Cargo bikes offer a practical, sustainable alternative for urban deliveries and personal transport, supporting a shift toward active travel and a reduction in overall transportation-related carbon footprints.

Low-maintenance cargo bikes with minimal drivetrain cleaning are advantageous for fleet bike schemes due to lower operational expenses. A straight chain line reduces chain wear, extending chain life. There is also the option for a silent belt drive, which is lightweight and clean, eliminating the need for lubrication or degreasing. CargoN with IntraDrives e-Motor allow for changing gears while stationary and shifting multiple gears at once, providing even steps between gears for predictable gear changes.

26inch e-cargo bike

CARGON 26inch e-Cargo SUV

  • Refundable Deposit: £1999
  • Price EX-VAT: £7499
  • RRP Price with VAT: £8999

    T45 Steel
  • Price EX-VAT £6249
  • RRP Price with VAT £7499

    26inch (old MTB format) wheels:  more details to come...
    This is the SUV of cargo bikes.  Using 26-inch mountain bike (MTB) wheels on a hub steering cargo bike offers several benefits. The larger wheels provide better performance on various terrains, offering a smoother ride and higher load capacity. They also improve comfort and increase ground clearance for navigating obstacles. Additionally, 26-inch wheels provide enhanced rolling efficiency, making the bike more effective for long-distance riding. This combination enhances the cargo bike's stability and versatility for transporting goods, making it ideal for families wanting a sports utility vehicle in the weekend and a solid multi purpose work horse during the week.

600mm Titanium or 1000mm Steel

20inch e-Cargo Bike

CARGON 20inch e-Cargo Bike

Titanium

  • Refundable Deposit: £1999
  • Price EX-VAT: £7499
  • RRP Price with VAT: £8999

    T45 Steel
  • Price EX-VAT £6249
  • RRP Price with VAT £7499

    20inch (BMX format) wheels: more details to come...
    For around the city 20-inch wheels on cargo bikes offers several benefits, including improved manoeuvrability for navigating tight spaces and a lower centre of gravity for better stability and handling when carrying heavy loads. BMX wheels are designed for high-impact use, making them strong and durable for cargo transport. The smaller wheel size also reduces the bike's overall weight, making it easier to handle and transport. The lower profile facilitates easier loading and unloading of cargo and provides a smoother ride on different terrains. 20inch (406) wheels are cost-effective and widely available, making them a practical choice for cargo bikes.

longer & electric

swan longtail

Swan e-Bike longtail

Titanium

  • Refundable Deposit: £1999
  • Price EX-VAT: £6699
  • RRP Price with VAT: £7999

T45 Steel

  • Price EX-VAT £4999
  • RRP Price with VAT $5999

    The Swan has gone Long and Electric. The Swan is our most popular frame, as it is extremely versatile due to its 2 wheel format. The larger 27.5+ wheels provide better performance on various terrains, offering a smoother ride and higher load capacity. They also improve comfort and increase ground clearance for navigating obstacles. With 29er wheels the Swan has enhanced rolling efficiency, making the bike more effective for long-distance riding. This combination enhances the Swan's versatility for transporting goods, making it ideal for families wanting a sports utility vehicle in the weekend and a solid multi purpose work horse during the week.

e-biking without a deraileur

electric swan

The electric swan

  • Refundable Deposit: £1999
  • Price EX-VAT: £6499
  • RRP Price with VAT: £7799

    The Swan has gone Electric. The Swan is our most popular frame, as it is extremely versatile due to its 2 wheel format.  The larger 27.5+ wheels provide better performance on various terrains, offering a smoother ride and higher load capacity. They also improve comfort and increase ground clearance for navigating obstacles. With 29er wheels the Swan has enhanced rolling efficiency, making the bike more effective for long-distance riding. However, if you are interested in a sports utility vehicle for the weekend, why not have a look at out Long Tail or Front Loaders.