the portal bike is designed to carry up to 140 kg of cargo, plus its driver

the portal bike is designed to carry up to 140 kg of cargo, plus its driver

drawing on the nepalese tradition of using bicycles to carry all kinds of goods, portal cargo bikes are designed to withstand up to 140 kg of load, plus the driver. designed and built in nepal, the bikes are aimed at improving locals’ lives by shortening their commute, allowing them to grow their businesses and help them save time.

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portal bikes come with a seven-speed gear set that allows drivers to navigate through both flat and steep climbs, while their modular design offers a wide choice of bags, racks and running boards. the bikes come in two sizes: the large ‘long-tail’ which can handle even the biggest of loads, from gas cylinders to extra passengers, and the slightly shorter ‘mid-tail’, which is ‘the perfect solution for those who want a fast and simple way to get their work done.’ equipped with a front disc brake and a heavy duty kick stand that ensures it will support a heavy load even after its parked, the bike offers a safe and easy solution for locals to easily handle their business and everyday needs.

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