Twenty seconds to set up and a 180kg pallet is ready to be towed by bike.
Made by FlexiModal, a company based in Rennes, the trailer can increase scope and speed of micro-delivery hubs:
- Even the larger cargobikes are not able to transport pallets at present. If BicyLift is available at a micro-consolidation hub, a wider range of deliveries can be serviced;
- The easy attachment procedure means that modal shift (lorry-to-bike) can be executed very quickly. (Even quicker if the fixed fork that goes through the pallet is pre-fitted)
- The trailer is in tune with the trend of containerisation of urban deliveries, allowing different vehicles to be used from A to B with the most suitable for each circumstance, and minimising time loss and mishandling.
Here you can see the frame clicking in:
From their website:
Euro pallets, which measure 120x80cm, are lifted by a fixed fork that is slid under the pallet. Leaf springs also support the central beam of the pallet to hold it in position during transport.
The geometry of the chassis allows the use of wheel hubs with a transversal axis (from 7005 CNC ∅ 15mm aluminium) providing strength to the 20″ wheels that are specially assembled with top quality components that are made in France(Mach1® rims and spokes, Aivee® wheel hubs).
The BicyLift trailer has an adjustable drawbar that includes all controls required for its use. The drawbar’s 3 different angles mean that it can be used at a suitable height for transporting the trailer by hand, for transport by bike or even in its lowest horizontal position for resting. To make the most of this flexibility, the harness system allows the trailer to be attached/released with a single movement, using a single hand.
The BicyLift has a unique braking system. With an inertia control system integrated in the connection, the trailer’s brakes are activated proportionally to the braking of the bike. In addition, a brake handle located on the trailer drawbar can be used to slow it down when moving it by hand. Once again there is attention to detail in its quality, with double-piston TRP Spyre® mechanical disk brakes.