Posted on December 22, 2015 at 10:05 pm
As Copenhageners, Larry and Harry have always cycled as much as they could. Not just because it was green, cool or cheap, but because it was – is – the fastest, most convenient way to get around town. Harry had a contract business (building, not Goodfellas) for 20 years where he used a 60-year-old Danish Long John cargo bike to get from job to job. Larry was busy working for another Danish manufacturer, making the best cargo trike in the world. The problem was Harry’s vintage Long John was still faster, lighter and more manoeuvrable. That’s when Larry and Harry decided to build the perfect cargo bike.
Larry and Harry based the Bullitt design principles on the classic Danish Long John. It had to be strong, fast and reliable. But the Bullitt had to be much more than just functional: it had to be sexy.
Larry and Harry’s master plan was to build a bike that could replace much of the functions of a car in the city, but would also be a desirable object. This was a tough challenge because, let’s face it, cars are brilliant.
Larry and Harry love cars, especially late 60’s and early 70’s American muscle cars. The problem, of course, is fuel prices and emissions. The Bullitt is the environmentally friendly solution to getting around quickly, cheaply, and stylishly. From trucking down to the beach with a case of beer and a ghetto blaster to carrying out demanding commercial transport, the Bullitt will get you from A to B faster than a speeding… er… bullet. And you’ll look good doing it.
Designed and manufactured in France by DOUZE Cycles, this manufacturer is producing amazing models for families and businesses alike. Their range has two main features that make their cargo bikes quite special: cable steering and quick release system.
All Douze models use cable steering as apposed to traditional steering rod design. The advantages compared to standard cargo-bike steering systems (rod and ball ends) are undeniable: Exceptional manoeuvrability! A front wheel capable of turning 75° to the right or to the left will allow you to easily manoeuvre your DOUZE and make U-turns in tight places. Our steering cable allows deep and sharp turns without the danger of the rider toppling over. The ad-hoc sheathed cable that we have designed is capable of working under extreme weather conditions.
Their innovative quick-release system allows you to separate the front from the rear frame in less than 5 minutes. You can transport your DOUZE in the trunk of your car or on a bike rack behind it. Separated into two parts, your DOUZE is easier to store when not used on a daily basis. For different needs, you can change the frame! The 400 for instance could easily be replaced with the longer 800 frame in a couple of minutes.