The Nihola Dog cargo bike was developed specifically for your pet. With an aluminium front door your dog can easily enter the cabin without needing to be picked up. Now take your best friend everywhere. A low centre of gravity makes the Nihola feel very stable. Equipped with complex ‘Ackermann’ steering which provides an easy and intuitive ride. Available with Shimano Nexus 8 speed with freewheel and V brakes.
The reasons why no one thought of making a cargo bike for a dog before is beyond us, but finally Nihola have provided us with that very thing. Share the joy of cycling with your furry friend in the Nihola ‘Dog’. Its front door provides easy entry for your dog and the low centre of gravity, ‘Ackermann’ steering and your choice of gear and brake combination creates an intuitve and stable ride for everyone.
Black double strength aluminium wheel rims, Magura parking brake, screws and fittings in stainless steel, integrated fittings for lifts and car seats, Danish hand-build frame with extra horizontal strengthening steel bars in the transport box, box bottom and saddle post in aluminium, 8 choices of box colours in excellent quality, strong black powdercoated frame, service free steering with hydraulic damper.
In 1998, mechanical engineer Niels Holme Larsen attended a bike exhibition in the heart of Copenhagen. The following day, a critic from the Danish newspaper Politiken concluded that bicycles would only be able to compete against cars when they could transport two children and groceries at the same time. After having read the review Niels decided to build such a bicycle, which resulted in the now well-known nihola bikes.
Today, 15 years after, nihola develops, produces, sells and provides service on proprietary tricycles for families, Rehab/handicap-, institutional- and commercial use.
The goal and vision of nihola was then to become the market leader and innovator on the Danish market. With more than 10.000 nihola bikes in Copenhagen alone this goal has been fulfilled. The goal and vision is now to stay competitive on the Danish market while obtaining higher market shares in Europe and North America – we currently have dealers in 15 European countries, Canada and the U.S.
In 2008, a German nihola subsidiary was started in Berlin (nihola GmbH) and in 2009, cooperation with French investors regarding a French nihola production began (nihola.fr). Due to two new acquired production facilities West of Copenhagen, it was decided to move the German production back to Denmark as of January 1. 2011. This means that all nihola bikes are hand-built in Denmark, with the exception of nihola bikes for the French and Spanish market.
nihola has eight products, which can be categorized into the aforementioned four product groups.
nihola Family, nihola Dog, nihola Rehab, nihola Low, nihola Flex, nihola BIG, the Posterbike, bikes for the Danish Post and the nihola 4.0, which was introduced in June 2013.
The first three bicycles are based on the nihola Family and are therefore variants of it. nihola Low is specially designed for easy and stable solo riding, while the nihola Flex is a specially designed model for wheelchair users. nihola BIG is the largest model and is primarily used by institutions, as it can transport up to six belted children and the Posterbike is specially designed for advertising and commercial use. The bike for the Danish Post is a furtherdevelopment of the nihola Flex. The nihola 4.0 is especially useful for a bit larger families and institutions.