Bringley is a new compact cargo bike designed for modern urban living, especially for people living in apartments.
The original design was born out of my own personal frustration at wanting/needing a cargo bike, but having no secure outdoor space in which to store one. Bringley therefore has been designed to fit into a normal domestic elevator standing on one wheel, and to be easy to store on the side of a hallway. I've achieved this through tucking both ends of the bike around 20" disc brake wheels, the rear being laced to an Alfine 8 speed hub, as well as systematically working to keep the overall frame length down.
Lawrence Brand - Designer, Builder
The frames and forks are manufactured on a custom order basis in Porterlight's London UK, workshop, allowing for further customization of each bike to meet the exact user's needs. To begin this process, customers visit an online configurator on the Porterlight website, where users can visually specify the components, and colors of the bike, as well as the type of deck you need for their bike. Initial options are double BoBike child seats (chosen for their ultra safe construction and head guards), an aluminum trunk, plastic crate, and geometric patterned birch plywood flat deck.
After building my first prototype last year, I took the bike on a three month 5,000km test ride from the west coast of the Black Sea in Romania, to the China's western border in Kazakhstan. Fully laden with my camping and touring gear, the bike performed perfectly over mountains, through deserts, and on increasingly unpaved roads. I incorporated a lot of lessons learned on that trip into the new design, and am now really excited to be able to show off this new design.
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