Metrofiets of Portland, Oregon, recently introduced their bakfiets cargo bike at the Oregon Manifest bike show in Portland. Metrofiets is the first builder to produce Dutch-style bakfiets here in the U.S.

From the Metrofiets website:

Metrofiets – Handmade in Portland, Oregon

What do we do? We build bikes that last. You and your grandkids will thank their lucky stars.

To be more precise, Metrofiets crafts handmade cargo bikes (box bikes). Yes, our bikes look great, will last forever and ride like a dream – but that’s not the only reason we slave over every design detail.

Not even close.

All of the materials that go into making your Metrofiets frame, fork and box are sourced and made in the USA.

Box bikes are vehicles for social and economic transformation, they offer a new vantage point for viewing life and your neighborhood – as you glide along in style.

The frame, fork, and cargo box start at $2700, with complete builds at around $3200. Many options are available so the final price will vary depending upon your individual preferences.

Metrofiets Website
Flickr Photos (Bike Portland)

[via Bike Portland]

6 Responses to “Metrofiets”

  • RJ says:

    Wow. Beautiful, useful, fun, locally made AND sourced. How could it be any better??

  • Roland Smith says:

    As the saying goes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. :-) The fork details are nice. But unfortunately they have one of those horrible flash-only websites, and they want you to disable pop-up blockers. No way. :-(

  • brad says:

    I agree about the website — I gave up trying to browse through it after a couple of minutes. It’s one of those unfortunate sites where form takes precedence over function — which doesn’t seem to be true with their bikes, thank goodness.

  • jim says:

    I decided to patiently wait for the Flash to load, just the once… and it never did. All I got was “100 Loading Content”.

  • Alan says:

    Yeah, they need to lose the Flash site. There’s nothing wrong with a little Flash content here and there, but it’s a very bad idea to build your entire site in Flash. Nice looking bakfiets though.. :-)

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