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Republic Bike Launches Mini-Cargo Bikes

By Lauren Barth |

Republic Bike Launches Mini-Cargo Bikes

Republic Bike, a custom bicycle manufacturer known for everything between its Google campus bikes to the Urban Outfitters bike shop, is now launching a new, limited edition bike made for kids that browse Design Milk and flip through Wallpaper on potty.


Inspired by classic, three-wheeled cargo bikes, the highlight of the design is the front wooden crate, perfect for hauling beginner typography books, Pantone/Crayola conversion charts, or even little puppy Gehry (little sister definitely not recommended). Traditionally used for transporting more prosaic loads, the adult version of this inverted tricycle of sorts is commonly seen throughout the streets of cycle happy Europe toting everything from baguettes to kinderen.  Republic Bike shrink-rayed this design to offer precocious American children a chic, yet practical starter bicycle alternative.

The limited edition kids bikes can be customized in Republic’s “Custom Bike Shop” on, providing the opportunity to personalize a ride that reflects each kid’s style. For the most fastidious of budding designers, the bicycle’s wooden front cargo box can even be engraved with a custom design or name.

Creativity is always encouraged by the custom folks at Republic – regardless of age. The bikes are designed as imagination machines to weave the practicality and joy of cycling into family adventure and play.

Whether he’s a tike just learning to ride a bike or she’s a 6-year-old mobile lemonade stand maven, the Republic kids cargo bike is a practical addition to your child’s collection of cardboard-mini-mid-century furniture. Republic’s pint-sized take on a classic design is sure to turn heads of every kid and parent at playgrounds from Park Slope to South Beach.

The new limited edition kids bikes are available for purchase on for an introductory price of $349.

You can find more great gift ideas in our Holiday Shopping Guide.

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