I got word that the Metrofiets shop was laden with cargo bike orders and busily turning out their mighty, speedy steeds, so I pedaled over to their NE Portland hideout to take a peek on a sunny springtime day. The doors were wide open and owners Jamie (the maker) and Phil (the details) were taking calls (Phil) coordinating orders (both) and expertly welding the finest parts (Jamie).
Metrofiets can carry up to 400 pounds of cargo yet they’re expertly designed to be nimble, responsive and easy to ride. They offer an electric assist option for when you need that little extra push to get all 400 pounds up the hill.
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