Which cargo bike is best for carrying cargo?

Posted on September 19 2017

Omnium vs Bullitt

The main points of consideration between these two great cargo-carrying bikes are the kinds of loads you'd be carrying, the weight, and what the kind of agility you require from the bike.

The Bullitt has a greater overall carrying capacity of 180kg (including the rider). It's a heavier and bulkier bicycle than the Omnium. The long front box means a long wheel base, which may take some getting used to. The front box is low to the ground making it extremely stable in carrying heavier loads. The Bullitt is one-size-fits-most.

The Bullitt has a wide range of cargo-carrying accessories available (sidepanel kit, canopy, seat, alubox) - whereas generally you will just be strapping your cargo down to the Omnium cargo platform.

The Omnium range includes the Cargo, Mini-Max, and Mini. The carrying capacities are 175kg for the Cargo, 150kg for the Mini-Max, and 125kg for the Mini. The frames are steel but lighter than the Bullitts. The lighter frame and geometry makes it easier to pack into a box and travel with. Within each model the sizes range from small to extra large (with the exception of the Mini-Max which goes from small to large). The wheel base is shorter than that of the Bullitt making for more nimble and agile city riding. 

Both bikes have room to electrify - the Bullitt comes in a STePS variety, whereas we recommend the Lekkie kit for electrifying the Omnium.

So which cargo bike is right for you? If you're not sure, come into the shop and ask us - you're welcome to take these bikes (and more) for a test ride.

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