Elian's patented steering hub
Widely regarded as a less ʻjumpyʼ more ﬂuid way of steering a motorbike in comparison with a traditional fork set up, it greatly reduced ʻﬂexʼ when braking. Elian concluded this was literally the way forward for the cargo bike, lowering its centre of gravity and reducing weight, especially when combined with the steel ʻspace frameʼ.
Like all great innovations, it took time and trial and error to perfect. Elian tried several versions, different cables, aiming to create a long wheel bike that rode better than a conventional version. Finally, the steering hub was engineered around a mechanical rake providing the brilliantly balanced, perfectly controlled ride Elian and his clients were looking for. Which is why the completed cargo bikes can be seen whistling along the streets and avenues of Europe, not just hanging in a gallery.