The stunning Short John cargo bike loads up to 40 kgs on the stable front carrier with wood base and remains in balance for loading and offloading while parked, due to the sturdy double kick stand.
Short John’s front rack has a low center of gravity due to the small 20″ front wheel and remains stationary when steering. This enables you to ride easily and safely with large loads.
The Short John work bicycle is also knows as the baker’s bike, the butcher’s bike, a deli bike, truck, little John or grocery bike. It is a iconic and heavy duty transport bicycle, that can be equipped with super-cool design functionality and luxurious features and accessories to ensure that you can carry heavy loads and get the job done in style.
The Velorbis Short John delivery bicycle is great for the traditional handyman who uses the bicycle with a front carrier and our wood crate or toolbox. It’s also ideally suited for mobile advertising and displays as the delivery cycle can be tailored to display your company’s colours and logo on its large logo sign or ad plate – a memorable, social and mobile way to promote your brand in situations where a really heavy-duty bicycle is required.
Enclosing the gears inside the hub protects you and your bicycle from all types of weather, hence they involve much lower maintenance than the derailleur systems found on most bikes. Another advantage of internal gears is that they are very simple on the outside and come with a chain guard. This is a much cleaner option allowing you to ride in any clothing you choose rather than having to wear specialist cycle gear. Drum brakes in front wheel prevent that brakes must be adjusted regularly. Puncture protection in all tires allows you to roll easily and prevents unpleasant punctures.
Velorbis – Designed in Copenhagen, Denmark and manufactured in our factory in Germany.
Gents – 55 cm (wheels 20″/24″)
Ladies – 50 cm (wheels 20″/24″)
Available in 203 colour combinaitons
Steel, Uni Crown
Alloy Silver 1″
Cartridge Sealed Bearings (BSA)
Alloy Rim, Double Wall
Alloy Rim, Double Wall
STURMEY ARCHER X-FD (Drumbrake)
Available with Shimano Nexus Single Speed, 3 Speed or 7 speed
Front 2mm Stainless, Rear 2,34 mm Stainless
Schwalbe Big Ben Reflex 55×406, Big Ben Reflex 55 cm
Available colours: Black
High rise handlebar Stainless
CAT Silver/Stainless 60×300 mm
Optional rubber or leather grips in various colours
80mm DING DONG
Sturmey Archer Drumbrake FD
Pedal brake (coaster brake)
Galvanized steel with mud flap holes
Velorbis leather in 3 optional colours
KMC Z510XRB, rust protected
Axa Solid, black
Wittkop Big Gel Seat or Brooks B67s in optional colours
Optional – Galvanized steel tube carrier with side holder for bags
Sturmey Archer hubdynamo, LED Chrome front lamp w/ parklight, Pixeo LED rear lamp w/ Parklight