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WorkCycles Fr8 cross-frame
From: £1,399.00

Key features

The perfect cargo bike for daily life The WorkCycles Fr8 (pr. ‘Freight’) is a modular, heavy-duty transport bike, designed and built by the WorkCycles team in Amsterdam. As a cargo bike, the cross-frame version of the Fr8 is truly outstanding; designed from the tyres up to deal reliably with the demands of every day, year round use. Thoughtful features like the frame’s Adaptive Seat Tube mean that the same bike can be easily adjusted to fit riders from 175cm right up to 210cm. This is ideal when sharing between riders of different heights, as it is a truly universal frame geometry. The cross-frame version of the Fr8 is exceptionally good at handling weighty cargo, and it has a load capacity of 250kg. If you are considering this bike for business purposes then we would recommend the WorkCycles Massive Rack for the front in order give you the greatest cargo capacity. If you are considering the Fr8 cross-frame as a city bike, we'd recommend the lighter and narrower city front carrier.


  • Frame mounted front rack can cope with exceptionally heavy loads
  • Wide bi-pod kickstand means the bike is always stable when loading and unloading
  • Low and central centre of mass results in excellent handling
  • Upright riding position for comfort and control
  • Highest-quality components used throughout
  • Unparalleled build-quality, genius design, and legendary reliability

Our take on the WorkCycles Fr8 cross-frame

Suitable for tall riders

  • The Cross-Frame version of the WorkCycles Fr8 is designed specifically for taller riders, and is best suited to those between 175-210cm in height. Thanks to the patented Adaptive Seat Tube, the same bike can be quickly adjusted to fit other riders without compromising the Fr8’s excellent ergonomics. If you are tall enough, and not adverse to the raised step-over height, the Cross-Frame Fr8 is a reliable and rock solid bike that is as easy-riding as it is good-looking.


  • As a cargo bike, the Fr8 is famous for its industrial-strength and its ability to withstand the roughest treatment. From the rust protected 4130 chromoly frame to the specially made wheels and fat tyres, this bike is about as bomb-proof as it gets. In our experience, there really is no bike even close to as tough as the Fr8.

Cargo beast

  • For delivery purposes, we would specify the Fr8 with the aptly named ‘Massive Rack’ front carrier. This rack is purpose built to accommodate 60 x 40cm Euronorm crates, and can carry loads of up to 100kgs. Even under load, the cross-frame Fr8  still rolls remarkably smoothly. For advertising and branding purposes, custom colours and signboards are among the myriad options that are available to suit your needs.

But what if I want to carry even MORE?

  • Equipping the WorkCycles Fr8 cargo bike with a long rear rack means that it can accommodate even more cargo. The Fr8 has a total load capacity of 250kg, so you don’t exactly have to worry about overloading it! Comfortably carrying such enormous loads is a pretty incredible feat for a bike with the same overall length as your average hybrid, road bike, or mountain bike, and this should give you an idea of why we venerate the Fr8 cargo bike so much at Flying Dutchman.

Ingenious design touches

  • One particularly nifty WorkCycles feature is the ingenious ‘Escape Hatch’, which make it easy to replace things like the rear tyre, inner tube, or rollerbrake without opening the chaincase or having to adjusting any of the Fr8’s more fiddly parts. Moreover, the enclosed gears, brakes, and drivetrain keep all of the bike’s more sensitive components totally protected from the weather, meaning that you can more or less forget about maintenance and just enjoy years of reliable service.

All in all…

  • Short of going the whole hog and getting a bakfiets type cargo bike, the WorkCycles Fr8 cross-frame is pretty much as good as it gets, especially if storing a bigger bike would be a problem. From the rust protected 4130 chromoly frame, to the specially made wheels and super fat tyres, this bike is certifiably bomb-proof. In our experience, there really is nothing even close to as tough as the WorkCycles Fr8 cargo bike, and nothing that handles heavy loads quite so confidently.

The Fr8 is one of our most versatile bikes, and more information about the its many distinctive features and applications can be found on the WorkCycles blog.


Why should I choose Flying Dutchman?

Complimentary service

All of our bikes come with a free first service
to ensure that you and your new bike get off
to a great start! 

Expert service

Our mechanics are experienced and highly-trained professionals.
We work only on the bikes that we sell, ensuring that
we know our products both inside and out.

Help to buy


Frame size
comfortable for riders 175cm-210cm
Chromoly Steel
Schwalbe Big Ben or Big Ben Plus
Shimano coaster brake or IM80 rollerbrakes
Busch & Muller dynamo
Cream, Brown, or Black
Frame Colours
Custom colours available from the RAL range
Seasonal Colours
Please enquire
Massive Rack