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 Our Kickstarter pre-sale campaign wrapped up on July 26, 2017. 

In anticipation of the November 2017 launch of the CERO One, we will open pre-orders through Indiegogo soon.

Click the picture below or the "Pre-Sale Update" banner above to stay tuned for updates on the pre-sale!

 

 

  Meet your new S.U.V. (Super Utility Vehicle!)

You've been looking forward to moving around on a bike more (while using your car less), but are worried about how to carry your stuff...

That's where the CERO One electric cargo bike comes in!

 With modular front and rear cargo, Up to 20 MPH of pedal-assisted boost + up to 93 miles of battery range*, plus great components, features, and versatility -  this might be the last bike you'll ever need!

 When hauling stuff around town, you need a cargo system that is strong and versatile.

We designed our racks and baskets from scratch to give you cargo options: 3 sturdy aluminum baskets that mount both in the front and rear racks, for up to 12 possible configurations!

 

 Sky's the limit when it comes to how you can use our modular cargo baskets - here's some ideas:

  

  What about that goofy-looking small wheel in the front? Well, It might just become your favorite bike configuration ever!

A 20" wheel in the front gives you several advantages:

   When you ride a CERO One you will be surprised at how speedy and maneuverable it feels thanks to that 20" wheel!

 

 The CERO One is among the first bikes in North America to use Shimano's newest, sleekly-redesigned, 504Wh high-capacity battery, which boasts up to 93 miles of pedal-assisted range*.

DRIVE MODES AND RANGES

    *Conditions may vary. For more details, visit the Shimano STEPS technical information site HERE.

Other great advantages of the Shimano STEPS System:

 

 

  The classic step-through design makes hoping on-and-off the bike a breeze!

  There are several advantages to the step-through frame:

  • Easy to dismount and rest the bike when stopping at a red light or when reaching your destination. 
  • Ideal for mounting the bike and start riding quickly. 
  • Safer than a straight top tube when dealing with rear cargo.
  • Great for anyone, especially for less-experienced cyclists, women and seniors.

   We curated all the components to complement the bike's performance, cargo, and safety needs. After all, quality, reliable components pay off in the long run!

SHIMANO SEAMLESS INTEGRATION

 All Shimano components are designed to work together seamlessly to provide a smooth ride.

 SAFETY AND SECURITY 

 Safety and Security features are very important in our mission to get more people using cargo bikes, and the CERO One comes integrated several with peace-of-mind features.

  Nighttime Headlight Test:

CARGO IN MIND

 

No more "are we there yet?" with the CERO One!
No more "are we there yet?" with the CERO One!

COMFORTABLE TOUCH POINTS

 

Anything else? Well, now that you ask...

  Speaking of "bells and whistles"... yes, it does come equipped with a bell for that extra safety! (you'll have to provide the whistle).

 

  The CERO One lets you customize the stem and saddle height to fit riders of many heights comfortably, so you can let your family members and friends colleagues borrow it!

Our awesome riders above are 5'1" and 6'4" respectively.
Our awesome riders above are 5'1" and 6'4" respectively.

  Find your comfort zone with up to 100mm of up-down range adjustability - easy to do with a quick-release clamp. 

 

 

 

 

  Making a versatile, compact cargo bike required a long and fascinating collaboration between our engineers, designers, and manufacturing partners. 

Even from early concepts, the focus was making a compact electric cargo bike suited for hauling cargo.
Even from early concepts, the focus was making a compact electric cargo bike suited for hauling cargo.

Our awesome engineer Zach Krapfl explains more about our vision for the CERO One:

 Our Creative Director Ricardo Camargo talks about the design process and influences of the CERO One:

  A behind the scenes peek at our journey: 

 

  We are grateful and excited that you want to support our project. There are several great rewards available:

 

    DetailsHalu Blue and Shio Grey bikes feature detailed city map decals on the inside of the fork, seat stays, and chain stays.

 

ADD-ONS

Take advantage of this great opportunity to add extra baskets or other quality accessories to your bike!

Add the corresponding amounts to your pledge for any of the following additional accessories:

ADDITIONAL BASKETS FOR FRONT OR REAR*

*Add $20 for Shipping
*Add $20 for Shipping

 OTHER GOOD STUFF*

*Add $20 for Yepp Seat Shipping, and $7 for each ABUS Bag and Frame Lock Chain
*Add $20 for Yepp Seat Shipping, and $7 for each ABUS Bag and Frame Lock Chain

  Detailed Information about the add-on accessories:

  • Yepp Maxi Child Seat - Additional Details HERE 
  • ABUS Bag for Chain/Water Bottle  More Details HERE
  • ABUS Chain for Frame Lock - More information HERE


TIMELINE

 

 The CERO One came to fruition through the close collaboration between CERO Bikes, GSD Global, Vapor Studio, plus the tremendous support of many other friends and collaborators.

CERO Bikes

CERO is a Los Angeles-based startup specializing in high-quality electric cargo bikes to provide people and organizations with carbon-free transportation solutions.

GSD Global

GSD is a personal transportation systems engineering company. whose principal engineers, Forrest Yelverton and Zach Krapfl have many decades of combined years in the bicycle industry, and have worked on projects for many major bicycle brands.

Vapor Studio

Vapor Studio is a multi-faceted creative agency that designs premium brands and products based in Encinitas, CA. They focus on the essential relationship between product design and branding.

A wonderful and diverse cast of people made the CERO One a reality:

 Compliance Testing

The CERO One's frame, fork, and rack have been certified in accordance with ISO standards and have passed MTB and Trekking-level compliance for strength and durability.

Shipping, Assembly, Warranty, Service

Shipping Costs
  • $120 for each bike.
  • $20 for each additional basket and for the Yepp Maxi Child Seat.
  • $7 for the T-shirt, or for each ABUS accessory.

Bikes will be shipped via UPS ground to the continental U.S. (Unfortunately not Hawaii nor Alaska now, but hopefully soon!)

Assembly

The bike arrives to your home with 99% shop-quality assembly, test ridden and tuned. 

Of course, we will provide a complete owners and assembly manual, as well as detailed assembly videos to help you out, and are always available to talk and answer your questions.

Limited Warranty*

Our Warranty Policy covers the following:

*Consult the FAQ for complete Warranty details.
*Consult the FAQ for complete Warranty details.

 Service 

Our passionate team will handle your technical questions and concerns over the phone or by email. 

Like any bike, the CERO One requires normal maintenance from a certified professional. We recommend servicing your bike with your local bike mechanic regularly. 

Test Rides

If you are in the Los Angeles area and would like to check out the bike for yourself, come by our office during weekday business hours or contact us if you want to come check it out during the weekend!

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and sign up for our email list to stay tuned on upcoming test ride events near your area!

 

 

 

    IN DEVELOPMENT: the CERO Acee

 CERO Bikes' next collaboration with GSD and Vapor is well underway in the form of a front loading electric cargo bike. Stay tuned for more details soon!

Early concept art for the CERO Acee electric cargo bike.
Early concept art for the CERO Acee electric cargo bike.

 

 Transforming transportation in our cities in ways that reduce our carbon consumption and alleviate traffic will be a multi-pronged effort from people, cities and the help of innovative technologies. 

At CERO, we’re always dreaming big and looking towards the future. With your support on the CERO One project, we can continue to explore different ways to improve transportation in our cities.

Some of the concepts we are working on at CERO Bikes:  

 

 

WHY KICKSTARTER?

There are more e-bike and cargo bikes out there than ever before, and that's a wonderful thing!

With the CERO One, we believe we have a uniquely specialized bike that can help many people and organizations in their daily transportation lives.

We wanted to bring our electric cargo bike to the Kickstarter Community first to give backers an opportunity to be one of the first owners of a CERO One at very special prices.

Your support validates our hard work and pushes us towards the final stretch in launching the CERO One.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to own a bike that could help change your transportation lifestyle!

 

                                                          

 

 

                                           

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We have worked tirelessly on this project since 2014, and though there have been many challenges along the way, today we are proud to bring our bike to the Kickstarter community with the confidence to deliver an outstanding product, and our full support to you, our backers.

Our manufacturing partners are renowned for their work for many major bicycle brands, and we have developed a great working relationship with them. With production underway, we have no doubts about their ability to deliver the CERO One on time, so you can be riding around town in no time.

We thank you for your support, and can’t wait to see you riding your own CERO One!

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    A little personal love for your awesome support, we will send you a thank you postcard with a personalized hand-written note.

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    CERO One Pre-Launch Flash Sale!

    Don't miss this opportunity to get the CERO One for $1000 off the retail price!

    Base model comes with the front Platform.
    OR
    Basket Upgrade:
    +$50 for the front Small Basket + Net
    +$100 for the front Big Basket + Net

    OPTIONAL ADD-ONS:
    + $100 Platform for rear rack
    + $150 Small Basket for rear rack + Net
    + $200 Big Basket for rear rack + Net
    + $175 Yepp Maxi Child Seat
    + $49.95 ABUS Chain for Frame Lock
    + $24.95 ABUS Bag for Chain/Water Bottle
    (Add shipping costs: $20 for each basket or Yepp seat, and $7 for the ABUS Chain or ABUS Bag)

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    Super Extra Early Bird Deal

    Get the CERO One a whopping $600 off the retail price!

    Base model comes with the front Platform.
    OR
    Basket Upgrade:
    +$50 for the front Small Basket + Net
    +$100 for the front Big Basket + Net

    OPTIONAL ADD-ONS:
    + $100 Platform for rear rack
    + $150 Small Basket for rear rack + Net
    + $200 Big Basket for rear rack + Net
    + $175 Yepp Maxi Child Seat
    + $49.95 ABUS Chain for Frame Lock
    + $24.95 ABUS Bag for Chain/Water Bottle
    (Add shipping costs: $20 for each basket or Yepp seat, and $7 for the ABUS Chain or ABUS Bag)

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    Super Early Bird Deal

    Get the CERO One a with a tremendous $500 off the retail price!

    Base model comes with the front Platform.
    OR
    Basket Upgrade:
    +$50 for the front Small Basket + Net
    +$100 for the front Big Basket + Net

    OPTIONAL ADD-ONS:
    + $100 Platform for rear rack
    + $150 Small Basket for rear rack + Net
    + $200 Big Basket for rear rack + Net
    + $175 Yepp Maxi Child Seat
    + $49.95 ABUS Chain for Frame Lock
    + $24.95 ABUS Bag for Chain/Water Bottle
    (Add shipping costs: $20 for each basket or Yepp seat, and $7 for the ABUS Chain or ABUS Bag)

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    Mini Fleet Deal - 2 Bikes

    Get 2 CERO One bikes and save $1,243 off the retail price.

    Base model comes with the front Platform.
    OR
    Basket Upgrade:
    +$50 for the front Small Basket + Net
    +$100 for the front Big Basket + Net

    OPTIONAL ADD-ONS:
    + $100 Platform for rear rack
    + $150 Small Basket for rear rack + Net
    + $200 Big Basket for rear rack + Net
    + $175 Yepp Maxi Child Seat
    + $49.95 ABUS Chain for Frame Lock
    + $24.95 ABUS Bag for Chain/Water Bottle
    (Add shipping costs: $20 for each basket or Yepp seat, and $7 for the ABUS Chain or ABUS Bag)

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    4th of July Super Sale!

    Don't miss this opportunity to get the CERO One for $1000 off the retail price!

    Base model comes with the front Platform.
    OR
    Basket Upgrade:
    +$50 for the front Small Basket + Net
    +$100 for the front Big Basket + Net

    OPTIONAL ADD-ONS:
    + $100 Platform for rear rack
    + $150 Small Basket for rear rack + Net
    + $200 Big Basket for rear rack + Net
    + $175 Yepp Maxi Child Seat
    + $49.95 ABUS Chain for Frame Lock
    + $24.95 ABUS Bag for Chain/Water Bottle
    (Add shipping costs: $20 for each basket or Yepp seat, and $7 for the ABUS Chain or ABUS Bag)

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