Riese and Müller Packster 40

Riese and Müller Packster 40

from 6,219.00

A compact electric front loader designed for carrying one kid or lots of stuff.

The low step-over height Packster by German brand Riese & Müller offers front suspension, cool cargo accessories, and the ability to carry a bigger kid.

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  • The shortest front loader cargo bike on the market. If you're looking for cargo capacity, but you want to see your load at all times, the Packster 40 might just be right for you. Just over 7' long, and suitable for carrying one small to medium sized kiddo.

  • Shorter length and lighter weight lends to a nimble and fun ride feel. At just over 65 lbs in weight the Packster 40 rides more like a conventional bike than any front loader on the market. Steering is nimble and responsive. Electric assist makes this a capable climber.

  • Individually assembled in Germany to your specifications. Riese & Müller's unique business model is part mass-production, part bespoke assembly. You can specify motor system, drivetrain, cargo options, color and much more on any Riese & Muller bike.

  • Front suspension & seat post suspension, standard. Riese & Müller cares about comfort - that's why they include front suspension to cushion the ride for rider and passenger alike, but also seatpost suspension for the rider's benefit.

  • Low step frame. Different from the popular front loader from Copenhagen - the Bullitt - the Packster employs a lower step frame to make it easy to get on and off, even when loaded.

  • Available with Bosch CX Drive or Performance Speed. Amp up your climbing ability and acceleration with the Bosch CX Drive motor, or top out at 28 mph with the Bosch Performance Speed.

  • Double your range with optional dual battery from Bosch. If you're looking to go further, select the dual-battery option when setting up your Load.

  • 6-8 week delivery time. Assembly and shipping from Germany can take about this long.



The Packster 40 is based on one of our most popular bikes: the Packster 60/80.  The main difference is the overall size of the cargo bay and the resultant size and weight of the bike.  If you're limited to needing to carry one kid, you can rock the Packster 40.  Two kids will require the longer Packster 60/80.

Beyond that, the Packster family shares many desirable traits - like a super adjustable step-through frame design, a wildly rigid frame that isn't overly heavy, an optional rear rack to boost your carrying capacity (which becomes even more useful on the Packster 40), and an optional dual battery upgrade to double your effective range.

Get either a Shimano derailleur drivetrain or the Enviolo continuously variable internally geared hub for intuitive, smooth shifting.  Motor options from Bosch include a hi-torque CX Drive or the high speed (28 mph) Performance Speed motor. 

But there's so much more to the Packster 40.  Take, for instance, the kickstand that comes standard. A cargo bike is only as good as it's kickstand - and the Packster stands alone.  The dual-legged kickstand is wide, easy to deploy and renders the bike incredibly stable. As well, the bike comes with fenders and lights standard.. Riese & Müller pairs the included rear wheel lock key with the Bosch battery key so you can keep your keychain uncluttered. What's not to love? 


Riese & Müller warranties their frame against breakage for 10 years (5 years for ebikes). Warranty requires registration within 4 weeks and is non-transferrable..  Individual accessories and components have a 1 year limited warranty. Bosch components carry a 2 year warranty. 


FRAME Aluminum
FORK Suntour XCM32, 20", 70mm
SIZE One size fits all
MOTOR Bosch Performance or CX
TORQUE 60Nm or 75Nm
BATTERY 500 or 1000 Wh
CONSOLE Bosch Intuvia
RANGE 40 or 80 mi
ASSIST MAX 20 mph or 28mph
FRONT LIGHT Supernova E3 E-Bike
REAR LIGHT Busch & Müller Toplight Mini LED
RIMS Alex MD30
SPOKES Sapim Spokes
TIRE Schwalbe Big Ben Plus Reflex
HUB Shimano Deore or Nuvinci
SEAT Selle Royal Shadow
SEATPOST Alloy 34.9 x 430mm
BRAKE Tektro Auriga Comp HD-500
DRIVETRAIN Deore Shadow+ 10-sp or Nuvinci
SHIFTER Deore or Nuvinci
HANDLEBARS FSA V-Drive, 31.8mm
HEADSET Semi-integrated
STEM Pivot adjustable
FENDERS Included
MAX BIG KIDS 1 (size is limited)
REAR RACK Optional
KICKSTAND........... Included


Product details and specs are subject to change, errors and omissions.