Riese & Müller Packster 40
Quite possibly the best of both worlds - a compact yet capable front loader

From $ 6,219

Riese & Müller Packster 40

Pictured: Packster Nuvinci 60, $6479.


  • Get Your Order Started: Reserve your Reserve your Riese & Müller Packster 40 today with a fully refundable $500 deposit.  

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  • Made for You in Germany: Riese & Müller assembles each bike in their factory in Weiterstadt, Germany to your specifications. This means that you can choose things like color, motor style, battery, drivetrain, and accessories. The New Wheel is here to help you to design the perfect bike. Learn more.
  • Surprisingly nimble cargo bike which rides like a much smaller bike: Different from other front-loader bikes, the short wheelbase of the Packster 40 makes it possible to bring this bike nearly anywhere.
  • Fully customizable family-cargo bike! The Packster 40 becomes the bike you need it to be with many different accessories including a simple box, "carry system," single kid seat, glove box and cargo cover.
  • Your ultimate adventure bike? Tour on the Packster 40 with up to 6 Ortlieb panniers and additional room inside the bucket.
  • High quality from head to tail: hydraulic brakes, thru-axles, front and seat post suspension, integrated lighting.
  • Adjustable and Easy To Ride: Low step over top tube differentiates the Packster from other sporty front-loader bikes, and adjustable seat and stem height accommodates all sizes of riders.
  • Sturdy Construction: Box-section aluminum main frame is rigid and responsive.  Frame available in bright red (pictured above) and light gray
  • One is good, two even better: Packster 40 comes standard with the latest 500wh Bosch PowerPack. Want to ride further? Upgrade to the new Bosch Dual Battery System for umatched range & performance.
  • Super Sturdy Kickstand: Many have said it, and we agree: a cargo bike is only as good as its kickstand. The Load's kickstand locks your bike in place for loading and unloading.
  • A Warranty You Can Trust: Riese & Müller's warranty is backed by The New Wheel True Warranty™  and upheld by our professional service department. Includes 5-year frame coverage, 2 years for electronics, and 2 years for all other components (some exceptions apply).

You Get So Much More

Complimentary Service
Your new electric bike comes standard with 6 months of complimentary service. To help ensure that your bicycle works great over its lifetime, we'll include a useful service schedule and can even send you handy reminder emails.
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Our Take

All Riese & Muller bikes are assembled in their factory in Weisenstadt Germany. This means you can customize virtually everything about the bike, including color, drivetrain, motor and battery capacity. Additionally Riese & Muller cargo bikes have many cargo bike accessories for the Packster.

  • A Capable, Compact Front-Loader
  • Front loader cargo bikes are incredibly useful for hauling bulky items and heavy loads. The downside is that they are large, making them more cumbersome in some cases. 

The Packster 40 is a compact front loader that magically manages to minimize compromises on carrying capacity.

Imminently Rideable

Many people's first experience of a front loader cargo bike is that functionality is inhibited by rideability. Due to some amazing engineering, this is simply not the case with the Packster.

First of all, it is uniquely easy to get a foot over the Packster 40- even when loaded - thanks to a low top tube design.

Comfortable & Adjustable

A suspension seatpost on all Packster models will cushion your ride. A quick release, telescoping stem allows for a broad range of handlebar heights and ensures comfort for all sizes of riders.


Cargo Haulers Rejoice!

For the cargo hauler: The Packster 40 has multiple box configurations that will haul as much as it's larger siblings.

Family Cyclists...Buckle Up!

The Packster 40 presents a perfect one child solution with a comfortable, elegantly designed child seat up front. Another child seat can be attached to the rear rack. Add extra cargo room around the box with optional Ortlieb panniers.

Super Tourers...Start Packing!

For the cycle tourer: The Packster 40 can be the ultimate adventure bike with room for carrying up to 6 Ortlieb panniers plus additional room in the front cargo bay

  • A Bigger Better Front Loader
  • If you're looking to do more by bike, and you've been holding out for a better front-loader, the time is right to try the Packster.



  • Size Universal - Fits All Sizes of Riders
    Fork Suntour XCM32, 20", 70mm
    Frame Aluminum
    Rims Alex MD30, 20"; Alex MD30, 26" 36H
    Tire Schwalbe Big Ben Reflex; Schwalbe Big Ben Plus Reflex
    Front Hub Novatec, QR, 32H
    Rear Hub Shimano Deore Disc or Nuvinci N380SE
    Seat Selle Royal Shadow
    Seat Post Cane Creek Thudbuster ST
    Brake Tektro Auriga Comp HD-500, disc brake
    Shifter Shimano Deore, 10-speed or Nuvinci IGH
    Gear Ratio Front: 20t, Rear: 11-42 or 26t:28t Nuvinci/Gates Belt Drive (F:R)
    Handlebars FSA V-Drive, 31.8 mm
    Headset Acros AZX-221, block lock
    Stem Riese & Müller, adjustable height; FSA V-Drive, 80 mm, +/-17°
  • Motor Bosch CX Drive (20 MPH) or Bosch Performance Speed (28 MPH)
    Power Pack Bosch PowerPack 500Wh @ 36 V, 13,4 Ah / Upgrade to Dual Pack @ 1000Wh
    Console Bosch Intuvia
    Ride Mode Torque Sensed Pedal Assist
    Max Range 50 or 100 miles with Dual Battery
    Top Motor Assist Speed 20 mph (28 mph optional upgrade)
  • Front Light Supernova E3 E-Bike
    Rear Light Busch & Müller LineTec LED; Busch & Müller Toplight Mini LED*
    Bell Billy
    Fender SKS A65R*; SKS A65R
    Rear Carry Rack Optional, by Riese & Müller
    Chain Guard SKS
    Kickstand Double leg kickstand Packster, integrated
    Dedicated Child Seat(s) Optional
    All-Weather Child Seat Canopy Optional
    Cargo Box Optional
Specs subject to change, errors, and omissions.

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