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.


  • Are you ready to get your order started? Our trained technicians will build your Riese & Müller Packster 40 to your unique specifications, including size, color, components and accessories. Click on the button below to indicate your interests, and we'll follow up with you shortly to firm up all the details.

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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

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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


    Suntour XCM32, 20", 70mm




    Alex MD30, 20"; Alex MD30, 26" 36H


    Schwalbe Big Ben Reflex; Schwalbe Big Ben Plus Reflex

    Front Hub

    Novatec, QR, 32H

    Rear Hub

    Shimano Deore Disc or Nuvinci N380SE


    Selle Royal Shadow

    Seat Post

    Cane Creek Thudbuster ST


    Tektro Auriga Comp HD-500, disc brake


    Shimano Deore, 10-speed or Nuvinci IGH

    Gear Ratio

    Front: 20t, Rear: 11-42 or 26t:28t Nuvinci/Gates Belt Drive (F:R)


    FSA V-Drive, 31.8 mm


    Acros AZX-221, block lock


    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


    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*




    SKS A65R*; SKS A65R

    Rear Carry Rack

    Optional, by Riese & Müller

    Chain Guard



    Double leg kickstand Packster, integrated

    Dedicated Child Seat(s)


    All-Weather Child Seat Canopy


    Cargo Box

Specs subject to change, errors, and omissions.

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