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Where to get utility style bicycles in NZ

Utility Bicycle Importers, distributors and retailers in New Zealand.

  This page will give you some idea of  urban appropriate utility style bicycles that are currently ( ? ) available in New Zealand. 

You'll need to contact the retailers themselves to get info on prices, current availability, whether they can be shipped etc....

 If you know of any other urban appropriate bicycles that could be listed here, please let us know at

Thorough update pending - 3rd of May, 2015

Alan Preston: Mangawhai, Northland, New Zealand.


May 2016

Good Rotations Bicycle Shop 34 Anderson Road  Wanaka 9305 Tel : 03 443 4349
Facebook page: goodrotations

Anebike : Your electric bike specialist ( based in Tauranga )

Via Cycles

We are an online bicycle boutique offering a range of vintage bicycles and stylish accessories for the urban cyclist.
We stock quality and practical products from European, British and American suppliers.

Contact Us

September 2014

Alton Street Cycles in Nelson, we stock Crème bicycles & Velorbis you can check out the shop on facebook while you are there please like

Dylan Couper, 124 Vickerman St , Port Nelson , 035469179



The Danish cargo bike - retro style with Bafang 350 BPM motor and 12 ah battery, tan tyres, 4 seat belts, disc brakes, alivio shimano gears, 12 g spokes, ....
Built to last as per EU spec. 

The Bullit
Frames and full bikes straight from Denmark as of 1 st September. We now have sole agency for NZ and Aus.
Possibly the fastest and sleekest cargo bike - only for mums with street cred !

Lastly and this really something of our own. Our own brand ONYA launches the F - 19 
Foldable electric bike with samsung battery in the frame / controller and wiring in the frame.
300 watt bofeilli and 19kg all in, 20"x1.95 ,solid steel forks, 
Led lights and 1500-2000 charges.
Nice big frame to accommodate grown humans up to 190 cm - frame by ex  schwinn factory, quality components and ultra close resemblence to the famous Dahon s18. They somehow haven't gone electric and have lost interest in the N z market - their loss our gain. 

See our young site for details / price and more about us :)
Regards Chris


New Zealand’s only locally made bike trailer. See how fun and easy it is to carry loads without a car. Carry groceries, ladders, fruit, kayaks, skis, windsurfers, kite surfers, library books, bikes, billboards, musical instruments, BBQ’s, pets, garage sale treasures, pinecones, firewood, etc

Bute Bikes @17a Bute Rd, Browns Bay, Auckland  09-479 9274 • 021 511 803

The Lost Factory


Flying Cat NZ Ltd
Taradale, Napier 

Office: (06) 844 1747

Mobile: 021.147.1660



Northland Electric Bikes are your local electric bike distributor in Whangarei.

Wisper electric bikes are quality electric assist bicycles.

Designed in the United Kingdom, Wisper bikes come with an exceptional warrantyand fantastic build quality.


Electric Bike Hub 

Ezee Electric Bikes
Jace Hobbs
address: 76 Main Road, Wakapuaka, Nelson 7071
tel:             03-545 1122   



Dutch bicycles for sale ( anywhere in New Zealand ) or hire ,

based in Mt Maunganui , Bay of Plenty

"At Omafiets we offer bicycles we sell online to people who want to hire bike."


Check out the fantastic range of bicycles and accesories now available ( April 2010) through Velo-Ideale in Christchurch.

Civia Loring ( U.S.A.)
An interview about the Civia Loring on Cycloculture.
Velo-Ideale/Cycle Supplies also have the Nuvinci Continuously Variable Hub gear systems),

Hedgehog Bikes now have Pashley and Linus bicycles available ( September 2010 )
See their online catalogue here


T Whites Bikes

@  132 Symonds Street , Newton , Auckland, New Zealand  Phone: (09) 307 3607

Recumbant trikes :
based near Devonport, Auckland. ( 2014 )


Feet First Bikes Ltd  ( recumbant trikes etc )



Dutch Cargo Bike -
  New Zealand
more on cargo bikes here


From 2010 but seems to have disappeared :

2nd Hand Japanese 'Mama-Chari' Bicycles have arrived in New Zealand!

Go to 'Beautiful Bikes for Wellington' on Facebook  or to their new web-site:

Address : 240 The Esplanade, Island Bay, Wellington
Phone : 04 384 8610   Cellphone : 021 065 0801

What is a 'Mama-Chari'?

An overview of a Japanese 'Mama-Chari' bicycle


The Netherlands most popular bicycl  WAS available in New Zealand ( August 2010 )
BUT IS NO LONGER ..... ( 2015 )
Check out their web-site to see the fantastic range.


State of the art in European urban appropriate bicycle design from

The Netherlands:  Gazelle  , Denmark :  Velorbis  and Germany !  Retrovelo

 Basil Bags for Bicycles

Scrap Deluxe by Velorbis 

The Urban Bicycle Company

 Mt Eden, Auckland. Email:

 Tel. (064) 21 75 0962
(not related to this Urban BicycleS  web-site )

 Africa Bike 3 

@ Bike Barn in Wellington


( in Christchurch since October 2009 ) 

Bronx Vintage

Bronx Regal

Nextbike bicycle rentals

If you'd like to get a feel riding 'urban appropriate utility style' bicycles before deciding to buy one and you happen to be in Auckland, Nextbike's bicycles are available for hire from convenient locations around the city.

See :

Read this article from the NZ Herald Take a ride on your cellphone   And in Taupo


Reiker Cycles. ( Supply and maintain bicycles to NZPost from Washdyke just north of Timaru.

Euro Commuter 

"The style and comfort of the European commuter bikes are now available in New Zealand. These bicycles are ideal for anyone looking for a comfortable and practical bike. Features include 7speed internal hub gearing operated by a gripshift lever on the handlebar. Light aluminium frame with suspension forks and seat post. Front and rear mud guards and chain guard to keep the bottom of your pants getting caught up in the chain. This bike also has a front dynamo hub that runs both front and rear lights. A simple key lock on the rear wheel will stop anyone riding off with your bike. Other features include a rear carrier and pump. An awesome machine perfect for those riders after more comfort with the upright position taking pressure off the lower back also a great bike for those after the retro look."

The Alloy city bike has 28/47 wheel size These bikes are comfortable and easy to ride as you ride in a upright position They come with an internal hub with a twist grip to change the gears this bike is five speed. Aluminium frame. front and rear lights.mud-guards.chain-guard.rear-carrier. lock.pump.and a suspension seat post to make your ride that much more comfortable . Available in dark red.

Euro Folding Bike

3 speed twist grip ,mud guards, Lights,  Carrier ,Pump ,Chain guard.

Euro model 9379   no longer listed on Reiker's site - but...

Sram 7 speed internal hub gears with twist grip
28in wheels
Front suspension fork
suspension seat post with Gel saddle
Lights with internal dynmo in front hub


Cycle Trading in Christchurch have Giant City Bikes, Outland Folding Bikes trailers and a good range of other stuff and a positive attitude towards utility style bicycles.

( Feb 2012) Burkes Cycles in Wellington have Gazelle's 'Excellent' 

Giant Transend City (among others) and the Giant Suede range including 

the Suede City


Avanti Metro


Mundo Utility Bicycle  is designed to promote affordable, scaleable transportation for cargo and people, particularly for developing parts of the world that rely heavily on human-powered mobility in rugged conditions. Of course, it works just as well taking your dog and your camping gear to a lake for a weekend. Or running errands around town. Or hauling a new piece of furniture home that you just picked up at a garage sale. It’s a bike built for anyone, anywhere.

bike for transport Large, integrated cargo platforms for easy loading
commuter bike Room to transport up to 3 passengers safely
bike transportation Scaleable frame with low top tube for riders of different sizes
cargo bike Reinforced dropouts for cargo or passenger transport
transport bike V-Brakes, gears.
commuter bike High tensile steel frame
cycle utility Reinforced rims, axles, cranks, with cargo-strength tires

Available in New Zealand through :


Cargobikes New Zealand is located in Upper Hutt, Wellington.

Email daryl (at)

Ph 05 5268798

Mobile 022 3852269

Xtracyclesfrom California  ( ) are available through

South End Cycles in Levin  or their other site :

At Trikes New Zealand we are dedicated to offer a wide range of bicycles and tricycles, all custom-made, to give more mobility or simply to enjoy life on 2 or 3 wheels.

Brian Gilbert started building Worldrider and Lorenz tricycles for a few local clients from his well-known bike shop in 1986. 

117-119 Oxford Street, Levin, New Zealand 

ph. 06 367 8272 , fax. 06 367 0146


Electric Bikes  NZ Ltd.

wisper electric bike.

wisper electric folding bike. 


Ranger Limited 

P.O. Box 128 231 Remuera, Auckland Tel: 011-027-666-9275

have the following bikes in stock (August 08 ) 

Hawaii mint 3 sp. Deluxe Red, ladies 3 sp Sparker Special Red, Mens 3 sp A range of kids bikes.

Arriving Sept/Oct:Hawaii blue 3 sp Huli Huli Cream 3 sp Pink/White coaster s sp Townie black

mens 21 sp Townie ladies white 21 speed.


- Raleigh

For a complete list of dealers in
NEW ZEALAND contact:
Ranger NZ Limited
P.O. Box 128 231
Tel: 027-666-9275

A Christchurch based online business who currently (October 2008) 
courier Electra Cruiser bikes around NZ. 
 If you're in Christchurch they are happy to arrange a time for you to view and test-ride a bike Contact us through our contact page

EZEE Bike Electric Utility Bicycles


Other utility cycling technologies are also available in  New Zealand


NB ! When choosing a bike be careful that is not made using sub-standard materials or obsolete technologies and that it is appropriate,

comfortable and strong enough for what you (or the people who you are buying it for) will be using it for. 

European style urban appropriate utility bicycles vs the 'others'.