Madsen Cycles


  • Does the bike feel wobbly and unstable to ride?
For someone who is comfortable riding a regular upright bicycle, the MADSEN rides in much the same way.  Tight corners and turns as well as dismount may take a little practice for some people.  For someone who is hesitant, we recommend riding the bike alone (without any kids or cargo) a few times before adding weight.  That said, most people have no problems at all riding the MADSEN!
  • How many kids fit in the bucket?
7 is our record! If you can beat that, send us a photo. There are 2 bench seats and 4 lap belts, so potentially 4 children fit inside the bucket.  Since the weight limit is 600 lbs, kids of all ages and sizes can fit easily into the bucket (even adults can ride in there), but of course the heavier the cargo, the harder work it is for the rider.
  • Do you have a dealer in my area where I can test-ride a MADSEN?
We only sell directly to customers at this time.  If you live in Utah, you are welcome to stop in at our warehouse and test-ride a MADSEN.  We also have awesome MADSEN owners all over the country and can usually locate one for you who is willing to let you try out his/her bike.  Email if you would like us to locate a MADSEN owner in your area. The growing MADSEN community is full of happy, friendly riders.
  • Can I put an electric assist on the MADSEN?
Yes.  We have had many customers add an e-kit to their MADSEN bikes to assist them in riding in hilly areas.  The BionX and E-bike kits are two examples of ones we have seen used.  You can see examples of these on our Instagram and Facebook feeds.  We are close to adding an e-kit option to our bikes, hopefully within the next few months.
FYI - there are 9 gears on the MADSEN. These are very helpful on the hills.
  • Is this a good option for my disabled older child who cannot ride a bike on his/her own?
YES!  This is a great bike for older kids or adults who are unable to ride a bike on their own.  It has provided a means for many special needs kids to enjoy bike rides with the rest of the family. You know best if your child can handle and enjoy a fun bike ride, but this bike is an excellent option for special needs families.


Tip to tip with wheel forward : 91Lx27Wx44H

Turned Handlebars (to fit in an elevator) : 79Lx27Wx44H

Turned Handlebars with front rack : 84Lx27Wx44H




The inside of the front rack measures 15.25Lx12Wx11H


From the seat, the head-room at its lowest point is about 24 inches.  It arches up like a tent, so at its highest point in the middle the head room is 29 inches.  My 13-year old son has to lean forward just a bit or his head will touch at the low point.


271 kilograms, or 600 pounds – this is rider plus cargo


We recommend a 4-bike trailer-hitch bike rack, which will hold one MADSEN bike and one regular bike.  You may also use a tandem bike roof rack, but we recommend you remove the bucket and put it inside the car to decrease weight on the roof.  The bike also fits inside most SUV's and minivans, with the rear seats down.


We ask that you allow 7-10 business days for the bike to ship, then 2-5 for delivery once it is shipped, depending on where you live.


  1. Inspect the bike box for damage before the delivery person leaves. Note any damage on the Shipping Bill. 
  2. Unpack the box carefully. 
  3. Attach the front wheel and adjust the handlebars to your liking.
  4. RIDE!


  1. The tools that you need are located where the water bottle holder would be. There should be an Allen wrench(black) and the custom Madsen wrench(stainless).
  2. Use the Allen wrench to loosen the three bolts on the front fork. There should be two small bolts and one large bolt. (One behind the wheel lock and two on opposite sides of the fork)
  3. Put the fender through the fork and install the bolts.
  4. Loosen the nuts on the wheel by hand, so the wheel will fit into the fork.
  5. Making sure that the brake rotor is on the same side as the brake, install the wheel making sure that the washers are outside of the fork.
  6. Tighten the nuts with the Madsen wrench and you should be good to go.


The bucket width is about the same width of the handlebars, so anywhere you feel comfortable fitting with the handlebars, the bucket will just follow.


Yes.  We are happy to ship anywhere.  However, the size and weight of the box to ship a MADSEN bike can be very costly to ship overseas.  We are happy to secure a shipping rate quote for you.  Email your address to and we will let you know what the cost would be to ship a bike to your country.  If you would like to arrange your own shipping, international box dimensions are 80x36x27 with a shipping weight of 100 lbs. 




Yes.  Select local pickup at checkout to save the cost of shipping.  Our warehouse is located in Salt Lake City, Utah.  4650 South 148 West, 84107. We welcome visitors!


Yes, there are nine gears.  These are very helpful on the hills.


Any color of bucket will get hot if you leave the bike in the sun for an extended period of time.  The black will get slightly more hot than the others if left in the sun. We haven’t noticed much a difference with a black bucket or lighter colored bucket while riding in the sun.  The air moving is sufficient to keep it cooled down. 


Yes, you may mix and match bucket colors on the bikes, as long as we have them in stock.  Just email or call and let us know if you prefer a different colored bucket than the one your bike comes with.


Yes, you may purchase a bucket for $250 plus shipping charges.  Contact us via email for a shipping quote and to help you place an order.


No, unfortunately the box to ship the MADSEN bike measures outside the size and weight requirements for APO shipments.


The very best way to contact us is by email:  You can also call us at 800-206-0941.  We also try to answer all your questions via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


No.  The bucket only fits onto a MADSEN bike, which it is specifically designed for.

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