Gazelle Makki Load Electric Cargo Bike
Gazelle Bike Frame Size Guide
A family orientated e-cargo bike from Dutch urban cycling experts Gazelle
Our take on the Gazelle Maki Load Electric Cargo Bike
- Pedal Assist
- Bosch Motor
- Hub Gears
- Belt Drive
- Made in Holland
We've made booking a test ride easy with our online system. Start by choosing a date and time that suits you, followed by your preferred location and finally, the model or bike type that interests you.
Once you have purchased your new bike from us, it will be put into the build queue for one of our workshops. Your bike will be built and will undergo a Pre Delivery Inspection (PDI) by one of our expert mechanics. A PDI is a checklist that the mechanic follows to confirm that all parts of your new bike are up to our high standards.
Next, your bike will be prepared for shipping. Padding is used on all the necessary areas and your bike is loaded into a sturdy cardboard bike box. All the necessary paperwork and accessories will be packed inside too. Most of our cardboard and packaging are recycled from incoming deliveries. Bikes are usually delivered by DPD within the UK.
In order to package your bike safely, you will need to do a small amount of assembly when it arrives. It can vary from bike to bike, but usually you’ll need to: fit the front wheel, install the handlebars and fit the pedals. Please note that not all bikes come with pedals - please check the specification on each bike, we’ll include it on there.
We ship accessories Monday - Friday and aim to dispatch all orders within 2 days of receiving them. Free shipping orders are sent with Royal Mail and for bulky items, we may use DPD (at no extra cost).
In stock bikes are usually shipped within 14 days of you ordering as they undergo a Pre Delivery Inspection before dispatch. Bikes are delivered by DPD who provide a delivery window via text message on the day. Delivery of electric cargo bikes costs £40. This service is available to all mainland UK postcodes. Click and collect for electric cargo bikes is free.
Click & Collect
We can arrange for all items to be collected from store. For items other than bikes this usually takes 2 - 4 working days. Bikes can take up to 14 working days to be available. We’ll let you know when items are ready for collection. Please bring a form of ID and a bank card with you when you pick up your order.
We accept returns on orders up to 14 days after the items arrive with you. All accessory returns should be in saleable condition and be sent to our Hackney address with a note which has your name and order number on it. Refunds are processed within five working days.
International delivery charges are estimates and are subject to change. Please contact us for more information. Please note that international accessory deliveries will be handled via Royal Mail and sent ‘Delivered Duties Unpaid’ (DDU). You may have to pay import VAT (and customs duties, if payable) as well as a handling fee.
Gazelle sweated the details with the Makki, spending time with cargo bike owning families in Amsterdam and Eindhoven to develop something that suited the exact requirements of this type of bike and it shows...
The EPP carrier has a high rim to keep children safe and with recesses on both sides, it's easy for little legs to climb in and out. Little steps in the side also help matters and do away with the need for a hinged door. This is a feature that we've not seen on any other electric cargo bikes of this type. Adapters can be purchased separately to enable the front of the EPP carrier to fit various child seats - see additional pictures. Other accessories (again, see additional pictures) such as a storage box or cover are also available.
A sturdy double legged kickstand keeps the bike stable when bundling children in and out and it's not hard to release either - a simple press whilst in the saddle and you're on your way.
Available in one frame size, the seatpost easily adjusts so riders of various heights can ride it. When in the saddle a suspension fork, plush Selle Royal saddle and automatic Enviolo shifting combine to make the bike easy and stress-free to ride. A Gates carbon belt drive, rather than a traditional chain, keeps things clean and quiet.
Don't forget the Bosch Performance Line motor is there providing assistance as you turn the pedals, that way hills are a joy to ride, even if little Pascal and Stuart are onboard for the school run! The system is all controlled from the Bosch Purion display on the bike's handlebar - it's discrete yet very easy to easy operate. You can find out more about Bosch electric bike motors in our guide.
To the rear of the bike, a pannier rack offers the possibility of adding a set of panniers and there's an Axa frame lock for those moments when you don't need to fully lock the bike to another object. A rear light powered by the onboard battery (turned off and on via the display) compliments the 60LUX front light up front.