My wife and I are car-free and live in Vermont. With a baby on the way we've been looking into cargo bikes. Bakfiets seem very cool for hauling kids.
Recently I was riding my 29er on some back roads just after a huge snow storm. The snow was dense enough that it took real attention to keep the bike straight. I found that weighting the front a bit helped keep it from washing out.
I got to wondering if the bakfiet design is prone to having the front wheel lose traction from not having enough weight on it. A longtail would have excellent balance. I've read reports of Big Dummies being great in the snow and ice. I haven't found much about bakfiets in the same conditions.
Anybody have any info they can share?