Electric Yuba Mundo cargo bike with two kids and trailer

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This is a short video to show the electric Yuba Mundo cargo bike in action carrying two children and about a trailer with camping gear for a family of four.

The total estimated weight of the bike, riders and cargo is about 450 lbs.

Even with all this weight, she averaged about 12 to 13 mph over a course with some hills and wind. This was about my natural speed as well over the route-- she was sometimes a bit faster and sometimes a bit slower.

One thing you'll notice in the video is how quiet the motor is. You can barely hear it in both parts of the clip.

see more photos from the trip..

Steven Vance, Euro Joe, wittco.gmbh, and 3 other people added this video to their favorites.

  1. matthew2000tx 83 months ago | reply

    Can you please tell me more about the motor and your electric set up? I picked up a used Yuba V1 for $200. I'm wanting to make it my commuter bike. Thanks!

  2. Mark Stosberg 83 months ago | reply

    Our rig was built by Cycle 9. It includes the following:

    * 500 watt direct-drive Nine Continent Motor
    * Cycle Analyst
    * 35 A Infineon controller
    * 15 Ah LiFePo4 battery, from Cycle 9.
    * charger. I forget the specifics.

    During the first year, I had trouble with all the components but the motor the controller, battery and charger were all replaced, while the Cycle Analyst "recovered" with a senor re-alignment. Cycle 9 had great customer service and replaced the bad parts for free, or in the case of the battery, at a discount. My replacement products have all been working quite well, although they the same brands as the originals.

    Considering that Cycle 9 is currently "in transition", I would currently consider getting a kit from either Yuba:

    Yuba
    yubaride.com/yubashop/product.php?id_product=60

    or Amped bikes;:
    www.ampedbikes.com/

    The Yuba Kit is designed for the v4, but I'm sure you could make it work somehow.

    The thing about the v4 design is that there a space designed in the middle to hold the battery and controller, which is the ideal place to put these things. It's safe, out of the way and out of the elements, and maximizes the space available for cargo.

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