Thursday, April 3, 2008

Yuba Mundo

The Mundo Utility Bicycle byYuba is available in the US from Rock The Bike, for $799, plus $59 shipping. A review is forthcoming in Velovision, March 2008, and several other press bits & testimonials are available on the Yuba and Rock The Bike websites.
From Rock The Bike:
A simple, rugged, ready-to-ride utility bike.
The Mundo is a long-wheelbase bike with stout cargo racks.
Its one-piece frame fits a wide variety of riders, from approximately 5' to over 6'. The slack seat angle and upright bars put you in a relaxed, upright position in traffic. But while you may not be particularly 'aero' on the Mundo, you can carry heavy, awkward, and bulky loads with ease. Using tension straps to secure boxes, and the soon-to-be-available extra large Ortlieb panniers for smaller items, you'll find the Mundo to a versatile and cheerful companion to your bicycle lifestyle.
Shipping costs are only $59 to the continental US for this heavy duty utility bicycle, despite it's long wheelbase.
The Mundo doesn't come with many name brand parts. But its German designers have spec'ed quality wheels, including the standard 48-spoke rear wheel with oversized axle. When you start carrying heavy loads on a long-wheelbase bicycle you'll quickly come to appreciate the value of a strong rear wheel. The Mundo comes with oversized semi-slick city tires, providing a stable, smooth ride.
We encourage our customers to shop around and investigate their options for utility bicycles. The Mundo stands out by offering exceptional value and simplicity.
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From Yuba's website:
Full Spec:
  • Frame tubing -- Hi-ten steel, integrated cargo/passenger racks, and braze-ons for fenders, a dynamo headlight, and a standard tail light
  • Fork -- Cruiser fork D type (threaded steerer)
  • Headset -- OEM Threaded Headset 1 1/8" Steel
  • Crankset -- FC 170/38t Chainring
  • Chain -- Chain UG51 116 Links
  • Freewheel -- Shimano 6-speed G 14-28T
  • Rear Derailleur -- R/D 6 speed
  • Shifters -- Revo-Shift
  • Brakes -- OEM V-Brake black
  • Brakes Lever -- OEM V-Brake alloy
  • Rims -- OEM Rim 559-21 Alu
  • Rear Wheel -- Reinforced 48 Spokes (2.34mm)
  • Pedals -- Pedal city/Trk 2K Alu
  • Tires -- Type cruiser K-1008
  • Tubes -- Thorn resistant tube
  • Color -- Red or Blue
  • Size -- One size fits all

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