Showing posts with label Yuba. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yuba. Show all posts

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Yuba Boda Boda

Yuba Boda Boda LUX. Credit: yubabikes.com


A bike that can carry stuff is a useful bike.  A bike that can carry a whole lotta stuff is a whole lotta useful. The Yuba Boda Boda is a whole lotta lotta useful.

Cargo bikes are well-established as a great option for those who wish to live carfree. The problem with cargo bikes is that they’re heavy. You wouldn’t want to lug them up and down a flight of stairs. Yuba tackled the flight-of-stairs problem with the Boda Boda by making the frame from lightweight aluminum and more compact than the typical cargo bike. In 2012, Outside Magazine named it the best $1,000 utility bike.

Oh, and we can add the Boda Boda to Edwin's list of bikes that come with dynamo lights.  The Boda Boda LUX comes with Shimano dynamo-powered Spanninga LED headlights and taillights.

Here is my 2013 write-up on the Boda Boda.

Honorable Mention: Yuba Mundo.  The Mundo is a full-fledged cargo bike that David wrote about back in 2008, and Tom did an update on in 2010.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Yuba Boda Boda

Boda Boda stepover and stepthrough. Credit: Yuba


The Yuba Boda Boda cargo cruiser is available at Bikes at Vienna and other local bike shops.  The typical price appears to be about $1,000.

Yuba had already perfected the long-tail cargo bike in the form of the Yuba Mundo, which is capable of replacing your car for most local errands.  For urban apartment or condo dwellers, however, the heavy, bulky cargo bike presented of challenge in terms of storage and just getting the thing up the stairs.  Boda Boda appears to be Yuba's solution, a lighter (35 lbs.) shorter cargo bike with a handhold for carrying it up a flight of stairs. 

The Boda Boda has an integrated rear rack and is capable of carrying an impressive amount of weight.  It's available both as a step-through and a "step-over."

In October 2012, Outside Magazine named the Boda Boda the best utility bike for $1,000.  There's also a review by Cyclelicious.

Here are the full specs as of June 27, 2012:


FRAME

BODA BODA FRAME, AL 6061


FORK

26"X2.125, CR-MO, OLD:100W, 400.5 LENGTH, 40 OFFSET,

DYNAMO BRAZE ON


WHEELS


FRONT RIM 26" X 26MM, DOUBLE WALL, 32 HOLE, NO DECALS

REAR RIM 26" X 26MM, DOUBLE WALL, 36 HOLE, NO DECALS

FRONT HUB MODUS NUTTED, 32 HOLE, CRMO AXLE, LOOSE BALL, DOUBLE SEALED, GROUND RACE, DUAL LOCK NUTS
REAR HUB MODUS NUTTED, 36 HOLES, CASSETTE, CRMO AXLE, LOOSE BALL
SPOKES 2.0MM, 14G, STAINLESS 3X FRONT AND REAR
SPOKE NIPPLE 2.0MM X 12MM BRASS, INCLUDED WITH SPOKES

FRONT TIRE KENDA 26" X .1.95", WIRE BEAD, 30TPI
REAR TIRE KENDA 26" X .1.95", WIRE BEAD, 30TPI
INNER TUBES CST/KENDA SHRADER VALVE (A/V), 1.2MM THICKNESS
TRANSMISSION
CRANK SET LASCO 170MM, JIS, 4-BOLT

CHAINWHEELS LASCO 38T, W/ GS0 STEEL OUTER GUARD, INCLUDED WITH CRANK SET

BOTTOM BRACKET VP JIS, CARTRIDGE SEAL, W/ CAPLESS STAINLESS STEEL BOLTS
CHAIN KMC 1/2"X3/32", APPROXIMATELY 125 LINKS
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM MEDIUM CAGE, 7-8 SP, 1:1 RATIO
REAR DER SHIFTER SRAM 8SPD,

TRIGGER SHIFTER, RIGHT


CASSETTE SRAM 8 SPD, 11-32, STEEL


COCKPIT

PEDALS VP NYLON PEDAL, LOW PROFILE

HEAD SET VP STEEL, 1-1/8", THREADED

STEM PROMAX LARGE = 100MM, SMALL = 80MM EXT., 25.4MM QUILL DIAMETER, ALUMINUM
HANDLEBARS PROMAX FRENCH CITY BARS, >600MM WIDE, 70MM RISE, >196MM GRIP AREA TAPE / GRIPS VELO CORK, REQUIRES GLUE FOR INSTALLATION SADDLE CIONLLI WITH SPRING
SEAT POST PROMAX ALLOY, 30.2MM,

LARGE = 500MM, SMALL = 400MM
SEAT CLAMP PROMAX QR

BRAKE

FRONT BRAKE PROMAX DIE CAST ALLOY V BRAKE, 125MM ARM, 60MM 1PC PAD
REAR BRAKE PROMAX DIE CAST ALLOY V BRAKE, 125MM ARM, 60MM 1PC PAD
BRAKE LEVERS PROMAX TRIGGER SHIFTER, SILVER LEVER, ED BLACK BODY

OTHER

DECK 8MM THICK, BAMBOO,

KICKSTAND MASSLOAD YUBA SIDE STAND

BELL YWS DING DONG BELL, 60MM, STEEL

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Yuba Mundo V3.0



Longtail cargo bicycles are the minivans and pickup trucks of the bike world. The long load decks can hold groceries, kids or a thousand bananas. Yuba's second generation Mundo has 21 speeds and includes a load deck and fenders with flaps for $1099. The strong steel frame of the Mundo has the highest load rating of any longtail bike in the US. You can find the full specs here and close-up photos from EcoVelo here. My favorite feature? The deflopilator (say it in your best Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz voice).

Yuba is offering a special edition "Mundo Wheels 4 Life" that is slightly fewer features (it has 6-speeds and lacks the load deck and fenders) for $899. Even better when you purchase a Wheels 4 Life version they donate a bike to Africa or Central America. You can also get the Mundo as a frameset or e-bike.
Yuba also offers great accessories including *huge* 85 liter "Go Getter" panniers, child seats (the deck can fit two) and stoker-type bars for rear passengers. The Mundo frames have built in load platforms that also accept running boards. So if you pick up stoker bars, running boards, a soft seat and wheel skirts you're set up to ferry around the kids.

See more photos on EcoVelo Blog where they do a full review of the Mundo V3.0.


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.
FAQ Press & Testimonials Features & Options Related Posts


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