Recall notice: Yuba and the CPSC have issued a voluntary recall on the V4 Mundo for anyone who doesn’t have wheel skirts (skirt guards). If you don’t have them and want them, take your Mundo to the nearest Yuba dealer for a free pair. For more information, Yuba has this notice. This also means that all new Mundos come equipped with wheel skirts at no extra charge.
Bulletin: Our very own Portlandistan Edition of the Mundo is now available. It’s the tops. Check it out here.
Portland is the cargobike capital of the world, and Joe Bike is the world’s largest and most experienced Yuba dealer. The Mundo ($1199, now including CenterStand, deflopilator, bamboo top deck, fenders, and an improved fork) is the longtail bike of choice for people who know family and utility cycling. If you plan on hauling more than about 100 lbs., the Mundo is the best choice, and the more you load on it, the more it distinguishes itself. At $1199, including bamboo deck, wheel skirts, deflopilator, fenders, and centerstand, it’s also a steal.
How much do we like the Mundo? The ratio of Mundos personally owned by our staff to our staff is 1.5/1. In fact, nobody at Joe Bike owns a cargo bike that is not a Mundo, except for the owner, who also owns a Civia Halsted cycle truck.
That’s why Bicycling Magazine, Discovery Channel’s Treehugger.com, and other reviewers gave the Mundo top rankings.
The Mundo has undoubtedly the best accessories as well, such as the 88-liter Go-Getter bag (which is compatible with most longtails), the Soft Spot pads for passengers, the Peanut Shell child seats made specifically for the Mundo, and the extremely stable CenterStand kickstand.
–who can ride it? The Mundo’s geometry makes it suitable for people from 5’1″ to about 6’4″.
–how much does it weigh? 50 lbs.
–how much can it haul? 440 lbs. plus rider
–front cargo capability: if you’re carrying a couple of kids, you’re going to want a basket or rack up front. The Mundo has a frame-mounted basket option. This means the weight taps into the strength of the frame, not to the fork and handlebars, for a much more stable ride.
–what else? The Mundo has truly weight-bearing side loaders included.
–kickstand? Mundo’s CenterStand is the best we’ve seen.
–accessories: Mundo comes with fenders
Customer experience: At our shop, where all three bikes are available, Mundo outsells both the Sun and the Big Dummy by ratios of 10:1 to 20:1.
The latest iteration of the Mundo, V4, features a lighter, redesigned frame, an excellent mounting location for an e-assist battery, and improved component levels. The seat level is adjustable quickly and without tools so that you and your partner can hop on and ride no matter the height difference between you. The bamboo utility deck shown at left is now standard.
A lightweight, frame-mounted aluminum Bread Basket is now in stock.
Also new: foot pegs ($29) for a child sitting on the passenger deck.
A premium Mundo with n360 hub, rear disc brake, dynamo lighting system, and other nice things is now available ($1999) in green or black. We’re also building our own version of a premium Mundo including the n360, front and rear Avid disc brakes, an Alfine dynamo hub, and Busch & Muller dyno lights. Estimated price: $2200. ETA: early May.
Below: A Mundo serving tea at a Tweed Ride in Portland. Photo by Will Vanlue (The Prudent Cyclist). Used with permission.
The Mundo also tows one or two bikes with ease.
Please call us at 503 954*2039 for more information, or email email@example.com. We usually have all colors and accessories in stock. For details on accessories and pricing, see below.
Yuba’s latest accessory is the Towing Kit ($39 per side). Below is the kit in use.
Yet more information:
Upgrade to disc brakes (parts and labor): roughly $250 for both wheels, with superior Avid BB7′s (180 mm rotors front and rear. Also very good, and much cheaper: Avid BB5 160 mm front and rear disc brakes: $100 including everything.
Most popular accessories (free installation with purchase of bike):
Stand-alone dual kickstand: now included at no extra charge
Deflopilator (front wheel stabilizer for parking): no extra charge
Bamboo utility deck: no extra charge
Wheel skirts: no extra charge
Peanut shell seat (the bike can hold two), for kids 19-48 lbs.: $160
Hold-on bars (stoker kit: handlebars for passengers): $59.50
Leg-Up foot pegs, for kids using the stoker bars (sitting at the front of the rear rack): $30
Yepp Mini front-mount child seat: $140
Soft Spot pad for passengers: $30
Go-Getter bag: $129. New version (black with orange highlights) now in stock. Access to the flap is partially, not totally limited if you have a Peanut seat.
Baguette bag: $79; half the size of the Go-Getter. Compatible with the Peanut seat.
Ortlieb motorcycle saddlebags (for use instead of Go-Getter when Peanut seats are installed): $229 pair
Running boards (pair): $65
Rumble strap (hold-on strap for middle or rear passengers): $15
Towing kit: $39 (singly, not for a pair; replaces one of the running boards)
Cam straps (pair): $19.50
Bread Platform/Bread Basket frame-mounted front basket: $129 (for description and photos, see below)
Joe Bike liner for Bread Platform/Bread Basket, $17.50; shipping, $2.50
Mundo MultiTool, please contact Mike Cobb at antload at gmail daht com
Magnetic MultiTool on-frame stowage, please contact Mike Cobb
Joe Bike generally has all Mundo accessories and all colors in stock.
Framesets: We now offer Mundo framesets in any color you like. Please read this post for more info.
Black frameset: $500.
More on the Bread Platform: Yuba’s new Bread Platform mounts directly to the frame. Most baskets mount to the fork and/or handlebars, so the load turns with the steering. That’s inherently unstable during riding and inherently unsteady during loading/unloading and parking. Yuba, which has hands down the best longtail cargobike we’ve ridden (Joe Bike is the world’s largest Yuba dealer) wisely designed mounts into the frame itself. This means the load stays in line with the frame, not with the front wheel, giving you a steadier, more stable, safer ride that’s easier on your arms and on your nerves, especially at low speeds and/or when turning. This design is perhaps just as useful when the bike is not in motion, because loading and unloading the basket, not to mention parking the bike, is much easier and more stable with a frame-mounted basket. Compare this to, say, the platform that comes with the Trek Transport, which bolts to the fork, and you’ll see what we mean. The Bread Platform is aluminum, weighs 5 lbs., carries 50 lbs., and mounts in a few minutes. The Bread Platform is compatible with both the stock brakes and disc.
That’s the Go-Getter bag features:
a quicker and easier mounting/dismounting system
a padded shoulder strap for easy portability off the bike
a lighter interior color so you can see your stuff (more important than you may realize)
stealthful anti-bulge technology
interior pockets for lock, wallet, and keys
a weep hole, in the highly unlikely event you or your kids spill any liquids (probably will never happen)