Spicy Curry FAQ

Are the 2-Go Bags compatible with the Yepp Maxi child seat?

Yes! the Yepp Maxi child seat is compatible with the 2-Go Bags on the Spicy Curry V2.  To use them together, first remove the top weather flap and slide the child seat over the rack with the feet inside the bag on each side of the rack. It takes a little wiggling. You can easily add a Soft Spot for a second little rider, no problem.

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Do I have to wear a helmet when riding an electric bike?

California State Law requires that all people riding electric bikes wear approved helmets. Check with regulations in your local area.

How much does the Spicy Curry V2 weigh?

The whole bike with motor and battery weighs in at just 62.5 lbs. (28.35kg).

Where can I find the serial number on my Spicy Curry V2?

The serial number can be found on the top of the motor shell. A second serial number can be found on a decal on the seat tube. 

The serial number for the motor can be found inside the motor shell.

Photo coming soon.

Does the Spicy Curry V2 come with a warranty?

Yes!  Yuba offers a 2-year warranty on the frame to protect against manufacture defects (Effective from date of purchase for original owner)  

Bosch offers a 2-year warranty on the motor and battery. (Effective from date of purchase for original owner)

What Add-Ons work with the Spicy Curry V2?

All the same great Add-Ons for Spicy Curry V1 will work seamlessly with the Spicy Curry V2, including Mini Monkey Bars, 2-Go Bags, Bamboo Side Boards, Carry On, and Bread Basket, just to name a few.

Is the Spicy Curry a good cargo bike to haul my kids?

Absolutely!  The Spicy Curry is designed with a 20” rear wheel for a lower center of gravity and better control over your precious cargo.  The powerful mid-drive motor will assist you up any hill, no matter how much you’re carrying.  With great family Add-Ons designed to grow with your family, everyone can travel safely and comfortably around town with groceries and backpacks in tow. 

How fast will this electric cargo bike go?

All of our electric cargo bikes are set at a maximum speed of 20 mph.

What is the range and charge time of the battery?

The Spicy Curry V2 is equipped with a 36V, 11Ah/400Wh battery.  Travel up to 55 miles on a single charge, depending on your ride.  Recharging from empty takes about 3.5 hours.

What motor is on the Spicy Curry V2 electric cargo bike?

The Spicy Curry V2 is powered by an integrated Bosch 250 Watt Performance Line CX mid-drive motor with 75Nms of peak torque.  This system is efficient, quiet and powerful, all at once.  Five levels of electric assist take you from Eco all the way to Turbo!

What is the difference between Spicy Curry V1 and Spicy Curry V2?

The main difference is the power between the wheels.  We are outfitting the Spicy Curry V2 with an  integrated Bosch 250 Watt Performance Line CX mid-drive motor.  Rider will experience a more refined, smoother ride and dealers will enjoy additional tools for in-house service.  This motor offers greater efficiency, providing more energy for the same amount of torque and a cleaner transfer of power.

The Spicy Curry V2 comes equipped with a polished 10 speed Deore drive train ideal for electric cargo bikes.

We’ve tweaked the Spicy Curry frame design to add greater stiffness and durability.  For example, the Spicy Curry V2 is designed with vertical dropouts and now comes with sturdy aluminum fenders.  The newly designed downtube will offer greater strength and stiffness while also providing a home for the Bosch 36V battery.  

Which child seats will work?

The Spicy Curry features a Yepp Compatible deck. It is possible to install in a few seconds the Yepp Maxi Easy Fit. Note that you will not need the adapter to install the Yepp seat on the deck.

Are you going to offer a pedal-only version of the Spicy Curry?

Yes!  Meet the Sweet Curry.  She’s the pedal powered sister to the Spicy Curry.  The Sweet Curry will be available mid-April 2017.

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Sweet curry at interbike

Do the platforms (Carry-On) for the truck bed work as foot supports too?

The Carry-On platforms can be used either as “truck bed”, treatment inserted in the tube on top of the racks or they can be inserted lower. For feet support we do recommend the Sideboards for Spicy Curry.

What car rack do you recommend for the electric Cargo Bike?

The big challenge with electric bikes on bike is the additional weight of the motor systems, which typically add ~15-20 pounds to a bike. We recommend The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider for Electric Bikes (HR1450E). It is an easy-to-use hitch mounted rack that fits standard 2″ trailer hitches on cars or trucks. Designed for the additional weight of electric bikes, it has the capacity for two elMundos . The sliding wheel supports make it easy to adjust to longer wheelbase bikes, such as the Mundo, and also fit a shorter wheelbase bike such as a Boda Boda or a road bike.

Putting the bikes in the rack is easy, even for people with less upper body strength. Simply lift up the front wheel, and place it in the rack, and then lift the rear of the Mundo up by it’s frame and pop it into the rack.

We  were concerned that the sideloaders would rub and scratch the paint on the second bike. In our test, this did not happen, because the sideloaders rubbed up against the rubber of the tires on the second bike. If it was a major concern, a user could tape or zip tie some cardboard between the bikes to prevent any contact at all.

The rack conveniently folds up against the vehicle when not in use.

**Please remember if driving with an electric bike to remove the batteries before putting your electric bike on a car rack, because the vibrations of the road can decrease battery life.

Do I need a special license to ride an electric bike? How old do I have to be?

In general, adults don’t need a license or permit to ride an electric bike in the United States. In some states, there are age limits and permitting requirements for teenagers.

Electric bike laws vary state to state, you can find the specifics for your state here.

How much does the Spicy Curry weigh

The Spicy Curry weighs only 55lbs including the battery and the side kickstand.