Yuba bicycles and add-ons are designed for everyday trips by ordinary people. We make bikes that help people live healthy and full lives without needing a car for their transportation. Picking up kids from school, dropping off 50 pounds of apples for a friend, giving a date a lift, this is what our bikes live for. Because all of our bikes have integrated racks, they have unusually high hauling capacity, and unsurpassed stability under load, which means they ride like, well....a bike! The second feature that differentiates our bikes is that we have almost 20 accessories to help you configure the bike to your specific lifestyle. For children, our accessories are designed to grow as the child grows.
The best way to figure out which bike is best for you, is to go to your local Yuba Dealer
, and try out the bikes. As a general rule, if you're hauling 1 kid and a small amount of stuff (2 backpacks and 2 bags of groceries) all the time, the Boda Boda should be perfect. That being said, you can fit two kids on the Boda Boda if you want.
If you have 2-4 children, the Mundo is probably the better option. The rear rack can comfortably sit up to four children, and with that amount of weight, you're going to be glad to have the 21 gear drive train. As a dedicated "school bus" for a larger family, options such as the Towing Tray
, and the ultra-large Go-Getter
bags make it easy to get all the kids, their lunches, science projects, backpacks and musical instruments to and from school.
Kids are more than just cargo on a bike, they’re a loveable load that wriggles and interacts with the world. Yuba bikes are built to be stable and feel safe when carrying kids. With our integrated racks and one piece frames, our bikes do not flex when kids are riding shotgun. The stiffness of the frame translates into an extremely stable ride, even when your 'cargo' starts singing The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round
at the top of their lungs.
Most bikes barely have room for one child seat. Because we know that kids come with piles of gear, we designed Yuba bikes have room to carry both kids and stuff. As the kid(s) grow, the accessories grow with them, from the Peanut Shell,
to Hold On Bars
and Soft Spots
and beyond; our bikes will accommodate the needs of your growing family. The side racks and optional Bread Basket
give you plenty of extra carrying capacity.
There are several good reasons to buy your new Yuba from a Yuba dealer. For one, the dealer won’t charge you for shipping. Secondly, your dealer will make sure that the bike is correctly assembled and adjusted. Your dealer will be there to tighten your cables on your new bike after the “break-in” period. Just as importantly, your dealer always will be there to keep your bike maintained. Lastly, your dealer can help you with things you might not have thought about such as other Yuba add-ons
Because our bikes are built with integrated frames and racks, the possibilities of what you can use them for are truly endless. The Mundo's Sideloaders and the Boda's Lovehandles make it possible to carry ungainly things, from wooden pallets to kayaks and stand up paddle boards, from kids to unholy quantities of fruit.
The Boda Boda is rated for 220 pounds (100 kilos) of cargo - plus rider. This roughly equates into one adult passenger, 40 watermelons, 2 pony kegs and a kid, or whatever you want within reason. Its eight speed drivetrain with MegaRange makes it pretty easy to get up, down and around with your all your gear.
The Mundo can carry 440 pounds (200 kilos), plus the rider. That is approximately two adults, 1723 bananas, two full sized kegs and a drinking buddy, or whatever your legs can pedal. If you are planning to use the bike to transport bags of rice or concrete, it is probable that you will give out before your Mundo does. The solidity of the frame, makes it a great bike for heavier cyclists as well, because they do not have to concern themselves with frame flex, or stress-fracturing the frame. The Mundo's 21 speed drive train with a front Granny gear and a rear MegaRange make it easy to get your stuff where you're going with minimal muss and fuss.
No. Absolutely not. Unless you and your kids are dressing up like the Incredibles
for Halloween or a parade.
In general, if you want to do a custom build, it is best to work with someone who has done that build before or with someone who is very familiar with our bikes. Your local bike shop may be the right answer, or you may need to look further afield. If you're looking to get a pedal powered stage, you should contact Rock the Bike
in Berkeley, CA. They have built numerous stages for people, and have also done many custom configurations.
All we can say is, you can offer people a lift. That gives you a chance to spend some time with them, build a little trust that you’re not a psycho, perhaps even tell them a few jokes. We conservatively estimate the increased hotness from riding a Boda Boda Cargo Cruiser to be in the 18-22% range and a Mundo in the 15-20% range, which is more than many recent presidents have been elected by. So, the answer is a qualified, yes?
Absolutely! From kayaks to stand-up paddle-boards, the Lovehandles and Sideloaders can “handle” the "load". Here’s a picture of the founder of Yuba Bicycles on his way to train on his Stand-Up Paddleboard
at the water near our office. You can see this carbon monster fits quite nicely on his bike.
We design the Yuba brand of bicycles to fit as many people as possible.
Generally speaking, the Yuba Mundo fits riders from 5’0” to 6’7”. Any shorter, and you need to ride in the Peanut-Shell! There are some stem extenders on the market that our taller customers have recommended. Please contact us for details if you are taller than recommended.
To accommodate a wider range of riders, the Boda Boda comes in two sizes: a step-thru medium size (fits riders 4’9″ to 5’10″ or 152cm to 170cm) and a step-over large size (fits riders 5’6″ to 6’6″ or 170cm to 187cm).
The Mundo’s "wings" or Sideloaders and the Boda Boda's Lovehandles are actually loading platforms to carry objects like boxes or a cooler or a stereo cabinet. With the wings as a horizontal platform and the frame as a vertical support, very large objects can be securely strapped to the Yuba bike. We believe that this design is better than bikes that have front platforms or buckets because the Sideloaders can carry any sized object that can be strapped to it.
Yes and no. The Boda Boda can fit onto most public transit bike racks. If it's a tight fit, the front wheel can be rotated 180 degrees to shorten the wheelbase by 4" more. The Boda Boda also fits onto the Amtrak bike racks.
Unfortunately, the Yuba Mundo with its 55" wheelbase, is generally too long to fit on to bus bike racks. Amtrak also has prohibitions against bringing longer bikes, such as tandems, recumbent and longtails on to American trains.
Fortunately, commuter subway and ferry systems generally don't have prohibitions against longer bikes. Remember that you can flip you Mundo up on it's rear wheel and Sideloaders to get it on elevators to get you down to the platform.