Why choose the Mundo Lux?
Yuba’s Signature Bike
For more than 10 years, the Mundo has been a classic in Yuba’s lineup. Its many previous versions have prepared this 6th generation to perform at its best: trusted, comfortable, and reliable on the road.
The Ultimate Longtail
Capable of carrying up to 3 kiddos, the Mundo is our two-wheeled minivan. Ideal for families that love to bike together, it can hold up to 550 pounds and is equipped with a Chromoly frame that is comfortable and reliable for long rides around town and beyond.
Top Priority: Safety
The Mundo’s powerful hydraulic disc brakes and thru-axle technology ensure a stable and secure braking system, optimized to respond to the unique needs of this cargo hauler. Take advantage of exceptional handling and an easy entrée into your daily life, in full safety and security.
Up to 160L of rear cargo capacity
Thanks to the Mundo’s 26″ wheels, the loading platform is higher, offering more space to load up cargo. Adding accessories such as the Go-Getter bag allows you to take advantage of this larger space with 80L of cargo capacity. No need to pack light !
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|Rider Height Min/max||5’0″/6’6″|
|Frame||Mundo V6 Electric Cr-Mo Thru Axle w/Disc Tab|
|Brake||Magura MT32 Hydraulic or RideRever Attack-XU Hydraulic|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano RD-M2000 Altus 9-Speed or S-Ride RD-M310 9-Speed|
|Cassette||Shimano 11-36T 9-Speed or S-Ride 9-Speed Nickle 11-32T CS-M300|
|Rims||WTB SX23 (36H Front | 36H Rear)|
|Tires||Schwalbe Big Ben Plus 26” x 2.15”|
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Pax Miles –
I purchased the non-electric version via REI in October of 2020. Have had this bicycle for about 2yrs now, I now feel qualified to give it a review.
This is a great bicycle. I use it year round as my main transportation vehicle. Works great for groceries and appliances and everything else. My record would be 92.5lbs of awkwardly shaped steel shelving from Costco. Got it home no problem. As a non-driver, this has really been a qualify of life improvement. Love this thing.
Downsides? As cargo bicycle, it’s unwelcome on public transit (for reasonable size reasons). It’s a 60lb extra long bicycle, so even empty, difficult carry up and down stairs. And it has no shocks, so you really feel the bumps.
James Newman –
LOVE IT !
We finally got the Mundo Lux about a month ago and it is a major hit with the whole family! My girls are about 3 and 1 and it is so fun to take them on rides. Its also great that the geometry fits both me (6’0) and my wife (5’6″), just raise or lower the seat post. Its also very easy to take off the child seats to turn it into an errand bike, Im looking forward to skipping the car and grabbing groceries with the Mundo whenver I can. Lastly, I was surprised at how relitovely easy it was to assemble out of the box, I assumed I may need to take it to a bike shop to assmeble or at least tune, but I was able to do it myself and it is riding, breaking, and shifting perfectly. What a wonderful family resource! Thanks Yuba!
No need for suspense: I love this bike!
I’ve aimed to live car-lite for over a decade, with varying degrees of success. But after years of making do with bikes that were never *quite* right for me or for what I demanded of them, I decided it was finally time to splurge on a bicycle that was designed and built to do what I wanted. And the Mundo has met and exceeding all my expectations.
The town we live in is built along the edge of a river valley, so every trip of any length involves a hill climb at some point. The gearing makes these ascents, not effortless, but vastly more enjoyable than they have ever been before. The geometry is so comfortable, and although it took a little time getting used to the dimensions of it, the Mundo handles beautifully at all speeds, and the brakes have all the stopping power I could ever desire.
Hauling power is abundant as well. The highest I’ve pushed the cargo limit so far is 160 lbs of water softener salt, and I would say that securing a load from shifting or wobbling is far more urgent that sheer weight, which did not feel daunting at all. My daughter loves to ride along on the back, and we turn heads on every trip.
I would unhesitatingly recommend the Yuba Mundo to anyone. It has been a great all-around bike for all seasons (I rode it all through our Minnesota winter!) and for almost any trip or outing, it makes the decision about whether to grab the car keys or the bike helmet an easy one.
It’s amazing for getting the kids out of the house bc they love hopping on the back. And it’s fun to ride – the sturdy construction gives me nostalgia for our old Olds. We tried out a bunch of different brands, e-bike and not, and we liked this one the most.
This is the best bike I’ve ever owned. I wanted a sturdy bike capable of hauling around my most precious cargo safely, and the Mundo Lux does not disappoint. My boys love riding on the bike with me, and every time we pass the bike in the garage they want to try and climb on to go for another ride! My wife was so impressed with the quality that she purchased a Yuba bike for herself, and has never been happier riding with us since. I full recommend this bike (or any other Yuba bikes) to anyone that is looking for a quality product.
Side note: when I was researching this bike amongst many others, Yuba had by far the best customer service, even before I was a customer! They have consistent and quick communication, answer my questions without deceit or hesitation. That is very important to me as a customer, and I have no doubt that if I ever had an issue with my bike or any accessories in the future they would go the extra mile to make sure I was take care of. Truly rare that both the product and the people behind it are top notch these days.
Love this bike!!
For a daily commuter, you can’t get a better ride. It has it all…….comfort, style, and SPACE!!
The next step for me is to see how well it does bike packing.
We’ve had our Mundo Lux a little over a month now. I have to say this is the smartest designed bike I’ve ever owned. So versatile and convenient. Great for long rides with the kids or a mile up the road to the local farmers market. Strong quality materials and turns heads everywhere we go. Thank you!
Joshua Smith –
I hemmed and hawed about buying a cargo bike, as it’s a big investment. But the combination of having two children and trying to coordinate daycare / school / work commute in the city, and then finally, the pandemic, led me to pulling the trigger.
I’m very glad I did. During the still-ongoing pandemic, having the Mundo allows my wife or me to take both children out and about for an activity for an hour or two, giving the other a chance to actually do some work. And whenever our regular schedule resumes, we now have a solution to our commuting issues ready to go.
The Mundo rides great. Even when carrying a lot of weight, it feels more like a beach cruiser than a minivan. It’s also, to some extent, future proof as my children grow; we started with two child seats on it and have already pared it down to one. It will work with my kids for years to come.
Finally, I’ve gotten some quizzical glances for not opting for the electric version. But as my city is relatively flat, I’m in decent shape, and I love having the excuse for the exercise, I’m glad I didn’t. I hope I still feel that way when my commuting begins in earnest and my kids are a little bigger, but for now, I’m more than happy to power this thing with my legs alone.
Jon Ricker –
The Mundo Lux has been a game changer for me and my wife. I ride it everywhere and it has been a total car replacement for us. I can’t remember the last time I have had this much fun. After some custom modifications, yuba add-ons, and electrification, the LUX has been a dream come true! 🙂
Brian Bartlett –
I’ve always enjoyed pulling my son on bike rides with a Burley, but he always seemed so far away. Started looking into cargo bikes and bought the Mundo Lux about a month ago and added the Yepp Maxi seat. We’ve already taken it on errands to pick up groceries, take cans to the recycling center, or to the local high school football game. And as mentioned in other reviews, I love having my son right behind me.
I bought the bike with the intent of adding a pedal-assist motor to it, but so far I don’t think I need it! I’ve been really surprised at how well it rides without any assist. The Lux has plenty of gears to keep us moving at a pretty good clip. And it comfortably handles bumps with the large tires. Couldn’t be happier with this purchase.
My two kids (6 and 8) love our Mundo bike. Schools runs have never been so much fun! Really well made bike and like how it comes with the deflopilator. Thought it’d be tough going with two big kids on but these bike rides like a cruiser so actually feels easier than I thought it’d be.
JIM MCGRATH –
I’ve had my Mundo Lux for just about a month now, and I can’t believe I waited so long to get a cargo bike. I really tried to make my other bikes work, (single speed road bike with fenders racks and child seat, hard tail mountain bike with trailer) but found there was always a compromise. I purchased it from Wheelworks in Belmont MA, as they had the full range of Yuba bikes in stock, and I really wanted to take a test drive. Originally I had planned on purchasing a Boda Boda, but felt a little cramped on it. (I’m 6’1″ and seem to prefer longer top tubes) I was afraid the Mundo would be overkill as I only plan on hauling one kid. But now I’m glad I went for it. I can stop for groceries with my four year old and still have room for the big bag of dog food. My son loves the monkey bars, and the ability to tow his bike to the park. I use it for a 10 mile round trip commute plus around town as much as possible. I don’t miss electric assist as I’ve never had it, and even though it weighs more than what I’m used to, It’s really not that much worse than one of my other bikes when fully loaded. I actually almost never leave the big ring around town.
JR McDowell –
Came time to set my Giant-escape aside with Thule rear and front child seats attached. It was an aluminum bike with only so much gusto for toting my two beautiful girls around town. I kicked butt on that bike while in use and it did the trick for the time, but I’m very accustomed to hardcore mountain biking, so this platform was workable enough for me. It was time for something more robust, safe and styled for the task. I’d been reviewing Yuba for one-year time until I made the go for the Mundo Lux. Super excited about my choice and just took the girls for their first test ride today–they freaking love it, as I knew they would. Purchased the green one and set it up with a bunch of accessories already–you have to, come on, it’s what it is all about. Outfitted so far with the bamboo foot boards, monkey bars, soft spot, wheel lock and a yepp maxi seat–soooooo easy too. I’ve got the bread basket and foot prop in my sites next. Yeehaw! Dynamo hub is tops beaming the front end headlamp and rear tail light when in motion. I chose the Lux because I wanted my girls ages 3 and 5 up at my level versus down low. I’m happy with my choice. Weight proportion feels right and handling is no prob. I like to muscle it, so no motor gig for me. Wasn’t sure if my 5-year old weighing 37-lbs was going to be good with just the soft spot and monkey bars, but at 5-yrs just cannot see putting her into a seat. She agreed–no seat for me papa! I got the set up correct right out of the gate, nice. I’m happy about the disc brakes, I’ve always had caliper and toting my two girls I just feel better with the disc brakes. Overall, I feel like I’ve made a great choice and Yuba has met my expectation. I laugh and cheer just looking at this beast and knowing how my girls where going to react. Many adventures ahead–sofa comes last. Life is short and we all must take advantage and enjoy all the beauty that surrounds us each and every day. Ride a Yuba!
We love our Mundo! The gold color is super fun, sparkly, and bright! Our kids love riding on the back (ages 6 and 10). The bike is very stable and smooth to ride. The gears are like butter 🙂 The brakes are also very secure and sharp!
I only wish we had bought a cargo bike sooner!
This is the most fun bike I’ve ever had. I ride it 8 miles to work, carrying two kids (8 & 10) to school. The neighbor kids intentionally walk over to our house hoping to get a ride home. Hauling anything that can be strapped to it is endlessly entertaining.
It’s comfortable for both me and my [shorter] shorter wife. I appreciate the upright geometry and the relatively low bottom bracket makes stopping and starting much easier. The ride for the kids is super stable.
Mine is outfitted with Go-Getter bags, Bread Basket, and many add-ons. Each addition is well worth it and all work really well. I really appreciate the dynamo hub and is something I will never do without again.
Since buying this, I sold my road bike and rarely ride my mountain bike. The only significant downside of this bike is it’s not easily transported so when we travel I’m effectively forced to bring a different bike.
James M –
The bike has been a great addition to the bike collection, and I love running short errands with my daughter that either took to long to walk or were a bit to much hassle to make the trip via car. Overall it handles fairly well though its a tank and you can tell it’s pushing 60 lbs. Satisfied customer!
D Man –
I love my Mundo! I use it for everything. I ride to work, get groceries, just cruise around and use it to run into town when I’m camping. My only complaint is the rear wheel tacoed, which I did not expect from such a beefy rear wheel. I had to pay $100 to replace it. if
Wade Hilderbrand –
We absolutely love our Mundo! We are a family of five with kids ages 5,3 & 1. It truly is the mini van of bicycles and that is exactly how we use it. Whether we are loading up the whole family and going to dinner, heading to the park with the kids and their scooters, making a grocery run, going paddle boarding, or taking the kids to school, the Mundo is our transportation method of choice.
The bike is very well designed and rides like a dream despite its larger size and incredible cargo capabilities. I love the kickstand, which allows the kids to climb on and off the bike by themselves. The bread basket is also a great accessory that conveniently stores just about everything for all your trips.
Our family highly recommends the Yuba Mundo!
Seth C. Nelson –
I bought our custom build Mundo LUX at an event held at Yuba HQ. Test rode it with my big kids and got to meet Kate and Marc. What an awesome company, awesome product, and awesome experience! Coming from a box bike, there was an adjustment period, but I love that the Mundo is a “real bike” just longer–it handles like a long, heavy mountain bike and is easy to ride. I am excited for how this will adapt as my kids get older and start riding their own bikes sometimes and can hop on and off easily. It’s a blast to ride it off-road with them on board–something I couldn’t say for our previous box bike.
Test ride a Yuba: you’ll fall in love at first ride like I did! 😀
St. Paulite –
We love our Mundo! We “outgrew” our bike trailer when the kid squabbles in the back started impeding forward progress. Now we all ride together, I can converse with the kiddos, and we can strap the 4 year old into the Yepp seat so tightly that he can’t reach his 5 year old sister to hit her. I’ve used it for runs to preschool, groceries, hardware store, nursery, and just about anything else in a 2-3 mile radius from our house. I particularly enjoy mystifying the grocery store courtesty clerks when I buy a full week’s worth of groceries with two children in tow, and have them bring the groceries out to the bike. The Mundo does require some strength and prior biking confidence; our petite nanny tried it and just didn’t feel comfortable enough to bike places with the kids.
Ben F. –
The Yuba Mundo Lux is the Cadillac of Cargo Bikes.
I have the gold version — it turns a lot of heads and garners quite a few thumbs ups from drivers trapped impotently inside their cars while watching me glide up and down the hills of Atlanta.
I was reluctant at first to get the Mundo because I preferred the short-tail Boda Boda (which I previously owned). The Boda Boda was easier to take on transit. The Mundo does not fit on the standard front-rack of a bus and it’s slightly obnoxious to cram into a train car. Plus, at 50 pounds, you can forget about hauling it up and down stairs longer than your average front porch.
But this bike doesn’t want to be carried, it wants to be ridden – preferably with a couple kids on the back and a weeks worth of groceries on each side. I was sold after my first test ride. The stability and handling makes you forget that it’s a long-tail cargo bike. The gearing is perfect for hilly trips and I’m thankful for the hydraulic disc brakes whenever it rains. I feel safe even as my squirrely two-year-old strains to look for trains and dump trucks and excavators.
The frame not only accommodates my growing family, but my wife and I can share it too.
The Mundo Lux is a game-changer. We’ve saved money on gas, we get more exercise, and, perhaps most importantly, my kids love riding with us and are eager to start riding their own bikes!
We’ve had our Mundo LUX for a little over year and we’ve joked about selling our car we bike so much. We have two kids and they both ride in Yepp Maxis, but we’re planning to switch the 4 year old to a Soft Spot soon. We get compliments on the bike everywhere we go, especially preschool (kids are so excited about it). We have a breadbasket and two large cargo bags and we haul loads of library books, pool gear, etc. The bike is very stable as long as the tires are properly inflated. Handling takes some getting used to but is solid (though not nimble!). Loading is easy with the double kickstand. I replaced the stock saddle as I found it uncomfortable, but otherwise it’s a great bike.
I (plus my 2 and 4 year old) love the Mundo. It’s a solid, well built bike with quality components. I’ve been riding it almost daily now for the past 8 months and love it just as much as the day I put it together. Mundo has also really considered the needs of biking with your family as all the extras you can get are geared towards a comfortable ride with the kiddos- this is a big reason I decided to go with Yuba over some other long-tail bikes.
We’ve got the gold frame (with metallic speck) and man does it look good when the sun is out!
Buying our family Mundo has truly changed the way our family gets around every day in Boston. I’ve been a long-time bike commuter, and when my kids were young I would do my best to add them into my usual biking setup with a rear seat or trailer. It wasn’t long until they grew out of all the standard options available for our travels.
I researched many cargo bikes that would let us continue pedaling places instead of relying on inconsistent public transportation or sitting in gridlock traffic. Yuba’s long-tail bikes immediately stood out as the most versatile option as opposed to a box bike or tricycle. If you are confident riding a regular bike, you can ride a Mundo — the learning curve is not steep. It performs like you would expect, and handles hilly terrain much better than other types of cargo frames. We have big pot holes in Boston, and this thing can handle them.
My only critique of the Mundo is one that would pertain to almost any cargo bicycle: It’s a little more difficult to maintain yourself. The rear-wheel guards are important to keep little feet out of spokes, but make adjusting disc brakes and tightening spokes a cumbersome job.
These days I can continue commuting to work and know that on days I need to pick up the kids, I can just swap bikes for the big green “minivan bike.” Both kids fit great, and the number of add-ons for young and growing passengers really helps. Best of all, my spouse has really increased her riding once the entire family was able to go places together. It’s been one of the best lifestyle decisions we have made.
Bill Heinrich –
Big, stable, responsive, fun!
Riding a Mundo Lux. 24spd. Typical adjustments while breaking in the bike (Since July 2017). The bike is fun. It handles well with loads and it’s quick to move when unloaded. The dyno hub and lights are one of my favorites. I’ve had two kids and 70 lbs of groceries with no problem using a loaded bread basket, two Yuba go-getter bags, a Yepp seat for the little kid and the Yuba softspot with the monkeybars for the big kid. I’ve learned to keep the tires at proper pressure or else the bike has some slop under load.
Pros: quick, responsive, eye catching, great accessories-the monkeybars are great for extra bells and lights. Great stopping power!
-The disc brakes rub loud. I’ve checked everything and had two different shops’ mechanics do the same…nothing to do but listen.
-The stock seatpost bent under my 240lbs…nothing a good Thompson product couldn’t fix, but still, it’s rated at 250…
-The loading with two kids is wobbly and could knock over the bike. When loading the larger child on the back, it puts a lot of weight behind the rear axle. I had to teach the big kid not to wiggle until we’re rolling and leaning into turns.
Theron Craig –
My experience has been mixed for some obvious reasons. Both my Mundo and my wife’s Boda Boda are E-Bikes. My wife’s Boda Boda arrived with the shipping box torn apart and wet. I expected that the shipment was left out in the rain somewhere between California and Florida. I checked out the contents of the shredded box and found several things missing so I emailed the Yubabikes people in California and I attached photos of the mess I received from them. They responded well enough for me to proceed assembling the E-Boda. One major support component was sent to me along with new tubes as the front tire would no remained inflated.
My E-Mundo arrived a couple of weeks later and the condition of the shipping box was much better than the one that arrived earlier.
I contacted my sales rep in California regarding several things that were missing and he was quick to respond with assistance.
I found The YouTube videos helpful as I assembled the front ends of both bikes. I still have one small issue with a bolt that was not fully installed! The bolt is not completely screwed into the frame and a plastic strap was added to try and remedy the situation. I did not register this concern as I was somewhat disappointed with the quality of the assembly of my Mundo so I gave up as I couldn’t see how Yubabikes could remedy the situation and I did not want to disassemble and ship the bike back to California.
We now ride our E-bikes around our neighborhood and my Mundo has not fallen apart yet!
We got a Mundo LUX 18 months ago. First summer road it with 3 kids ages 1, 3 and 6. No e-assist but we were mostly on flat roads. LOVED IT from day one. Kids love it too. It’s incredibly fun to get around on and my kids are so happy on it. I feel really connected to them and we can chat about what we’re seeing. For the first year we were living in a condo building with terrible bike access we could walk everywhere (urban centre) so didn’t use the bike a tonne. It was mostly our weekend fun, taking it to the beach and parks.
Just moved to a house in a small town and woah, the Mundo really shines. We roll it out of the garage and just go. Daycare drop off is a joy. Have a go getter bag (getting a second) and we can haul so much stuff including groceries. Our youngest turns 3 soon and we just took the Yepp seat off and have the almost 3 and almost 5 year old sitting on the deck with monkey bars. They love it. The oldest is almost 8 and now riding his own bike but on longer rides we could have him hop on and do a bag and drag with his bike. This thing is a two wheeled minivan.
I’m a casual cyclist so can’t say much on the components or parts but it’s all held up well in the last 18 months. It’s a lot of bike but I’m a bigger rider (6 ft) and handle it fine.
So happy we have this bike and see many more years hauling kids around to daycare and school and even taking it on longer trips to the lake. With a second go getter we could do a huge grocery shop with it. Still debating e-assist but I’ve handled the small hill on our way home just fine and our town is pretty flat. Plus I love the workout.
Highly recommend as a fun family get around and/or to replace your car. This bikes makes everyone smile!
Steve Bodner His Little Rider –
OMG- we are having so much fun with the mundo. Ive put almost 1500 miles in in the 1st 7 months alone. It took an e bike but I am riding so much more- pre school drop offs, grocery runs, playgrounds on the other side of town, date nights…
I recently got a mid drive motor installed and its opened up exploring San Francisco with my 3 year old daughter. Hills and parks on the other side of town are no problem. A dash off the beach on a whim- why not.
My commute to Sausalito from SF is readily achievable and so much fun. Its 10 min more than my car commute without the bridge toll, traffic or car maintenance I get the enjoy the scenery of the presidio, and marin headlands. We’re excited to be on board.
Minneapolis Mamas Muffins –
We love our Yuba!!!! The 100 mile bike ride was amazing! The yuba was not only an amazing way to experience the ride together. High up with his safety vest on, my son Frankie loved helping hold traffic! On the back of the bike he drew almost all day–at least 4 hours. On the last day we biked with the fastest group and one of the girls who had a knee condition got to the point where she couldn’t bike anymore. The support vans were full of other tired bikers, and so we put her on the yuba and used the tow bar to pull her bike. I have to say, definitely felt like a superhero that day–remember I don’t have the electric assist!! It was especially awesome because some of the male leaders on the trip worried about me going with the fastest group on the cargo bike, and rolling into camp that way was AWESOME!!
Thanks again! Our lives are so much better with our awesome bike!!!
Tim Keating –
First off, I am 6 days post-op from minor spine surgery and am counting the days until I can get on my bikes. 24 days and counting to be exact.
I purchased an OD green Mundo V5 last fall for multiple reasons, mainly for my son and I. In short, this bike is amazeballs. Sure, it’s heavy, it’s slower than most bikes and I don’t care. It brings shear happiness to my 2y/o son and I. I’m an avid mountain biker in Colorado and am currently looking forward more to getting back on the Mundo over the endless singletrack available to me. My son and I take countless trips to the store, playground, and bike paths on the Mundo. Sometimes he simply just wants to go for a quick spin around the neighborhood.
I also just purchased a flip flop for my son and the smile it put on his face melted my heart. Obviously he has some learning to do but it’s yet another wonderful product in the long line of awesome products from Yuba.
I have read previous comments about slow shipping, poor customer service, etc. and my experience has been to the contrary. Every email I have sent has been returned within a day or two at the max and contained nothing but courteous, informative, detailed responses to my questions. The products I’ve purchased have all been directly from Yuba and have arrived in a timely manner (Mundo, Yepp seat, bread basket, baguettes, go getter pannier, and flip flop balance bike).
I have owned an obscene number of mountain bikes and a couple commuters. Currently I have a plush dual suspension, a fat bike, and my Mundo. Is it weird that I would be more unhappy if I had to give up the Mundo?
Yuba is one of the best bike manufacturers I’ve ever had the pleasure of dealing with and couldn’t imagine my next cargo bike purchase being from any other company. Please do not give this company a second guess. They truly care about their consumers and go to great lengths to ensure their happiness.
I’m a Yuba supporter for as long as I am able to physically pedal a bike!
George Carter –
The Mundo sure gets a lot of compliments. I’ve been giving Yuba rave reviews to everyone that asks about it. I’m a little mystified that it is so enjoyable to ride, in spite of the length and weight. I have three other bikes, one of which I’ve been riding for 33 years now. It’s always been my favorite. But the Mundo is the one I’m riding to work every day. I suppose it’s a combination of the geometry, quality components and a solid build; but I can ride the Mundo for extended periods without numb hands, or discomfort of any kind. It’s amazing. At any rate, you have a great product, and excellent service to go with it. Thanks for that!