Want the stability and handling of the Yuba Mundo and the power of the StokeMonkey? The eBike Store of Portland is now shipping Mundos equipped with StokeMonkey electric motor kits. Want to build your own? The eBike store is also manufacturing and shipping the StokeMonkey Adapter Kit designed specifically for the Mundo.
Yuba Bicycles already offers an electric-assist version of the Mundo called elMundoas well as an electric upgrade kit for the Mundo. ElMundo is a front-hub motor system based on the eZee electric motor kit. The StokeMonkey Mundo is an alternative for riders that prefer the additional hill-climbing power of the popular, mid-drive StokeMonkey electric motor system.
Yuba Bicycles’ mission has always been to get people to use their bikes for everyday errands instead of their cars. Electric-assist systems enable the Mundo to go further distances in steeper terrains. The result is people will use their bicycles to make trips that they would normally make in their car, turning car-trips into bike-trips. Yuba is jazzed that they can offer riders multiple electric-assist solutions depending on their preferences. Whichever system you use, adding electric-assist perfectly complements the Mundo’s load-carrying capabilities and confidence-inspiring handling characteristics, enabling riders to comfortably go further, faster. Whether you are carrying groceries, children, a cooler full of beers or all of the above, the Mundo is “What a Bicycle Can Do!”
Prices and Availability
You can order your StokeMonkey Mundo at the eBike Store in Portland at 201 North Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97217 or order online at ebikestore.com. The elMundo sells for $2,597 and is shipping today. ElMundo electric power kit for the Mundo sells for $1,350. ElMundo is available at select Yuba Dealers Worldwide (see dealer map at www.yubabikes.com/dealers) or on their on-line store (yubabikes.com/yubashop).
People asks us which lock they should buy and if there is a slick way to carry a lock on the Mundo. I wanted to point out that I have found this nifty way to carry a Kryptonite lock on the Mundo. It’s fast and easy to remove and re-lock to the rack and it stays put when there. Simple and elegant. This is the Kyrptonite 4″ x 11″ lock. In order for this to work, you need to remove the small tab from the lock that is used to mount the lock on the kryptonite lock carrier that attaches to the bike frame. It comes off really easily by lostening a little allen screw in the tab. In my experience, that system doesn’t last anyway.
By the way, there are lots of great web sites will give you a guide to which lock you should buy and how to properly lock your bike like this one on Kryptonites’ Web Site or this one at MassBike.org
After a few years of R&D, Yuba and eZee are proud to introduce the new Yuba/eZee elMundo Electric Cargo Bike. The Mundo is without doubt one of the best frame to be used as a platform for an electric powered bike. The association of the stable and solid Mundo frame with eZee’s reliable electrical components, makes the elMundo the number #1 alternative to a gas-powered vehicle. The elMundo is fills the gap between bicycles and cars for urban and even sub-urban travel.
Powerful, fast and cheap
• pedal as fast as Lance Armstrong
• travel up to at least 20mph
• go 20 or more miles on a charge (more if you can charge the battery at work)
• haul your kids
• carry your groceries
• transport any sporting or music equipment
It’s amazingly cheap and practical:
-> no license required
-> no parking
-> no insurance
-> street legal
-> no DMV
-> no $4/gallon refill necessary
Our Electric partner, eZee kinetics
EZee Kinetics Ltd. has been offering electric kits and electric bikes for many years. So there are a lot of reasons why we have chosen the eZee electric components for the elMundo.
eZee makes the highest quality motor and kits on the market. They don’t cut corners and they pay attention to the details. For instance, the wheel the motors are mounted on are built well, no further adjustment necessary. The controller is weatherproof and integrates self-diagnosis options. The battery pack exists in multiple shapes or configurations and they use the best quality Panasonic cells. In addition the owner of eZee cares, he is a bike rider and even uses his elMundo to ride his young daughter around.
Yuba Bicycles commitment to Electric Cargo Bikes
We have recently added an extensive electric section to our website, with complete product description of the elMundo, some general information about Electric Cargo Bikes, and a FAQ section about elMundo and Electric Utility Bikes.
Stay posted in the up-coming weeks for more information and blog posts featuring the elMundo and electric bike technology. Such as battery and motor care, getting more range of one’s elMundo bike, troubleshooting and repairing, benefits of riding Electric Cargo Bikes.
The Mundo is great for hauling another Mundo or any bike for that matter. The Mundo Side-Loaders provide a cradle for the front wheel of any bike to be towed. The only problem is that you need to use lots of padding to keep either bike from getting scratched. Then I had a brainstorm (look out, marketing puke in R&D) and came up with a pretty cool way to modify a Mundo “Running-board” to solve the problem. I call it the “Mobile Bike Rack”. This solution makes hauling another bike a snap. Loading a bike to tow takes less than a minute, and no scratches!
The Yuba Mundo is now one of the most popular bicycle for carrying passengers including kids. One or multiple kids can be carried on the Mundo rear platform using the Soft Spot padded seat, the Hold-On safety bar and the Running Boards for feet support. However little feet next to moving wheels are exposed to being caught into the spokes.
At our Sausalito workshop we have designed, a simple lightweight and affordable solution for you to install on your Mundo when carrying kids. We call them the “Wheel Skirts”. The Wheel Skirts are made out of a coroplast, the material can be found at most hardware store and the cost for a coroplast sheet is fairly limited. The Wheel Skirts are easy to install on the Mundo, with zip ties and a few bolts. It is also possible to ask for them when ordering a bike from Yuba.
We have posted the instructions on how to make the Wheel Skirts here.
The “Hold-Ons” are the most fun accessory for the Mundo. These stoker bars give your passenger something to hold onto while they ride around on the back of your Mundo. The Hold-Ons attach to the 31.8 mm seat post of the Mundo and hold standard 25.4 mm bars. They are available from your local Yuba Dealer or on-line for $49.00. Dealers like the kit, too. “I can get the stem, bar and grips from my regular suppliers, but the fact that Yuba cuts the bars and provides all the pieces is much more convenient. And, at $49.00, its a deal for the customer, too.”, says Joe Doebele from Joe Bike in Portland.
The two youths in this video are extraordinary young mountain bikers here in Marin. They ride some rad bikes, but today they stopped by to give the Mundo a test spin.
The Yuba “Peanut Shell” child seat is made from molded plastic that wraps around your child. Built for children from 19 to 48 pounds, the Peanut Shell is made to fit the Mundo’s substantial rear rack. Loading and unloading your precious cargo is easier because the Mundo’s rack is lower than most bicycle racks.
Grab your Goober and Go Get some Groceries
Yuba’s 20 gallon “Go-Getter” panniers have been upgraded with improved straps and safety features. They can carry two full bags of groceries without removing them from the grocery bag. No need to pack items individually into your panniers; just slip the whole grocery bag right in. The Go-Getter is conveniently organized into halves by the included divider. But unlike other bikes, the Mundo allows you to take your child grocery shopping and have plenty of room to carry groceries. That’s because both the go-getter bags and the Peanut Shell can be installed and used at the same time.
Room to Grow on the Mundo
Only the Mundo offers two child seats that can be installed behind the rider for a safer, more comfortable ride. When one child gets a little older, a seat can be removed and the taller child (over 48”) can ride on the “Soft-Spot” padded seat and feel confident grabbing the “Hold-On” Stoker bars. Their feet rest securely on the Mundo’s “Side Load” bars. Later, when your child wants their own ride, you won’t need to worry about Jr. Birdman getting tired riding their own bike because when they do you can easily strap their bike to the Mundo with the Yuba Cargo Straps and let the little guy ride behind you.
Yuba Bicycles’ expanding line of accessories continue to make the Yuba Mundo the ultimate fun machine for carrying friends, kids, groceries or anything! The Mundo is the “true” green bicycle because it can be used for real-life tasks that would normally require a car to accomplish. Have fun while doing everyday errands and expand your utility, community, mobility!
Designed for environmentally conscious individuals who want to lower their auto expenses, shrink their carbon footprint, have fun and get healthy, the Yuba Mundo allows bicyclists to accomplish tasks that previously required a car or truck. Shop for groceries, pedal your children to school, carry a surfboard to the beach, haul tools to the job site or take a picnic to the beach. Like a minivan or pickup truck on two wheels, the Mundo makes errands fun—minus the pollution and high cost.
The Yuba Mundo: “Challenging the perception of What a Bicycle Can Do”