Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Arrived: Yuba Mundo V5 Cargo Bike

I got a call this morning from Sean at Peninsula Bike Works to let me know that my Yuba Mundo and accessories had arrived!  Armed with an extra large pizza and bread sticks, I headed over to the shop during lunch to pick it up.  I am going to build it myself because I want to involve my daughters in the process.  Arguably, they're too young to totally get it, but they can handily turn a hex key or screw driver and will be happy to pull parts out of the wrapping.  The box is currently sitting in the bed of my truck, which I have a clear view of from my office window, and I'm watching the minutes slowly tick by.  Tonight our living room will be a mess of cardboard, packing material, tools, accessories, and a glorious new family bike.

For now...

Monday, August 03, 2015

Yuba Mundo v5 Cargo Bike Announced

I called Sean at Peninsula Bike Works to have him order a Yuba Mundo v4 for me, then just saw this video and had to call him back. The v5 has been announced...

It has the features I wanted in the v4 (and more) and would have had to upgrade. Cromo frame that is 5 pounds lighter, 1-1/2" headtube, lock tabs, Yepp EasyFit mounts, 10mm axle dropouts, hydraulic disc brakes, maybe a cassette instead of a freewheel, and Shimano components.

Now I just have to figure out when it will be available.  Unfortunately, Yuba doesn't have a phone number available so I'll drop them an email for some more info.

UPDATE 1: I found out from Ted at Yuba that the v5 will be available on August 17th.  I will have mine in hand shortly thereafter!

UPDATE 2:  Mine is on order!  They are currently in port, waiting to be delivered!