View Poll Results: Which cargo bike would be a better investment?

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  • Yuba Mundo

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    Which to invest in: Yuba Mundo or Sun Atlas?

    I really want to invest in a cargo bike in the near future, but not many dealers here in South East Texas have them, luckily I managed to see a Yuba Mundo up close on my trip to Galveston to visit Island Bicycle Company to see if they had any cargo bikes. The mechanic work there today mentioned that they sold about 4 or 5 Mundos there so far, and I do like the style of it. Looked very sturdy as well but my only downfall is the price, which runs close to $1500 for the basic setup. When I got home i decided to do some searching on the net for a less expensive cargo bike, I heard that Xtracycle had started making thier own cargo bike (finally) and I have to say it doesn't look as appealing as the Mundo, but it only runs around 800$ which sounds more affordable, but no Texas Dealers have them yet as far as i know so i would have order from out of state. So I've decided to get some views and suggestions from veteran cargo bike owners here on the forums on what should i invest in, please leave any help you could provide, I'll be happy to hear from you

    Edit: I'm mainly using my future cargo bike to haul laundry to the local laundromat, or if I'm going to buy items from across town, things like that. I won't be carrying extra people because I'm a big guy myself 350+ lbs. and I'm trying to break away from having to haul my trailer all the time.

    Which one is a better investment:

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    or

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    The Mundo is a stronger bike. The Mundo is a better bike.

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    Go with the Kona Ute. You can get one off line here. Kona Ute SimpliCITY Bike 2012

    The Yuba Mundo are made with high tensil steel, thats a heavy bike man.
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    Mundo

    The Kona ute will break in half

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    Nahhh, I don't think it will.
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    The Yuba gets my vote. Heavy, yes. But when you ride it, the weight disappears, it just feels slightly heavier than any other bike I have.

    I was out for a 20 mile offroad ride on mine today without any problem.

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    Don't forget the Big Dummyby Surly...

    But to answer your question, we need to know more. What will you be using your bike for? Hauling kids? Groceries? Touring? Off road or on? Mega touring like Devo?

    Hard to answer without some data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evandy View Post
    Don't forget the Big Dummyby Surly...

    But to answer your question, we need to know more. What will you be using your bike for? Hauling kids? Groceries? Touring? Off road or on? Mega touring like Devo?

    Hard to answer without some data.
    +2,some info would definately shed som light...that said,I'm SO friggin anxious to go vote in a few hours ,I voted Mundo,despite my loving my Xtracycle like you wouldn't believe (The Sun Atlas coems from Xtra,right?),it's just a beast of a tank and I couldn't see me ever breakingone,even light offroad touring
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    Yuba for me

    I voted Yuba.
    If you are hauling passengers like I do (my wife), I think it is hard to beat.
    Built very heavy duty but also very easy to peddle. Great running boards for passenger feet or holding cargo.
    It's not the lightest bike but it handles a load and has lots of available options.
    I love it!


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    I've added info for what I'll be using the bike for, and as for weight, I'm used to having a heavy bike, my Schwinn Frontier FS weighs at least 40+ lbs. and i carry that beast up and down stairs most of the time. Thank you so far for leaving input
    Saving up for a Yuba Mundo

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    I'm not 100% on the weight limits on the Sun Atlas,but if you're 350lbs* that might be a factor as well...that said,IDK,either one sounds more than capable of your requirements...

    * You will lose weight when you start ridign the way you mentioned,bear that in mind on the weight limit comment


    Either way you go,you're going to have a blast. I still think from what I've read everywhere that the Yuba is a much more capable machine,but the useage you mentioned I've done on my Xtracycle converted mtn bike with no issues,I don't see why a Sun Atlas would be a liability for those chores...and it costs less,something to consider One thing I AM sure of,is I wanna see pics/porn of which ever bike you decide on,and I hope you enjoy the wheels off it
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    I test rode them both.

    I put my wife on the back of each one and did a ride around the area of my bike shop. I could feel the Atlas bike (as well as the Kona Ute, which I also demo'd) flex a lot.

    The Mundo was solid as a rock. I bought the Mundo and have been very happy with it. I use it for taking 2 kids to school every day as well as hauling big bags of dog food, etc.

    My Mundo cost about $1k with several extras included. Maybe you could shop around for a better price...
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    Thanks again everyone who has left comments and advice Now to keep saving up til that happy day of purchasing. Hopefully I'll be able to order the Black Yuba Mundo, Orange if they don't have the Black one available.
    Saving up for a Yuba Mundo

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    Nice I like the black best,myself Looking forward to seeing pics of it
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