So about a month ago I didn T bike review and I rode that bike everywhere I went to the supermarket I went to the park.
I went to the beach, I mean, everywhere I put in some serious miles and that got me thinking.
Can a cargo bike like this one replace my car?
Alright, alright I know what you're thinking it's too cold in Minnesota to Rodney by turn to winter don't you know?
I mean I get it but what if you only did it during the summer months?
Say four to six months out of the year?
Would it enhance your life?
Could you save money?
I live in SF and it's pretty ideal for this scenario.
I mean it never goes below 45 degrees and it hasn't rained for a really long time, which is why all the fires are happening.
But one thing about SF?
It's quite expensive, so I do have my home and that's something I need.
I need a place to live, a place to sleep, place to quarantine, and place to do all my business deals.
So home nude pungs look dirt goes through.
Also I'm trying to retire.
I'm trying to put as much money way as possible so I can retire early.
I mean retiring you sexy in my right and then there's food I'll spend whatever on food I love eating so good.
And then there's the car which is a huge expense.
I mean I have to pay for maintenance, gas insurance, parking.
It adds up to be quite a bit of year and for the most part it just sits as you can tell by all the spider webs all over it.
So I kind of think the car can go only use it like once a week.
It's it's way too often and if I have an E bike I use it even less.
But if I have to go out on a date.
Hey Katie, I have a question for you.
So for our date tomorrow would it be OK if I picked you up on an E bike?
Sure I think that sounds fun.
I've never been an E bike before.
I probably shouldn't wear a dress though, Yeah, let's not do that.
Alright, that sounds awesome.
That's that I think would be kinda cute to go out on a picnic date.
So I've come up with a test.
I'm going to see if the Yuba Mundo can handle all my errands in a day.
I have to go to Costco after go to Trader Joe's and then after go to Safeway to fill up this guy.
Who doesn't love filtered water?
This single way, about 42 pounds.
When it's full, I'm going to have quite the load on the bike.
It should be a good test.
There's lots of variables involved.
There's the battery.
There's the cargo.
Then there's me.
I mean I'm OK to break a sweat, but is it going to be too much of a hassle or not?
Let's go get this bike it out and we'll see.
Alright, let's get to the numbers.
The Yugo Mundo costs 4500$ over the 16 add ONS that you provided.
The bike comes out to be 5349$ before taxes.
Yes, it's an investment, but just think of how expensive car is with all those add ONS.
The bike weighs 834.
pounds in seven feet long and 26 12/ inches wide at the bars.
If I can handle a payload of ��550, that's you plus whatever you're caring.
The ranges anywhere between 26 and 53 miles, depending on the system, but those numbers can change dramatically depending on payload and terrain.
I plan on doing my test in Boost mode, which is the highest assist mode, so I do anticipate the mileage dropping dramatically.
The display screen shows the time, battery level, speed, and assist modes along with the estimated range.
You can also see that I'm average speed, Mach speed, cadence, distance, would, ometer, and range.
Most importantly, you can take the screen and battery off if you're in a sketchy neighborhood, or if you want to charge the battery on its own inside.
Georgetown is 90 minutes with a halfway discharged battery and four hours with a fully discharged battery.
The bike is equipped with a 250 Watt Shimano E 8000 meter and a 504 Watt hour battery.
Lastly, this is a Class 1E bike, so it's only a pedal assist up to 20 miles an hour.
I do wish it was a class three though, which means pedal assist up to 28 miles an hour.
Out here on the road.
Yuba Mundo is a very comfortable bite, not only in the riding position but at the pedal to where the motor is on.
Here we have the Shimano E 8000 motor and it's a direct drive motor and it's really smooth.
Way better than those hub Motors.
I really like it, but also plays into the comfort is the gearing here.
We have a Shimano Deore 10 speed.
And it's buttery smooth.
Yeah, I love it, but sometimes I wish I could go a little bit faster.
A couple more high gears would be adequate.
As for the weight and length of the bike, something you don't really feel, but what you do feel is a large cargo load.
You just have to be conscious of how you load the bike.
It has to be well balanced for the best ride.
Also, what changes quite a bit is returning and you're breaking, so you have to be cautious of that.
Something that is odd is going from a stop.
To start with a payload, your bit shaky at 1st until you get some good forward momentum, but it takes some getting used to.
OK, so I think I'm ready for my errands.
I did change out the back to create because I thought that would fit the jug the best.
That's kind of what I'm most worried about is the awkward amount of weight, but we'll see how it goes.
Otherwise I should have plenty room.
I have the 80 litre side bags, shouldn't be a problem with the groceries.
Let's hit it.
Alright, I'm heading my last year and now I gotta get this bad boy filled up.
I'm about 2 miles from home and I have 12 miles of range.
It shouldn't be too much of a problem, but there is one big Hill.
Steve Ann I'm little worried about all this weight on the back of the bike, but I'll make it.
I got it all right.
We made it to the Hill.
I'm going to keep an eye on this mileage.
It's at 6 miles right now.
We should have plenty of juice to make it.
Drop her into a lower gear and our crushing it.
The did go from 6 miles to 5 miles.
Yeah, we got it.
All I can think about is that Kate Bush Sarn plenty of juice to make it home.
So replacing car with an E bike can be done.
Those errands weren't an issue for me, but I did run into some issues.
First of all, with the car you couldn't lock stuff inside of it, but with an E bike you can't really do that.
Second, the bike is big and heavy and really hard to get up into my house, so a garage is ideal.
Third, I go camping and I go on Rd trips and that's something you can't really do with an E bike.
I mean you can go by camping, but that's something else entirely.
The Yuba Mundo is a great bike and I would highly recommend it.
I really liked all the storage possibilities.
One thing that did irk me though, was some of the wiring was put together with zip ties and for 4500$ that kind of feels cheap.
Replacing a car with an E bike is a complete lifestyle change.
Having a car is a luxury an it's a luxury.
I do enjoy having.
I don't think I can give up on camping and Rd trips.
That's really important to me.
As of now I know I can do it, I just don't know if I will.