Cargo bikes are one of the best ways to leave the car at home while still tackling your to-do list or toting kids around town. With burly frames capable of carrying far more than the average bike, cargo bikes like the Yuba Spicy Curry are sort of the pickup truck of the bicycle world. Throw in an electric assist, and then you get the best of both worlds – pickup truck and sports car.

Yuba Spicy Curry cargo bike gets even hotter with Bosch Cargo Line Motor, thru axles & bigger tires

Speaking of electric assist, that’s one of the main areas of improvement on the new version of the Spicy Curry. Now fitted with the Bosch Cargo Line motor, this drive system is specifically engineered for the demands of hauling heavy cargo. Importantly, the 75Nm of torque can be applied in full even at low cadences – think trying to start pedaling a 440 lb bike up a hill. The system helps ensure controlled acceleration even when fully loaded. While the Cargo Line motor can support a total weight up to 551lbs, the Spicy Curry is rated at 440lb of total payload or up to three passengers.

Yuba Spicy Curry cargo bike gets even hotter with Bosch Cargo Line Motor, thru axles & bigger tires

The Cargo Line Motor is paired with the Bosch Powerpack 500 battery which is a bit larger than the previous Powerpack 400. Need more range? A second battery is an optional upgrade. Controlling the system is the Bosch Kiox color display which is bluetooth compatible to connect to their eBike Connect smartphone app.

Yuba Spicy Curry cargo bike gets even hotter with Bosch Cargo Line Motor, thru axles & bigger tires

To keep all that weight in check and to keep the frame and fork stiff, the Spicy Curry V3 has moved to thru axles front and rear. Along with thru axles, the frame has been updated to clear larger tires and now ships with Schwalbe Super Moto X 26 x 2.4″ and 20 x 2.4″ tires, front and rear. Otherwise, the frame remains mostly unchanged using the excellent long-tail cargo design.

Yuba Spicy Curry cargo bike gets even hotter with Bosch Cargo Line Motor, thru axles & bigger tires

Yuba Spicy Curry cargo bike gets even hotter with Bosch Cargo Line Motor, thru axles & bigger tires

That design gives you a number of options when it comes to both cargo, and passengers. Yuba offers more than 15 different add-ons to customize the setup including child seats, Monkey Bars, and padded seats with Hold On bars. As Tyler found with a long term review on the previous model, the Spicy Curry is extremely versatile and makes it easy to go car-free (or use the car a lot less).

Yuba Spicy Curry cargo bike gets even hotter with Bosch Cargo Line Motor, thru axles & bigger tires

Yuba Spicy Curry cargo bike gets even hotter with Bosch Cargo Line Motor, thru axles & bigger tires

Sold in a single size that “Fits riders 4.7 to 6.4ft (1.45m to 1.98m)”, pricing starts at $4,750. That includes the new Magura MT32 hydraulic brakes with a 4 piston caliper up front and 2 piston caliper in the rear with 180mm rotors to bring all that weight to a halt. Stock bikes also include AXA lights, a bell, the front wheel Deflopitator, fenders, and a twin kickstand. Available now.

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    • Lots of industries do. If you’re having issues with the decimals, you can probably find an app for your phone that will convert those decimals to fractions for you.

    • Engineers do. Civil engineers decriminalizes feet and inches. Which actually is pretty awesome. Some (though not all) of the advantage of the metric system with units that “human sized”.

  1. The rest of the world that doesn’t enjoy random based equivilents (there are 3 teaspoons in a table spoon, 16 oz in a lb, 12 inches in a foot, 5280 feet in a mile….etc. etc. etc). Based 10 makes so much more sense. 10 mm in a cm, 100 cm in a meter,

    On a different note, you really have to use this to its full potential to justify that price. Fully spec the thing out and your pushing 6000+ (but again there are 10,000 e-gravel bikes from specialized)

    • A sweet curry (non-electric) is currently on sale from Yuba for $1645. Granted the new Spicy Curry has much better frame-battery integration using different tubesets, but over $3000 more for e-assist.

      I’ve been looking at an e-bike commuter. All I see are overpriced, poorly made, single frame size bikes for astounding amounts of money.

      If the cycling industry has a gravy train, its apparently e-bike margins. This bike should start at $2,500.

      • It’s probably doable with a bafang motor and bolt on axles, but offering the right motor and proper frame build for a cargo bike is the right thing to do. Their boda boda has 2 sizes and a smaller lighter motor for $3.2k.

        TONS of good regular commuters (in sizes, with lights, fenders, racks) for $2.5k…raleigh, gazelle, trek, well most brands really.

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