Slick new cargo bikes from Horse, Yuba and XtraCycle

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Cargo bikes have been around for over 100 years, not long after the traditional bicycle as we know it today, came about. With the introduction of the combustion engine, the use of cargo bikes saw a quick decline until people started becoming more conscious about their impact on the environment. Previously used mainly for commercial purposes, in the last 10 years, there has been a glorious explosion of bikes made strictly for hauling stuff made available to people for everyday use and there are more versions to choose from than ever.

Check out some of the new haulers on the block from Horse Cycles, Yuba Cycles, and Xtracycle and determine if parking one of these bad boys in the garage should be in your near future…

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The Sidecar by Horse Cycles is a handmade…. well, sidecar made of chromoly tubing with a platform made from your choice of hardwood oak or reclaimed planks from the Coney Island boardwalk that were collected after hurricane Sandy. You can also opt for a surfboard carrier that holds up to 4 boards. The 3 wheel bicycle comes complete with 35mm tires, Brooks Saddle and Grips and retails for $4,500.

HorseBrand.co

Yuba Mundo V5 - 1-2

We have been covering Yuba Cycles since 2008 and as history shows, they have been very successful with their Mundo model of cargo bikes which is now on its 5th version, (hence the V5). Yuba took their solid and very likable Mundo and built this version which is a whopping 5 pounds lighter than the standard Mundo due partially to using chromoly tubing.

Yuba Mundo V5 - 2-2

Yuba kept the sturdy rear stand as well as the LED lights powered by the Mundo’s Shimano Dyanmo hub and updated the front end with a 1.5 in head tube for a stronger more stable ride, added hydraulic disc brakes, and it now has a new handlebar shape for more comfortable ergonomics. The Yuba Mundo V5 retails for $2,099 and can handle just about anything you can attach to it with the over abundance of mounting points the bike comes with.

YubaBikes.com

 

Xtracycle 1

Xtracycle is no stranger to the game of cargo bikes, and this year they’re taking their popular, though expensive Bosch electric Edgerunner 10E that retails for $5,749 and offering an updated  EdgeRunner 24D that retails for $1,999. The Edgerunner uses a 20 inch rear wheel making loading of kids or other cargo easy while keeping a low center of gravity for stable handling and comes in your choice of white, orange, black or light blue.

XtraCycle.com

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Pette
Pette
6 years ago

Ya know after a few beers I can see a bunch of dudes racing through the neighborhoods hanging off in the corners like they do in sidecar motorcycle racing. Probably more fun than a BigWheel.

ATBScott
ATBScott
6 years ago

$4500 for a coaster-brake “safety” with a sidecar platform? I want some of what those guys are smokin’! The non-electric Xtracycle and the Yuba look like great machines that can haul for a distance. The Horse, more a toy for trust-funded surfing hipters.

Jimmy
Jimmy
6 years ago

Yeah….you can get an electric-assist bakfiets for $4500. Good luck with that. You had better eat your kale chips and crank up the Vampire Weekend to 11 if you expect to load up your single-speed reclaimed Coney Island boardwalk planked cargo bike with your wooden crates of Icelandic single-source water and schlep it across Williamsburg. The artisanal ice will be as melted as your face after a Sigur Ros xylophone solo.

cscf
cscf
6 years ago

Jimmy, you need to calm down

Matt
Matt
6 years ago

@jimmy

hahaha amazing – the gear bashing on bike rumor can be very predictable, but this one was great…

don’t forget the portable coffee grinder and leather growler holder – hipsters are better than roadies though….

Even 2k is more than i’d ever consider shelling out for something like this but $4500 is a joke. Yuba has a bunch of models below $1500