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Yuba Mundo V5 vs Surly Big Dummy

Old 08-07-16, 10:26 PM
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Yuba Mundo V5 vs Surly Big Dummy

So it looks like Yuba now makes a Mundo with a 4130 Cro-Moly frame, and components that aren't, well, substandard. It also seems to cost as much as the Big Dummy does.

One of the biggest knocks on the Yuba in past models, as compared to the BD, has been the weight and the rather cheap spec. It would appear that the weight has gone down with the better frame materials, and the better spec. It also appears that it is now at nearly the exact same price-point as the BD.

Now that they are at the same price-point, and similar materials and quality, which one is the better cargo bike now? Or is it now a wash?
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Nothing? C'mon, guys. How can I make these kinds of determinations without BF input?
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I had a yuba, about 4 years ago. It was heavy and had cheaper components. It was also a one size fits all. I also have a big dummy, for about 6 years. Comes in different sizes, well made, modern. I love the big dummy. It helped me live car free in Vancouver for 3 years. Try them both out if you can. But the big dummy is a great bike.
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Extra cycle and Bike Friday haul-a-day use 20" rear wheels so your load height is lower.

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I have also used the xtracycle free radical, it was a very good option. Had it on a Brodie aluminum mtn bike. I really did not like the yuba, though it may be right up your alley.
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I ruled out the Edgerunner because of the 20" wheel. While I appreciate the advantages for load carrying, the tire choices are exceptionally limited. (Kind of why I don't do 650b yet either. Few of my favorite tires are on offer.)

Also the need to carry multiple tube sizes for flats, etc.
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No decision yet?

I see a lot of Mundos here in NYC. Not so many Big Dummys.
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Probably because I live in Surly country, I see more Big Dummies. I've only ever seen two Mundos in the wild, and haven't found one to test ride yet.

And I haven't EVER seen the new V5.
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