Worth noting that it's the Spicy Curry All Terrain that gets the Bosch Cargo Speed motor, the regular SC gets the class 1 motor. R&M offers all of their cargo bikes in class 3 variety. The Load 60 and 75 are front loaders. The Multicharger is a rear load. Also the Benno Boost is available with the speed motor too.I’ve been looking for a well made class 3 cargo bike, and so far have been able to find the Yuba Spicy Curry and the Tern GSD S11 as options. Are there other other options out there?
Not sure what news you've been reading but the entire global economy is experiencing those pains, nothing exclusive to Yuba in the slightest. Their e-cargo offerings are fantastic and blow any home made thing out of the water. Different price point, sure, but there's no arguing with the performance of the Bosch system in general, specifically in the cargo application.I made my Spicy from a Sweet. I got it before they moved their HQ from an employee, never ridden and with accessories. Now they are in So Cal and have shortages, delays, and last week they sent me the wrong rear wheel for a Boda Boda. What is cool is that used non-electric cargo bikes are very inexpensive. But with a motor added they become valuable and useful.
I'm done engaging in the derailment of this thread as I answered the original question directly and was hopefully helpful. Ask someone in the industry? Been at it for 20 years and own a shop, how much more "in the industry" would you like?I personally am attracted to recycling cycling. I also like the right to repair and not being boxed into a proprietary corner. I encourage people to shop around and test ride bikes. That way they know. Yuba's offerings are nice, even fantastic, no doubt, but they do not blow away the subtle and elegant bikes as far as performance. See any unsightly backyard connectors here? Yes, it is possible to take a $650 bike and make it out run expensive bikes while still having a smooth subtle feel. With Yuba recently it is more than the global supply chain. They keep dropping the ball. Ask someone in the industry.
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