Yuba launches its most affordable electric cargo bike

FlatSix911

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Glad to see that Yuba is now introducing their new affordable cargo bike with the rock-solid Shimano E5000 mid-drive.


Yuba’s electric cargo bikes are known for landing fairly high on the quality ladder. That premium build has also kept them perched quite high on the price ladder as well… until now. The company’s newest electric cargo bike, the Yuba Kombi E5, is shaking things up as Yuba’s new entry-level e-cargo bike model. The original non-electric Kombi seems to have lent its frame and much of its component selection to the Kombi E5. Priced at $3,200, the Yuba Kombi E5 is the company’s attempt to target more price-sensitive riders.

The electric cargo bike is powered by a Shimano E5000 mid-drive motor system
– the same drive we’ve seen on a few other reasonably priced e-bikes lately. No one will accuse the 418 Wh battery pack of being too large, but the pedal assist nature of the bike should help keep the range reasonable. Yuba hasn’t offered a range claim yet, but I’d wager somewhere between 40-65 km (25-40 miles) would be a reasonable unloaded range window.

With a weight rating of 200 kg (440 lb), though, you’ll be free to load it up quite heavily. The bike rides on 24″ wheels, helping drop the ride height slightly compared to larger 26″ wheels. A suite of mid-level e-bike components such as Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, a Shimano Altus derailleur, and a set of Maxxis Hookworm tires round out the important component sets. Riders will also be treated with a set of fenders, bell, front and rear LED lights, and a double kickstand. Plus, there’s Yuba’s entire line of cargo-related accessories that can be added to the e-bike. The Yuba Kombi E5 isn’t available quite yet, but
should be here by March.

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FlatSix911

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Should be more than enough for running errands around town... ;)

The electric cargo bike is powered by a Shimano E5000 mid-drive motor system – the same drive we’ve seen on a few other reasonably priced e-bikes lately. No one will accuse the 418 Wh battery pack of being too large, but the pedal assist nature of the bike should help keep the range reasonable. Yuba hasn’t offered a range claim yet, but I’d wager somewhere between 40-65 km (25-40 miles) would be a reasonable unloaded range window.