Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Yuba Boda Boda

Boda Boda stepover and stepthrough. Credit: Yuba


The Yuba Boda Boda cargo cruiser is available at Bikes at Vienna and other local bike shops.  The typical price appears to be about $1,000.

Yuba had already perfected the long-tail cargo bike in the form of the Yuba Mundo, which is capable of replacing your car for most local errands.  For urban apartment or condo dwellers, however, the heavy, bulky cargo bike presented of challenge in terms of storage and just getting the thing up the stairs.  Boda Boda appears to be Yuba's solution, a lighter (35 lbs.) shorter cargo bike with a handhold for carrying it up a flight of stairs. 

The Boda Boda has an integrated rear rack and is capable of carrying an impressive amount of weight.  It's available both as a step-through and a "step-over."

In October 2012, Outside Magazine named the Boda Boda the best utility bike for $1,000.  There's also a review by Cyclelicious.

Here are the full specs as of June 27, 2012:


FRAME

BODA BODA FRAME, AL 6061


FORK

26"X2.125, CR-MO, OLD:100W, 400.5 LENGTH, 40 OFFSET,

DYNAMO BRAZE ON


WHEELS


FRONT RIM 26" X 26MM, DOUBLE WALL, 32 HOLE, NO DECALS

REAR RIM 26" X 26MM, DOUBLE WALL, 36 HOLE, NO DECALS

FRONT HUB MODUS NUTTED, 32 HOLE, CRMO AXLE, LOOSE BALL, DOUBLE SEALED, GROUND RACE, DUAL LOCK NUTS

REAR HUB MODUS NUTTED, 36 HOLES, CASSETTE, CRMO AXLE, LOOSE BALL
SPOKES 2.0MM, 14G, STAINLESS 3X FRONT AND REAR
SPOKE NIPPLE 2.0MM X 12MM BRASS, INCLUDED WITH SPOKES

FRONT TIRE KENDA 26" X .1.95", WIRE BEAD, 30TPI
REAR TIRE KENDA 26" X .1.95", WIRE BEAD, 30TPI
INNER TUBES CST/KENDA SHRADER VALVE (A/V), 1.2MM THICKNESS


TRANSMISSION

CRANK SET LASCO 170MM, JIS, 4-BOLT

CHAINWHEELS LASCO 38T, W/ GS0 STEEL OUTER GUARD, INCLUDED WITH CRANK SET

BOTTOM BRACKET VP JIS, CARTRIDGE SEAL, W/ CAPLESS STAINLESS STEEL BOLTS

CHAIN KMC 1/2"X3/32", APPROXIMATELY 125 LINKS
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM MEDIUM CAGE, 7-8 SP, 1:1 RATIO
REAR DER SHIFTER SRAM 8SPD,

TRIGGER SHIFTER, RIGHT


CASSETTE SRAM 8 SPD, 11-32, STEEL


COCKPIT

PEDALS VP NYLON PEDAL, LOW PROFILE

HEAD SET VP STEEL, 1-1/8", THREADED

STEM PROMAX LARGE = 100MM, SMALL = 80MM EXT., 25.4MM QUILL DIAMETER, ALUMINUM

HANDLEBARS PROMAX FRENCH CITY BARS, >600MM WIDE, 70MM RISE, >196MM GRIP AREA TAPE / GRIPS VELO CORK, REQUIRES GLUE FOR INSTALLATION SADDLE CIONLLI WITH SPRING
SEAT POST PROMAX ALLOY, 30.2MM,

LARGE = 500MM, SMALL = 400MM

SEAT CLAMP PROMAX QR

BRAKE

FRONT BRAKE PROMAX DIE CAST ALLOY V BRAKE, 125MM ARM, 60MM 1PC PAD

REAR BRAKE PROMAX DIE CAST ALLOY V BRAKE, 125MM ARM, 60MM 1PC PAD

BRAKE LEVERS PROMAX TRIGGER SHIFTER, SILVER LEVER, ED BLACK BODY


OTHER

DECK 8MM THICK, BAMBOO,

KICKSTAND MASSLOAD YUBA SIDE STAND

BELL YWS DING DONG BELL, 60MM, STEEL

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