Arrives fully built and ready to ride
One of the best parts of the #cargobikelife is figuring out how many things you can do with your new bike. 4 kids to the library? Check. 2 Labradoodles to the dog park? Double check. 1 party on wheels blasting the Disney Hits playlist? Yeah, you get the picture.
The benches and seat belts easily remove in seconds, with no tools required, so it's simple to quickly customize your bike to match whatever you have to haul today!
With an electric cargo bike, it's crucial to have brakes that can handle a heavy bike traveling at fast speeds. This year, we took things up a notch and added ultra-powerful front and rear hydraulic disc brakes. A small squeeze on the levers will bring you to a stop almost instantly. and you can rest assured that your precious cargo will be super secure.
One unique challenge with cargo bikes, is that the front two brakes must be perfectly balanced at all times in order to be safe to ride. With mechanical brakes, this means you'd have to find the time for frequent service and inconvenient tune-ups. Hydraulic brakes overcome this, by requiring much less on-going maintenance. So you can spend less time in the shop, and more time out riding with the fam!
Our new state-of-the-art 48v 13.6Ah battery features genuine Samsung 35E cells, the best and most reliable cells available in the e-bike market today. Get up to 35 miles per charge and enjoy years of use on your bike.
Our high-power 500w motor delivers 45 Nm of torque and allows you to conquer hills and grocery runs like a boss. You'll feel like your legs just got an upgrade!
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500W Hub Motor
The 500W DAPU M155 is our tried and true geared hub motor. With 45 Nm of torque, the motor makes riding a bike full of kids easy and FUN, even in hilly areas.
48v 13.6Ah Samsung Battery
Our batteries use only genuine Samsung 35E cells, which lead the e-bike industry in charge capacity and reliability. Has a range of 25-35 miles and takes 4-6 hours to charge from empty. Extremely high quality construction, using internal spray foam to keep battery cells waterproof and immovable, and featuring internal heat sensor cut offs, for years of durable and safe battery use.
Side-pull Comfort Thumb Throttle
Allows for full manual control of the motor, and can be used with, or independently of, pedal assist. The side-pull motion of the throttle fits the natural inward motion of your thumb, for maximum comfort and ease of use.
Spanninga Axendo 60 Headlight
Dutch company Spanninga has been innovating high-performance bicycle lights for nearly 100 years. The 60 lux output from 2 high-power REBEL© LEDs has amazing visibility from both front and lateral sides, lighting your way, and keeping you seen.
Built-In Spanninga Lineo Tail Light
2 bright and distinctive LED "Light Lines" provide extremely high performance, with rear and side visibility up to nearly 2000 feet. The light is built into the battery pack, and can be turned on from the handlebars, just like the headlight.
Control Panel with USB Charger
Charge your phone while blasting Disney hits from your bluetooth speaker, using the built-in USB charger. Also features an odometer, speedometer, pedal assist level, and battery life indicator.
Torque Sensor Pedal Assist
Unlike magnet sensors, which can feel unnatural and can react slowly to changes in riding conditions, our torque sensor intuitively senses your pressure changes on the pedals, and adjusts the motor output exactly to your needs in real time!
UL Certified Smart Charger
Our Smart Charger automatically stops charging when your battery is full (and lets you know with the red/green LED indicator), protecting the life of your battery. The UL certification means it meets the strictest guidelines for electrical and fire safety, as well as longevity, resistance, and durability.
In the rare event that one of our high-quality electrical components fail, part replacement is a cinch, with waterproof quick-connectors right underneath the handlebars. No need to run wires through the frame or call a mechanic for most repairs!
Removable Locking Storage Benches
One of our customers' favorite features! Keep your helmets, rain cover, and shopping bags locked up and out of sight. Big grocery run and need more space? The benches slide out in under 5 seconds, no tools required!
No-Slip Shoulder Clips
One of our biggest frustrations with other cargo bike seat belts, is how they tend to slip off the shoulders while riding, especially on taller children. Our adjustable no-slip clips, go behind the shoulders, and prevent any slippage, keeping your children secure for the whole ride!
Easy-Remove 3-Point Seat Belts
Each bike includes four 3-point seat belts to keep your kids (and their friends, who will definitely be wanting rides!) safe and secure. The bolt-less attachment system allows you to quickly remove 2 seat belts and a bench in seconds, without any tools, so you can quickly customize your bike for whoever, or whatever, is riding that day.
Dual EZ-Step System
Parents, give your back a break, as toddlers and big kids alike will be able to say "I did it!" after climbing into the box all by themselves. Two anti-slip textured child steps are located on either side of the box.
Protective Rubber Liner
After years of selling cargo bikes, we've learned that 90% of cargo box wear-and-tear occurs along the top edge. In our case, from hanging kids' bikes over the top! The protective rubber liner will prevent all top-edge damage, and prevent rain and moisture from penetrating the wood, giving you years of use, while providing a nice aesthetic trim.
Durable Marine-Grade Plywood
Designed for prolonged exposure in humid, wet, and coastal conditions, our coated marine plywood is assembled with waterproof glue and is resistant to delamination. With proper care, you'll enjoy years of outdoor use.
Be seen by on-coming traffic, even in the day time, with a tri-fecta of reflectors (say that 5 times fast!) on the front of the bike. Two shield-shaped reflectors mount onto the wood, and one is located underneath the head light.
Schwalbe Big Apple Tires
These tires are a Dream! Schwalbe's "Balloonbike" air-suspension technology makes a huge difference for the riding comfort of both rider and children.
Bumps and vibrations in the road are absorbed for a smooth, comfortable ride. While at the same time, the double-nylon Raceguard layer provides incredible durability and flat-tire protection... because no parent should have to change a flat on the side of the road while juggling toddlers!
Front and Rear Hydraulic Brakes
Your precious cargo will be super-safe thanks to the unbelievable stopping power provided by the hydraulic brakes on both front and rear wheels. Each brake lever is equipped with a parking brake switch, so that the bike stays still while you load up the kids.
8-Speed Shimano Gears
Combined with the motor, the 8-speed Shimano Acera shifter and gears will allow you to easily get started from a stop, as well as conquer any hill in your path.
Anti-Tip Smart Frame Technology
A cargo bike with 3 wheels handles differently than a regular bicycle. Turns have to be taken slower, especially when turning onto an incline. Our anti-tip smart frame technology helps counteract these forces by automatically leaning your weight into the direction of the turn, so that all wheels stay firmly planted.
Extended Handlebars for Upright Seating
Designed to provide comfortable upright posture, like riding a beach cruiser. The handlebars extend back to be within easy reach of riders of all sizes.
The gas-spring steering damper underneath the cargo box is beefier than our last model and minimizes side-to-side steering wobble. And at higher speeds, the bike tracks straighter as is safer to ride than a damper-less trike.
Improved Turning Radius
We adjusted the location of the steering bumpers to improve the turning radius of the bike over previous models. Turning the hassle of 3-point turns into easy 180s!
Easy-Adjust Selle Royal Saddle
The comfortable, Italian-designed Freeway City saddle is made by Selle Royal, the world's leading brand of bicycle saddles. Made for sitting upright, the Slow Fit Foam technology is a slow-moving memory foam that adapts to the body and guarantees uniform weight distribution.
Strong Square Frame with ED Coating
Frame design features durable square tubing, and is ED coated for long-lasting rust protection. The outside is CNC painted, not powder coated, for a beautiful, even finish.
Versatile Rear Rack
Load up your saddle bags or strap down the boogie board and cooler. Our rear rack will support up to 66 pounds of gear. Or add the Yepp child seat to bring along an extra kid!
Wide, Full Coverage Fenders
A must for any cargo bike, the full coverage front and rear fenders prevent water and mud from spraying up on you or the kids.
48v 13.6Ah Li-ion - 653 Wh, Samsung 35E Cells
UL Certified, 48v 2A Smart Charger
Brakes - Front
Twin Bengal Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Brakes - Rear
Bengal Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Bengal 160mm front and rear
Marine Plywood with 2 locking storage benches
Shimano CS-HG41 - 8-speed, 11-34T
38T, 170mm DAPU crankset with torque sensor
8-Speed Shimano Acera
Included, black steel front and rear, full coverage
Steel - Black CNC painted, ED rust-proof internal coating
Comfort EVA foam grips
Alloy, Height adjustable by 8.5"
Front - Spanninga Axendo 60 - 60 Lux dual LED light
Rear - Spanninga Lineo - integrated in battery case
500W brushless, DAPU M155 Geared Hub Motor, 45 Nm of torque
Wellgo K79 with reflectors
Samson, double wall, alloy, (36H front | 36H rear)
Selle Royal - Freeway City
Four 3-point seat belts included
Promax, 28.6mm x 350mm
Promax 319Q, quick release
Shimano Acera SL-M310 - 8-speed
12-gauge stainless steel
Single gas-spring damper
Included, 66-pound load limit, integrated battery rack
Schwalbe Big Apple HS 430, Performance Line, Level 4 Raceguard with Balloonbike air suspension.
Front - 20" x 2.15" | Rear - 24" x 2.00"
Wuxing 108XL side-pull thumb throttle
Recommended Rider Heights
5'2" - 6'5"
29.5" - 39.5" (measured from bottom of pedal stroke)
43" - 49"
Width at Widest Point
Usable Length of Rear Rack
Rear Rack Capacity
Total Loading Capacity of Bike
Max Loading Capacity of Cargo Area
Cargo Box Internal Width
Cargo Box Length
Cargo Box Height
18.5" at the front to 22" near the handlebars
Height of Benches from Floor
Depth of Benches
Height from Ground to Floor of Box
"The bike is more than I could have ever imagined"
- Beverly S.
"Best decision we have ever made as a family"
- James N.
"My kids love it and request to go everywhere by Bunch Bike!"
- David J.
Customize your Original Bunch Bike to fit your family's needs!
I love the bunch bike and so does my daughter. It’s very reliable and makes great memories. You don’t need to be an experienced biker to be a natural at using this bike. It’s great for anyone.
We have loved this bike. It put's smiles across all of our faces. People wave at us as we ride by and my daughters have the time of their lives riding it. It is a great way to share in family time - It get's us out of the same old, same old routine.
We recently purchased the Bunch bike for our family. It is so much fun and a huge hit with the entire family! Our adult children love using it to take their children to the beach, avoiding the difficulty of looking for parking. We’ve also used it to pick up take-out food. It’s great!
Not looking for parking is one of my favorite secret benefits of using the Bunch Bike.
I took the kids to an event at the local stadium last week, and didn't have to pay $10 for the 'privilege' of parking in the lot and waiting 45 min to get my car in and out of it. Just rolled right up to the gate in our Bunch Bike! Easy peasy!
Glad it's been a hit this summer!
- Aaron @ Bunch
love this thing, already have 150+ miles on it. I'm only sad I didn't purchase this sooner
They're only young once.... the best time to get a Bunch Bike is yesterday!
Glad you guys are loving it!
- Aaron @ Bunch
Great bike for a family with three kids (1-6yo). We love using it to get around, as all three kids easily fit in there together. Often to replace a car trip and often to turn a long walk into a quick trip. It’s really a great thing to have for a young family. It feels very safe compared to longtails.
I recommend it to all of my friends w young kids. That being said, the cargo formation means it’s not a smooth ride and I definitely wouldn’t recommend it unless it’s primary purpose was to haul kids around.
Totally agree, the Bunch Bike is a bike with a specialized purpose.
If someone wants something that can zip around on 2 wheels like a long-tail cargo bike... the Bunch Bike isn't for them.
But if you want a short to medium car trip replacer for the family.... it definitely fulfills that purpose!
Glad your family loves it!
- Aaron @ Bunch
We have had our Bunch Original bike for about 3 weeks and have used it 3-4 times a week. We have 5 year old twins who ride side by side. We all really love our new bike. It takes about 2-3 rides to get used to the handling but after you build up confidence it is really fun to ride. I like how high up I am so I can see over the cargo box and it makes us more visible on the road.
We have ridden our bike all through town. There are extensive bike paths through town which we use. In places where there is no bike path we have transitioned to riding in bike lanes. The bike easily fits in the marked bike lane. If a road is quite sloped it takes a little more concentration to keep straight but is still completely doable.
The cargo space is really great. I have been shopping with the bike, and easily fit a weeks worth of food in the box. I am finding that I want to ride the bike rather than take the car, so any trip less than about 5 miles I ride to now.
There are 2 slight negatives to the bike. 1. Turning can be awkward, with such a long bike your turning circle is large. If you need to make a tight turn or reverse I get off the bike and go back and forth to make the turn around. 2. Bumps can be easily felt. Taking bumps slowly helps a lot but they can still be pretty strongly felt for rider and passengers.
I absolutely recommend this bike for any family who is considering a cargo bike. With it being a tricycle, stopping is easy, loading/unloading is more stable, and it is just more manageable. I constantly get comments and looks whenever I am riding around town. The minor disadvantages only detract a little from all the big positives of this bike. I highly recommend you book a test ride to try it out for yourself!
Thanks for the thorough review of your experience Gina!
I think you identified the pros/cons pretty well. It's a big bike, that is effective a car replacement for short to medium car trips... but it doesn't handle the same as a 2-wheel bicycle.
One tip on turning in tight corners: because the bike is front heavy, it's easy to stop, lift the rear rack and pivot the bike around, rather than doing a 3 or 5 point turn.
Glad you guys are saving a lot at the pump now and loving your bike!
- Aaron @ Bunch
The bunch bike is great for most things you might need a car for within a short distance. Other than fun evening rides after dinner around the block with my daughter. I've taken her to many parks including one that charges for parking (but not for people on bikes!). I take it on solo trips to the super market and most recently to a farmer's market 8 miles away. This bike is pricey but it's pulling it's weight for sure. I feel great that I'm not using the car as much and getting more exercise and everyone in the family loves it. The biggest "con" is that it's too big/heavy to get it mounted to a bike rack at the moment.
Hey Trevor, glad to hear you guys are loving your new mini van
While our bike is certainly an investment, you're making memories that will last a lifetime... and saving at the pump too for all those small trips!
And about that bike rack.... we've got a hitch rack coming online soon, stay tuned!
- Aaron @ Bunch
My 3 kids and I have had so much fun exploring on our new bike! We live in a bike-friendly area and we take it to the park, the library, the farmers market—basically everywhere that we can! The electric assist is SO helpful and lets us tackle hills with ease. Customer service has been fantastic as well. We get a lot of friendly waves and comments when we’re driving our “second car!”
Welcome to the #bunchbikelife. My family has been bunchin' for 5 years, and it never gets old hearing how new customers are getting to enjoy the same!
Thanks for sharing,
- Aaron @ Bunch
This this bike is Awesome! We use it for fun with our Granddaughter and for our business. Excellent quality and it is everything we hoped for. Easy ordering and came fully assembled . I can’t say enough great things about ir.
Glad everything went smoothly for you and the bike was just what you expected! I also had a fun time being on your radio show and getting to talk about the bike.
They certainly turn a lot of heads in Chicago-land!
- Aaron @ Bunch
I got this bike to shuttle my 3 and 5 year old kids around our neighborhood. We live in a walkable part of San Diego, but many places are just a smidge too far for my kids to walk. We use it every day for school drop off, plus around to parks, the library, ice cream, etc.
The throttle assist is everything! I test drove another similar e-cargo bike to the bunch (trike with the box in the front) that only had the electric assist when pedaling, no throttle and it was no fun. We live in a hilly city, but even getting the bike going from a stop on a flat road is tough when fully loaded with kids, especially because you are not supposed to stand up.
It's impossible not to have fun while riding this. Every day someone comments or looks at us like "wow! that's so cool!" People on our morning route know us and wave to us--it's a really fun way to connect with the community!
As I'm sure others have mentioned, customer service is above and beyond. And make sure you join the Facebook group too!
What I love most about the throttle is getting the bike going out of a stop, and for full manual control of the bike when doing tight 180 turns where pedaling feels awkward.
Congrats on your new 'local celebrity' status!
I'm glad to hear you've had a good experience with customer service... we really try to be exceptional!
- Aaron @ Bunch