The Original

Electric Cargo Bike


$3,999.00

Introducing The Original: The beach cruising, school running, grocery getting, quarantine escaping family fun machine from Bunch Bikes. This feature-rich 2020 update to our flagship model is our best cargo bike yet! With a Bunch Bike in your fleet, you'll be turning heads while you save the planet... one family bike ride at a time!

Shipping: $199. Arrives Fully Assembled.


Delivery: In stock. Expected delivery within 2 weeks.


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Woman with 2 kids riding Bunch Bike cargo bike in city

Room for the Whole Family

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!

Bunch Bike bucket with navy blue cushions
The Original bunch bike electric cargo bike side view

Unbelievable Stopping Power

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!

Your Cargo Bike Can GO

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!

48v 13.6 ah samsung battery pack with 500dapu hub e-bike motor

Technical Specifications

Expand below for a more detailed look at The Original

Electronics

500w hub motor for electric cargo trike

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 on bicycle crank

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.

 

Waterproof Quick-Connectors

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!

 

The Cargo Box

Locking storage bench in cargo box with hanging seat belts for kids

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!

 

3-point seat belts in cargo bike with shoulder clip

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!

 

Wood cargo box with seat belts

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.

 

child step on side of cargo bike bucket

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.

 

cargo box with rubber edge

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.

 

marine grade plywood bench

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.

 

Front of The Original cargo bike with 2 reflectors

Front Reflectors

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.

 

Key Components

Schwalbe Big Apple tire

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!

 

Tektro hydraulic brake lever

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.

 

Shimano 8 speed shifter on The Original

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.

 

The Original family cargo bike drivetrain side view

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.

 

Steering damper for The Original three wheel cargo bike

Steering Damper

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.

 

Rear view of The Original in mid turn

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!

 

Selle Royale Freeway City bicycle saddle

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.

 

The Original cargo bike frame with wires

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.

 

Battery in rear rack of The Original electric carriage bike

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!

 

Wheel and fender of The Original

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.

 

Full Spec List

Battery

48v 13.6Ah Li-ion - 653 Wh, Samsung 35E Cells

 

Battery Charger

UL Certified, 48v 2A Smart Charger

 

 

Brakes - Front

Twin Bengal Hydraulic Disc Brakes

 

 

Brakes - Rear

Bengal Hydraulic Disc Brakes

 

 

Brake Rotors

Bengal 160mm front and rear

 

 

Cargo Box

Marine Plywood with 2 locking storage benches

Cassette

Shimano CS-HG41 - 8-speed, 11-34T

 

Chain

KMC Z7

 

Crankset

38T, 170mm DAPU crankset with torque sensor

 

Derailleur

8-Speed Shimano Acera

Fenders

Included, black steel front and rear, full coverage

 

Frame

Steel - Black CNC painted, ED rust-proof internal coating

 

Grips

Comfort EVA foam grips

 

Handlebars

Alloy, Height adjustable by 8.5"

 

Lights

Front - Spanninga Axendo 60 - 60 Lux dual LED light

Rear - Spanninga Lineo - integrated in battery case

 

Motor

500W brushless, DAPU M155 Geared Hub Motor, 45 Nm of torque

 

Pedals

Wellgo K79 with reflectors

 

Rims

Samson, double wall, alloy, (36H front | 36H rear)

 

Saddle

Selle Royal - Freeway City

 

Seat Belts

Four 3-point seat belts included

 

Seatpost

Promax, 28.6mm x 350mm

 

Seatpost Clamp

Promax 319Q, quick release

 

Shifter

Shimano Acera SL-M310 - 8-speed

 

Spokes

12-gauge stainless steel

 

Steering Damper

Single gas-spring damper

Rear Rack

Included, 66-pound load limit, integrated battery rack

 

Tires

Schwalbe Big Apple HS 430, Performance Line, Level 4 Raceguard with Balloonbike air suspension.

Front - 20" x 2.15" | Rear - 24" x 2.00"

 

Throttle

Wuxing 108XL side-pull thumb throttle

 

Measurements & Weights

Recommended Rider Heights

5'2" - 6'5"

 

Seat Height

29.5" - 39.5" (measured from bottom of pedal stroke)

 

Handlebar Height

43" - 49"

 

Total Length

83"

 

Width at Widest Point

33.25"

 

Handlebar Width

24"

 

 

Usable Length of Rear Rack

14"

 

Rear Rack Capacity

55 lbs.

 

Total Loading Capacity of Bike

350 lbs.

 

Max Loading Capacity of Cargo Area

 

220 lbs.

 

Bike Weight

152 lbs.

 

Seatpost Diameter

28.6 mm

Cargo Box Internal Width

23"

 

 

Wood Thickness

0.5"

 

Cargo Box Length

36"

 

Cargo Box Height

18.5" at the front to 22" near the handlebars

 

Height of Benches from Floor

9.25"

Depth of Benches

9"

Height from Ground to Floor of Box

15"

 

Handlebar Dashboard

Top down view of The Original electric utility bike with labeled features

What Owners Say About their Original Electric Cargo Bike

"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.

Cargo Bike Accessories

Customize your Original Bunch Bike to fit your family's needs!

Rain Cover

Keep the kids dry and comfortable

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Toddler Seat

Cargo bike seat for children 7-18 months old

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Bench Cushions

Cushion those tushies on bumpy roads

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Outdoor Cover

Rain, Sun, and dust protection for your cargo bike

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Man and 4 kids in The Original front load cargo bike
Woman and 4 kids riding The Original electric bucket bike down hill
Man riding The Original with 2 kids in front cart
Woman with 3 kids riding The Original bakfiets style cargo bike in city
Man rides with utility e-bike with guitar in city
Family with 3 kids riding bikes on trail

Customer Reviews

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Cynthia Vint
Great for family commute

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.

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Whitney Martin
Family Fun

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.

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Lisa Parker
So much fun!

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!

Hey Lisa,

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

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tim
bunch bike is best bike!

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

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Mary Beth
Great bike for a family

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

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Gina Burrows
3 weeks of the Original

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

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TREVOR
Car alternative to anywhere within 10 miles

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

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Lauren
Awesome!

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!”

Hey Lauren,

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

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Edward Kerfin
Awesome

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.

Thanks Ed!

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

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Lindsay Downes
The throttle assist is everything!

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