Reviews

Bunch Bikes is changing the lives of families across the country and the reviews speak for themselves.  See what real Bunch Bike owners are saying about our bikes!

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Fun, Fantastic, Phenomenal

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4.1 Series
Chloe Brennan
Our New Favorite Summer Activity

I've been riding my 4 and 5 year old around town like CRAZY. They are absolutely obsessed with our new bunch bike and so am I. We've been using it daily. It's our new favorite thing to do.

Not only that but the team at Bunch Bikes has been incredible to work with. They helped me pick out the best accessories for my family and the specific activity we like to do. Super responsive to any questions I have about the bike.

Wow Chloe, great to hear you are having so much fun with your kids - and using the bike daily. There's no better way to get out and enjoy the sunshine! Glad our team could help you get underway - that's why we're here!

- Aaron - Bunch Bikes CEO

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4.1 Series
Jen Bert
Sheer joy on wheels!

A Bunch bike is simply an investment into joy on wheels! Riding it puts me into such a good mood, which rubs off onto my four young kiddos, making ordinary excursions into such amazing outings. I love knowing that every mile we ride is one less mile of wear and tear on my car and that perhaps one day we will be riding enough to help decrease the our carbon footprint. In the meanwhile, we have the support from one of the best companies I've ever had the privilege of interacting with - and don't even get me started with the Bunch family community!!! Come join us!!!

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The Original 3.0 - Electric Cargo Bike For Families (Older Model)
Graham
Sell Your Car

Benefits:
-I can watch my child, and can easily attend to their needs
-I can go door to door, or door to play park without having to walk long distance through a car park with my little one
-My little one can't use the strange shape of the car door to prevent getting in, and more ergonomic lift in/out
-My kid loves to get in the bike, can't say the same for the car
-Don't need to worry about exhaust fumes from the vehicle entering the passenger cabin
-I don't get to work tired, needing to wake up
-Plenty of space for all the little's stuff
-Cheap insurance, cheap fuel, no registration
-Parking is much easier
-Much better on ice than the car - lower mass/speed make stopping easier and safer
-Vastly more cost effective in any metric that a private car

Drawbacks
-Lots of people want to ask questions about it
-The disk brakes occasionally screech when used because I use the bike in all weathers

Wow - you've really summed it up here. We oughta frame this one! It's true, car vs. bike is a no brainer when kids are involved. Thank you for taking the time to share exactly why!
PS Those squeakable brakes are one important reason for the Bunch Bike 4 round of upgrades. If they start to bug you, let us know and we'll hook you up with the retrofit kit!
- Aaron @ Bunch Bikes CEO

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The Preschool 3.0 - Electric Cargo Bike for up to 6 Kids (Older Model)
Pilot Park Preschool
Best purchase ever!

I run an in-home nature-based preschool in Minnesota and having the preschool Bunch Bike is amazing! We can travel farther and faster than ever before. The children ask to ride in it every day. We got it in December and lucky for us it has been a mild winter so far and we didn't have to wait until Spring to use it. I highly recommend it to anyone.

Wow Tamara, that's great to hear! I'm so glad your preschoolers are loving their outdoor adventures - even in winter. Makes me wish we had a program like yours when my kids were in preschool! Thanks for taking the time to share - and spreading the word for other educators.

- Aaron - Bunch Bikes CEO

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3.1 Series
Scott Melenbrink
Even more fun than the sum of the specs

Before buying I was really caught up with all of the numbers associated with an e-bike like torque and wattage. In particular there were a few big hills by my house that I was really worried about. But after having had it for a few weeks I see now that I probably wasn't focusing on the right things. The fact is that it is just plain fun to ride. We aren't frankly a big cycling family and we've certainly never had an e-bike. The whole package is just a joy to use. The kids and dog love riding it, but I think my wife and I enjoy driving it even more.

Random notes:
- For what it's worth, the bike did great on all of those hills I was worried about. I never came close to getting "stuck" like I was afraid might happen. You just keep gearing down until it's easy. This is admittedly not fun if you're on a road where traffic can't pass you.
- The trike-configuration took some getting used to, but I now don't notice it at all. The different leaning is just second nature.
- I was really caught up with theoretical top speeds before buying which in hindsight was silly. _It's a bike_. If you want to go faster, just pedal more.
- With that said, on flat ground with no load and barely pedaling, I would say that is very easy to go as fast as I felt comfortable on about level 3 assist. That was around 18-20 mph.
- The giant box the bike comes in is rad. We turned it into a small playhouse in the backyard.

Hi Scott,

This was an amazingly detailed write up, thanks for sharing!

On reason that we aren't tech heavy on our website is that we know the biggest benefit is the joy of riding with your kids up in front where you can talk and laugh with them and share fun family experiences together.

If you want super high-end racing bike specs and top speeds, etc. the Bunch Bike might not be the bike for you. But if you want one to ride daily with the kids around your city, I can't think of a better way to do it.

Welcome to the Bunch Fam!

- Aaron @ Bunch Bikes CEO

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3.1 Series
Cody Collins

Our team members that have been assigned the bunch bikes have enjoyed using them, the bike make getting around our campus much easier.

Hey Cody, thank you so much for sharing your feedback. We love to see the corporate world 'walk the walk' on sustainability and mobility! It's great to see all the different ways and places that a cargo bike can replace a car - or a golf cart, or a Gator - for getting things done.

- Aaron @ Bunch Bikes CEO

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The K9 3.0 - Electric Cargo Bike For Dogs (Older Model)
Jeff Alvis
Bike is great for us and service even better

We purchased this bike after a brain injury limited my wife’s ability to ride on her own. Bunch talked me thru options, providing excellent pre- and post-sale service. I appreciate the focus on inclusion for people with special needs.

We have been enjoying it for about six weeks and are very happy. She and I can easily ride with our 60 pound pooch. And, it’s a hit with the grandkids.

Glad we found the “bucket bike” and their team.

Wow Jeff, that is great to hear - I'm so glad you are back to enjoying the bike life together. That's what our inclusion program is all about! Hope you have many happy rides together over the holiday season.

- Aaron - Bunch Bikes CEO

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The K9 3.0 - Electric Cargo Bike For Dogs (Older Model)
David Mullen
Lelac is the best!

Lelac went out of her way to make our shipping of my bunch bike perfect and smooth and quick. The shippers took horrible care of the bike and she made everything perfect for us and replied to all emails promptly and really cared that I got my trike. I have stage 4 cancer so stress is the opposite of what I need in my life and she made everything stressless. She was very help. I love my bunch. Only wish I would have gotten the mesh to put my drink in it and snacks. Since I have to drink water constantly I wish I would have ordered the mesh holder. I recommend for myself the mesh than the cup holder so my son and I can keep or goodies in it. I’ll have to order when I feel better. Thank you Lelac and Bunch!!

Hey David, thank you for sharing this - it's an honor to be able to support your family and help you get out and about with your son. I know you probably have your hands full handling the medical - I'm glad our team could help make your bike life stress free!

- Aaron - Bunch Bikes CEO

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3.1 Series
Katherine Cotter
So much fun!

I love my bunch bike! I use it to take my 3 boys around! They love to ride in it and it is so much easier than loading them up in the car. If you are on the fence you should definitely do it!

Hey Katherine, this is great to hear. It's true, not having to wrestle the kids into car seats is one of the best bike life advantages! Thank you so much for taking time to share your experience with other folks who are still early in the process. It's a big decision and a big investment so hearing from other families who are living the Bunch life helps a ton!

- Aaron - Bunch Bikes CEO

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3.1 Series
Laura S.
Overall definitely worth it, even if my bank account questions the price

If your life is walkable, but every walk is doubled in length of time because of kids, this bike is game changer. The bike is perfect if you multiple children under the age 8-10. It's great for going to a friend's house on the far side of town and for school drop offs. Time wise for myself, its about the same time for me to bike alone comfortably on a non electric bike when the bunch bike cargo is loaded up with 3+ kids and going a safe/comfortable speed with precious cargo. I definitely prefer it over using a traditional trailer with kids. It's a super fun and easy way to get around with the bunch bike. I wish we had gotten it sooner.

Hey Laura, thank you so much for taking time to share - sounds like you and your kids are getting a lot of daily use and fun together! We know the bike is a big investment, we hope the value it brings makes it worthwhile for your family, now and in the long term. Definitely an upgrade over the trailer!

- Aaron @ Bunch Bikes CEO

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3.1 Series
Ryan Day
Bunch made it easy for us to love cycling again

When our daughter outgrew her one-wheel tag-a-long bike, we were stuck without a good option for biking, and that was a sad time. Problem-solving for her needs took a long time and we ended up picking Bunch Bikes over all the local options in our area (Portland, Oregon). Bunch had the configuration we were looking for and were super helpful in getting what we need. We are back to cycling as a family again and loving it. Thank you, Bunch, for your inclusion program!

Hey Ryan, that is great to hear. 'We are back to cycling as a family again' is the best review we could ever get - that's the vision and purpose of our inclusion program! We're here to make bike rides more accessible for kids with a wide range of needs. Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. Glad you have many happy rides together ahead of you!

- Aaron - Bunch Bikes CEO

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3.1 Series
Brooke Bernold
Life Changer

Almost 400 miles in a month of use. We love our Bunch. We use our Bunch daily for school drop/pick up, play dates, park visits, grocery shopping, cargo moving, date night with the hubby. You name it, we bunch it. We were already a very dedicated bike family, but the Bunch is just so easy to use and pile in that it has made us even more bike-y!

Hi Brooke, WOW! 400 miles in the first month might be a record. Quite an accomplishment! It's a special honor to be able to add something valuable to the lives of families who are already biking - but need an option that's bigger, more flexible or just plain easier. I'm so glad you're loving your 'even more bike-y' bunch life!

- Aaron @ Bunch Bikes CEO

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The Preschool 3.0 - Electric Cargo Bike for up to 6 Kids (Older Model)
Danny Francis
Best Cargo eBike to transport kids

Due to a medical condition, I cannot operate a car, so this is my car, and I praise God for it. For the first time in my life, I can bring my kids places and do errands for the family.

I got the 6-seater, but I would recommend getting the 4-seater. I didn’t realize that the weight limit would restrict having 6 kids sitting in it, unless they are all small. The extra space is nice, but in my assessment, not worth the price jump. Still a great purchase though!

Hi Danny, this is great to hear. Being able to get your kids around by bike is great - I'm so glad it's bringing your family the freedom you hoped for. You're right though, six big kids would be an overload even in the preschool!

- Aaron - Bunch Bikes CEO

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3.1 Series
Kate Connelly
Great bike, but wasn't right for us!

The customer service was incredible, as I'm sure every review says! We already had one longtail electric cargo bike, and wanted to see about adding this to our collection for a second bike. I sometimes feel unsteady on the longtail, and was intrigued by being able to throw more crap in the bucket, and by the stability of a trike. It WAS way more stable at low speeds, but I actually felt more stable on my longtail at high speeds. We go longer distances where we live (ie 4-5mi one way to school), and it is really hilly (not Bay Area, but a lot of up and down). We like to go a little faster (I'd say 12-20mph). For us, the Bunch just wasn't the right fit. It was much slower than our longtail, so on family rides, someone tailed behind. It also really struggled on hills in comparison to the longtail, which makes sense! More weight. I thought I'd be able to fit way more junk, but I actually realized I can fit the same amount if not more on my longtail, and it involves about the same amount of thinking/planning about where to put stuff. Great bike but not the right fit for everyone!

Hi Kate, thank you so much for taking the time to share your honest feedback. We think it's incredibly helpful for other families to get to think through the pros and cons. It's not going to be the right fit for everybody!
This is exactly why we offer that 14 day return policy - we were glad to refund your purchase and find your (former) bike a new home. We're here to help folks find the right bike for their families. Even when that right fit isn't a Bunch Bike!

- Aaron - Bunch Bikes CEO

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The K9 3.1
Lynn Rinehart
The best dog cargo bike!

With our new K-9 Bunch Bike we are able to transport our two golden retrievers all over our bike friendly city. Everyone loves to see the dogs in their new ride, it brings a smile to everyone who sees them. Our 7 year old grandson loves the rides too. The best purchase of 2023 for us. Thanks bunch bike!

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3.1 Series
Andrew Cummings
Life changer!

I have a 3 year old and a dog that’s 10 (but still going strong). Got this a month ago and it has changed our life. We have a 7 month old too and got the toddler seat and will get him in there soon too. I’m quite confident that in 30 years if someone asks me: If there was one product purchase that you’d call the best, what would be be? Hands down I’ll say the Bunch Bike.

Hey Andrew, thank you so much for taking the time to write. What a fantastic review! We're proud to be your favorite purchase and part of a great new routine for your family.

- Aaron - Bunch Bikes CEO

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3.1 Series
REH
Everyone loves this so much!

The kids and I love this so much! It works so well with a newborn and 2 older kids. It's a good thing the baby will be out of the carseat soon, my oldest is almost out of leg room. But they don't care - they want to go on bike rides every day!

Love this so much! So glad to see you getting your life done on the bunch bike, baby included!

- Aaron @ Bunch Bikes CEO

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3.1 Series
Janet Howe
Best purchase!

We absolutely love our new Bunch Bike!

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The K9 3.0 - Electric Cargo Bike For Dogs (Older Model)
DONNA Madden
easy to ride somewhere else

I've only ridden my bike about 1000' since I got it last month. Actually I haven't ridden it at all this month. Impulse buying :(

Hi Donna,

Thank you for sharing your honest feedback and I'm so sorry you're having trouble finding a safe place to ride. Slow streets and safe infrastructure are so important for making the bike life more accessible - even to folks who aren't confident 'road warriors.' I know you were hoping to be able to make it to your local beach boardwalk - if there's anything we can do to help you feel more confident on the route, we're here for it!

- Aaron - Bunch Bikes CEO

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The K9 3.0 - Electric Cargo Bike For Dogs (Older Model)
Jeremiah Richardson
Best Bike on the Planet!!

This bike is amazing! If you are a bike “purist” this is not for you, however, if you enjoy a relaxing ride with your favorite companion then you need this bike in your life! It is so versatile and built extremely well! I am impressed with the quality of parts and the engineering that went into the design and build. Now thats the bike review. This company is one of the best companies I have ever dealt with! They are extremely helpful and accommodating! You will not be sorry purchasing a bunch bike!

Hi Jeremiah,

I wouldn't consider myself a bike 'purist' either. I just wanted an alternative to car transportation as our family grew (kids and dogs both!). The Bunch Bike has been such a practical and joyful addition to our family life the last 6 years, I can't imagine doing it any other way.

So glad you've had a great experience with us and with your bike.

- Aaron - Bunch Bike CEO

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3.1 Series
Katie Pellissier
Absolutely the best decision I ever made!

We sold one of our cars and invested in a bunch bike. Our weekend adventures are so much fun! Our tiny humans and fur babies LOOOOVE IT! Especially where we live in Colorado there are trails for days and plenty of places to explore. If you are thinking about it I HIGHLY recommend!

Hi Katie,

Thanks for sharing... I'm so glad to hear that you guys are loving the bike so much. My family has explored so many more corners of our city with our Bunch Bike than we ever would have without. I hope you guys make years of memories with your bike :)

- Aaron - Bunch Bikes CEO

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3.1 Series
Adam Z
We love it

It's a ton of fun. It's a great alternative to a minivan for our family when we're going anywhere within a 5-10 miles - which is a lot in our city. We're constantly going to street festivals that we didn't go to before because we didn't want to deal with traffic and parking. The electric assist provides plenty of power, even with two kids and an adult in the basket. Customer service has been great as well. We strongly recommend getting one.

Hey Adam,

Our family owns a minivan (mainly for driving out of town to visit family). It collects dust most days though, because our Bunch Bike is our minivan and we can get 99% of our daily life done in the bike. My van has been in the shop for repairs this week, and we haven't missed it! Glad support has been great, we always try to blow our customers away with our service!

- Aaron - Bunch Bikes CEO

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The Preschool 3.0 - Electric Cargo Bike for up to 6 Kids (Older Model)
VVV
overall good product, kids love it

One of the few cargo bikes on the market that can comfortably carry 3 or more kids.
It's wonderful at low speeds because of the stability of the 3-wheel build. And kids are in front so you can talk to them and see them.
Customer service from the company is TOP NOTCH.
Having a throttle is extremely helpful.
Hydraulic brakes are good.
Step through frame design is comfortable for a wide height range.

Downsides:
-not the best at high speeds (e.g. 15+ mph), doesn't feel super stable.
-if you turn fast, or weight is unevenly distributed, concern for tipping the bike.
-a bumpy ride for the passengers, you have to go quite slowly over bumps in the road, and getting seat cushions for the kids is helpful.

Overall if I was looking to transport 1-2 kids at high speed or for long distances often, I would look for a different product.
But for 3 kids, and going at a leisurely pace, this product is wonderful. It has effectively replaced one of our cars.

Thanks VCM!

I think that's a good summary of the pros/cons. Bunch Bikes are not for racing, and top speed is going to be between 15-18mph depending on the rider's level of comfort. The trade off of the 3-wheel design is being able to haul A LOT of kids/stuff/gear/etc.

I always recommend people watch this video with tips on how to turn the bike safely, as the handling is definitely different than a normal bicycle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePuOqpNBehA

Thanks for taking the time to leave your honest feedback for others to learn from!

- Aaron - Bunch Bikes CEO

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The Preschool 3.0 - Electric Cargo Bike for up to 6 Kids (Older Model)
Stacie
2 Bunches!

We run a licensed childcare program for 12 and just got our second Cargo Bike!!
Now our whole crew can go on learning adventures.
We got our first one in 2019 and it’s in amazing shape, customer service is great and we couldn’t wait to have the opportunity for a second one!
The newer model rides higher but both are comfortable, feel safe & secure with a load of kids.

Hi Stacie!

I'm so glad to hear your bike from 4 years ago is holding up well and that you were able to add a 2nd to your school's fleet! I had a dream 6 years ago when I saw Kindergartens in Europe going to parks and adventures by bike and am so happy to see schools like yours now doing the same thing in the U.S.

- Aaron - Bunch Bikes CEO