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The Original 3.0 - Electric Cargo Bike

Skip the traffic. Soar past the carpool line. Forget finding parking. Fill up on giggles, not gas. It's the school running, kid hauling, grocery getting, beach cruising, life changing fun machine from Bunch Bikes!


We're proud to introduce the Bunch Original 3.0: Updated components on our flagship model, including improved display and controls, more comfortable saddle, flat-resistant tires... and those long-awaited color options!


Transform your daily routine into a joyful outdoor adventure. With super easy steering and a powerful electric assist, the Bunch Bike makes your family life easier, more sustainable, more accessible, and more fun.

 

Shipping: $199. Arrives Fully Assembled

 

Delivery: Order now to receive early November

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Sedona and Honey are high-gloss lacquer finishes that highlight the natural woodgrain.

 

Cool Black and Sleek White are premium paint finishes that create a uniform semi-gloss appearance without visible woodgrain. 

 

The Custom-Designed Vinyl Wrap can be paired with any color interior for a totally unique look. Showcase your organization, promote your brand, or just elevate your look! We will provide a graphics template after purchase; you can submit finished artwork or work with our design shop to bring your ideas to life. When in-stock, your bike will typically ship within 2 weeks of artwork proof approval. 

 

Not ready to commit to a full custom wrap? email info@bunchbike.com for info about custom decal options instead. 

The Original Bunch Bike offers two options for the front panel: 

 

The Front Bench option maximizes seating. Passengers can use the front or rear bench, for a total of four seats and four seatbelts. However, the front bench is not compatible with the front door. Passengers can use the steps on the side panel to climb into the cargo area or can be lifted over the side. 

 

The Front Door option allows easier access to the cargo area for large dogs and passengers with limited mobility. Passengers can use the rear bench only, for a total of two seats and two seatbelts. However, the front door is not compatible with the front bench. 

 

It is possible to switch between the front panel options. Switching from Front Door to Front Bench or vice versa takes approximately 5 minutes. If desired, you can order an additional front panel here.

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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

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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.

 

Integrated Headlight

60 lux output from 2 high-power LEDs. Integrated into the electric system so you can turn on from the handlebars.

 

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 Display

Features an odometer, speedometer, pedal assist level, and battery life indicator.

 

Torque sensor on bicycle crank

Pedal Assist

Sensitive 12-magnet speed sensor automatically ouputs electric motor power based on the rate you're pedaling.  

 

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.

 

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 locking storage benches

 

 

Chain

KMC Z7

 

Crankset

38T, 170mm DAPU crankset with magnet speed sensor

 

Derailleur

7-Speed Shimano Tourney

Fenders

Included, black steel front and rear, full coverage

 

Freewheel

Shimano 7-Speed

Frame

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

 

Grips

Comfort EVA foam grips

 

Handlebars

Alloy, Height adjustable by 8.5"

 

Lights

Front - XC-297E 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

Bunch comfort saddle - black

 

Seat Belts

Four 3-point seat belts included

 

Seatpost

Promax, 28.6mm x 350mm

 

Seatpost Clamp

Promax 319Q, quick release

 

Shifter

Shimano Tourney 7-speed

 

Spokes

12-gauge stainless steel

 

Steering Damper

Single gas-spring damper

Rear Rack

Included, 66-pound load limit, integrated battery rack

 

Tires

CST C-1635

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"

 

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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Customer Reviews

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Steven S
Life changing

We couldn't love our bunch more. The kids prefer it to taking the car. It feels like Disneyland everyday. It has completely changed our lifestyle and quality of life in such positive ways. The customer service at bunch is world class. Thank you for offering, delivering, and supporting such an amazing product!!!!! If you're on the fence, go for it!!

This is one heck of a testimonial Steven. It's not always easy running a bike company, but it's reviews like this that remind me of the impact we are having on people's lives.

Thanks so much for sharing!

- Aaron @ Bunch

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Andrew Sensenig
commute to work on the bunchbike

I used to pull a bike trailer to work on my old all terrain bike, hauled groceries, and hauled food waste for my backyard chickens. Now I use the Bunchbike Original tricycle. It has plenty of power. I take my kids to some appts in it. It is important to take it easy the first few miles because the turning dynamics are different than a bicycle. Almost learned the hard way, but now am a much safer driver.

I too have backyard chickens and have wanted to take them for nice little ride around in the neighborhood in our Bunch Bike... but my family has vetoed that idea!

I do use it to haul feed from the farm store once a month though! I'm glad to hear that you got a handle on the handling. For anyone else reading this that wants to better understand some of the differences between riding a 2 and 3 wheel bike, this video I made explains it well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePuOqpNBehA&ab_channel=BunchBikes

- Aaron @ Bunch

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Jason
Everything we could have wanted

Couldn't be happier with the bike and the company itself. It arrived on a pallet ready to go. It has plenty of power and range is great.

That bike is fully loaded, nice pic!

Glad to hear you had a great experience with our company and that bike is exceeding expectations!

Happy riding!

- Aaron @ Bunch

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Trevor
Car alternative

It's often said that the majority of your time is spent within 5 miles of your home. I've felt a little guilty hopping into my car to go to the grocery story nearby or a park that's just a little bit further away. Guilt no more! I've found that bunch bike to be great alternative to using my gas car. It's easy for grocery shopping and trip around the neighborhood with my daughter. In the coming fall, I plan to use the bunch bike like a "school bus" and pick up kids along the way to drop them off in the morning! I get exercise and lower my carbon footprint in this world. I see this as a win win. Thanks Bunch Bikes!

As for downsides, I do have a bit of anxiety leaving the bike unattended. I did invest in a heavy duty bike lock and I imagine with time I'll feel more and more comfortable about it.

Hi Trevor,

I started Bunch Bikes to scratch this itch for myself. How to stay car free with kids (especially in the 5 mile range). I'm glad the bike has empowered you to do the same!

I like the bike bus idea! If might become so popular you'll find yourself importing one of these: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHsAaZI3hfc&ab_channel=viralvideos

For some additional peace of mind, you should register your bike and serial number with the local police department, and also check to see if your renter's or homeowner's insurance will let you add bike theft to your policy. We have had many customers do this.

- Aaron @ Bunch Bikes.

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Nick Van Kley
Great for kid commuting

This machine has been an incredible car replacement in a bike-friendly small town. We ride our two little kids to and from daycare each day. They love the view and - with cushions and the rain cover - stay warm and dry even in wet and chilly weather.

Some of the natural downsides of the trike are very easy to work around. It doesn't handle bumps very well: slow down a bit for bumps and buy the cushions for the kids. It's a little tippy when you turn sharply onto an uphill (like a driveway): slow down for those turns. On a blustery day, you really feel the wind pulling you around: turn up the assist and keep your speed under 15 mph.

We also love how easy it is to customize the box. Very simple to drill holes in the plywood to add features (like a rear-view mirror down by your shins, a rechargeable power supply for heated blankets, etc).

Well worth the money; no regrets!

Hi Nick,

I think you nailed the pros and cons really well! Pros: Replace your cars and a great time for you and the kids. Cons: some unique handling quirks. I made a video here demonstrating some of these points: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePuOqpNBehA&ab_channel=BunchBikes

Now to open google and find out about these rechargeable blanket power supplies.... I'm going on year 6 of Bunch Biking, but I think that just might change the game this winter!

- Aaron @ Bunch

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Jordan
Great purchase

We use the Bunch Bike every day! We love riding our three daughters around the neighborhood, and they have a blast. The motor is strong, battery lasts a long time, and it's a sturdy bike! We have only owned it for about a month, but so far we have not had any issues. I would recommend bunch bikes to anyone in the market looking for one!

Hey Jordan,

I'm so glad to hear that your bike is holding up well and that it's become a part of your daily routine! You've got years of fun family memories to come, enjoy!

- Aaron @ Bunch

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Hannah M
Perfect for everything!

Running errands? Commuting to work? Picking up groceries? Leisurely ride with the pups and kids? The Bunch has been a complete game changer for our family! We needed the perks of a car (electric support for heavy hauls, space to store groceries, space for the kid and dog) with all perks of a bike (easy parking, bike paths, smaller footprint, eco friendly) and the bunch has blown us away.

Hey Hannah,

Sounds like you're doing everything a car can do and more! That's what I'm all about!

Now that you're living your best #cargobikelife, you might appreciate this hilarious youtube video I saw this week about the 'best tool for the job' (hint: it's not a truck): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6ChTqII-Yk&ab_channel=BikeIsBest

- Aaron @ Bunch

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Erin Zeiger
Great for family adventures!

We have had our Bunch bike for only a couple weeks but have already put over 50 miles on it. We are new to the Philly area and have loved learning about our new hometown on the bike. With so many trails to ride around the river, my two girls (6 and 2) and I have ditched the car in favor of riding to parks and other fun destinations to get around. While it can be a bumpy ride without shocks, the seat covers help a lot. We took out the second bench to quiet our ride since we don’t have kids sitting there. We have played with some speed on the straight open flats, but definitely take our time getting around safely, especially with turns. We live up a steep hill, so the electric motor is a lifesaver…there’s no way I could do it on my own and the motor makes it easy. Our only debacle so far was not measuring the door to our bike storage room in advance, the Bunch is a couple inches larger than the standard door frame…so we had to get creative in a pinch to store it at our apartment.

50 miles in 2 weeks, wow great job!

One of my favorite things about 5 years of Bunch Bike riding is exploring all the nooks and crannies of our city and neighborhood. Places we wouldn't have seen while driving in a car from A to B.

Sounds like you're becoming an expert Bunch Bike rider, you'll have a good sense of how fast you can take those turns in no time!

Sorry about the storage snafu... The advantage of the bike is how big the storage area is, which makes it effectively a car replacement, but the downside is it can be difficult to fit it into tight spaces and some doorways. I'm glad you were able to work something out though!

- Aaron @ Bunch

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Lena
Love it

It’s been awesome to bring my two boys to and pick up from school with the bunch bike. I love that I can see them and talk to them and they have enough space so that they don’t fight anymore. It’s a great experience for us all.

Hi Lena,

Bike trailers are great, but you hit on the 2 main drawbacks: Can't see or talk to the kids, and they are pretty cramped in there together!

What I love about the Bunch Bike is the cargo area up front that yes, gives them enough space, and you can also keep an eye on them to nip any bickering in the bud!

Glad to hear that you guys are enjoying the new school pick up routine!

Happy Bunching!

- Aaron @ Bunch

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Christopher Tiffany
Not stable at speed

Bike wants to dump over at any real speed when turning.

Not very safe unless going slow.

Thanks for sharing your honest feedback Christopher, and I'm sorry to hear that it sounds like you took a spill on the bike during a turn. I hope everyone is ok.

Anyone can learn to ride a cargo trike safely with a little practice. The biggest difference between our bike and normal bicycle, is that you do have to take turns much slower, and the maximum speed of the bike is going to be less as well (most people operate the bike in the 10-18mph range when riding straight ahead)

We want every family to have a bike that they love, and feel safe riding. If that's not the case for you and your family and you are having regrets about your purchase of the bike, I'd be happy to coordinate a return and full refund even though you're a couple weeks outside of the 2-week return window. Just email info@bunchbike.com.

For anyone reading this review who is curious to learn more about the handling differences of our bike, we just published a new Youtube video this week that covers this topic here: https://bit.ly/3KsOQ2J

- Aaron @ Bunch