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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Nathan
Great bike

We have had our bike for a month now. We get over 30 miles on a charge hauling 2 60 lb kids in cart. The kids love cruising around town. Would recommend this bike for anyone wanting to carry a couple kids around. I would recommend getting the seat cushions. Its a little bouncy with no shocks and the wooden seats.

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Billy Barnett
The perfect service experience

The reviews seemed too good to be true but I decided to go with these guys based on the service reviews and I’m so glad I did. They have perfected the service experience and it was shockingly pleasant to deal with everyone at Bunch Bikes. Oh and the bike is awesome too! My kids can’t Get enough of it. The bike came perfectly packaged, clean, and neat. The rear tire was flat and the tube had a stem leak but they sent a replacement tube immediately. We ride it every night with 4 kids in a hilly neighborhood. Great product and service!

Hey Billy,

Glad to hear you guys have been impressed so far!

I worry sometimes that our lack of negative reviews makes people think that we delete bad reviews or that the reviews are fake (they're not). Every customer gets the same automated link to leave a review, and we don't modify them or incentivize them in any way.

That's not to say we never mess up. But when we do, we own up to it, apologize, and do what we can to make it right.

And if for some reason the bike just doesn't end up working out for someone, we take it back and fully refund the purchase (including shipping). No one should have to pay a dime for a bike that they don't love.

WOWing our customers is the most important thing in our company culture, and it guides every decision we make.

- Aaron @ Bunch

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Joan
Great Ride

This bike is awesome. It handles quite differently from my pedal-assist 2 wheel electric bike but I am getting the hang of it. I wish I had it already back when I had a 4 year old grandson to occupy during the school closure for covid. He is 6 now and likes the adventure.

The best time to get a Bunch Bike is when the kids were younger. The 2nd best time is today!

Thanks for sharing Joan, I hope you guys have lots of fun adventures together!

-Aaron @ Bunch

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Suzie L
Life changing

Absolutely life changing for our family. With three little ones and only one car in our family, the BunchBike has offered me much more independence and a fun way to get around town. We love it!

So great to hear Suzie! My family of 4 is also a 1 car family and I couldn’t imagine life without our Bunch Bike! Freedom to get out, freedom from the car and wild gas prices… I love it! - Aaron @ Bunch

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Kim I
Best bike ever

Love this bike! So much safer than carrying kids in a regular bike seat. Very well made and rides so smoothly.

And having them up front is a better experience because you can actually see and talk to your kids while you ride!

Thanks for sharing Kim, glad you guys are loving the bike! - Aaron @ Bunch

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Kevin
Great customer service

Fun bike, well made. Had a small issue with the bike that other companies might have dismissed, but Kyle and the people at Bunch Bikes were very responsive and worked hard to fix the issue. Highly recommend.

We're not always perfect... and when we aren't we work like crazy to make sure our customers are taken care of.

I'm glad we were able to get the bike working to your expectation Kevin! - Aaron @ Bunch

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Michaela
Great experience all around

From my initial research, anticipation, delivery, customer support and riding experience it has all been a positive experience and i can highly recommend this company and the bunch bike original. It's been part of a big positive lifestyle change for me and my family.

Thanks for sharing Michaela! We strive to exceed customer expectations in everything that we do, and I'm delighted to hear that that was the case for your experience. - Aaron @ Bunch

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Bettye Lopez
Love it!

This is a great way for me to spend time with my son(3yrs). He looks forward to his bunch bike ride. We get to explore different parts of our neighborhood and town. I like getting to interact with my son and be active outside to get some vitamin D.
Customer service is great. There is also a teacher discount! I live in Denton, so I was able to test ride a bike before purchasing. I love the bike and this is a wonderful company that cares about their employees. If you are on the fence, then go for it!

Hi Bettye, it was great meeting you and we are so thankful to have another customer in our hometown! Thanks for being a part of helping the Bunch Bikes lifestyle catch on in Denton, TX! - Aaron @ Bunch

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Kimberly Alascio
Best purchase I ever made!

I have a child with Down Syndrome. My family loves to be physically active but one parent was always left out because she can't ride a bike yet. I decided to purchase this bike not only for her but also for the small at home daycare center that I run out of my home. It is probably one of the best purchases I have ever made! We ride up to school, the neighborhood playground, and throughout my neighborhood. Everyone stops and asks where we purchased!

I was a little hesitant if I could pedal all of the weight. I have never tried an electric bike before but bunch bikes makes this super easy. Even with 4 toddlers in the basket, I am able to use the pedal assist and it feels like I am on flat ground the entire ride! I have only had the bike a little over a week and already put 25 miles on it! The kids beg me to take them out for a spin daily! My husband just ordered an electric bike for himself so that he can keep up with us through the neighborhood!

Wow Kimberly, it's so great to hear how the bike is bringing your family closer together now that you can all get out at the same time! I shared your review with our team this morning so they could see the difference they are making in our customers' lives. Have fun! - Aaron @ Bunch Bikes

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S.B.
Great Garbage Truck Chaser

We bought our Bunch Bike to travel the San Diego streets with a two year old and two adults. In addition to arriving at our destination much more quickly than via stroller, we can keep up with the Garbage Trucks now. We spent our first trike morning following the city trucks from the safety of the bike lane for two hours.

Wow, so fun! Toddler TV on the Bunch Bike! Glad you guys are enjoying the rides! - Aaron @ Bunch Bikes