Yuba Bicycles Launches Three Transformative Products To Kick Off 2020 Information provided by Yuba Bicycles Yuba Bicycles (Yuba), a global leader in cargo bicycles and accessories, today announced three new product additions to further define its position as a forerunner in the cargo space. Designed by the team in California, these products include a new feature-packed compact cargo bike for the entry-level market, an industry-first weather-protective rear canopy for longtails rear canopy for longtail weather protection and an entirely new kickstand design to increase bike loading and unloading safety and stability. Yuba’s Pop Top Cover is the first and only longtail cargo bike rain and snow cover for kids. One of the most requested items from customers, the Pop Top Cover shields precious cargo from rain, snow and frosty winds when riding around town. It also protects passengers from strong sun in the summer and includes front/rear windows (with zippers and hook and loop straps) and easy-open side panels to let in fresh air. The new Kombi compact cargo bike was designed for those seeking to join the cargo lifestyle at the entry-level with a high-quality product that is in line with Yuba’s stellar reputation. Melding the functionality of the Yuba’s Boda Boda and Mundo models, the Kombi was designed in-house by a veteran team of engineers to give the end user the highest level of confidence in ride quality and safety. Priced under $1K and loaded with strong features, including mechanical disc brakes, puncture-resistant tires, the ability to be stored upright, and a carrying capacity of two to three kids or up to 440 lbs (including rider), this bike has already seen incredible momentum in Europe since being launched there last fall. “Our mission has always been to create the highest-quality, game-changing products that let people commute by bike and carry cargo without compromising ride quality or safety,” said Justin Gottlieb, sales and marketing director and US business leader of Yuba. “All three of these innovations are aligned with our ultimate reason for being – to limit environmental degradation by making distinct, active, boundary-pushing mobility solutions – and we’re confident about their success in North America.” Finally, the other problem Yuba solved this year is the tippy cargo bike conundrum. With a cargo bike fully loaded with stuff and/or kids, it becomes more difficult for some riders to keep the bike balanced when mounting and dismounting. Enter Yuba’s new Roots Double Kickstand.The widest longtail kickstand on the market (at 30 inches) now makes loading and unloading a heavy-laden cargo bike a breeze. Controlled by a cable-actuated hand lever within the cockpit, the Roots’ unique design eliminates the need to step off the bike to set the kickstand, increasing rider balance and safety. When ready to park, pull the lever down and each leg of the Roots drops down simultaneously, “rooting” the bike and offering unprecedented support for little riders who want to climb on and off all by themselves. When ready to ride, roll the bike forward and the Roots folds up and out of the way. See the Roots Kickstand in action! The Kombi, priced at $999 MSRP, is available in two colors, gold and blue. The Pop Top is priced at $200 MSRP and is compatible with all Spicy Curry and Sweet Curry models. The Roots Double Kickstand is priced at $200 and is compatible with all Yuba Spicy Curry and Sweet Curry models. All three products are available for shipment to retailers now. ABOUT YUBA BICYCLES Everything we do at Yuba Bicycles is done to help change the way people commute while carrying gear, humans, pets and more. Our bikes put smiles on people’s faces as the wind hits their cheeks, as they reduce their carbon footprint and as they realize a more economical and sustainable alternative to a motorized vehicle. With more than 19 years of experience solely focused on the cargo bicycle category, Yuba Bicycles designs and manufactures award-winning bicycles and accessories, and is considered a global leader in its niche. Visit yubabikes.com to learn more about our lineup of premium cargo and e-cargo bicycles, or to find a dealer near you. THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS TO GET ELECTRIC BIKE ACTION In print, from the Apple newsstand, or on your Android device, from Google. Available from the Apple Newsstand for reading on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Subscribe Here For more subscription information contact (800) 767-0345 Got something on your mind? Let us know at hi-torque.com The post Yuba Bicycles Launches Three Transformative Products To Kick Off 2020 appeared first on Electric Bike Action.
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Perhaps you have yet to hear of Joystick Components, but if you’re a fan of Loic Bruni, or Finn Iles, chances are you’ve seen them accomplishing feats such as winning World Champs aboard a Joystick cockpit. Curiosity about the product led us to get our hands on a full cockpit for Winter testing. Read on for out thoughts on the Analog bar, Binary stem, & Imprint grips from Joystick Components. Specs – Analog Bar 31.8 (Tested) & 35mm clamp sizes Width – 800mm Rise – 20mm (tested), 30mm Bend – 9th Upsweep – ° 6 Weight – 223 g – 20mm, 212 g – 30mm Full Carbon $ 165 USD, £ 129.99 The bars use Joystick’s signature ‘Analog Carbon’ meaning they’re based off a mold and design unique to Joystick, that’s designed to enhance ride control and dampen vibration from trail feedback. Clean and distinct lines on the handlebars help massively with stem alignment, both horizontally and vertically. A clean but unique aesthetic seems to be Joystick’s MO as all their products are in black color-ways, something we’re a huge fan of. Specs – Binary Stem 31.8 (Tested) & 35mm clamp sizes 35 (Tested) & 50mm lengths Weight – 125 g (35mm) 0 ° laughed 40mm Stack Height $ 119 USD, £ 89.99 The Binary stem has a large clamp / bar interface, and a clean zero gap design for the top two bolts. The Binary stem is fully CNC’d and uses Joystick’s ‘8-Bit Alloy’ a blend of alloys that supposedly combined, creates the strongest and best feeling stem. Specs – Imprint Grips 132mm long 31.8 single locking clamp closed bar ends $ 25 USD £ 19.99 The Imprint grips are made from a durable yet tacky compound that we found to be soft on the hands. The single clamp is carbon friendly and easy to install. On The Trail We were immediately impressed with the ride quality the Joystick cockpit offers. The Analog bar’s 31.8 clamp makes for a stiff, but responsive feel, and seemed to dissipate vibration greater than an alloy equivalent. We cut the Analog bar down to 790mm, and felt that was the best length for our local trails. Weight falls right in at that of the competition, and the up / backsweep numbers are fairly neutral. The Binary stem served to be a good match for the Analog bars, setup and fitment was very easy. The short 35mm length worked well for our larger bike to keep a nimble front end. Well done CNC work, and precise bolt locations made for a worry free stem that never moved from it’s place, or loosened up. A great weight to strength ratio makes the Binary stem a top choice. The Imprint grips, made a, well made an imprint on us! After the first few rides, we grew to really enjoy the grips. Typically we’ve got a select few favorite grips (Sensus mostly), that seem to find their way onto all of our bikes. Most grips have an ‘off the shelf’ design, and usually don’t bring anything new to the table, but the Imprint grips on the other hand, have some thought behind the ribbed, single clamp design. The rubber compound falls right in the sweet spot of not overly dense, but not soft and sponge-like, while the small ribs are the perfect depth for hanging on to. Overall After some time riding the Joystick cockpit as a whole, we found the parts are clearly designed by riders, and are made with an attention to quality. Sure athletes and teams need a paycheck, but the likes of Loic Bruni simply don’t put up with parts lacking a high level of performance. If you’re looking to spruce up your front end with some stealthy and attractive parts, Joystick components are certainly worth your consideration. More at: Joystick