Yuba Spicy Curry

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Release Year
Charge Time
3.5 Hours
Maximum Range
60 Miles
Top Speed
20 mph
250 W
75 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
36V 13.4Ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Gearing Type
60.0 lb
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Yuba Spicy Curry. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

21 reasons to buy

  • At 60lb and able to haul a 330lb payload, the Curry is relatively lightweight.
  • A 20” rear wheel and mid-mounted motor make for a low centre-of-gravity.
  • The Bosch Performance CX 250 motor handled owners' required duties.
  • The low height of the rear rack makes it easier to load and unload.
  • Oversized, aluminum tubing maintained stiffness under heavy loads.
  • The tough, chromoly fork features a beefy 1.5 inch steerer tube.
  • The Curry features a low standover height for easy mounting and dismounting.
  • A gigantic, integrated rack is rated to carry up to 300lb of cargo.
  • Owners reported that the Curry was durable after 3 years and 2,000mi of use.
  • A 36V Powerpack 400 battery lasted one family for a week of small trips.
  • The Bosch Drive system has 4 modes, including a ‘turbo’ setting for climbs.
  • The control unit switches between modes and displays mileage and other info.
  • A low-power motor-assist mode helps walk a loaded bike up ramps &c.
  • A bolt-on bashplate protects the Bosch motor from impacts.
  • Shimano M396 hydraulic brakes with 180mm rotors stopped powerfully.
  • The Shimano drivetrain and Deore shifters responded well and proved durable.
  • The stem and seatpost adjust to fit riders from 5’ to 6’5” in height.
  • Full-length fenders and internally-wired front and rear lights come included.
  • After 3 years use, one owner reported a single flat tire and one dropped chain.
  • Rear-wheel covers prevented kids’ feet from getting trapped between spokes.
  • A ‘deflopilator’ prevents the front wheel from tilting while the kickstand is up.

7 reasons not to buy

  • For one rider, the chain-guide came loose and contacted noisily with the chain.
  • The asking price gets the base bike. Necessary accessories add to the cost.
  • It’s difficult to squeeze into a lift, for apartment dwellers without a garage.
  • An owner said their headlight shut off when hitting potholes or large bumps.
  • The smaller frame felt cramped for some taller riders.
  • A rare 1.5” steerer means replacement stems can be hard to find.
  • The rear tire needed to be inflated to 55psi to handle loads, creating a jarring ride on rough surfaces.

Bottom line

The Yuba Spicy Curry is a well thought-out e-bike intended for haulers of serious cargo or for busy families. This is not a regular bike with an electric-assist motor bolted on. The entire bike is designed with integration of the Bosch CX250 motor in mind. The choice of a mid-drive motor and 20” rear wheel is purposeful, as it ensures a low centre-of-gravity and an ergonomic position from which to load and unload cargo on the rear rack. While the 250 watt motor is smaller than those found on some cargo e-bikes, owners reported that it covered all their needs adequately while still giving riders a workout. After long use and many miles, reports are overwhelmingly positive. While the price may seem steep compared to some non-motorized bikes, numerous reviewers said that the Yuba Spicy Curry was a genuine replacement for a first or second family car.

Expert Reviews

80/100 based on 1 rated expert review
Digital Trends

Conquer Hills And Ikea With The Yuba Spicy Curry Electric Cargo Bike

For anyone who hauls stuff around on a regular basis, this bike is like having a small pickup truck.

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Electric Bike Review

Yuba Spicy Curry Bosch Review

They’ve ‘overbuilt’ this to be extra-sturdy… Being a two-wheel cargo bike… this feels a little easier.

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Wisconsin Bike Fed

I Love Spicy Curry: 2,000 Miles on a Yuba Cargo Bike

I now have almost 2,000 miles on the Yuba Spicy Curry e-assist long-tail cargo bike… in the four months or so that I have been riding it, I haven’t regretted the purchase for a minute.

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The Bike Dads

Shhhhhhh! I Ride an e-Bike

This bike was a game changer for our family. This kid/grocery hauler could replace a second car for 8 months of the year where we live.

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Yuba Spicy Curry E-Cargo Bike Is The Perfect Kid Hauler, Grocery Getter & More

…it’s like having a second vehicle that’s better and faster (and more fun) for quick trips… worth every penny in our book.

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Gear Junkie

The Pickup Truck Of Bikes: Yuba Spicy Curry

…the cargo bike is a utilitarian dream for those who live in cities and don’t need or want to own a car. As a tool for urban living, I can find no fault with this bike.

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Gear and Grit

Yuba Spicy Curry Review

Whether loaded up with my kiddo, or another bike, or nothing at all I couldn’t tell that the bike rode any different… You could easily carry a couple of kids and the groceries without breaking a sweat.

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Hum of the City

We Tried It: Yuba Spicy Curry

Although Yuba has not historically been known for investing in great parts, this model raises their quality substantially… Last but not least: value, value, value.

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Business Insider

This 7 foot long bike is called the Yuba Spicy Curry — Here’s Why It’s A Great Thing.

…if the Spicy Curry is used to its full potential — as a daily errand runner — there’s an argument for springing that much dough for something that’s well built, comfortable, and very, very versatile.

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Electric Bike Report

New Yuba Spicy Curry Mid Drive Electric Cargo Bike

It does have a solid and comfortable ride feel with the ability to climb almost any hill…

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BikeRadar Builds: Creating The Ultimate Cargo Bike

The Yuba Spicy Curry chassis combines longtail practicality with an integrated electric-assist motor.

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User Ratings

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