Yuba Boda Boda Review

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Updated February 1, 2023
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If you’re searching for the best e-bikes for women, and a mother, then the Yuba Boda Boda is the most likely candidate. It’s built to haul nearly 400 lbs., and not just cargo, but kids as well with additional add-ons. If you need a bike to handle more weight, you’ll want to check out the Urban Arrow Shorty electric cargo bike. More importantly, you can stretch its battery life up to 90 miles of travel. A contender in the best electric bike list.

Why We Like It – Yuba Boda Boda

The Yuba Boda Boda is built to handle nearly 400 lbs of cargo, whether it’s kids or groceries, up to 90 miles. And with impeccable hydraulic disc brakes, you have confident stopping power.

Pros

  • Can travel 90 miles on a single charge
  • Can haul 400 lbs of total weight
  • Tektro Vela hydraulic disc brakes
Cons
  • Fair amount of assembly required
  • Add-ons can quickly double its price

Durability & Build Quality

You’d think with an aluminum frame the Yuba Boda Boda wouldn’t carry much, but quite the contrary. It can haul nearly 400 pounds! And don’t worry about stopping power; the Tektro Vela hydraulic disc brakes are impeccable, which is a necessary feature to have when you’re driving around with kids.

Related: You can also check out another model similar to this with our Yuba Electric review

Performance (Speed & Acceleration)

The Yuba Boda Cargo Bike is pretty average in the speed department. The Shimano Steps E6100 250W motor maxes out at 20mph. That isn’t slow, but still fast enough to get you around in a timely manner. The Yamaha Wabash review details a much better bike for navigating rough terrain.

Range & Battery

However, Yuba Boda Boda is essentially a distance runner. On a single charge, you can expect the Yuba Bike to travel up to 90 miles! That’s more than the Trek Domane. But, it’s not farther than the Tern GSD electric bike.

Safety Features

The Yuba Electric Boda is lacking in safety features, but that’s not to say it has none; instead, its build makes it naturally safer—especially for kids, more so than the Liv Thrive E+ 1 Pro. The weight of the bike is much closer to the driver, not the kids, so it’s easier to handle. The integrated front and rear LED lights help driving at night, and add-ons are on sale to help provide a safer environment for kids, like a child seat.

Value

It’s $3300 for the base model, which only includes a rear rack, as does the Cube Kathmandu Hybrid 45. Additional features (like child seats, extra basket, etc.) are sold separately, whereas the Lapierre eSensium 300 is just a barebones setup. Not to mention a fair amount of assembly is required, so much so that a bike shop will likely take care of it. If you aren’t careful, the price of the Yuba Boda Boda can blow up twice its price. The Yuba Boda Boda can be an invaluable asset, whether you’re hauling, commuting, or preparing a picnic.

Yuba Boda Boda Wrap Up

The Yuba Boda Boda is an excellent bike to have, but only if its purpose is your purpose. Do you need to haul, commute, or enjoy a stroll through the park with family? If that’s a frequent activity you engage in, then this bike is worth the investment, despite its add-ons and expert assembly.

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