Yuba Spicy Curry AT Review
- Price: $5599
- Frame: Aluminum
- Tires: Schwalbe Smart Sam Plus
- Gear: 1 x 10
What we like about it: The front suspension fork and Cane Creek Thudbuster seatpost absorb shocks, providing a comfortable ride for the rider.
What we didn’t like about it: The black appearance is not outstanding and may not meet the preferences of some riders.
With an increasing number of people using electric bikes for commuting and transporting goods, the need for bikes with excellent cargo capacity has become more apparent. To cater to this demand, we found the Yuba Spicy Curry AT. Its long-tail rear rack design has piqued our interest, and we are excited to see how it performs.
Below, we’ll analyze the riding experience, main features, components, specifications, and other versions of the Yuba Spicy Curry AT.
In the latter part of this article, we’ll also compare it with several other top bike models. If you’re interested in more bike reviews, feel free to follow us.
Every weekend, I go to the supermarket to purchase essentials for the following week. After using the Yuba Spicy Curry AT, my experience has been quite different.
Firstly, its cargo capacity impressed me greatly. Equipped with an extended rear rack, it effortlessly carries a large quantity of goods. I loaded all my purchases into the 2-Go Bag on the rear rack.
As long as the total weight doesn’t exceed 450 lbs, the Bosch 250W mid-drive motor provides excellent carrying capacity and power. With such weight, this bike easily handles transportation.
Secondly, the electric bike’s battery provides decent storage capacity, with a 500Wh battery offering continuous power output. Coupled with the Bosch 250W mid-drive motor, it delivers excellent power when tackling uphill sections. I can effortlessly handle steep slopes that a regular cargo electric bike might struggle with, enjoying a smooth and comfortable experience.
Moreover, the Shimano Deore RD-M6000 rear derailleur provides exceptional shifting capabilities, being very versatile. I can adjust it based on road conditions and requirements.
Whether facing steep uphill, flat terrain, or rapid downhill, I can fine-tune resistance and speed using the derailleur for optimal riding performance. The smooth gear shifting and accuracy enable seamless transitions between different gears, making the ride smoother and more efficient.
The WTB saddle design is excellent, especially for long rides. The Yuba Spicy Curry AT comes with a comfortable saddle that provides good support and cushioning. I feel the pressure on my hips and lower back reduced, allowing me to enjoy a comfortable riding experience over extended periods.
Additionally, the Magura MT32 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes on this bike are outstanding. When faced with emergencies during my rides, carrying a lot of cargo can result in longer braking distances. However, the brakes respond promptly and sensitively. Whether in pedestrian zones, busy streets, or downhill sections, I feel a great sense of safety and control.
Furthermore, the Yuba Spicy Curry AT is equipped with a 20″ Schwalbe Smart Sam K Guard for the rear wheel and a 26″ Schwalbe Smart Sam Plus for the front wheel. This setup lowers the height of the bike’s rear, making it convenient for loading and unloading cargo, providing great convenience.
The Yuba Spicy Curry AT is an excellent long-tail cargo electric bike. It features a 6061-T6 aluminum frame and an RST / Pulse Air fork (80mm front travel), providing decent suspension capabilities.
Additionally, it is equipped with a Shimano Deore RD-M6000 rear derailleur, offering a smooth and wide-ranging 1×10 drivetrain. The Magura MT32 4-piston hydraulic disc brake ensures outstanding braking performance, effectively ensuring rider safety.
Furthermore, this bike comes with a Bosch 250W mid-drive motor and a 500Wh battery, allowing for relatively fast speeds. The bike’s maximum weight capacity is 450 lbs, making it suitable for carrying a considerable amount of cargo. The front wheel is a 26″ Schwalbe Smart Sam Plus, while the rear wheel is a 20″ Schwalbe Smart Sam K Guard, allowing for lowered rear height for convenient cargo loading and unloading.
After numerous tests, we have gained a deeper understanding of the Yuba Spicy Curry AT, which is an outstanding hardtail mountain bike.
However, many riders have specific performance requirements or component preferences, so we conducted further investigations into bikes of a similar type.
Yuba Spicy Curry V3
Both bikes are made with 6061-T6 aluminum frames, but they differ in their fork setups. The Yuba Spicy Curry V3 is equipped with a Chromoly 1.5 in. threadless fork with thru-axle and post-mount disc tab, while the Yuba Spicy Curry AT has an RST / Pulse Air fork. The Yuba Spicy Curry AT is a hardtail suspension with 80mm front travel and good shock absorption, while the Yuba Spicy Curry V3 is a rigid suspension without shock absorption.
Moreover, the components of the two bikes are entirely identical. They also share the same electric components. However, they have some differences in their tire brands, though their performance does not vary significantly.
Additionally, the Spicy Curry V3 is $4000 cheaper than the Spicy Curry AT. So, if you have a limited budget, I would recommend the Yuba Spicy Curry V3. If you prioritize bikes with suspension capabilities, the Yuba Spicy Curry AT will better suit your needs.
What do we like about it?
- The front suspension fork and Cane Creek Thudbuster seatpost absorb shocks, providing a comfortable ride for the rider.
- The Bosch Cargo Line Speed offers precise and powerful support for the rider, whether the bike is fully loaded or unloaded.
- It allows for the addition of numerous accessories, such as a front basket and a weatherproof 2-Go Bag for the rear rack.
- It has a low center of gravity, making it effortless to unload cargo from the bike.
What don’t we like about it?
- The black appearance is not outstanding and may not meet the preferences of some riders.
- Is this bike suitable for beginners?
Yes, it is suitable for both beginners and experienced riders.
- Can this bike be shipped for free?
Yes, if you purchase this bike along with additional components totaling at least $199, you can get free shipping.
- What is the weight capacity of this bike?
It can carry up to 450 lbs of weight.
- How do I choose the right size?
This bike is suitable for riders with heights ranging from 5’4″ to 6’3″.
Yuba Spicy Curry AT Specs
|6061-T6 aluminum with thru-axle, disc tab and chainguardColor: Black
|RST / Pulse Air, 80 millimeters
|Promax DA-230 Stem 60mm with Light Mount
|Yuba 31.8mm All Terrain Riser
|Cane Creek Thudbuster ST 30.9mm aluminum
|Shimano Deore RD-M6000
|Lasco 170mm 50t
|Shimano Deore SL-M6000 10-speed trigger shifter
|Shimano 11-36t, 10-speed
|Magura MT32, 4-piston hydraulic, 180mm Storm HC rotor Hydraulic Disc Brake
|Magura MT32, hydraulic
|DB-32 MTB double-wall (36H front; 36H rear)
|Thru-axle, loose ball bearing
|Front: Schwalbe Smart Sam Plus, 26 x 2.25 in.; rear: Schwalbe Smart Sam K Guard, 20 x 2.3 in.
|Bosch Cargo Line Speed, 250W
|Lithium Ion, 500 watt hours
|Momentum Pakyak E+
|Maxxis Hook Worm
|Internally Geared Hub
|Moustache Lundi 20.3 NE
|1 x 10
|Shimano Deore, FSA
|Trek Fetch+ 2
|1 x 10
|Tern GSD S10 LX
|F:Schwalbe Big Ben Plus R:Tern x Schwalbe Super Moto-X
|1 x 10
Yuba Spicy Curry AT vs Momentum Pakyak E+
The Momentum Pakyak E+ weighs 79.4 lbs, which is heavier than the Yuba Spicy Curry AT(60 lbs). The increased weight can make pedaling more challenging when the battery is depleted.
Additionally, the Yuba Spicy Curry AT has a 26″ front wheel and a 20″ rear wheel. The larger wheels offer excellent traction, while the smaller wheels provide greater maneuverability.
Furthermore, the Spicy Curry AT provides 80mm front travel, offering impressive suspension capabilities. On the other hand, the Momentum Pakyak E+ features a rigid suspension, lacking suspension capabilities. However, the Momentum Pakyak E+ offers Momentum dual compound grips, which provide excellent grip and convenience for riders, eliminating the need to search for suitable grips.
In conclusion, if you prioritize bikes with suspension capabilities, I would recommend the Yuba Spicy Curry AT. If you desire a bike with included grips, the Momentum Pakyak E+ would be your best choice.
Yuba Spicy Curry AT vs Moustache Lundi 20.3 NE
The Moustache Lundi 20.3 NE is slightly heavier than the Yuba Spicy Curry AT. Whether using the battery for riding or pedaling manually, it will create more resistance. However, the Moustache Lundi 20.3 NE provides alloy platform pedals with reflectors and ergonomic, dual-density grips, which are very convenient for riders.
Furthermore, the Moustache Lundi 20.3 NE is equipped with rigid suspension, whereas the Yuba Spicy Curry AT features hardtail suspension with 80mm front travel, providing excellent shock absorption.
So, if you prioritize bikes with suspension capabilities, the Yuba Spicy Curry AT is a great fit for you. If you prefer a bike that is simple and easy to purchase as a complete package, the Moustache Lundi 20.3 NE will meet your needs.
Yuba Spicy Curry AT vs Trek Fetch+ 2
The Trek Fetch+ 2 can only carry 175 lbs of cargo, while the Yuba Spicy Curry AT can handle a weight capacity of 450 lbs. Even after subtracting the weight of an adult male, the Spicy Curry AT can still transport more cargo than the Trek Fetch+ 2. Additionally, the Spicy Curry AT offers more size choices for the wheel.
Furthermore, the Trek Fetch+ 2 features rigid suspension and lacks shock absorption capability, and it is also heavier than the Yuba Spicy Curry AT. The Spicy Curry AT comes with VP-501 Alloy pedals, whereas the Trek Fetch+ 2 provides Bontrager Satellite Elite alloy lock-on grips.
In conclusion, the Yuba Spicy Curry AT is $4000 cheaper than the Trek Fetch+ 2, so I recommend purchasing it.
Yuba Spicy Curry AT vs Tern GSD S10 LX
Although both bikes have a battery capacity of 500Wh, the Tern GSD S10 LX offers the option to spend more money to achieve a dual-battery configuration, reaching 1000Wh, and increasing the battery range to 128 miles. However, in a single-battery configuration, the Tern GSD S10 LX is heavier than the Yuba Spicy Curry AT. So, opting for the dual-battery setup will result in greater weight.
Furthermore, the Tern GSD S10 LX has a maximum payload capacity of 220 lbs, and the maximum weight of the vehicle is 440 lbs. This is similar to the load capacity of the Spicy Curry AT. Both bikes feature hardtail suspension, but the Tern GSD S10 LX only offers 70mm of front travel, which provides less shock absorption compared to the 80mm front travel of the Yuba Spicy Curry AT.
In conclusion, if you want longer battery life, I recommend the Tern GSD S10 LX. If you prioritize better shock absorption, the Yuba Spicy Curry AT would be the better choice.
This is our review of the Yuba Spicy Curry AT. It is an outstanding long-tail cargo electric bike with a high weight capacity. We have given it a rating of 4.8 based on our evaluation. If you want to learn more about bicycles, feel free to check out our other reviews.
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