My mind is made up, I think.
I am in the market for my last ever commuter bike, so I want something that is going to last, indefinitely. I thought I just wanted a simple commuter, belt drive, internal hub, fenders, disc brakes, etc. But then I thought about a Long Tail cargo bike. The more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea. I use my bike like most people use their car, and truck for that matter. I have a 6 foot trailer, but it isn't the best method of grocery shopping, things get jiggled around, eggs break, you get the point. So I have decided on a Long Tail, and my mind was made up, until I did some research. Here are the 3 contenders:
Surly Big Dummy:
Yuba Boda Boda:
Mundo. The good folks over at A Simple Six own a pair of Mundo's and are happy with them. The price of the base bike is very reasonable, but the problem becomes adding things like a front basket, running boards, bags, etc. By the time all of the options are added, the price is right there with the Kona and just a tad lower than the Big Dummy.The component group is not near the others though..
So here is the cry for help. I know where I am leaning, and that is the Big Dummy. BUT, I am open to suggestions on these three bikes. I know there are Bullits and others, but realistically these are the three in my price range, albeit one is at the Max.
So if you have experience with these please please please chime in and help a guy out. I will keep you posted as to which one calls the house home, but before that I need to make a decision. Help me out if you have experience with these. Until I decided, Be good to one another!!!