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Custom Yuba Spicy Curry

Your next adventure by cargo bike - haul up and head out.

We are all familiar with the Yuba Spicy Curry as "your second car," "the cargo hauler," or "the family wagon." But does it possess an adventurous side? The answer is a definite yes! Let's delve into what we did to unlock its adventurous potential.

Introducing - The Spicy Mule

On its own, the Spicy Curry is Yuba's full-blown electric longtail cargo bike. Yuba describes it as the ultimate cargo machine on two wheels - which is not far from the truth in our minds. Here at Bicycle Junction we like to push the limits of what a bike can be - sometimes a little far and a little quirky - think our infamous sound bike and jacuzzi bike (if you've been lucky enough to witness it). However, creating an all-terrain Spicy Curry seems not that far fetched - even a logical evolution on what is already a great platform.

So what does a Spicy Curry need to become "all-terrain". First on the agenda - suspension. We hit up our friends at Shockcraft in Alexandra to build a fork worthy and capable of handling off road excursions. The result is 80mm of finely tuned travel in the form of a Manitou Circus fork.

Next up - tyres. With a 26" wheel up front and 20" out the back we thought it'd be hard finding a matching pair worthy of this build. But Schwalbe came to the party with the "Smart Sam" - an all-terrain tyre optimised for electric bikes and their mixed wheel sizes. Easy choice!

Outside of the luxury of the sealed road, a bike without rear suspension can spell trouble for you lower back. To work around this we installed Cane Creek's Thudbuster suspension seatpost - offering 80mm of finely tuned, stiction free, impact absorbing elastomer goodness.

What would a custom build be without a custom paint job. We tasked Powder Coating Services in Petone, Wellington to create the hardest wearing finish, capable of any abuse that may be thrown at it - the result a beautifully subtle hammered black metallic finish.

Compatible with our custom tow-ball and hitch - throw on a trailer, or a bike rack for the ultimate adventure. It's that easy. This one of a kind Spicy Curry could be yours.

The suspension upgrade is available on all standard models. So if you already have a Spicy Curry and would like the all-terrain treatment, give us a bell.


  • Sturdy, low step-over aluminum frame
  • Bosch Cargo Line Motor + PowerPack 500 (upgradable to 1000Wh)
  • 10-Speed Shimano Deore RD-M600 derailleur
  • 4 pot hydraulic disc brakes
  • Schwalbe Smart Sam 26 x 2.4 | 20 x 2.4
  • Rear rack with side loaders (30 x 7 in)


  • Double Kickstand
  • E-bike LED lights
  • 2-year limited warranty


  • Battery: x1 PowerPack 500 Wh (upgradable to 1000Wh)
  • Electric Drive: Bosch Cargo Line Speed 85nm torque 250 W 36 V + Bosch PowerPack battery 500 Wh + Bosch Kiox display. Max assist speed 32kph
  • Passengers: 1-3
  • Fork: Manitou Circus 80mm
  • Max Load Capacity: 200 kg (including rider)
  • Colour: Hammered Metalic Black
  • Seatpost: Cane Creek Thudbuster LT
  • Dimensions: 202 x 68 x 115 cm
  • Wheelbase: 1420 mm
  • Shifting System: Shimano 10-speed derailleur; gear lever: Shimano Deore; rear derailleur: Shimano Deore; front derailleur: none
  • Brakes: Magura MT5 4-piston hydraulic brakes
  • Frame: 6061 Aluminium
  • Lighting: Lezyne LED Lighting
  • Suitable for the body size: 1.45m to 1.98m
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Smart Sam 26"x2.4" front, 20"x2.4" rear
  • Rims: DB-32 MTB Double Wall
  • Wheel Skirts: No
  • incl. Yepp Adapter: Yes