Mundo 500

Electric Cargo Bike and pedal powered generator
Save time on your commute and cargo missions. Save the party at your events.

 

This item is available on a made to order basis. Please call 888-354-2453 or email for a quote. We will ask you questions about your needs and terrain, then determine what components to spec for you and get back to you with a quote within a day.

The big fat hub in the picture is the Mundo 500′s motor / generator. Depending on your needs, you can set it up for high-torque or higher top speeds. With the Li-Ion battery and controller mounted underneath the carrying surfaces of the Mundo, you won’t be reducing the awesome cargo capacity of the bike. You can still use all the Mundo’s accessories like the GoGetter bag.

Fossil Fool & Rock the Bike perform at Sunday Streets, August  9, 2009 by Steve Rhodes.

Because the electric wheel is the rear wheel, the Mundo 500 can be used as a very efficient pedal power generator. It’s shown above in the foreground at a recent Pedal Powered Stage event as part of the Sunday Streets in San Francisco.

The Mundo 500 has the same low standover height as a regular Mundo. At events and for human power use it fits a wide range of pedalers. It’s the most efficient generator in our Pedal Power Stage fleet.

In transportation mode, the Mundo 500 is an excellent performing electric bike. We’ve paired the Mundo 500 with a 10Ah 36V Li-Mn battery. The range we’ve been getting in mixed terrain is approximately 15-25 miles at 15-25 miles per hour, with near constant pedaling. Higher speeds increase the wattage used and therefore reduce your range. If you need to get 10 miles away at max speed, bring your charger and top it off before the return trip. It is possible to use the Mundo 500 as a glorified scooter, not pedaling at all. However, you’d be looking at vastly reduced battery life and no workout.

Being able to throttle without pedaling is a major benefit in city traffic. It helps you keep speed while you change gears, among other things. It also helps a lot at traffic lights and intersections.

With the Mundo 500 you can still pedal hard and arrive at your destination out of breath. You’ll just be getter there in less time. The controller automatically adds as much oomph as you need to go the desired speed.

Mundo 500 loaded with 180 pounds of music gear. by you.

We’re not the first to introduce a 500-Watt electric bike with a rechargedable Lithium battery pack. What makes this offering unique is the combination with the Mundo Cargo Bike.

A Mundo 500 is the base bike of Fossil Fool’s most recent Soul Cycle, the Blue Whale. The photo above shows his touring load on the Pleasant Revolution 2010 bike music tour of Europe. In addition to the custom fiberglass speaker cabinet you can see a 50 pound food box, a messenger bag, and camping mat. On the far side is a GoGetter bag filled with clothing and electronic music gear. See the recent related blog posts for this product to read more about the tour!

There are several key benefits of using a Mundo as the base of an electric cargo bike.

  • Carrying capacity. With a steel chassis cargo rack and an evolved and customizeable carrying system including the huge GoGetter bag, sold separately. The 500 Watt motor helps you climb hills with less pressure on your knees. You’ll be able to truly use the cargo hauling capabilities of the Mundo to the max. Equipment, shopping, music gear, sports gear, computers, and passengers.
  • Long wheelbase = stable and safe. Many electric bikes use a short-wheelbase geometry frame or cheap suspension systems, and feel iffy at best when leaning into turns. These types of bikes are more likely to develop a speed wobble. If you carry a load on a regular electric bicycle, the load is likely to be higher, changing the center of gravity. The Mundo’s long-wheelbase frame offers great control on turns. The rider sits between the two wheels, not over the rear wheel, so there’s even weight on the drive wheel and the steering wheel, and road shock doesn’t go straight up the spine as it does on shorter bikes. The large cargo chassis offers plenty of space for carrying heavy things low, keeping your center of gravity low.
  • Frame stiffness helps the motor perform optimally. The added weight of the rear wheel on an electric bike makes frame stiffness a priority, especially on a long wheelbase bike. Luckily, the Mundo has the stiffest frame available on any cargo bike.
  • Experience the amazing StandAlone kickstand. In the photo below note how the StandAlone holds the fully loaded Mundo 500 upright on the bow of a ferry with no guard rail. The StandAlone was designed by Rock The Bike’s engineer Leif who also engineers for Yuba.

This item is available on a made to order basis. Please call 888-354-2453 or email for a quote. We will ask you questions about your needs and terrain, then determine what components to spec for you and get back to you within a day. Build times are usually in the 2-4 week range. We do often have demo bikes available.
  • Pedal Powered Stage Lighting: LED Panels

    Illuminate their imaginations.

    What is a concert without stage lighting? With our new LED panels you can run lights directly off Pedal Power with no circuitry. Allow your audience to control the feel of the show by controlling the lights. The harder they pedal, the brighter the lights will be. Get kids excited to see their power work!

    Our 12volt LED panels are made of over 1,000 LEDs. They can also be wired together to make 24volt lights! The panels are flat, which makes for a wide viewing angle of light, as well as being easy to store. They are mounted on a polycarbonate sheet, and covered with a bar-top finish to protect from damage. These lights are designed to easily carry on your bike for the ultimate Pedal Powered event.

    These lights work well with hub generator rigs, like the Electric Fender Blender Pro and Mundo 500. You can also hook them up into a drop-in generator, which is compatible with all our Fender Blender models. They run off a battery, and can also be a great way to drain your pedal power system after an event. Or, use them while you’re packing up to keep some light on the gear!

    Cost: $450/panel

    Colors: Red, Blue or Green (Red & Blue make a great combo!)

    Weight: 2-3 lbs

    Made to order, 2 week turn around on orders.
    Have an event deadline? Please tell us when placing your order!

  • Pedal Power Utility Box

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    The Pedal Power Utility Box makes team efforts possible! Up to 10 people at once can convert their good clean Pedal Power to usable AC power, for devices rated up to 1000W.
    pedal power utility box

    A Pedal Power Utility Box in use at an event. All the essential circuitry and wiring needed for Pedal Powered events is safely beneath a polycarbonate panel, so wires don’t get yanked. A four-line LED ‘Pedalometer’ displays current power levels to pedalers, so they can adjust their effort to keep power ‘in the green’.

    Dealing with wiring, protection circuitry, and power display is often the most challenging part of planning and building a Pedal Powered Stage. Why not let the pros handle it? Rock the Bike has been building Pedal Power gear and wiring up bike music systems since 2003.

    The Pedal Power Utility Box has an ultracapacitor that stabilizes the spiky DC power coming from bicycle generators and makes it useable and stable power for lighting, music, projectors, and other devices to run dependably for hours at your events. Plug in anything short of a hair dryer or electric kettle into its standard 110V or 220V AC outlets. The integrated Pure Sine wave inverter provides up to 1000W of continuous AC power. Higher total power levels are possible when you use our Modified JBL PRX loudspeakers, or use the DC output ports, as these bypass the AC inverter.

    Continuous pedaling is needed to keep devices on. There is no battery, only an ultracapacitor lasting a few minutes.

    Pedal Power Utility Box and Pedalometer
    Above: The Pedal Powered Utility Box can include an output for a 4′ tall Pedalometer, which is visible to more pedalers and to your audience. The Pedal Powered Utility Box shown above also features a Wattage Display, which is now available as an upgrade.

    Features:

    – 5 pedal power inputs (suitable for use with any of our pedal power generators like the Mundo 500 or Electric Fender Blender Pro). Expandable to 10 people by using a junction box

    – 2 DC outputs for external devices such as our LED Stage Lighting Panels

    – Over-voltage protection

    – Ultracapacitor provides a 2 – 5 minute buffer of power (depending on consumption levels).

    – 1000-watt Pure Sine Wave inverter with two outlets. Use a power strip to run more devices at once.

    – Latched lid protects system during transport, retention strap, heavy duty handle

    – Well labeled inputs and outputs

    – Major components visible through clear polycarbonate panel, good for education purposes

    – 4-Line LED output, or upgrade to a wattage display (+$600)

    – Durable Neutrik twist-lock connectors — the gold standard in the event audio world. Yanked cables don’t disconnect.

     

    See our Video Demonstration of the Pedal Power Utility Box

    Status: built to order, please allow 3 – 4 weeks for build. Event deadline? We can do rush delivery with extra charge.
    Rentable: no
    Prices: $1,850 (600w) DISCONTINUED — $1,975 (1000w)
    +$600 wattage display on any PPUB

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