Over the years the Yuba Mundo has gone through many changes to the frame and most recently a name change as well. The most noticeable of these changes happening to the rear rack.
Below are the different Yuba Mundos by version and the major changes to their frames.
The Mundo V1: The initial offering was manufactured in Germany and has a bolt-on rear rack, the most notable feature of which is the “W” shape of the rear rack stays. Also, the top and down tubes on the front triangle have a circular cross-section rather than oval.
The Mundo V2: This version was also manufactured in Germany and had a bolt-on rear rack. You’ll notice that the rear rack has been redesigned and the front pair of the stays have been replaced by a single vertical unit. This bike’s top and down tubes are ovalised, and a kickstand plate was added.
The Mundo V3: For this version, production moved to China, with several changes to the frame. The rack stays are in the same configuration as the V2, however the rear rack is now welded to the frame. Included for the first time are the many braze-on mounting points on the rack and sideloaders along with disc-brake tabs and a 21-speed drivetrain.
The Mundo Classic: Formerly known as the Mundo V4, the Mundo Classic shed unnecessary weight while maintaining strength and integrity. The rear rack has been redesigned with only 3 rack stays per side and has 22 braze-on mounting points throughout the deck, rack stays and Sideloaders. Disc-brake tabs have been retained as well as the ovalised top and down tubes. It is also the most completely outfitted bike to date featuring fenders, a dual-leg center stand. All models from V4.2 forward have a Cro-Moly front fork with a threadless headset. This bike is still a current model and available today.
The Mundo LUX: Formerly known as the Mundo V5 Cr-Mo – updated with many features riders have requested over the years. The frame is now constructed with 4130 Cro-Moly steel and provides a weight savings of 6 lbs while remaining just as strong as its predecessor. The steer tube diameter has increased from 1-1/8″ to 1-1/2″ to increase front end stability. Another addition to the frame are the lock tabs that accept a Frame Lock to help secure your bike for short stops. The rear dropouts have been changed from horizontal 14mm pieces to vertical 10mm so standard rear wheels may be fitted. Each Mundo LUX is equipped with hydraulic disc brakes and the cantilever brake bosses have been removed to clean up the fork. All components are upgrades, adding LED lights powered by a front dynamo hub as well.