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Stylish and functional: the compact design cargo bike Moustache Lundi 20 in test

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When it comes to cargo bikes, one requirement is clearly in focus: functionality! Therefore, the design often becomes secondary — resulting in the fact that most cargo bikes don’t really score with their looks. But Moustache demonstrates that there is another way with its Lundi 20.3: a compact longtail cargo bike that makes a visual statement with its clear lines. Our test will show whether it can also convince in everyday use.

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Clear lines on the Moustache Lundi 20 Cargo

Design

A look that stands out: with its compact dimensions, the Moustache Lundi 20 Cargo looks almost cute at first glance. At the same time, with its bulky frame tubes and fat tires, it leaves no doubt that it can also handle a total weight of 200 kg!

The parallel top and down tubes give the frame of the Lundi 20 a straightforward design — this is supported by the rectangular shape of the frame tubes, which give the bike a very distinctive look. Especially noticeable is this at the front: there, all cables and wires are routed directly at the handlebars into the frame, which makes the area around the unusually far upwards drawn head tube in its pure form even more apparent!

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The front of the Lundi 20 Cargo: clean look thanks to integrated cable routing and iconic handlebars

However, the fact that the bike’s design also ensures easy handling in everyday use is shown by the frame’s low profile — so you can easily get over the top tube when getting on and off the bike. Equally handy is the accessibility of the electrical components, especially the battery: it’s placed on top of the frame, which makes the handling as easy as possible. The Bosch Cargo Line mid-drive motor is mounted below the downtube in plain sight, but is almost completely hidden on the drive side by the large chain guard. The monochrome display for the e-drive looks a bit outdated compared to modern color displays, but it is elegantly integrated in the center of the handlebars.

The handlebars itself rises far upwards and is curved backwards — although “curved” is certainly the wrong word. Rather, straight tubes come together here pointedly and result in an edgy look that fits perfectly with the overall appearance of the bike!

No cargo bike without a cargo rack: the rear part of the frame is dominated by the long rack, as is typical for a longtail cargo bike. Its construction is more delicate compared to the frame, yet sufficiently stable and equipped with the attachment option for several accessories such as seats, baskets or panniers. Another clever detail: The bike can also be parked vertically on the rear rack, which significantly minimizes the space required!

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Large loading area at the rear, optional rack on the front: the possibilities for cargo are endless!

Equipment

As already mentioned, the electric support of the Moustache Lundi 20 is provided by Bosch’s Cargo Line motor. With its 85 Nm of torque, it is currently one of the most powerful motors, which pays off especially when the bike is fully loaded. Another advantage is that the motor can provide support even at low pedaling frequencies. The battery comes from Bosch’s PowerPack series and offers a capacity of 500 Wh. In the DualBattery version tested here, you can even use two of these PowerPacks in parallel — in total, you then have a whole 1000 Wh at your disposal. The fact that Moustache has installed the somewhat older Bosch eBike System 2 here, and not the current Smart System, is particularly evident in the 2.8-inch Intuvia display: although this shows basic information about the ride in a clearly legible manner, it is easy to use. However, this system does not offer smart features, extended smartphone connectivity or options like GPS tracking.

As for the mechanical drivetrain, the tested Lundi 20.3 is equipped with a derailleur from Shimano’s Deore series, which offers 10 gears with a fairly wide range (cassette with 11-46 teeth). For quick braking, even at full weight, Magura’s MT4 braking system is used here, with 180 mm brake discs at the rear and 203 mm at the front.

In accordance with its versatile purpose, the Lundi is equipped for everyday use: thus, the bike comes with sturdy mudguards, an integrated light system and fat tires from Kenda in 20″ format with a width of about 60 mm. The tires are also responsible for the ride comfort, because a classic suspension is not installed on it — at least not at the front. However, a suspension seatpost offers 40 mm of travel at the saddle, which can also be lowered by 60 mm at the push of a button from the handlebar. 

In its Equipped variant tested here, the Lundi 20 is already equipped with numerous options for transporting loads: these include the Albert protective bar, especially for transporting kids, as well as side attachments for QL3 bags. The cargo bed itself offers several attachment options for the MIK-HD system: a click system for quickly attaching compatible accessories. In addition, footrests are attached to the bottom of the carrier and for added safety, the integrated wheel guard ensures that nothing can get into the rear wheel while riding. Striking is the specially designed stand, which is placed on the rear wheel and has a very wide footprint.

The optional accessories, on the other hand, include the front rack, which Moustache offers in two versions: the compact model can be seen here on the test bike, and there is also a wider version — in both cases, a load of 15 kg is possible.

Operation

Before riding off, the first thing to do is to retract the stand — for which you simply push the Lundi slightly forward. In contrast, to park, you flip the stand down slightly with your foot and then push the bike backwards. Depending on the load, this requires a little more effort, but provides a very secure stand then. Safe enough that even kids can climb on the bike unsupervised without the risk of the whole vehicle tipping over! 

The electric drive system is operated via the display and it’s thumb button. The driving modes Eco, Tour, Sport and Turbo can be intuitively selected there, and the walk assist function can also be activated. The display itself can be used to switch the lighting system and the electric drive on and off. A micro USB output on the display allows accessories such as a smartphone to be charged, albeit only with 500 mA of power. A practical feature is that the entire display is removable and thus also acts as an anti-theft device — because the electric drive cannot be activated without it. And thanks to a small battery in the display itself, you can read off the remaining capacity of the main battery in the bike even when you’re far away from it.

Speaking of batteries: the possibility of DualBattery operation with two batteries doubles the range of the bike, both batteries are used in parallel (and not one after the other). If the batteries are then empty, the battery removal is very simple thanks to the open design. Alternatively, the battery or batteries can also be charged directly in the bike.

The fact that the Deore series is one of the somewhat higher-quality models in the Shimano range is reflected in its ease of use with precise gear changes and a good feel of the shift lever installed on the right side of the handlebar. On the left side, on the other hand, there is another lever that is responsible for the dropper seatpost. With one push, this lowers down when you sit on the saddle. If, on the other hand, you leave the saddle, the support extends upwards again after pressing another button. This is practical, for example, when you come to a stop with the bike: then the saddle can be lowered and you can stand comfortably and safely with both legs on the ground. However, since a cargo bike in particular is often used by several people — two parents, for example – this also allows the saddle height to be adjusted to different body sizes at the push of a button.

Thanks to the MIK system, the use of the loading area is flexible as well as simple: the click system can be operated effortlessly, clicks well audibly and then makes a secure connection with the bike. Thanks to various fixing points, the rear rack can be equipped individually according to your needs. In our example with a child seat and a junior seat for two children aged two and seven years. However, it would also be possible to attach a crate to one of the seats, or to clamp two crates or another large box between the retaining brackets — the possibilities here are almost limitless. In addition, a wide variety of bags can be attached to the side of the carrier with a QL3.1 suspension. Moustache itself offers an extensive range of compatible accessories for this, but parts from other suppliers can also be attached.

The fact that the Lundi 20 can also be parked vertically looks bizarre at first — but it certainly offers its advantages in everyday use. To set up the bike is surprisingly effortless by hand does not require much strength. Thus positioned, the bike then stands stable on the carrier, to which four rubberized feet are attached especially for this purpose.

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Unusual view: the Lundi 20 Cargo can also be placed vertically!

Riding Impressions

When you sit down on the Lundi 20 Cargo, you immediately notice the comfortable and upright seating position. And although the bike is only available in one size, it fitted riders of 1.75 and 1.85 cm really well in the test. The reason for this is, on the one hand, the high and backward-curved handlebars, with which there can be no problems due to a potentially too stretched seating position. In addition, the easily adjustable dropper seatpost helps to find the right seat height immediately. But one should be aware that no further adjustment is possible on the cockpit itself — you have to deal with that because of the unusual handlebar with integrated cable routing. Moustache itself recommends using the bike for people between 157 and 190 cm tall, which should fit the majority of those who are interested.

Those who mainly associate cargo bikes with unwieldy and sluggish handling can fortunately rethink their opinion when it comes to the Lundi 20: the compact bike can be handled surprisingly nimbly, which is of course also due to the small 20″ tires. The bike responds wonderfully directly to steering commands and thanks to its manageable length of exactly two meters, the turning radius is small — which is not only an advantage when riding in narrow streets, but also when maneuvering. The fact that you are not riding a regular bike is most noticeable in the weight of around 33 kg.

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The Lundi 20 Cargo is agile thanks to compact dimensions

At the latest when loading the rack, you therefore like to fall back on the support of the motor — and it delivers! With its 85 Nm, the Cargo Line motor pushes the bike forward persistently in Turbo mode, which is sometimes even too much on the flat. The Tour or Sport modes are often sufficient here, but you’ll be glad of the drive’s full power on uphills. The fact that the motor makes quite a bit of noise is hardly surprising – we already know this from Bosch’s similar Performance Line CX motor. And in the context of a cargo bike, the drive’s noise level seems rather acceptable anyway. Praiseworthy, on the other hand, is the automatic shifting detection, which ensures smoother gear changes, lower shifting noise, and thus reduced wear. The reliable braking system also deserves praise. It is always well controllable, but can also be very powerful when needed.

The fact that the Lundi 20 does not have a suspension fork can at least be compensated by adjusting the air pressure of the wide tires. These can be driven with a very low pressure, whereby many bumps are damped by the tire — it is important here to find a good compromise that fits the personal use scenario (load, route, etc.). The dropper seatpost not only shines with its ability to lower, rather it also offers additional comfort with its suspension travel of 40 mm, which you do not want to miss.

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Stylish and functional: the Lundi 20 offers both!

Conclusion

Extravagant in appearance, highly practical in everyday use: the Lundi 20 Cargo combines design with functionality and even offers a lot of riding fun. Features that are rarely found in this combination on a cargo bike! The modular rack, which can be used individually, is extremely useful — whether for kids or for carrying cargo. In addition, the bike shines with details such as the robust parking stand or the vertical parking option.

For the electric drive, Moustache relies on the tried-and-tested Bosch system, which provides reliable support at all times. And in combination with the derailleur, it is also well equipped for hilly roads. Alternatively, the bike is also available with Enviolo’s continuously variable hub gears and a belt drive, but the range of gears is somewhat smaller here (460% derailleur, 380% hub gears). The option of DualBattery equipment should be particularly interesting for all those who suffer from range anxiety: a whopping 1000 Wh are then available, which is also sufficient for very extended trips!

In conclusion, it is hardly surprising that the Lundi 20 Cargo effortlessly succeeded in becoming the favorite of the whole family! And even for trips without any cargo at all, you’ll quickly find yourself leaving your usual bike behind — and swinging onto the appealing Lundi instead.

Prices for the equipped model shown here start at 4,799 euros, while the tested variant with two batteries starts at 5,999 euros. More information about the bike and the extensive range of accessories can be found directly on Moustache’s website.

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