Who says weekdays have to be boring? The Moustache Lundi 20 Cargo 3 cargo bike aims to put an end to the Monday blues, combining the stylish industrial look with a 1,000 Wh battery, and Bosch Cargo Line motor. But does the Moustache Lundi just look classy, or has it got the capabilities to back it up?

Moustache Lundi 20 Cargo 3 | Bosch Cargo Line/1000 Wh
40.04 kg in size One Size | € 6,367 | Manufacturer’s website

The French bicycle brand name almost all their models after the days of the week in French, and Moustache aim to put an end to the Monday blues with the Lundi 20 Cargo 3, so you can start the week with a spring in your step. The cargo bike boasts a variable battery concept with a total capacity of 1,000 Wh, and ample space for cargo, allowing you to transport kids and luggage. Both the € 4,499 entry level version of the Lundi without protective bars and footrests, and with just a 500 Wh battery, as well as the fully equipped version can be upgraded with the dual battery option for an additional € 1,300. That brings the total to € 5,799. Specced as it is with its in-house accessories, the Lundi on test can be yours for € 6,367, putting it just slightly below the average price of the test field, which comes in at € 6,536. Thanks to the small 20″ wheels, it also promises to be both practical and fun, according to Moustache. The longtail is the only cargo bike in Moustache’s portfolio, and it’s clearly aimed more at hauling goods and transporting kids than at commuters. However, the cargo bike isn’t designed for loads heavier than 160 kg (rider + goods), giving it a maximum gross weight limit of 200 kg. The Moustache Lundi 20 Cargo 3 is a one-size-fits-all and the model on test tips the scales at 40.04 kg, making it lighter than the 47,4 kg test field average.

For an overview of the test fleet head to the group test: The best cargo-bike – The 12 hottest models in our comparison test.

Ready to stack? – What sets the Moustache Lundi 20 Cargo 3 apart?

Despite the discreet black finish, the unique design of the Lundi immediately catches the eye. The square tubes make a sturdy impression and lend the bike an industrial feel, which suits the cargo bike’s workhorse character. The rear rack, the included footrests, and the resulting struts make the design of the Lundi resemble that of a classic, half-timbered house. The Lundi 20 Cargo 3 also comes with Moustache’s signature moustache-shaped handlebar, making it immediately recognisable as a one of the French brand’s bikes. However, to the disillusionment of tall riders, you can’t adjust the height of the handlebar, like on the i:SY Cargo.

Thanks to the quick mounting interface from MIK, the optionally available accessories snap on in seconds.
When transporting kids on the rear rack, the large wheel guard prevents their feet from getting caught in the spokes.
Instead of carrying a backpack when you go to the market, you can simply put your groceries in the optionally available Greg & Manu twin bags.

“I make the world as I like it” – Just like Pippi Longstocking, you can customise the rack of the Moustache Lundi to suit your cargo carrying needs. That’s because Moustache rely on clever components with standardised interfaces for their cargo hauling concept. The MIK front rack and the large loading area at the rear with three MIK slots make it quick and easy to mount a wide range of accessories. The Charlie front rack (€ 79) and the Salvador MIK 23 litre basket (€ 75) that we opted for in the configurator can carry up to 15 kg. The large rear rack can haul loads of up to 70 kg and was equipped with the Frida MIK crate (€ 45), also available from the accessories. It will easily accommodate your weekly groceries from the bakery, though you’ll also be able to fit two drinks crates on the back instead. Other optionally available accessories include the Clark backpack (€ 119), the Greg & Manu double pannier (€ 169), or the Urban Iki child seat (€ 99). Thanks to the MIK interface, the accessories can be mixed and matched as desired, creating a modular transport concept that can be adapted to suit your preferences and needs.

The signature Moustache handlebar on the Lundi is reminiscent of the iconic French ‘stache. Unfortunately, you can’t adjust its height.
With a total battery capacity of 1,000 Wh, you don’t have to worry about running out of juice and can easily ride it all week or like we did, visit almost every café in Paris.

The integration of the 500 Wh Bosch PowerPack batteries and 85 Nm Cargo Line motor on the Moustache Lundi isn’t quite as refined as the Specialized 2.2 Cargo motor on the Specialized Porto. The motor looks a bit like a barnacle on the bottom of the frame, and the two batteries are placed externally on the down tube and behind the seat tube, though it all blends in with the black silhouette to some degree. When fitted, you can charge both batteries simultaneously via the one charging port. Unfortunately, the Lundi still relies on the old Bosch eBike System 2, which is just as powerful but doesn’t have as many features as the new Bosch Smart System. By using the older Bosch system, you don’t get the eBike Lock anti-theft function, simple over-the-air updates, or even a rudimentary navigation system with the Moustache Lundi. You can find an overview of the best motors on the market in our motor group test. The display is sorely lacking in functions, too.

Moustache Lundi 20 Cargo 3

€ 6,367

Specifications

Motor Bosch Cargo Line 85 Nm
Battery Bosch PowerPack 1000 Wh
Display Bosch Intuvia
Fork Aluminium
Seatpost Moustache 70 mm
Brakes MAGURA MT4 203/180 mm
Drivetrain Shimano Deore 1x10
Handlebar Moustache Alu
Wheelset Moustache Alu 20"
Tires Schwalbe Big Ben / Schwalbe SuperMoto-x 2.15"

Technical Data

Size One Size
Weight 40.04 kg
Perm. total weight 200 kg
Max. payload (rider/equipment) 159 kg
Trailer approval yes
Kickstand mount yes

Specific Features

child seat
Double battery possible

Tuning tip: Get the basket for the front rack for more cargo carrying options

Stylish powerhouse – The Moustache Lundi 20 Cargo 3 on test

If you go to take the Lundi out of the garage, you’ll probably find it standing upright on the rear rack and the footrests to save space. It’s quick to tip the Lundi over onto its wheels, and it can be lifted back onto the rack after running your errands without much effort. The position of the centre stand far behind the rear rack is a bit awkward, which means you have to walk to the back of the bike after dismounting. Whether you want to use the Lundi with a child seat or basket, the MIK quick mounting system makes it easy to convert the rack to suit your needs. To load your goods onto the French cargo bike, you can leave it propped up – the centre stand of the Lundi 20 Cargo 3 is secure and stable. If you’re transporting kids, the large wheel guard keeps your children’s feet out of harm’s way while riding. However, getting on the bike with two restless kids on the back can be a bit awkward and shaky as you lift your leg over the high top tube – if you leave the saddle in the dropped position when you climb off, you’ll find it a little easier to climb back on. The suspended dropper post also provides additional comfort when riding over cobblestones, and it makes it easy to get your feet on the ground when you come to a stop at the traffic lights.

Thanks to the very direct yet good-natured handling, manoeuvring the cargo bike through narrow lanes is a piece of cake.

The Lundi’s powerful combination of a Bosch Cargo Line motor and Shimano DEORE drivetrain makes easy work of the climbs.
Thanks to its direct and intuitive handling, the Lundi is a great cargo bike for beginners.

The riding position aboard the Lundi 20 Cargo 3 is compact, providing a good all-round view. However, larger riders might find the riding position somewhat cramped. Due to the lack of a height-adjustable handlebar, the manufacturer’s one-size-fits-all concept doesn’t work as well as with other bikes. It’s easy to pull away with the Moustache Lundi despite hauling a load. Thanks to the very direct yet good-natured handling, manoeuvring the cargo bike through narrow lanes is a piece of cake. It’s pleasantly agile because it measures just under 2 metres in length, which is the average length of the test field. As such, it’s easy to navigate a crowded market, and it will even fit into an elevator or a train.

The MIK front rack and large rear rack with three MIK slots make it quick and easy to mount a wide range of accessories.

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Despite the small 20″ wheels, the Moustache Lundi is surprisingly comfortable when riding down a curb, and the cargo doesn’t bounce too much either. So your beers won’t get shaken up when riding over cobblestones. However, you should secure your load in the front basket. Otherwise, your goods might bounce out and you can quickly say adieu mes amis. The powerful Bosch Cargo Line motor provides ample assistance, and thanks to the wide gear range of the Shimano DEORE drivetrain, the Lundi makes easy work of steep climbs. The natural feeling support of the motor also contributes to the Moustache Lundi’s pleasant character.

Who is the Moustache Lundi for? – And who better steer clear?

The Moustache Lundi is a hip bike for the city. The unique look certainly catches the eye, though the integration of the motor system isn’t the cleanest. Above all, the Lundi appeals to young parents who want to transport their kids and go shopping at the market on the weekends. It can also serve as a delivery vehicle for the local bakery. To navigate an unfamiliar part of town with the Lundi, however, you’ll have to use your smartphone as a navigation device because the integrated system doesn’t have a suitable feature.

Our conclusion on the Moustache Lundi 20 Cargo 3

<strongThe Moustache Lundi is a stylish-looking cargo bike with a modular battery concept offering a long range. Thanks to its intuitive and agile handling, the Lundi also accommodates beginners. Unfortunately, the motor system is somewhat outdated, and the lack of an adjustable handlebar limits the bike’s ergonomics and fit. Overall, the Moustache Lundi 20 Cargo 3 offers a flexible cargo carrying solution that can be adapted to suit your needs, and it’s fairly priced too.

Tops

  • suspended dropper post
  • modular cargo concept
  • eye-catching and unique design
  • variable battery concept with a long range

Flops

  • lack of connectivity
  • non-adjustable handlebar height

For more information, visit moustachebikes.com


The test field

For an overview of the test fleet head to the group test: The best cargo-bike – The 12 hottest models in our comparison test.

All bikes in test: Moustache Lundi 20 Cargo 3 | Specialized Porto (Zum Test) | Ultima Multipath Cargo Compact (Click for review) | i:SY Cargo P12 ZR (Click for review) | Riese & Müller Packster2 70 Touring (Click for review) | Riese & Müller Multitinker Vario (Click for review) | BTWIN Cargo R500E Longtail V2 (Click for review) | WINORA F.U.B. 2W (Click for review) | Cannondale Wonderwagen Neo1 (Click for review) | VEOLO Cargo Trailer (Click for review) | Benno RemiDemi XL (Click for review) | Momentum PakYak E+ (Click for review)

Words: Benedikt Schmidt Photos: Antonia Feder