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Ride1UP’s range of affordable electric bikes has been a hit with US consumers, who love the quality and rideability of its range. The Cycling Weekly tech team rated highly the Ride1UP Roadster V2 (opens in new tab) when it was put on test, and it was included in the team's Editor's Choice picks of the best products reviewed last year.
Ride1UP’s latest e-bike, the Cafe Cruiser is shipping now and available for purchase at Ride1UP.com (opens in new tab). As its name says, it’s great for relaxed, comfortable cruising around town, with a stylish, laid-back, retro design and comfortable components and geometry that will put you in a good mood long before you reach the cafe.
But the Ride 1UP Cafe Cruiser isn’t all style over substance, with a proven 750 watt Bafang rear hub motor that’s rated up to 28mph and a lockable, removable 15Ah battery that gives the Cafe Cruiser a range of between 30 and 50 miles. It’s controlled via a thumb throttle and an integrated cadence sensor to provide smooth assistance as you pedal, with ride and range info displayed on a large 2 inch screen on the bar-mounted controller, which also lets you select from the nine available assistance levels.
That’s coupled with easy to maintain Shimano Acera 8-speed shifting with a wide range 11-32 tooth cassette and Zoom hydraulic disc brakes. The Cafe Cruiser also features alloy fenders and integrated front and rear lights that you can operate from the controller on the handlebars. With step-thru and standard crossbar frames available, it’s designed to fit a wide range of riders between 5’ and 6’4”.
The Cafe Cruiser’s alloy frame is available in three eye-catching colorways - your choice of Indigo, Latte or Gunmetal Gray ensure a perfect fit for any rider’s style. It rolls on ultra-comfortable 26 x 3 inch SandStorm tires and there’s a Mozo hydraulic suspension fork with 80mm travel and a lockout. There’s also a heavy duty kickstand for when you arrive at the cafe stop.
You don’t need to travel alone
The Cafe Cruiser’s design also includes a built-in rear rack. You can use it to attach Ride1UP’s panniers, allowing you to carry your groceries or other luggage. Ride1UP sells a $140 bike trailer with removable plastic box, if you want to carry even more stuff.
But for an extra $125 you can also select the Ride1UP passenger kit, which turns your rack into a seat for an extra passenger. There’s a cushion to fit on the rack, foot pegs for the chainstays and wheel covers to keep your passenger protected from the wheels. The passenger kit is rated for passengers up to 130lb and the Cafe Cruiser has a total weight limit of 300lb, so there’s plenty of scope to buddy up on your ride. It’s also designed for easy installation of third party child seats like the Thule Maxi or compatible accessories for smaller passengers.
Free shipping in continental USA
Ride 1UP sells direct from its site (opens in new tab), with the new Cafe Cruiser priced at $1595, including free shipping in the lower 48 states from its Nevada warehouse. It also offers 0% finance, a one year warranty and a 30 day free trial period. You can pay in four installments interest-free with PayPal. Shipping to Hawaii, Alaska and Canada are available for an extra fee.
Backing up Ride1UP’s commitment to green travel, there’s a further $40 off Ride1UP’s prices for its e-bikes if you pledge to replace two driving journeys a month with e-bike rides.
Ride 1UP has US-based customer support and there’s a comprehensive knowledge base online, so there’s plenty of help available to keep your e-bike running at its best.
With summer around the corner, the Ride1UP Cafe Cruiser might just be the ultimate feel good summer ride.
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