Ride1Up Roadster V2 e-bike review

An urban e-bike with a focus on fun, but it's easily capable of work as well as play

Ride1Up Roadster V2 e-bike review
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Ride1Up Roadster V2 has a cool, urban aesthetic and it's an absolute blast to ride, especially at the highest of its five levels of electric assist. If you're looking for an e-bike at around $1,000 for commuting, car-free shopping trips or just enjoying for its own sake, this is a great option.

Reasons to buy
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    Belt drive

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    Doesn't look like an e-bike

Reasons to avoid
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    Tough to pedal without electric assist

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The Ride1Up Roadster V2 has a stripped-back, urban singlespeed vibe and doesn’t even look like an e-bike at a glance, but the powerful motor that whirrs into action propelling you effortlessly up hills and into headwinds leaves you in no doubt whatsoever. And at $1,045 the fun-to-dollar ratio is very high.

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Ride1Up Roadster V2 $1,045Header Cell - Column 1
Frame6061 aluminium
MotorShengyi geared hub 350w nominal, 500w peak
Controller36V 15A Landian Sinewave
Battery36V 7.0Ah Samsumg 35e cells
Drivetrain64x20t belt drive
BrakesTektro R315 dual pivot caliper
WheelsUnbranded alloy
TiresKenda Kwest 700x28c
Handlebar25.4 x 550mm narrow riser
SaddleCustom Gel Ergonomic

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