Ride1UP 500 Series

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Release Year
Charge Time
4.5 Hours
Maximum Range
48 Miles
Top Speed
28 Mph
500 W
56 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
48V 13ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
55.7 lbs
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Ride1UP 500 Series. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

16 reasons to buy

  • The Ride1UP 500 Series is an attractive electric bike powered by a reliable Bafang motor.
  • Experts and users agree this is an affordable electric bike.
  • The bike has 9 levels of pedal assist, a throttle and walk-assist mode to ensure users get the most out of every ride.
  • Selle Royale’s saddle, on the 500 Series, is extremely comfortable with a wide gel cushion.
  • Buyers have a choice between a step-over or step-thru frame, with the 500 series. This makes the bike accessible for riders of all ages and abilities.
  • The bike's Kenda tires are wide enough to traverse gravel roads.
  • The bike’s front suspension fork cushions riders over bumps and holes in the road.
  • The built-in headlight helps riders see when they are out at night or in adverse weather.
  • Riders have the option to purchase fenders and a rack with the 500 Series.
  • Test riders agree that assembling the bike was easy. Ride1UP provides riders with videos to help them with the assembly process.
  • The battery sits low on the bike’s frame, providing riders with a low center of gravity and increased stability.
  • The display on the bike is easy to read. It allows riders to monitor their speed, battery level and the level of pedal-assist in use.
  • The 1-year warranty on the bike pleased test riders.
  • Testers agree that Ride1Up provides excellent customer service.
  • Ride1Up specs the 500 Series with a rust-resistant chain.
  • Experts agree that the kickstand is easy to operate.

5 reasons not to buy

  • The bike is heavy. It weighs 55.7 lbs.
  • The fork on the 500 Series does not have a lockout.
  • Testers found the mechanical disc brakes to be noisy on the Ride1UP 500 Series.
  • Riders found the left-hand throttle awkward to use. Traditionally, throttles are on the right.
  • The XR frame model does not have water bottle cage mounts.

Bottom line

The Ride1Up 500 Series is an affordable electric bike. It is available with a step-over or step-thru frame. The Selle Royale saddle included with the bike is plush. A suspension fork cushions rider over holes and bumps. Additionally, wide 2.2” Kenda tires give riders traction over gravel roads and paths. The bike includes nine modes of pedal assist, with a walk mode and throttle. Unfortunately, the throttle was a bit awkward to use due to its placement on the left of the bike. Riders looking for an affordable electric bike to ride around town or on local pathways will find the Ride1UP 500 Series useful.

Expert Reviews

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Ride1up 500 Series E-Bike Review: Could This Be the Best Bang for Your Buck?

The 500 Series was the first model introduced by Ride1Up, and it has proven to be the company’s most popular model.

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Electric Bike Review

Ride1Up 500 Series Review

This is the first product that Ride1Up launched when they opened in September 2018, it’s their most popular model because it offers good quality at a relatively low price.

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Ebike Escape

Ride1Up 500 Series Review (Step-Through) | A Lot for A Little

The 500 Series includes a 500 watt nominal, 800 watt peak motor and is capable of speeds up to 28 mph (Class 3).

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The Bicycle Rider

Ride1Up 500 Series E Bike – Fast, Dependable, Great Value

They’re a value packed bike.

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User Ratings

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