Ride1UP Cafe Cruiser

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Release Year
Charge Time
3, 6 Hours
Maximum Range
30, 50 Miles
Top Speed
28 Mph
750 W
60 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
48V 15Ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
65 lbs
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

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

21 reasons to buy

  • The Ride1UP Cafe Cruiser can reach 28mph, as a Class 3 e-bike.
  • A Reention Rhino 48V 15Ah battery provides an ample range of 30 to 50 miles.
  • Road imperfections are ironed out by an 80mm Mozo suspension fork.
  • The Cafe Cruiser is equipped with a 750W Bafang hub-drive motor.
  • 3” wide Chaoyang SandStorm tires are comfortable and grippy.
  • The Cafe Cruiser’s throttle accelerates without pedal input.
  • Swept-back Zoom handlebars provide a comfortable and upright ride position.
  • The Cafe Cruiser is available in both step-through and high-step versions.
  • Alloy fenders are included, front and back.
  • The Cafe Cruiser has a 300lb carrying capacity.
  • A Büchel ‘Shiny 80’ headlight sends out an 80 Lux beam.
  • The Cafe Cruiser’s battery can be removed for security and off-bike charging.
  • An 8-speed Shimano Acera drivetrain combines with 9 levels of pedal-assist to offer plenty of gear range.
  • The Cruiser can be fitted with an optional passenger kit, to carry a second person weighing up to 130lb.
  • Experts see the Cruiser’s pricing as affordable and competitive.
  • The step-through Cruiser fits riders 5’0” to 6’4”. A high-step suits 5’5” to 6’4” riders.
  • Owners found the Cruiser easy to assemble in around 40 minutes to an hour.
  • The Cruiser’s cabling is neatly wrapped and routed.
  • It’s available in three colors; matte indigo, ‘latte in gloss’ and gunmetal gray.
  • The monochrome Key-Disp display is easily read under direct sunlight.
  • A Velo Edge tail-light comes included with the Cafe Cruiser.

8 reasons not to buy

  • When carrying a passenger, the 300lb weight capacity is limiting.
  • The Cafe Cruiser uses a cadence sensor. It's less sensitive than a torque sensor.
  • At 65lb, it’s fairly heavy.
  • Some buyers are not impressed with the Cruiser’s minimal display.
  • There is no way to mount a front basket to the Cafe Cruiser.
  • The Cafe Cruiser’s 26”x3” tires are a rare size that will be difficult to replace.
  • Experts say that Chaoyang Sandstorm tires don’t offer puncture protection.
  • A buyer received their Cafe Cruiser with a split handlebar grip.

Bottom line

The Cafe Cruiser is Ride1UP’s new electric cruiser bike. It is a Class 3 e-bike with an independent throttle and top speed of 28mph. Swept-back handlebars and relaxed geometry place the rider in a comfortable and upright position. With wide 3” tires and an 80mm suspension fork, the on-road ride is comfortable and cushioned. 26" x 3" is not a common tire size. An optional passenger kit includes a cushioned rear seat, foldable rear pegs and a dress guard for passengers. However, the weight limit is only 130lb for a second rider. This may suit a child better than an adult. A generous 48V 15Ah battery can haul this 65lb bike from 30 to 50 miles on one charge. Ride1UP has used a simple monochrome display and a cadence sensor to keep the price down.

Expert Reviews

90/100 based on 1 rated expert review
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Ride1UP’s Cafe Cruiser Blends Cargo and Comfort

The Cafe Cruiser blends cruiser styling and comfort with cargo, all into a city-oriented e-bike… It’s a solid package and a unique one too.

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