Ride1UP Core-5

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Release Year
Maximum Range
40 Miles
Top Speed
28 Mph
500 W
56 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
48V 10.4ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
49 lbs
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Ride1UP Core-5. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

15 reasons to buy

  • The Ride1UP Core-5 is an affordable e-bike.
  • Experts agree that the step-thru frame option makes riding accessible to riders that are unable to swing their leg over a traditional frame.
  • Swept back handlebars place riders in an upright, comfortable riding position on the Core-5.
  • The bike's aluminum frame is sturdy and well-built.
  • Users found the battery range on the bike consistent with Ride1UP’s promised range of 20-40 miles.
  • The bike's battery is stealthy, with an integrated battery.
  • Experts and users agree that the seat of the bike is comfortable.
  • The Ride1UP Core-5 has a throttle.
  • The bike can carry riders up to 275 lbs.
  • Mechanical disc brakes from Tektro provide sufficient stopping power and are easy to maintain, on the Core-5.
  • There are mounts for a water bottle cage and rack on the bike.
  • Ride1UP’s Core-5 has a maximum speed of 28mph with pedal assist. This allows riders of all abilities to use it for fitness or their commute.
  • The stem on the bike adjusts to allow riders the ability to position the handlebars in a personally pleasant position.
  • Testers found it easy to attach fenders to the bike for wet and rainy days.
  • The Core-5 is available in two attractive colors: midnight grey or slate blue.

5 reasons not to buy

  • The grips used on the Core-5 are not the most comfortable, according to users.
  • The bike’s battery can not be easily charged off the bike, according to some users. A key is required to remove it.
  • Users found it impossible to adjust the seat to the lowest position on the bike.
  • Many testers found the bike arrived scratched.
  • The bike is heavy at 49 lbs.

Bottom line

The Core-5 from Ride1UP is a stealthy ebike for riders looking to commute or get out on their local greenway. Its integrated battery makes it difficult for passersby to realize it's an e-bike, at times. Experts agree that the bike is affordable and attractive. The bike is sturdy with an aluminum frame. This allows it to carry riders up to 275 lbs. Riders were pleased that the bike had both pedal assist and a throttle. The Core-5 is heavy at 49 lbs. Some riders found it difficult to remove the battery for charging.

Expert Reviews

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Ebike Escape

Ride1Up Core-5 Review – Simple, Fast and Affordable

It is the most affordable electric bike I have reviewed and is Ride1Up’s second most affordable ebike.

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Ride1Up Core 5 Stealth Ebike Review and Specs -$____

As far as best bang for your buck, definitely think that they are a company that is to be considered.

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Randal Lunsford

Ride1Up Core-5 Electric Bike Initial Impressions

Ride1UP I chose because I was really looking for a value ebike.

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User Ratings

94/100 based on 57 ratings
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