Ride1UP Prodigy ST

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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Charge Time
5 Hours
Maximum Range
50 Miles
Top Speed
28 Mph
Watts
250 W
Torque
90 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
36V 14Ah
Class
Drive
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Weight
56.3 lbs
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

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

20 reasons to buy

  • The Prodigy’s Brose Mid-drive motor outputs 90Nm of torque.
  • A step-through frame makes it easy to mount and dismount the Prodigy ST.
  • On a single charge, riders can attain up to 50 miles of range.
  • The Prodigy ST comes fitted with a rear rack. It has a 40lb capacity.
  • Alloy fenders are included with the Prodigy ST.
  • The Prodigy is a Class 3 e-bike, reaching 28mph with pedal-assist.
  • A torque sensor provides riders with intuitive and smooth pedal assist.
  • Stopping power is ensured by Tektro hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors.
  • Grippy Maxxis Re-Fuse tires offer puncture protection and come tubeless-ready.
  • A heavy-duty kickstand is attached to the Prodigy’s chainstay.
  • The Prodigy ST is available in two colors; ‘Gloss Chalk’ and ‘Matte Gray’.
  • Owners found the Prodigy quick to assemble, in as little as 40 minutes.
  • An 80-Lux Buchel Shiny headlight is included with the Prodigy.
  • A bashguard protects the Prodigy’s chainring, secures its chain and keeps grease off pants and legs.
  • Phylion’s battery employs a Battery Management System to prolong battery life.
  • The Phylion battery is removable for security and charging away from the bike.
  • Internal cable routing gives the Prodigy a ‘clean’ appearance.
  • Wheels are sturdy, thanks to 36 x 13-gauge spokes.
  • Brose’s Allround color display is easy to use.
  • A ‘physical shift’ sensor cuts power during gear changes, preserving the life of the Prodigy’s drivetrain.

9 reasons not to buy

  • The Prodigy does not have a throttle.
  • The Prodigy is only available in one size.
  • Experts felt limited by the gear range of the Prodigy’s 11-34t cassette.
  • Experts say road reverb can be felt at high tire pressures, on uneven surfaces.
  • The Shimano Alivio rear derailleur is not clutched, leading to some chainslap.
  • Brose’s Allround display is quite small.
  • Ride1UP’s 2-amp charger takes longer to top up than 4-amp options.
  • The rear fender is attached to the Prodigy's rack and can not be used independently.
  • The Prodigy ST is not available in the ‘Chameleon Gloss’ colorway that is available for XR and XC models.

Bottom line

The Prodigy ST is Ride1UP’s step-through version of their newest and only mid-drive bike. This is a Class 3 e-bike with a top-speed of 28mph. The low-step frame makes this ST model easier to get on and off. It also suits less flexible riders and dress-wearers. The ST sports a German-built 250W mid-drive motor from Brose, which outputs a respectable 90Nm of torque. The Prodigy’s torque sensor delivers assistance that is more intuitive and efficient than the assistance offered by their hub-drive models. Hydraulic disc brakes are from Tektro and provide plenty of stopping power. Tires are from Maxxis and are reinforced with puncture protection. With a rear rack, headlight and alloy fenders included, the Prodigy ST is seen as a relatively affordable option for an entry-level mid-drive commuter. The Prodigy does not have a throttle.

Expert Reviews

80/100 based on 1 rated expert review
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User Ratings

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