Ride1UP Roadster v2

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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Maximum Range
35 Miles
Top Speed
24 Mph
Watts
350W
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Weight
32 lbs
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Ride1UP Roadster v2. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

14 reasons to buy

  • The Ride1Up Roadster v2 provides riders with five modes of pedal assist.
  • Users found the bike easy to assemble.
  • Test riders found the bike’s motor and brakes pleasantly quiet.
  • The Roadster v2 is lightweight. At just 32 lbs., testers found they could utilize the bike without pedal assist.
  • The bike is offered in three neutral colors and has a minimalistic appearance that users found attractive.
  • The single-speed belt drive on the Ride1Up Roadster v2 is easy to maintain.
  • The bike has a sturdy aluminum frame.
  • An upright riding position gives riders excellent control, when maneuvering the bike.
  • 700c x 28mm Kenda Kwest tires give riders excellent traction for riding roads and pathways.
  • With such a well integrated battery, it's hard to tell that the Roadster v2 is an e-bike.
  • The seat height is easy to adjust with a quick-release seat post clamp.
  • Ride1Up’s price on the Roadster v2 is affordable.
  • Testers were pleased to find this bike had eyelets for fenders.
  • The one-year warranty that is included with the bike was satisfactory to experts and users.

6 reasons not to buy

  • The Ride1Up Roadster v2 does not come with a kickstand.
  • The bike does not have a throttle.
  • Riders below the height of 5’5’’ found the smallest size of the bike too large for complete comfort.
  • The bike has simple v-brakes. Users and experts agree they would have preferred disc brakes.
  • Ride1Up does not include a light with the bike.
  • The integrated battery design limits the range of riders to one battery. Several users expressed a desire for the ability to extend their range with a second battery.

Bottom line

The Ride!UP Roadster v2 is a simplistic, lightweight electric bike with five levels of pedal assist. The bike has a single-speed belt drive and v-brakes. Both are easy to maintain. 700c tires from Kenda give riders great traction for pavement. The integrated battery was favorable for most, but some desired the ability to charge the battery off the bike and the ability to swap out the battery to extend their range on longer rides. This bike is affordable. This pleased most, but some found the fact that Ride1UP did not include a headlight and kickstand disappointing. Overall, this is an electric bike that is both attractive and simple for pathway riders and commuters.

Expert Reviews

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Brent McCluskey

$___ BELT DRIVE EBIKE!!! Ride1Up Roadster v2 Electric Bike Review

This thing is really really cool!

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Ride1Up Roadster V2 review: The $___ belt-drive electric bike you need to know about

The Ride1Up Roadster V2 e-bike is so nicely designed that you almost don’t even realize it is an electric bike at first.

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Nick Waddell

Ride1UP Roadster V2 eBike Review & Ride

I’ve owned the bike for about three or four days not and I’m loving it so far.

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schweinigel

Roadster V2 Review

It’s a great bike.

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East Fam 951

Ride1up Roadster v2

It took quite some time to get it but it was worth the wait.

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User Ratings

91/100 based on 25 ratings
  • 5 star
    72%
  • 4 star
    16%
  • 3 star
    8%
  • 2 star
    4%
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Rankings

Compared to other bikes
#64 Best Commuter
Bottom 50%
#29 Best Electric
Bottom 40%
#4 Best Ride1UP Bike
Bottom 40%
#210 Best of All Bikes
Bottom 50%

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