Ride1UP Roadster v2

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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Charge Time
2, 4 Hours
Maximum Range
30 Miles
Top Speed
24 Mph
Watts
350 W
Torque
40 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
36V 7ah
Class
Drive
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Weight
33 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.

16 reasons to buy

  • Testers say the Roadster carries them up hills “effortlessly” and “with surprising gusto”.
  • At 33 lb, reviewers praise the Roadster’s light weight.
  • With its concealed components and sleek lines, experts remarked that the Roadster v2 passes for a regular, non-electric bike.
  • Reviewers describe the Roadster v2 as an inexpensive option for an urban commuter.
  • Experts find the Roadster v2 to be an easy, fun and “zippy” bike to ride, even with the motor off.
  • Testers are pleased with Tektro mechanical disc brakes, as fitted to the Roadster Gravel edition.
  • The v2 is available in 4 colors, with a subtle difference between ‘Gravel Gray’ and ‘Black, Matte’.
  • Reviewers like the Roadster’s clean and quiet belt-drive. The Gravel Edition uses Gates’ carbon.
  • An expert describes the Roadster’s pedal assist as “smooth” and “powerful”.
  • The Roadster’s single-speed drivetrain is simple and low-maintenance.
  • Testers feel reassured across commuting stretches, by the Roadster’s 30 -mile maximum range.
  • Riders and reviewers are delighted by the Roadster’s comfortable, upright riding position.
  • Owners are pleased the Roadster features eyelets to attach a rack or fenders.
  • Ride1UP offers buyers a 1-year warranty against manufacturer defects, in addition to a 30-day return window, in which to try out the Roadster v2.
  • One reviewer reported “very quick motor engagement” of the Roadster’s pedal-assist.
  • Testers are pleased with the compact size and ease-of-use of the Roadster’s LCD display.

6 reasons not to buy

  • Reviewers say the Roadster’s LCD display can be difficult to read in direct sunlight.
  • Experts report the Roadster v2 may struggle on steep hills, especially from a dead stop.
  • Testers say they would have more wet-weather-confidence with disc brakes, in place of the rim brakes fitted to the standard Roadster v2.
  • Experts feel that riders of certain heights may not fit well on either of the two available frame sizes.
  • Ride1UP confirms the Roadster’s battery is not designed for “frequent removal”.
  • Some reviewers report a noticeable delay in the engagement of the Roadster v2’s pedal-assist.

Bottom line

Ride1UP’s Roadster v2 is lightweight, low-cost and lithe. With a single-speed belt-drive, maintenance is minimal. But this one-speed simplicity can also be limiting, especially when climbing steep hills from a dead stop. The standard build is shod with slick tires and caliper brakes. The new Gravel Edition sports knobby Continental 40c tires, mechanical disc brakes and a Gates carbon belt. It doesn’t look like an e-bike and the battery can’t be easily removed, making it less attractive to thieves.

Expert Reviews

83/100 based on 6 rated expert reviews
89
Trail & Kale

Review: The Commuter E-Bike That Zips Under the Radar

This is a stealth commuter e-bike. It holds battery charge well, is very responsive, easy to use, lightweight, and a lot of fun to ride. It can provide a challenge when an uphill gradient surpasses 10% or so.

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67
Electric Revolution

Ride1UP v2 Roadster Electric Road Bike Review

So overall, my favorite feature with the v2 was the range on that third pedal assist level. If it gets close to or over 20 miles, that’s a pretty good range, in my opinion. Flat terrain only.

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88
Electric Bike Report

Ride1UP Roadster v2 Review 2022

A value-priced, stealthy commuter e-bike. Our testers agree this is a bike rider’s e-bike, perfect for someone in an urban environment that needs a great looking e-bike to cover a relatively short distance fast.

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90
Cycling Weekly

Ride1UP Roadster v2 E-Bike Review

This bike represents good value. As long as you don’t leave yourself with a flat battery and a big hill to go up, the Ride1UP Roadster v2 represents one of the biggest doses of good, clean fun you’re likely to find.

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80
Tom's Guide

Ride1UP Roadster v2 Review

The Roadster v2 is a fun and zippy ride for commuting on flat and rolling terrain. It feels largely like a non-motorized bike. Plenty of assist-power and battery life. It’s light too. On top of all that, it’s quite affordable.

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User Ratings

94/100 based on 39 ratings
  • 5 star
    82%
  • 4 star
    13%
  • 3 star
    0%
  • 2 star
    5%
  • 1 star
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