Introducing the Ride1Up Prodigy v2
September 24, 2023
We are excited to announce the latest addition to our lineup of quality ebikes, the Ride1Up Prodigy v2. Once again, we are pushing the boundaries of ebike accessibility and quality with this new release. Building on the success of the industry-disrupting Prodigy mid-drive ebike, the Prodigy v2 comes loaded with new features and improvements that promise to redefine your ebike experience.
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what makes the Prodigy v2 a standout choice in electric bikes and why this model may be the perfect option for you.
Drivetrain Options: Traditional Gearset or Internal Gear Hub
The greatest and most exciting difference in the Prodigy v2 over its predecessor is the option to choose between a traditional 9-speed gearset and an internal gear hub. We understand that every rider is unique, and that’s why we offer two distinct drivetrain options for the Prodigy v2:
Name-brand 9-speed Gearset (Starting at $2,395): If you prefer the familiarity of a traditional gear system, the microSHIFT Advent 9-speed drivetrain with Shimano gearing provides precise and reliable shifting for an enjoyable ride.
Internal Gear Hub (IGH) with a Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) System (Starting at $2,695): For a more cutting-edge experience, opt for the IGH system featuring the Enviolo Trekking CVT and Gates Carbon belt drive. Say goodbye to clunky gear shifts and enjoy seamless gearing transitions that match your pedaling cadence effortlessly. This drivetrain’s claim to fame is its incredibly smooth, quiet operation and requires much less to maintain. When paired with Brose’s whisper-quiet power delivery system, you’ll forget you have a motor behind your pedals. Learn more about what Internal Gear Hubs and Continuous Variable Transmissions are.
Prodigy v2 Components:
Engineering Excellence: The Brose Mid-Drive Motor
At the heart of the Prodigy v2 is the powerful and whisper-quiet Brose TF Sprinter mid-drive motor, boasting an impressive 90Nm of torque. This German-engineered marvel ensures you get the assistance you need when tackling hills or cruising through city streets. The result? A smooth and natural riding experience that sets the Prodigy v2 apart from the others.
The Prodigy v2 comes standard with front suspension to make the ride more comfortable. It is outfitted with an air suspension fork with 100mm of travel which provides the confidence to ride in less than ideal conditions and terrain. Alternatively, the fork has a lock-out feature to make it rigid and get the most output from each pedal stroke. Thus, getting the best of both worlds in a single bike.
The Prodigy v2 is equipped with a Samsung 36V 14Ah battery featuring Smart BMS technology. This high-capacity battery provides ample power and delivers reliable performance, ensuring you can explore your surroundings without worrying about running out of power. The battery is perfectly integrated within the bike frame for a sleeker look and styling.
Safety and Comfort: Hydraulic Disc Brakes
You will need powerful and reliable braking power when you have a drivetrain and motor on a bike like the ones found on the Prodigy v2. This is why the Prodigy v2 comes equipped with 180mm Tektro hydraulic disc brakes, providing exceptional stopping power and control, even at higher speeds.
Traction and Style: Maxxis Tires and Alloy Fenders
The 27.5 inch Maxxis Rekon Race tubeless tires with brown sidewalls offer the perfect balance of enough tread and slickness to maximize performance and traction both on and off the road. These tires feature EXO protection which is a cut and abrasion-resistant material for enhanced durability.
The Prodigy v2 also comes with double-layer aluminum fenders, adding a touch of style with the practicality of keeping you clean and dry during your adventures.
Lights, Rack, and More
Tech and performance are a priority but we didn’t forget about convenience and additional safety features when designing the Prodigy v2. The ebike comes equipped with a rear light integrated within the rear rack and a powerful 80 Lux front light, ensuring you’re visible in any lighting condition.
Plus, the included rear rack and compatible accessories such as baskets and pannier bags let you carry cargo effortlessly, making this ebike as practical as it is fun.
Who is this bike ideal for?
While the Prodigy v2 can have many applications such as light trail riding, at the heart of the design, this bike is made to be your workhorse for all things commuting. The torque-sensing mid-drive motor it offers the power and range that you will need to get from point A to B day after day. Pairing it with the CVT hub motor is a commuter match made in heaven by having a smooth stepless shifting experience with less maintenance requirements. On top of that, it comes with all the bells and whistles that a commuter is looking for with alloy fenders, a rear rack, lights, front suspension, hydraulic brakes, and much more. However, the Prodigy v2 can be an effective option for weekend warriors, errand runners, trail riders, and delivery haulers. The options are limitless!
Prodigy Vs. Prodigy v2 – Which one should I get?
The release of the Prodigy v2 doesn’t mean that the original Prodigy is any lesser in quality, performance, or value. It comes down to riding preferences and our goal is to get as many people out riding as possible. That being said, if you are looking for an excellent mid-drive ebike that will not break the bank, the original Prodigy is an excellent option. Since the writing of this article, the Prodigy is currently $300 off and starting at only $1,995! You will be hard-pressed to find a similar quality mid-drive bike in this price range. Check out this article to learn why the Prodigy v1 is still one of the best-value mid-drive ebikes on the market.
Considering all the premium components and features packed into the Prodigy v2, it’s easy to imagine this ebike commanding a retail price of $5,000 or more. However, Ride1Up’s commitment to offering the best value in ebikes means you can experience the Prodigy v2 for about half the price.
The Ride1Up Prodigy v2 is more than just another ebike; it’s a game-changer. With its silent and powerful Brose motor, versatile drivetrain options, high-quality components, and more at an affordable price tag, it’s no surprise that the Prodigy v2 is generating buzz in the ebike community. It is hard to believe that all these features and components can come together at not being in the $5,000 range. This is what Ride1Up is all about – performance and quality without the price tag.