Core-5

(187 customer reviews)

Configure

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XR
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Speed

Speed

Class 3 electric bike, with 28mph pedal assist and 20mph throttle

Motor

Motor

Powerful 750w geared hub motor with 60nm torque

Range

Range

20-40 miles depending on rider weight, terrain, incline, level of assist, etc.

Frame

Frame

Lightweight 6061 alloy frame with internal protected & locked electronics

Comfort

Comfort

Frame geometry & components built for "the most comfortable ride ever"

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FINANCING
AVAILABLE

0% APR financing available. Make easy monthly payments over 3, 12, or 18 months*

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SERVICE
& SUPPORT

Expert technical support and friendly customer service

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1-YEAR
WARRANTY

Every bike comes with a warranty against manufacturing defects

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30 DAY
TRIAL

If you’re not thrilled, send it back for a full refund

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FREE
SHIPPING

On all bikes to contiguous 48 states. $100 to Canada.

COMPONENTS

Motor
Motor
48V Geared Hub Shengyi Motor, 28mph (nominal rating of 500w)
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Controller
48V22A Lishui Sine-wave (potential peak output of 1000w)
Motor
Battery
48V10.4ah Reention Eel Pro LG Cells, Smart BMS
Motor
Display
KD21C Adjustable Speed LCD
Motor
PAS Sensor
Integrated Sensitive Cadence Sensor
Motor
Fork
Smooth Welded 6061 Alloy
Motor
Brakes
Tektro 160mm Mechanical Disc, w/ Electric Cut Off Sensor
Motor
Tires
Kenda Kwick Seven.5 27.5”x2.2
Motor
Grips
Ergonomic Rubber Grips
Motor
Shifters
Shimano ASLTX30R 7-speed
Motor
Gearing
44T Front Alloy Chainring
Motor
Derailleur
Shimano Altus
Motor
Cassette
Shimano 11-32T
Motor
Chain
KMC Z7 7-speed Chain
Motor
Throttle
Left side Thumb Throttle
Motor
Handlebars
ST: Swept-back Ergonomic Cafe Bars. XR: 50mm Rise 640mm Width
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Stem
Promax 28.6mm, 90mm ext. 31.8mm Bar Clamp
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Rims
Powerwheel P19H
Motor
Spokes
Stainless steel, 12G rear, 13G front
Motor
Saddle
Selle Royal Freeway Plush Gel
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Seat Post
Promax 350mmx31.6mm Angle Adjustable Seat Post
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Rack
Standard Rack Mounting Points
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Kickstand
Adjustable Arm Chainstay Mounted
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Additional
Water Bottle Bosses and Chainstay Guard

DIMENSIONS AND SIZING

  • Weight 49lbs
  • Weight Capacity 275lbs
  • Seat Tube 19"
  • Minimum Seat Height (top of seat to ground) 32"
  • Maximum Seat Height (top of seat to ground) 40"
  • Total Length 70”
  • Wheel Base 43”
    • ST Frame Dimensions:
    • Rider Height Range 5'0"-6'1"
    • Stand-Over Height 19"
    • Handlebar Height 41”
    • Handlebar Reach 18”
    • XR Frame Dimensions:
    • Rider Height Range 5'6"-6'4"
    • Stand-Over Height 28.5"
    • Handlebar Height 42”
    • Handlebar Reach 22”

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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Charger and Cable

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LCD Digital Display with Odometer and customizable levels of pedal assist

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All-Terrain eBike tires Featuring K-Shield protection for puncture resistance

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Two keys for the removable integrated battery system

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Heavy duty Kickstand to support the extra weight of an eBike

Shipping Information

*Increased shipping demand nationwide has caused delays in tracking updates from Fedex and delays in shipping hubs. Shipping estimates are slightly delayed beyond the normal timelines.
Delivery time is dependent on your distance from Nevada (our warehouse location). We typically deliver in 2-3 days within the west coast and, or 4-7 days for the east coast.

Bike will arrive 85% assembled (electronics are pre-assembled). An assembly video is located on our support page. Front fork, front tire, seat, pedals, and crank arm need to be installed. Installation can be completed in 1-2 hours. However, it is recommended to use a bike mechanic when possible to check the bike prior to riding. Damages resulting from improper assembly are not covered by the warranty.

Package Size is 52″x30″x8″ and just under 60lbs

FAQ'S

We are a direct-to-consumer company both in pricing and strategy. You will generally pay a premium for the ability to test ride through a dealer. However, our bikes have been thoroughly tested by top reviewers such as Electric Bike Review, Electric Bike Report, Cycling Weekly, Clean Technica, Electrek and many others who have published their reviews on YouTube. Additionally, we are now supporting an independent network of owners offering their bikes for demos. Learn more here Locations

This article will explain all about what to expect when ordering a bike from us. Ordering With Us

Upgraded batteries are available, but ONLY as a separate purchase. The battery that is shipped with your bike cannot be changed. We have 14ah Reention Eel battery packs that fit this bike available in our Parts section.

We only ship within North America. The Continental United States is FREE. Hawaii and Alaska is $275. Shipping to Mexico and Canada is $100. We are not responsible for any additional tariffs charged by your local government which often times applied after importing. Unfortunately, we are not able to ship our bikes directly to Europe. You can use a shipping forwarder like ShopUsa.com to reach your country.

No. The variations you see on the site are the only options we have.

The bikes are not water-proof, they are water-resistant, rated IP-65. While we do not recommend leaving the bikes out in the rain or riding in the rain or other hazardous conditions due to personal safety, the bikes can handle water exposure.

We made gearing changes to our newest models and all models are now capable of 28mph pedal assist speeds.

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187 reviews for Core-5

4.7
Based on 183 reviews

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Adriana DePalo

Looks great, rides great, however two weeks old and the kick stand welded plate broke off completely... A big disappointment.. your call back customer service is terable..

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Adriana DePalo

Looks great, rides great, however two weeks old and the kick stand welded plate broke off completely... A big disappointment.. your call back customer service is terable..

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Adriana DePalo

Looks great, rides great, however two weeks old and the kick stand welded plate broke off completely... A big disappointment.. your call back customer service is terable..

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Andy K.

The 1Up Core-5 is by far the best looking bike in this price category and also the best bang for your buck. It is my 2nd one and even though I had a choice of any other eBike... even higher priced ones, I still decided to buy another 1Up. Everything just works on it. No fuss and easy to use and ride. I've even taken it off-road on lite trails and it did great. I look forward to 1Up's future models.

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Andy K.

The 1Up Core-5 is by far the best looking bike in this price category and also the best bang for your buck. It is my 2nd one and even though I had a choice of any other eBike... even higher priced ones, I still decided to buy another 1Up. Everything just works on it. No fuss and easy to use and ride. I've even taken it off-road on lite trails and it did great. I look forward to 1Up's future models.

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RENE BORROTO

I did something risky - bought a $1,200 e-bike online, without trying it or seeing it in person, and needing some home assembly. Fortunately for me I ended up with a great bike: the Ride1Up Core-5 ST in a subtle blue color with optional fenders. I have enjoyed this bike a lot so far, it's lighter and stealthier than most e-bikes, and the pedal assist function helps me ride for longer distances. I am 62 and not getting any younger, but the exercise is doing me well. The only thing I did not particularly like about the bike was its saddle, which is a bit too firm for my keister. It's a good seat, don't get me wrong, but it's just too hard for me. So the remedy was a suspension seat post and a softer saddle. All in all I would recommend this Core-5 ST model to anyone looking to take the leap into an online-bought e-bike that is well built and affordable.

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Benjamin C.

Incredible what you get for the price - I love this bike. As long as you're comfortable assembling & tuning it out of the box, it's an amazing deal and looks fantastic. The only cons - I had to replace the pedals since they were creaking after a few rides, I'm not a fan of the saddle, and the brakes are very cheap & hard to adjust without rubbing. The motor is quite strong and capable of climbing very steep hills as long as you're willing to pedal a bit. Battery life seems good as long as you don't rely on the throttle too much, I typically use assist level 3 unless going up a steep hill. Extremely stable at speed and fairly comfortable riding position without being too relaxed. I'll make a few upgrades over time, but considering the cost this bike is nearly perfect.

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Benjamin C.

Incredible what you get for the price - I love this bike. As long as you're comfortable assembling & tuning it out of the box, it's an amazing deal and looks fantastic. The only cons - I had to replace the pedals since they were creaking after a few rides, I'm not a fan of the saddle, and the brakes are very cheap & hard to adjust without rubbing. The motor is quite strong and capable of climbing very steep hills as long as you're willing to pedal a bit. Battery life seems good as long as you don't rely on the throttle too much, I typically use assist level 3 unless going up a steep hill. Extremely stable at speed and fairly comfortable riding position without being too relaxed. I'll make a few upgrades over time, but considering the cost this bike is nearly perfect.

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We Absolutely love this bike. Nothing else more to say than it is superb.

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We Absolutely love this bike. Nothing else more to say than it is superb.

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eric king

For the price is a great product we now have 150 miles on the bikes and only problem we had was rear rotor warped on one bike and the other the rear wheel not completely true. The battery life has been very good for us mostly ride level 2 or 3 and both bikes seem consistent on same range running battery down till green light is on which is supposed to be half or less we get about 16 miles.

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eric king

For the price is a great product we now have 150 miles on the bikes and only problem we had was rear rotor warped on one bike and the other the rear wheel not completely true. The battery life has been very good for us mostly ride level 2 or 3 and both bikes seem consistent on same range running battery down till green light is on which is supposed to be half or less we get about 16 miles.

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MICHAEL S.

Bought this for my wife after several of her friends bought them. She loves it!

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MICHAEL S.

Bought this for my wife after several of her friends bought them. She loves it!

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MICHAEL S.

Bought this for my wife after several of her friends bought them. She loves it!

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MICHAEL S.

Bought this for my wife after several of her friends bought them. She loves it!

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Ruth V.

Love it

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Rosane B.

I love my Core 5. I might change the seat for a little more comfort, but so far so good. Now my husband and I can ride together, since he’s not a cyclist and can keep up otherwise.

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Jos C.

Amazing bike for the price! Really benefits from a suspension stem and seatpost. Surprisingly lightweight. i was torn between this and the roadster but not that I have tried both I can confidently say that the core 5 is a better bike unless you are dealing with stairs or tight spaces. Basically, if youre looking for an entry level ebike and want speed or range or climbing power you can't go wrong with the core 5. The roadster is definitely more about filling that lightweight niche and is definitely more speed and range limited as a trade off. Love this bike so much and so glad I decided to pull the trigger. Be sure to join the owners group on Facebook for lots of advice and support on your r1u journey!

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Jerry. Strazzeri

Turned 61 yo recently, and bought the core 500 series EBike. Within a month the odometer passed 750 miles. I feel like a kid again. 90 min rides are the norm. Florida coastal living is sunny , warm and flat terrain with blue skies 10 months of the year. Ride 1 up hit a home run with this durable, strong built commuter leisure bike. It’s fun to ride, safe and easy to pedal to the local pizza parlor. Thank you all for a great value e bike. And for your quick friendly response to my questions. Now my wife wants one. Blue skies, Jerry

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Colleen B.

I am in love with this bike! I’m so happy I took so much time to research before purchasing an e-bike, and I landed here. I can’t say enough good things about the Core-5. I got the beautiful Blue Step Through. I’m 5ft and it fits me like a glove. It’s hard for me to find a bike that fits me. I love that it can adapt to a taller person as well. My much taller partner bought the grey Core-5. It’s a Stealthy looking ride. This bike rides smoothly and flawlessly. The tires absorb a lot of impact. My previous bike jarred my neck, not anymore. It is extremely fun to ride. The thumb throttle shifter is amazing! It carries me over rough terrain instantly and saves my bad knee repeatedly. The quality of this bike is rock solid and it’s very impressive to looking. The price is well worth what you get for this bike! The way it responds is unbelievable. If you’re on the fence, go check out Ride1Up’s Facebook page! We are a community of very proud and excited Ride1Up owners.

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Jeffrey

Absolutely love the bike fast shipping and arrived in perfect condition very simple and minor assembly although i have been riding(mainly road bikes)and Restoring vintage bikes my whole life but at 65 and thanks to arthritis in my knees i haven't been riding much but this bike gives me just enough assist to get back out there riding! I did change a few things to get more of a stretched out riding position! A little bling never hurts either!

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Jeffrey

Absolutely love the bike fast shipping and arrived in perfect condition very simple and minor assembly although i have been riding(mainly road bikes)and Restoring vintage bikes my whole life but at 65 and thanks to arthritis in my knees i haven't been riding much but this bike gives me just enough assist to get back out there riding! I did change a few things to get more of a stretched out riding position! A little bling never hurts either!

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Lee O.

After 200 miles, I can say that I’m really impressed with the Core 5. For medical reasons, I wanted a relatively light ebike that was well made, but not loaded with a lot of features that I didn’t need. Even though this is one of Ride1Up’s entry level bikes, when you ride it, it doesn’t have an entry level feel. The motor and cadence sensor are responsive, but also smooth. It’s powerful enough that most of the time I only use it on the second setting, but it’s nice to know that there’s still five higher levels of pedal assist waiting if I need them. It’s also nice to have both, pedal assist and throttle modes. I don’t use the throttle mode much because I like to pedal, but I’ll use it for a quick “power boost” if I’m trying to rush through an intersection when the light is getting ready to change. My 11 yr old granddaughter rode this bike up a hill that she normally had to push her 21 speed bike up. When she topped that long hill on the Core 5, she was doing 20mph. They advertise a 30-40 mile range on a single charge, so I took this for a 30 mile ride to see if the battery would run out. Where I got home I still had two bars showing on the display. I’m used to riding a Fuji Traverse One 5, if this bike had the Fuji’s Shimano Nicera shifter and the hydraulic brakes, it would have been the perfect ebike for me. I know that it’s impossible for companies like Ride1Up make the perfect bike for everybody, but they’ve done a great job with this bike, and I’ll probably add these two features to my Core 5 in the near future. I would HIGHLY recommend the this bike to anybody who is looking for a reliable entry level ebike that won’t break the bank. It’s a great ride for the money, and the customer support is also top notch. GET THIS BIKE!!!

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Theodore B.

Well built and ready to go. It has gotten a Cannondale Adventure II saddle and will get my hydraulic brakes off my Kona in the near future, but everything else seems to be above average. My wife is very happy. She's all about keeping up now! Before I'd look back and she was a speck...but now I get startled she's so close! As in, Ride1up your hubby's tire, close. So give me a few years and I'll be electric as well. Maybe even another Ride1up! Peace

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karl cook

Updated review after three plus weeks and 230 miles. I love this bike! It's not to say there weren't a few disappointments.. but relatively minor. I mentioned the thumb shifter previously. I found it to be stiff and a bit awkward. I'd like to see Ride1UP spend just a few more dollars on a decent shifter. I easily installed a Shimano "Rapid Fire" replacement shifter (very adequate and less than $18), this minor change alone has made the experience more enjoyable. As one of the least expensive components on a bike, it really should be upgraded. The weight at 50 lbs, and with a rigid frame you feel every bump which is not a R1U issue but a personal one. Problem solved with the combination of a suspension seat post and suspension handlebar stem, both purchased from Redshift. And once again transforming the experience. My highest miles per charge (35), was achieved under mixed conditions from flat to hilly and in PAS 3 and in PAS 5 as needed. Two battery bars remained which given the terrain and headwinds was impressive. Because I'd like to venture farther that 15-20 miles (one way), and because the bike will at times be loaded down with camping gear, I ordered the 14ah battery (today!).. That should open up new world of opportunities! I strongly recommend and would buy again!

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James

This bike is just tight! Plenty of power for me and reasonably light enough and very nimble. I had a controller issue about a month in and Ryan sent me a new one and my issue was resolved.

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James

This bike is just tight! Plenty of power for me and reasonably light enough and very nimble. I had a controller issue about a month in and Ryan sent me a new one and my issue was resolved.

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James

This bike is just tight! Plenty of power for me and reasonably light enough and very nimble. I had a controller issue about a month in and Ryan sent me a new one and my issue was resolved.

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James

This bike is just tight! Plenty of power for me and reasonably light enough and very nimble. I had a controller issue about a month in and Ryan sent me a new one and my issue was resolved.

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karl cook

After a day of tweaks, and add-ons...

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Shazia G.

The Core-5 is a great bike! Sturdy, quick and efficient; it's intriguing that there aren't more of these around. Looks slick and sophisticated too, like in the others' pictures (here's a pic of the display)

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JOSEPH

I like the bike overall. The bike is heavy but feels solid when riding.

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Joe Barron

We bought both st and xr Core5 had them a few months . A few upgrades to make them more comfortable and we ride every chase we have .

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Joe Barron

We bought both st and xr Core5 had them a few months . A few upgrades to make them more comfortable and we ride every chase we have .

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Joe Barron

We bought both st and xr Core5 had them a few months . A few upgrades to make them more comfortable and we ride every chase we have .

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Patrick

Good price, quality products, excellent service

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Peggy

I love my bike! It’s very responsive. As soon as I need a push up the hill, there it is. Easy to shift gears, even multiple gears at a time. Comfortable to ride for hours. Easy to charge.

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Peggy

I love my bike! It’s very responsive. As soon as I need a push up the hill, there it is. Easy to shift gears, even multiple gears at a time. Comfortable to ride for hours. Easy to charge.

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William

Great bike at a great price

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Owen

I love this Core 5 bike. I have cancer and when I ride a regular bike I run out of gas easily. This Core 5 is great for me. I can ride 20 miles with no problem. Going up hills was a big problem for me but this bike eliminated that issue. If I get a certain distance and feel tired, I just stop peddling and use the throttle to get home. Worth every penny in my opinion.

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Owen

I love this Core 5 bike. I have cancer and when I ride a regular bike I run out of gas easily. This Core 5 is great for me. I can ride 20 miles with no problem. Going up hills was a big problem for me but this bike eliminated that issue. If I get a certain distance and feel tired, I just stop peddling and use the throttle to get home. Worth every penny in my opinion.

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Owen

I love this Core 5 bike. I have cancer and when I ride a regular bike I run out of gas easily. This Core 5 is great for me. I can ride 20 miles with no problem. Going up hills was a big problem for me but this bike eliminated that issue. If I get a certain distance and feel tired, I just stop peddling and use the throttle to get home. Worth every penny in my opinion.

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  1. Abby (verified owner)

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    Love it! Rides well and the shifts are crisp. The battery seems to have a long life too.

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  2. Adriana DePalo (verified owner)

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    Looks great, rides great, however two weeks old and the kick stand welded plate broke off completely… A big disappointment.. your call back customer service is terable..

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  3. James Donaldson (verified owner)

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    Very nice, as advertised like it a lot.

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  4. Kris Tachna (verified owner)

    I purchased the Core 5 xr in Blue. First the color is Awesome. The blue is darker than the pictures show. Second it has a smart mix of componentry and good parts. The bike design is well thought out and serves its intended purpose. As for myself I purchased the bike more for Fitness than actual commuting. As a longtime cyclist my knees are getting worse as the older I get, and I wanted to be able to keep riding under my own power as much as possible and the core 5 allows me to do that. With that being said the bike is overgeared with a 44 tooth chainring and 12 through 32 tooth cassette this is not for those that do not possess any reasonable leg strength, also I would have like to seen a little longer crank arm length than 170 mm. That’s my biggest complaint. I’m a 5’10 male at 220lbs. With a 31″ inseam. The bike fits like a glove, I was able to dial in the fit with minimal adjustment. I replaced the saddle,grips and pedals to my personal preferences. I have riden this bike a total of 60miles so far and couldn’t be more pleased, the fit and finish is very good for the price range. A little bit about the geometry the front end on this bike is very stiff with a very Stout head tube and very quick steering. This took me a few miles to get used to. I am used to bikes with a greater reach. Now for the value of the bike my wife has a Electra Townie Go 7 electric bike and in comparison to the ride one up Core 5 costing much less than the townie the core 5 is packed with more features for the money than I would have ever expected. As for the battery life it’s hard to tell. I have been on 3-20 mile rides and so far I haven’t used any significant amount of battery life according to the meter on the computer. I’m hoping this is due to a super-efficient motor and not a faulty meter. In comparison to e bikes in bicycle stores this is the best value so far in the electric bike Market.

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  5. Lori (verified owner)

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    This is a very solid bike with a smooth ride. The only reason I gave a 4 star review is do to the seat, it needs to be wider and have more cushion. Overall, this is a very nice bike that is fun to ride.

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  6. Thomas S. (verified owner)

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    Truly outstanding. The pedal assist on 1 or2 makes riding into a head wind effortless and the throttle makes riding even more fun. I have ridden my sons $3k+E bike and except for suspension it has nothing on this great bike!

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