Roadster v2

Lightweight urban ebike

(350 customer reviews)

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Speed

Speed

Class 3 electric bike, up to 24 mph on pedal assist

Motor

Motor

Efficient 350w geared hub motor with 40nm torque

Range

Range

20-30 miles depending on rider weight, terrain, incline, level of assist, etc.

Frame

Frame

6061 Aluminum Alloy Frame, integrated 36V battery and electric components

Comfort

Comfort

Frame geometry & components built for road performance

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Service & Support

Seasoned Bike Mechanics Offer Expert Technical Support and Friendly Customer Service.

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1-Year Warranty*

Every Ride1UP eBike Comes With a Warranty Against Manufacturing Defects. *Terms Apply

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30-Day Returns*

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COMPONENTS

Motor
Motor
500w (peak) 350w (nominal) Geared Hub Shengyi
Motor
Battery
36V 7.0ah Samsung 35e Cells
Motor
PAS
Ultra Sensitive, Bottom Bracket Cadence sensor
Motor
Display
0-5 Level LCD Display
Motor
Controller
36V 15A Landian Sinewave
Motor
Drivetrain
64/20T Single Speed Toptrans Belt Drive
Motor
Drivetrain, Gravel
63/22T Single Speed Gates Belt Drive
Motor
Handlebars
25.4 mm x 550 mm Narrow Road Riser Bars
Motor
Brakes
Tektro R315 Dual Pivot Brakes
Motor
Brakes, Gravel
Tektro Aries Mechanical 160mm Disc
Motor
Brake Levers
Alloy with Rubber-pad Inserts
Motor
Spokes
13G Black Stainless Steel
Motor
Tires
Kenda Kwest 700Cx28
Motor
Tires, Gravel
Varies by frame selection: Continental Terra or WTB Resolute 700Cx42
Motor
Kickstand
Not Included
Motor
Pedals
9/16" Wellgo Alloy
Motor
Seat Post
350 mm x 30.4 mm
Motor
Saddle
Custom Gel Ergonomic Road Saddle
Motor
Grips
Durable Rubber Velo Round Grips
Motor
Stem
60mm x 20° - 25.4mm handlebar clamp, 28.6mm tube clamp
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Additional
Water Bottle Bosses and Integrated Bike Bell

DIMENSIONS AND SIZING

  • Bike Weight 33lbs
  • Weight Capacity 300lbs
  • Wheel base 43”
  • Total length 68.5”
    • 52CM Frame Dimensions:
    • Rider Height Range 5'3"-5'8"
    • Handlebar Height 36”
    • Handlebar Reach 25”
    • Maximum Seat Height 41”
    • Minimum Seat Height 33”
    • Stand-Over Height 30.5”
    • Seat Tube 20”
    • 58CM Frame Dimensions:
    • Rider Height Range 5'8"-6'3"
    • Handlebar Height 38”
    • Handlebar Reach 26”
    • Maximum Seat Height 43”
    • Minimum Seat Height 36”
    • Stand-Over Height 33”
    • Seat Tube 22”

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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36V Two Amp Charger and Cable. LED Indicator Feature Provides Realtime Charging Status.

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Handlebar Mounted LCD Digital Display. Stay Under The Radar With a Sleek Minimalist Design.

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Kenda Kwest 700C x 28 Road Tires. Gravel Tires vary by frame selection: Continental Terra or WTB Resolute 700Cx42. Designed For Efficiency - On The Road And Off It.

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Top Trans Belt or Go Gravel For a Carbon Belt Drive. Ditch the Chain and Easy to Maintain.

Shipping Information

Bike Will Arrive 90% Assembled (electronics are pre-assembled). Basic Assembly Steps Are Required As Noted In The Video Below.

Bikes In Stock Ship In Under 24 Hours. Email Tracking Provides Transit And Delivery Estimates Once Shipped. Package Size is 52″x30″x8″ and just under 50lbs.

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 a lightweight electric bike like the Roadster V2 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 about the lightweight bike demo here Locations

Yes, but not quickly. It is only designed to be removed when experiencing issues or for replacement purposes. Not for frequent removal from the electric bicycle.

Yes! We plan to keep this model for years to come as well as stocking replacement batteries for years to come, so you can continue riding for decades.

We only ship electric bikes within North America. The Continental United States is FREE. Hawaii and Alaska are $400 not including the electric bike cost. Shipping to Canada is $100. We are not responsible for any additional tariffs charged by your local government which are 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.

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

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350 reviews for Roadster v2

4.7
Based on 345 reviews
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Anonymous

Great E bike, very responsive motor. I get ranges up to a maximum of 20 miles based on the pedal assist. Speed can go up to 25mph. Overall great value.

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Image #2 from Kurt

Kurt

Great upgrades for the Gravel Edition but rear brake shoes had a grinding sound that was unpleasant. I bought new shoes and it solved the problem. The build quality is quite good with its smooth welds except around the bottom bracket. The paint looks good but is very thin and found I needed to add clear frame tape to keep rubbing cables from wearing out the paint. A second coat of paint or clear coat would help keep the frame looking new. I added a pet carrier for my pet Havanese - she likes the wind in her face.

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Kurt

Great upgrades for the Gravel Edition but rear brake shoes had a grinding sound that was unpleasant. I bought new shoes and it solved the problem. The build quality is quite good with its smooth welds except around the bottom bracket. The paint looks good but is very thin and found I needed to add clear frame tape to keep rubbing cables from wearing out the paint. A second coat of paint or clear coat would help keep the frame looking new. I added a pet carrier for my pet Havanese - she likes the wind in her face.

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Image #4 from Cory

Cory

Reviewing the Gravel Edition, 58cm size. I'm 5'11 with "average" proportions and fit is spot on, aside from what I consider to be a comically narrow handlebar. I discarded the stock bar immediately in favor of an MTB-style stem and bar, and set out on my first ride: 9-miles of gravel + single-track trail with 1350 foot elevation. I expected this ride to be pushing the bikes limits, but I had so much fun! Only dismounted a couple of times on the steepest climbs, and did the ride mostly in assist level 3 (bumped to 5 for some climbs, and off for descents). My baseline assist level will probably become 2. The disc brakes are plenty powerful and the bike handles naturally. My one complaint about the bike may come down to range, which is not too surprising for such a nimble e-bike. I started the ride with 5-bars (full), though the charger was still active so not truly full. The above-mentioned ride fully drained the battery, and the computer jumped from two bars to empty in short enough order to take me by surprise (I never saw 1-bar). This is probably sufficient for most commuters but I think the range extender will be a must for a ride of any substance. Range woes aside when real elevation is involved, this bike represents excellent value and is perfectly manageable to pedal without any assist. My wife has a Core-5, and we've had smooth, positive experiences with Ride1Up customer service. In this case my front wheel arrived off-center, and Ride1Up promptly offered to reimburse the cost of a wheel true at my local shop. I won't hesitate to buy Ride1Up bikes in the future, or recommend them to friends.

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Cory

Reviewing the Gravel Edition, 58cm size. I'm 5'11 with "average" proportions and fit is spot on, aside from what I consider to be a comically narrow handlebar. I discarded the stock bar immediately in favor of an MTB-style stem and bar, and set out on my first ride: 9-miles of gravel + single-track trail with 1350 foot elevation. I expected this ride to be pushing the bikes limits, but I had so much fun! Only dismounted a couple of times on the steepest climbs, and did the ride mostly in assist level 3 (bumped to 5 for some climbs, and off for descents). My baseline assist level will probably become 2. The disc brakes are plenty powerful and the bike handles naturally. My one complaint about the bike may come down to range, which is not too surprising for such a nimble e-bike. I started the ride with 5-bars (full), though the charger was still active so not truly full. The above-mentioned ride fully drained the battery, and the computer jumped from two bars to empty in short enough order to take me by surprise (I never saw 1-bar). This is probably sufficient for most commuters but I think the range extender will be a must for a ride of any substance. Range woes aside when real elevation is involved, this bike represents excellent value and is perfectly manageable to pedal without any assist. My wife has a Core-5, and we've had smooth, positive experiences with Ride1Up customer service. In this case my front wheel arrived off-center, and Ride1Up promptly offered to reimburse the cost of a wheel true at my local shop. I won't hesitate to buy Ride1Up bikes in the future, or recommend them to friends.

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Image #6 from Cory

Cory

Reviewing the Gravel Edition, 58cm size. I'm 5'11 with "average" proportions and fit is spot on, aside from what I consider to be a comically narrow handlebar. I discarded the stock bar immediately in favor of an MTB-style stem and bar, and set out on my first ride: 9-miles of gravel + single-track trail with 1350 foot elevation. I expected this ride to be pushing the bikes limits, but I had so much fun! Only dismounted a couple of times on the steepest climbs, and did the ride mostly in assist level 3 (bumped to 5 for some climbs, and off for descents). My baseline assist level will probably become 2. The disc brakes are plenty powerful and the bike handles naturally. My one complaint about the bike may come down to range, which is not too surprising for such a nimble e-bike. I started the ride with 5-bars (full), though the charger was still active so not truly full. The above-mentioned ride fully drained the battery, and the computer jumped from two bars to empty in short enough order to take me by surprise (I never saw 1-bar). This is probably sufficient for most commuters but I think the range extender will be a must for a ride of any substance. Range woes aside when real elevation is involved, this bike represents excellent value and is perfectly manageable to pedal without any assist. My wife has a Core-5, and we've had smooth, positive experiences with Ride1Up customer service. In this case my front wheel arrived off-center, and Ride1Up promptly offered to reimburse the cost of a wheel true at my local shop. I won't hesitate to buy Ride1Up bikes in the future, or recommend them to friends.

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Image #7 from Darren Z.

Darren Z.

I purchased the Gravel Edition and happily buy it again. Everything is great. Thanks for a fabulous product

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Image #8 from Ricardo Pryor

Ricardo Pryor

Bike did not come perfect, yet upon contacting Ride1up they told me to take the bike to a bike shop and to send them a picture of the bill. They credited the fee. The paint is beautiful, yet it scratches easily. Very happy with it so far.

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Image #9 from Marcus Marrs

Marcus Marrs

I absolutely love this bike. I’m 66 and a BIG 6’2” and 305 lbs. Here are the bullet points * bike specs stated a 300 lb weight capacity, perfect for a big, fat guy * I did not want a throttle, the assist works perfectly. I usually use 1 but occasionally a higher setting if uphill or against wind. * Surprisingly easy to peddle with motor assist off. On a nice flat road with no wind, I found I didn’t need help from the motor. * I like the belt drive, less maintenance plus a LOT cleaner * Easy to modify/customize. I put old English style handlebars on mine. It’s just a more comfortable riding position. Overall, I’m extremely pleased with the bike and have NO regrets. I still get exercise but no more being exhausted on uphill or against the wind. Workout is just more gentle but still just as fun.

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Marcus Marrs

I absolutely love this bike. I’m 66 and a BIG 6’2” and 305 lbs. Here are the bullet points * bike specs stated a 300 lb weight capacity, perfect for a big, fat guy * I did not want a throttle, the assist works perfectly. I usually use 1 but occasionally a higher setting if uphill or against wind. * Surprisingly easy to peddle with motor assist off. On a nice flat road with no wind, I found I didn’t need help from the motor. * I like the belt drive, less maintenance plus a LOT cleaner * Easy to modify/customize. I put old English style handlebars on mine. It’s just a more comfortable riding position. Overall, I’m extremely pleased with the bike and have NO regrets. I still get exercise but no more being exhausted on uphill or against the wind. Workout is just more gentle but still just as fun.

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Image #11 from Austin

Austin

The perfect bike for fun rides on and off the road. Super clean, minimal, quiet. The belt drive and ability to slot in an additional battery seals the deal. The only suggestion I'd have for purchasers is to pick up a suspension seatpost, lights, kickstand, and phone mount to complete the setup.

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Image #12 from Kris Tiernay (smyle)

Kris Tiernay (smyle)

Funnest road bike I’ve ever ridden! I switched out a few things for personal preference, but it rides like a dream! I just got it in the mail 4 days ago for Black Friday and it came with an all new and improved speed controller and throttle, so new, that it’s not listed on the website yet! Ride1up is an amazing company that goes above and beyond and it shows! Also, I’m 6ft and I opted for the smaller 52cm frame, I prefer the snappier handling of a smaller bike for city riding, so after installing a longer stem and a couple other adjustments, it fits like a glove! It’s my first belt drive bike and I’m blown away by how smooth and balanced it is! The gear ratio is perfect for me because I’m already used to riding single speed in the city. I’ve barely used the throttle assist so far because I haven't needed it and enjoy the exorcise. I also ride pretty aggressively, so I’m excited to see how it holds up with hard miles and constant fast paced city abuse! I’m moving to San Francisco next week and the Roadster V2 will be my primary mode of transportation for the Bay Area. Cheers to Ride1up for their friendly staff, answering all my questions and making such an exceptional machine! -Kris

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Image #13 from Kris Tiernay (smyle)

Kris Tiernay (smyle)

Funnest road bike I’ve ever ridden! I switched out a few things for personal preference, but it rides like a dream! I just got it in the mail 4 days ago for Black Friday and it came with an all new and improved speed controller and throttle, so new, that it’s not listed on the website yet! Ride1up is an amazing company that goes above and beyond and it shows! Also, I’m 6ft and I opted for the smaller 52cm frame, I prefer the snappier handling of a smaller bike for city riding, so after installing a longer stem and a couple other adjustments, it fits like a glove! It’s my first belt drive bike and I’m blown away by how smooth and balanced it is! The gear ratio is perfect for me because I’m already used to riding single speed in the city. I’ve barely used the throttle assist so far because I haven't needed it and enjoy the exorcise. I also ride pretty aggressively, so I’m excited to see how it holds up with hard miles and constant fast paced city abuse! I’m moving to San Francisco next week and the Roadster V2 will be my primary mode of transportation for the Bay Area. Cheers to Ride1up for their friendly staff, answering all my questions and making such an exceptional machine! -Kris

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Dj

Have a Mantis 8 pro scooter I've used driving 4 miles to the T( redline train)to Boston. Tried riding my Marlin mountain bike. Just to much of hills for my x BMX riding skills from 40 years ago. Needed a little help if need be and research this brand from awhile. THE GRAVEL Addition is perfect with the tires and Disc. Used to Hydro brakes on scooter and Mt bike. But the power is awesome when needed. I found on flats I can slightly pedal without actually doing anything and it still sends power to move you along. Totally satisfied with the purchase week before blackfriday. Might install a suspension seat for the big bumps I miss .

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Gino G.

Very well made bike! This is now my all around transpo in summer. Can't wait!

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Gregory C.

I’m extremely happy with my Roadster bike from Ride1Up. I bought the gravel edition with disc brakes and the 40mm wide tires. I like everything about the bike. It’s very light so I can easily lift it up and put it into the back of my car. The belt drive is smooth and silent. It works well with the hub motor and the pedal assist is very responsive. I love the smooth welds on the frame and the compact handlebars. The seat is firm and comfortable. I’ve had belt drive bikes and electric bikes before and this one is just an all around joy to ride. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a gravel bike that’s fun to ride!

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Martin Barrick

I am digging this ride! My first time on an e-bike; wife has had one for about 3 yrs. and it's clunky and kinda scary looking compared to this baby, which is 'o so svelte and streamlined. No evidence if a battery because it's tucked indatube. A joy to assemble; no issues. I replaced the stem as I usually do; same elevation but a tad longer and added some peddle straps(also my usual): suits me to a tee. Soon after, I got an under-seat dog leash attachment so my beloved mini aussie shepherd can come with me. Perfect and she adapted right away. The cadence sensor is so sensitive and I like the straightforward and simple controller which has adequate power levels(I've been 31 mph so far). You can easily cruise @ 20 mph on a flat road. The price......... is very very nice. Ride 1 up for yourself!!

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Thomas

Love this bike! So easy to ride, very smooth, quiet, stable, and most of all fun!

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Thomas

Love this bike! So easy to ride, very smooth, quiet, stable, and most of all fun!

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Michael

Cool, stealthy looking e-bike. High quality and looks it. Feels, looks and rides more expensive than it actually cost. Great value.

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Jeff G.

Damaged on shipping, but the company took care of me quickly and completely. The bike itself is amazing. I'm a heavy guy who uses it to commute a few miles each workday with plenty of charge to spare. It's light, and nimble! I lift it on and off the train with ease. It literally halves my pedal bike commute time and makes me feel much more confident in traffic, yet still gives me some much needed pain-free cardio, the intensity of which I can control. And... It's stylish. People ask about it often because the minimalist single-speed frame doesn't look like an ebike and has a belt drive (which is awesome, both quiet and clean). Best of all, no gears to mess with. I seriously cannot imagine anyone could make a better budget e-bike for daily city riding. Kudos, Ride1Up!

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Tanner R.

I really enjoy this bike. I have about 50 miles on it so far. I mainly use it for commuting my short 2 miles round trip to work. I would say it’s averaging 17-20 miles per charge on power level 5, which I find very reasonable for my use. It takes almost 3 hours to charge at 1/3 to 1/2 battery. I have added tannus solid tires to this bike, and the rear wheel removal and install was very easy. I did find some struggle trying to true the rear wheel and adjust the belt tension. I was originally concerned that the belt sat on the far outside (right) of the sprocket. I had emailed Ride1Up and they emailed back saying this was a non issue. I’ve noticed the belt still rides on the far outside of the sprocket, even after reinstalling and adjusting the wheel. I assume this is normal, and I do not feel any binding. I am 200 lbs and only ride in power level 5, letting the the motor do all of the work. The motor is plenty powerful and can get me up to 15 mph within a block, and tops at 20 mph shortly after. I find a strong wind can pull the speed down to 18 mph. I have looked at other bikes with throttle and higher top speed, but I really like the “stealth” looks of this bike.

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Catherine

Commuting 100 miles a week so I could afford, better tires, lights and new grips. Brings a smile to my face everyday. One of my friends even bought one!

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Sean

Awesome bike, Managed to get fenders on … 😊

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Thomas

I bought the grave edition mainly for the brakes. I'm 63 and love this bike. I rode a lot when I was in my 30's and 40's but didn't ride much in my 50's which made riding non assisted taxing when I started again. I'm riding all the time again and with the pedal assist I'm able to ride again getting much needed exercise.

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Mike Chew

Purchased the Roadster V2 Gravel Edition. Received last week. Love this bike. So easy to get around. Keeping mine stealth. Just added the following: Thousand Traveler Front Bike Light, RockBros Back Taillight, Shimano Flip-flop pedals and the BEAM – CORKY Urban Bike Mirror.

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Image #27 from Mike Chew

Mike Chew

Purchased the Roadster V2 Gravel Edition. Received last week. Love this bike. So easy to get around. Keeping mine stealth. Just added the following: Thousand Traveler Front Bike Light, RockBros Back Taillight, Shimano Flip-flop pedals and the BEAM – CORKY Urban Bike Mirror.

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Image #28 from Mike Chew

Mike Chew

Purchased the Roadster V2 Gravel Edition. Received last week. Love this bike. So easy to get around. Keeping mine stealth. Just added the following: Thousand Traveler Front Bike Light, RockBros Back Taillight, Shimano Flip-flop pedals and the BEAM – CORKY Urban Bike Mirror.

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Image #29 from James Phillips

James Phillips

I bought the Roadster v2 Gravel Edition 58cm bike about a year ago here in San Diego/La Jolla, CA. I'm 5'10" and wish I would have bought the smaller bike. I love the fact that the bike has no derailleur, no gears, no oil, just a small motor in the back hub, a carbon belt drive, and 5 levels of assist. I ride the bike down to my pool/gym which is 7.5 miles round trip. I can do this twice before I need to recharge. I rarely leave level 1 on my ride, but coming home, I have a few gentle hills and normally a breeze in my face so I kick it up to 2 or 3 for a very short period. I did take it up a very steep hill in my neighborhood (Soledad Mt.) and had to put it in level 5. This bike is better suited for flat, to gentle hills in an urban environ. I ride down the Mission Beach boardwalk which has quite a bit of sand on it and the slightly knobby tires are just right for grip. The bike is light and responsive and the brakes excellent. I can maneuver the bike by braking and accelerating through throngs of tourists on the boardwalk. Better than my single speed cruiser. I did not like the handlebars, the grips or the seat, so I spent $200 and had those changed out. My handlebars now allow me to ride more upright and the grips have the extensions for resting my palms. The cloud 9 seat I bought greatly improved the comfort. I love the bike, and the concept of lightweight, pedal assist, hidden battery, belt drive, no oil! Most ebikes have fenders, racks, a massive stack of sprockets, derailleur, grease, etc. and weight 60-90 lbs. This is 33 lbs! I may buy another one and make the same upgrades or wait until Gogoro Eeyo ebike comes to the US at 26 lbs. I have highly recommended this bike to many of my neighbors and friends!

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Dave

I went ahead and made this purchase based on all the reviews of the bike, the company and their service. I really like the bike and really want to give it 5 stars, but so far the company has been a little bit of a let down based on the experience that others have reported, and like many other users, I have found some issues with the bike... initially small, but then with some miles on the bike, some pretty medium/bigger issues that concern me about the bike and the quality. First, let's start off with what I bought: Silver Matte in 52cm. It's the perfect size for me... I'm just under 5'10" and have about a 30" inseam. I'm able to stand comfortable over the bike frame and it's comfortable to start riding from a stopped position. I wonder how much I'd have to lean the bike over if I had purchased the 58cm as recommended based on my height... I placed the order on a Thursday morning before Memorial Day and the estimated delivery was Monday or Tuesday. I called the Customer Service line and asked if the delivery was accurate (based on reviews I read) and the representative chuckled... He caught himself laughing and apologized, but it was kind of a shock that he just chuckled because it's as if he knew something was not going to happen right? His response was that with the holiday, it is unknown - but I ended up receiving by Saturday morning. The box was not damaged and was in good order. I did not have a chance to unpack it and build it until the Monday holiday. I found everything tight and packaged well. It was easy enough to assemble, but right out of the box I noticed the rims had some scratches - this is before I was even able to assemble and ride the bike. Once the bike was assembled, It looked great, until I looked up close and saw additional scratches on the rims and some imperfections in the paint. The paint had some unevenness around the frame and because the bike is silver, was hard to photograph. I started an email to customer support in the morning and it took almost the whole day to get a response - outside of their stated hours saying scratches on the rim are a result of the brakes and are naturally going to occur... BUT - they were there when I unpacked the bike with diagonal lines not consistent with brake pads rubbing against the frame? I tried photographing the frame multiple times, but it never was able to come through to the satisfaction of the customer service representative, and the consolation is a cell phone holder... Then as I started riding more, I started noticing that the belt drive was riding on one side and kind of grinding up against the side of the pedal gear and the motor gear. I video'd the pedaling and sound it was making and sent it to support - they said the tension is too tight. I took this to my local bike shop and they advised that they had adjusted tension both ways to see which way it would stop grinding and riding on the side, but they could not get it to stop fully. They checked alignment and tightened everything else up, truing the tires, etc. I wonder what customer service will say to this? I know that it's a great price, but maybe I'm getting what I paid for in the end. I really want to love this bike more, but with all these little issues and lack of good customer service, I'm pretty disappointed... I will send this response to customer service

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Dave

I went ahead and made this purchase based on all the reviews of the bike, the company and their service. I really like the bike and really want to give it 5 stars, but so far the company has been a little bit of a let down based on the experience that others have reported, and like many other users, I have found some issues with the bike... initially small, but then with some miles on the bike, some pretty medium/bigger issues that concern me about the bike and the quality. First, let's start off with what I bought: Silver Matte in 52cm. It's the perfect size for me... I'm just under 5'10" and have about a 30" inseam. I'm able to stand comfortable over the bike frame and it's comfortable to start riding from a stopped position. I wonder how much I'd have to lean the bike over if I had purchased the 58cm as recommended based on my height... I placed the order on a Thursday morning before Memorial Day and the estimated delivery was Monday or Tuesday. I called the Customer Service line and asked if the delivery was accurate (based on reviews I read) and the representative chuckled... He caught himself laughing and apologized, but it was kind of a shock that he just chuckled because it's as if he knew something was not going to happen right? His response was that with the holiday, it is unknown - but I ended up receiving by Saturday morning. The box was not damaged and was in good order. I did not have a chance to unpack it and build it until the Monday holiday. I found everything tight and packaged well. It was easy enough to assemble, but right out of the box I noticed the rims had some scratches - this is before I was even able to assemble and ride the bike. Once the bike was assembled, It looked great, until I looked up close and saw additional scratches on the rims and some imperfections in the paint. The paint had some unevenness around the frame and because the bike is silver, was hard to photograph. I started an email to customer support in the morning and it took almost the whole day to get a response - outside of their stated hours saying scratches on the rim are a result of the brakes and are naturally going to occur... BUT - they were there when I unpacked the bike with diagonal lines not consistent with brake pads rubbing against the frame? I tried photographing the frame multiple times, but it never was able to come through to the satisfaction of the customer service representative, and the consolation is a cell phone holder... Then as I started riding more, I started noticing that the belt drive was riding on one side and kind of grinding up against the side of the pedal gear and the motor gear. I video'd the pedaling and sound it was making and sent it to support - they said the tension is too tight. I took this to my local bike shop and they advised that they had adjusted tension both ways to see which way it would stop grinding and riding on the side, but they could not get it to stop fully. They checked alignment and tightened everything else up, truing the tires, etc. I wonder what customer service will say to this? I know that it's a great price, but maybe I'm getting what I paid for in the end. I really want to love this bike more, but with all these little issues and lack of good customer service, I'm pretty disappointed... I will send this response to customer service

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Dave

I went ahead and made this purchase based on all the reviews of the bike, the company and their service. I really like the bike and really want to give it 5 stars, but so far the company has been a little bit of a let down based on the experience that others have reported, and like many other users, I have found some issues with the bike... initially small, but then with some miles on the bike, some pretty medium/bigger issues that concern me about the bike and the quality. First, let's start off with what I bought: Silver Matte in 52cm. It's the perfect size for me... I'm just under 5'10" and have about a 30" inseam. I'm able to stand comfortable over the bike frame and it's comfortable to start riding from a stopped position. I wonder how much I'd have to lean the bike over if I had purchased the 58cm as recommended based on my height... I placed the order on a Thursday morning before Memorial Day and the estimated delivery was Monday or Tuesday. I called the Customer Service line and asked if the delivery was accurate (based on reviews I read) and the representative chuckled... He caught himself laughing and apologized, but it was kind of a shock that he just chuckled because it's as if he knew something was not going to happen right? His response was that with the holiday, it is unknown - but I ended up receiving by Saturday morning. The box was not damaged and was in good order. I did not have a chance to unpack it and build it until the Monday holiday. I found everything tight and packaged well. It was easy enough to assemble, but right out of the box I noticed the rims had some scratches - this is before I was even able to assemble and ride the bike. Once the bike was assembled, It looked great, until I looked up close and saw additional scratches on the rims and some imperfections in the paint. The paint had some unevenness around the frame and because the bike is silver, was hard to photograph. I started an email to customer support in the morning and it took almost the whole day to get a response - outside of their stated hours saying scratches on the rim are a result of the brakes and are naturally going to occur... BUT - they were there when I unpacked the bike with diagonal lines not consistent with brake pads rubbing against the frame? I tried photographing the frame multiple times, but it never was able to come through to the satisfaction of the customer service representative, and the consolation is a cell phone holder... Then as I started riding more, I started noticing that the belt drive was riding on one side and kind of grinding up against the side of the pedal gear and the motor gear. I video'd the pedaling and sound it was making and sent it to support - they said the tension is too tight. I took this to my local bike shop and they advised that they had adjusted tension both ways to see which way it would stop grinding and riding on the side, but they could not get it to stop fully. They checked alignment and tightened everything else up, truing the tires, etc. I wonder what customer service will say to this? I know that it's a great price, but maybe I'm getting what I paid for in the end. I really want to love this bike more, but with all these little issues and lack of good customer service, I'm pretty disappointed... I will send this response to customer service

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Vicki

I received my 52cm matte black roadster a week ago. The shipping was so quick-it took 2 days to arrive at my doorstep! I had never been on an ebike before so it was quite a gamble to purchase one without trying or even seeing it in person. I did alottttt of research in terms of quality, price, and customer support before finally buying this bike. I am primarily using this bike to commute to work (4 miles, very hilly) once a week and get to the grocery stores (1 mile, hilly). I usually take Public transit around the neighborhood so this has been an excellent replacement so far. I live in an urban neighborhood in San Diego so bike lanes are becoming more popular. I just got back from a 50min, 10 miles bike ride and it was SO fun. Going uphill without crying made me believe an ebike was definitely the right choice! I am very afraid of bike thieves that I bring it inside with me wherever I go as thieves do not care what time of day it is or if you're in the store only for a minute! Pros: - super aesthetic, nobody can tell it is an ebike! - belt chain is smooth - I've only needed to use up to level 4, with some slight panting/sweating to make it up my steepest hills (think San Francisco type hill) - battery life is pretty good for what I use it for. I did 25 miles total and it's only dropped one bar of the battery. Charging is fast and easy as well. - intuitive and easy to use. I would trust kids on it. - relative easy to assemble. Wierd they don't give you instructions in the box but that's ok just pull it up online. Cons: -sooooooo tall. I am 5'6" with longer than avg legs and I can only reach the ground on my tippy toes! This is with the seat at the lowest possible level. It makes riding doable but very difficult when stopping and going all the time at street lights. - doesn't come with any accessories.. Like not even a kickstand or lights.. I spent an average of $100 to purchase a bike light, helmet, spoke lights, kickstand, and u-lock. Also noticed the bike lights + u-lock holders won't fit around the circumference of the bike frame, so I had to get creative and either poke new holes in the rubber bands or zip tie them on. - came out of the box with 2 noticeable scratches. It's not worth the hassle to complain and/or return. Overall, I am extremely pleased with my bike! Hope this review helps ppl decide.

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James Burks

I have a couple of folding E-Bikes but wanted a "road" E-bike that was light enough to be able to go on a car rack. I love the sleek simplicity of the roadster v2, and the Red and black is a beautiful color combo. unpacking and Setup was easy and I did add a rear rack, lights, and pedal straps I ordered from Amazon. I live in a slightly hilly area so I decided to add the additional external battery kit to double the range. This bike rides like a dream and is everything I was hoping it to be. I did have to adjust the belt tension from the factory delivered tension up to 40lbs when I noticed the belt skip once under a high pedal load and that solved that issue.

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James Burks

I have a couple of folding E-Bikes but wanted a "road" E-bike that was light enough to be able to go on a car rack. I love the sleek simplicity of the roadster v2, and the Red and black is a beautiful color combo. unpacking and Setup was easy and I did add a rear rack, lights, and pedal straps I ordered from Amazon. I live in a slightly hilly area so I decided to add the additional external battery kit to double the range. This bike rides like a dream and is everything I was hoping it to be. I did have to adjust the belt tension from the factory delivered tension up to 40lbs when I noticed the belt skip once under a high pedal load and that solved that issue.

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James Burks

I have a couple of folding E-Bikes but wanted a "road" E-bike that was light enough to be able to go on a car rack. I love the sleek simplicity of the roadster v2, and the Red and black is a beautiful color combo. unpacking and Setup was easy and I did add a rear rack, lights, and pedal straps I ordered from Amazon. I live in a slightly hilly area so I decided to add the additional external battery kit to double the range. This bike rides like a dream and is everything I was hoping it to be. I did have to adjust the belt tension from the factory delivered tension up to 40lbs when I noticed the belt skip once under a high pedal load and that solved that issue.

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Angel

I have been reviewing the many options available for entry e-bike and decided on 1up roadster. From the set up to the hardware, this bike has been bar none the best choice I could've made. The weight is perfect and not once did anyone catch it was electric at first glance. 100% recommend for anyone looking for an cheaper or entry level e bike.

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Anonymous

I am in love with this bike! It has the perfect combination of looking cool and giving me an added boost so that my legs feel like they did 20 years ago. I get so many comments on what a sharp looking ride this is. I switched out the bars because I have bad wrists and that was easy. Other than that everything has been ideal for me. oh I would love to know if I can find a kickstand that would fit this beauty. I don’t want it to get bumped over and scratch the great paint job:))

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Mark Huffer

Love this bike! Rides great. Couple things came damaged. Seat had a tear in it and the speed controller bracket was cracked I assume in transit.

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Salinas

Belt Drive

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Jennifer D.

Price to value is super good, for the components that come with the bike. The rim v-breaks are more than effective and work very well. Shipping to Hawaii is expensive but it is to be expected considering current events. My brother in TX shipped me my bike via fed-ex for a cheaper rate. Battery range 27 miles on single charge flat lands with head wind, and some level 2 use to get up small inclines. The saddle is comfortable even without bib-shorts. I am 182 lbs. I got a size small and I'm 5'8". I installed a shock absorption seat post for more comfort on bumpy roads. Bike weight is light which is good. I have taken it 24 mph with level 5 pas. Biking level 1 feels comfortable and good to ride in. I am a injured athlete and this has made my bicycling dreams come true again because the PAS is very responsive. I am a 10+ year avid cyclist and I enjoy the looks and geometry a lot. I got the silver colorway. I can honestly say it is a wonderful tool to have in the quiver and makes bicycling fun again! Don't knock-it before you try it.

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Jennifer D.

Price to value is super good, for the components that come with the bike. The rim v-breaks are more than effective and work very well. Shipping to Hawaii is expensive but it is to be expected considering current events. My brother in TX shipped me my bike via fed-ex for a cheaper rate. Battery range 27 miles on single charge flat lands with head wind, and some level 2 use to get up small inclines. The saddle is comfortable even without bib-shorts. I am 182 lbs. I got a size small and I'm 5'8". I installed a shock absorption seat post for more comfort on bumpy roads. Bike weight is light which is good. I have taken it 24 mph with level 5 pas. Biking level 1 feels comfortable and good to ride in. I am a injured athlete and this has made my bicycling dreams come true again because the PAS is very responsive. I am a 10+ year avid cyclist and I enjoy the looks and geometry a lot. I got the silver colorway. I can honestly say it is a wonderful tool to have in the quiver and makes bicycling fun again! Don't knock-it before you try it.

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Image #43 from Jennifer D.

Jennifer D.

Price to value is super good, for the components that come with the bike. The rim v-breaks are more than effective and work very well. Shipping to Hawaii is expensive but it is to be expected considering current events. My brother in TX shipped me my bike via fed-ex for a cheaper rate. Battery range 27 miles on single charge flat lands with head wind, and some level 2 use to get up small inclines. The saddle is comfortable even without bib-shorts. I am 182 lbs. I got a size small and I'm 5'8". I installed a shock absorption seat post for more comfort on bumpy roads. Bike weight is light which is good. I have taken it 24 mph with level 5 pas. Biking level 1 feels comfortable and good to ride in. I am a injured athlete and this has made my bicycling dreams come true again because the PAS is very responsive. I am a 10+ year avid cyclist and I enjoy the looks and geometry a lot. I got the silver colorway. I can honestly say it is a wonderful tool to have in the quiver and makes bicycling fun again! Don't knock-it before you try it.

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Jose H.

absolutely great bike

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GEORGE POURSANIDIS

Great simple bike. Easy to customize. Changed out the belt drive to a chain drive. I know I know why do that but I wanted the gearing to be a little easier for the pedaling. Also added a 20ah rear rack mount battery for almost 3x the range.

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Dan

The best E-Bike for true riders. This isn't a electric motorcycle it's a true riders bike. It is light enough to travel with in a RV and a great ride for everyday riders. I also tow my dog around in a dog carrier. You have to use your legs but it gets you up any hill. It is simply the best!!!

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Brendon

Dope ride. Upgraded to drops. Commuting 10 miles a day. Customer service and shipping top notch. Any questions just ask. Peace Out

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Brendon

Dope ride. Upgraded to drops. Commuting 10 miles a day. Customer service and shipping top notch. Any questions just ask. Peace Out

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Brendon

Dope ride. Upgraded to drops. Commuting 10 miles a day. Customer service and shipping top notch. Any questions just ask. Peace Out

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Peter Zheng

Beautiful bike at a fair price! Many manufacturers/brands trying to copy it, I added a drop bar and it rides like a dream! Definitely recommend.

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Peter Zheng

Beautiful bike at a fair price! Many manufacturers/brands trying to copy it, I added a drop bar and it rides like a dream! Definitely recommend.

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Thomas

Love this bike. Made some very minor changes with the handlebar.

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Thomas

Love this bike. Made some very minor changes with the handlebar.

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Rob

When I opened the box and got a look at that red, that was it! very high-end finish. Assembly is fun and easy. The battery was at about full charge and everything tested perfect. Riding this is like a dream! It's so quiet I sneak up on squirrels! The power is way more than enough and it takes a long time to put a dent in the battery. I'm so in love with this bike, I'm telling everybody!

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Bob Cass

My Roadster V2 works much better than I had expected! Note: I have almost 200 miles on it and nothing has surfaced that bothers me. Bike is smooth, quiet and does not rattle, I bought the Kricket belt tensioner gage that Gates has produced and the belt on my bike tested between 45 and 50 lbs which is about what it should be. The Kricket gage is a little on the vague side so you need to make multiple test and find the average. My bike arrived well package for the most part, nothing seemed to be rattling around in the box. When assembling I found a 1 inch slice in the very bottom of the seat covering, I decided to try it for a while... the seat turns out to be very comfortable for me. I weigh 130 lbs with my back pack on so the electric motor has a pretty easy time with me on the bike, but modes 1 and 2 really get me up the hills that I used to dread. You still have to work but you find yourself at the top of a hill in one half to one third the amount of time. I am very impressed with the ultra light Ride1up V2 Roadster. Photo shows the cruiser bars I added for a more upright seating position. These bars will lighten steering and make the bike a little slower to respond because it shifts your weight more onto the rear wheel, but you simply ride accordingly, it has worked well for me on several bikes. So far I would highly recommend this ebike... do pay attention to the frame sizes, my bike (a small) is taller than some other small frames.

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Monica

I really love this bike! Though my legs are a tad short I'm able to straddle the top bar just enough. As a 70ish senior I had to learn the proper way of stopping and starting, which was best in the long run as now my pedal reach is more comfortable and beneficial. It's amazing- I can go faster with less effort now, which I'm sure is not only due to proper pedaling but also with such a light and sleek bike. With park trails close to me I can usually keep it in #1 assist, except for higher grade hills when I need to go to #2 or 3. I go about 20miles and still have two bars of the battery left when I got home. SWEET!

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Image #57 from Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith

I bought the Roadster v2 a couple months ago and I LOVE IT!!!! I've Road over 200 miles on it in Tucson, AZ. It is a great bike, I got the small one as I'm 5'10" and about 160. It's gets me everywhere fast. The level assist is programmed well th the geared hubs motor, I've gotten up to 25 mph before. It's great on hills too. Has plenty of torque to get me up very steep inclined streets here. The bikes super silent, I mean silent! Can't even here the motor, I love the belt drive, it's a geared to a higher ratio, but its fine on level ground and if you have assist on, there's no problem at all getting it rolling. I get at least about 30 miles before it's low on charge. I've had other ebikes but this one is super well built. I don't regret spending 1k for it as its now the only bike I ride, I gave my other one away with a 1000 watt hub motor to my girlfriend. It's nice too, but I love the roadster, its got more than enough range for me, its silent, fast, and a pleasure to ride. I find myself not even using the assist that much because on flat ground it easy to pedal do to its light weight. Most pleased with my purchase. It doesn't need disk brakes either, the factory brakes lock up the tires just as easy. Not like my heavy 1000w ebike that weights about 25 pounds more and really needs disk brakes to stop. It gets a bit more range, but its got a 19 Amp hour 48v battery that weights a ton! I would recommend this to anyone. And the paint job is really nice. I used some ceramic car wax on it and now it cleans up beautifully when I hose it down. I love it

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John

I commute 90 miles a week. Prior to the Roadster I got around on a track bike; I made a Frankenstein of the two bikes and it is a dream come true.

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John

I commute 90 miles a week. Prior to the Roadster I got around on a track bike; I made a Frankenstein of the two bikes and it is a dream come true.

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Jim S.

This has got to be the best, most sleek e-bike on the market ! Everywhere I go people see me just effortlessly cruising along....it looks/feels like I'm gliding :). I have a lot of friends who have ordinary bikes, wear all the Lycra, gloves, special helmets etc. and they get amazed when I tell them it's electric....after I blow them away, over a cold Beer

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Ivonne

Okay, so this review is going to be long. Here's the executive summary, for those who prefer a cut to the chase: my Roadster makes me feel young, cute, and fit. It is also already getting me out riding more regularly than I have in years, which I expect will do much to streamline fitness for the foreseeable future. Except for some initial and not very significant hiccups, my experience has been stellar. I recommend this bicycle to anyone looking for a lithe, lovely, and lush ride with all the ebike pluses and few minuses. For those who want the full story, my fabulous husband gifted me a Roadster v2 for our tenth anniversary (traditional gift: aluminum!). Being the intelligent fellow he is, he had waited for me to choose the ebike I wanted after my own research ('cause I'm that kind of buyer). After one hundred miles on the bike, I feel equipped to post this initial review. In particular I am motivated to share my experience because, when I was making my decision, I found very few reviews by women, and even fewer by women with a history of riding (long distance road bikes in my case) who either had lapsed from the sport (that would be me) or just hadn't tried ebikes yet (I'd spent a whopping 30 minutes on a few models at a local Pedego dealer). So, get yourself a cup of tea, and here we go... First things first: the Roadster drew me because, well, just look at it! In the midst of researching, I was directed to the Ride1Up website for one of the other bikes (I forget which) and was greeted by the burgundy matte sleekness of the Roadster v2. Transfixed, I wondered what a regular road bike was doing on a site for an ebike company, and longed for the days of youthful rigor ample enough to jump on a road bike for hours on end. When I realized this bicycling goodness was in fact an ebike, I was already sold. Viewing some reviews on YouTube (particularly those on Ride1Up bikes by Electric Bike Report) clinched it. All the colors looked beautiful in their way, and despite my marked preference for red, I was continually drawn by the stealthy matte black, so went with my intuition and chose that. I have never enjoyed the tinkering side of bike ownership, so I sent the bike to REI for assembly. Very glad I did. Even with some glitches during shipping (see below), the bike arrived entirely unscathed. The REI bike shop even commented on the packaging quality as well above average. Less than $60 and a day later, everything was in place, checked, double checked, and delivered in pristine condition, with one year's worth of tweaks and adjustments thrown in. One thing I want to highlight, because I never could figure it out until I received my bike: the small frame, at 52 cm, is more of a medium than a small to my mind. I am 5'5" with a somewhat longer than average 31" inseam to the ground, and I can just straddle the top tube with minimal clearance. I would not recommend this bicycle for anyone with a shorter inseam. In fact, my 6'2" husband with somewhat shorter 33" inseam than usual for his height rides it quite comfortably. If you are not sure about size, you might want to try some conventional 52 cm bikes to get a sense of proportion (even though seat tube angle and other variables will differ). I am fine with dismounting the bike on an angle and other adjustments I needed to adjust to the size, but do keep this in mind when buying. Now for the nitty gritty: This bicycle is a thing of beauty. Not only visually, but functionally. I don't know what the opposite of a lemon is (pineapple? cherry?) but I got it. Everything works as expected on my bicycle (which I call Lilith). The learning curve was nonexistent for me. My first test ride around the REI neighborhood felt like reuniting with an old beloved friend. Sure, the geometry is less aggressive than the forward, flat road bike posture of olden days, but it was close enough to feel familiar. As a single speed, I use the pedal assist settings instead of gearing, which feels intuitive for me. The carbon belt drive is a fabulous addition, and I have had no issues thus far. For me, this bicycle is about recreation, fitness, and light commuting. It checks all the boxes. Living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at about 6500-7200 feet altitude, most of my rides have an elevation gain of 500-700 feet on average, mostly in rolling hills rather than single steep climbs. The first few days, I went nuts trying all the assist levels and tackling all the hills I could find. None of the hills in my vicinity were too much for Lilith, though I expect some up in the mountains would be. Even so, I averaged about 18-20 miles per charge. Speeding past my husband as he struggled uphill on his hybrid bike was pure joy. A week in, I found I already needed much less pedal assist, even on hills, and my miles per charge average quickly started increasing. The gear is big big big, so yes, riding without power is a challenge, but, hey, it is an ebike. I can count to 20 (or so miles per charge) and read the controller, so running out of power just hasn't happen to me, and I don't expect it will except for extraordinary circumstances. One hundred miles in, I have settled into mostly 1-2 PAS on my rides, with occasional 3, a bit of 4, and the rare 5, mostly for fun. I am getting about 25-27 miles per charge with this use. Takes about 3.5 hours to charge fully. My max speed so far is 24.8 mph. Lilith just glides on up there--she aches to race, and leans into speed like nobody's business. She is nimble, too, so I always feel confident in my rides, aided by the supportive saddle, handlebars, and cockpit positioning. Despite the standover height issues, the frame geometry in these areas feels comfortable after I adjusted the fit to my body and preferences. I have only ever had rim brakes, so I can't say how these compare to mechanical or hydraulic discs. I have to believe reports that those are more efficient, but my rim brakes are very efficient, and I never worry about stopping on a dime when needed. The controller is minimal, and works well. I don't have the issues others report with difficulty seeing it except in very bright sunshine (possibly because I don't use polarized sunglasses). It took no time to get used to adjust PAS by touch rather than needed to see where I was every few seconds. I am jealous of the other R1U controllers that allow adjustments to the settings and actually provide a battery level percentage, but nothing to be done about that. The tires are actually a tad wider than my customary 25mms, so I am okay with them, but yes, the ride is stiff and bumpy. A new saddle is on the way (see below), and that may affect the experience. I am not much of a gravel enthusiast, so I am not torn by the new Gravel edition, which I had heard mentioned when I purchased. I would rather put my extra bucks into a replacement battery, as I have more interest in riding longer distances on roads than access to rough terrain. Downsides? Even at the high end of battery range, I yearn for more. All well within Ride1Up estimates, but I am keeping an eye on the availability of the much touted, yet to be seen replacement battery. Also, the process from purchase to delivery was a mixed bag. Ordering itself was as smooth as to be expected. Shipping, less so. I was quoted 1-2 business days to ship from the warehouse, but by the end of that time, crickets. An email to customer service yielded no explanation for the delay, but led to a shipping label printed the following day. Then nothing again. Another email, and the warehouse got the bike to FedEx. So double the time to get it out the door, and it is hard for me to know how much longer it would have taken had I not contacted them. To be fair, though, four days to ship is not unreasonable. After that, the bike was stalled in a FedEx hub because of an error on the shipping label the warehouse printed. Another couple of days and few emails to get that resolved. FedEx delivered the bike the day after the warehouse rep corrected that goof. All in all, it took about a week and a half and multiple emails to get the bike delivered. Not my favorite way to start a relationship with a new company, but the experience since then is doing a lot to wash the bitter taste away. Since receiving the bike, I have found customer service generally, and Steven in support especially, to be remarkably responsive and helpful. A defect in the saddle caused it to tear along a seam a couple of weeks in, and I was reimbursed for the price of a replacement right away. I have a new Brooks Cadmium and a Selle Italia Turbo on the way to compare. Assistance with general questions and after-market goodie recommendations were spot on. Overall, I am delighted by the bike and the support from customer service since I received it. It suits my use case perfectly, and other similar bikes offer much less for the money or push up the price with upgrades that don't matter to me. I would recommend it to anyone who has similar interests to mine. Take-aways: be careful of sizing, as it seems both frames run large. If you are on the low end of large, consider the small. If on the low end of small, test similar sizes before committing to a bike you may not be tall enough to ride comfortably. Also, if gravel riding and disc brakes matter to you (not to mention the upgrade to a Gates-branded belt drive), and you have time to spare, consider the Gravel edition. I couldn't be happier with my Roadster v2, and expect to enjoy her for a long time to come.

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Aniruddha Anjana

Bike is great but shipping was not so great. The box it came has a whole and the front wheel was poking out, knew that they might has messed up the front wheel. Had to take it to bike shop to re-align the front wheel and pay extra before running the bike. Bike is running great, getting 16-18 miles range on level 2-3 which is what ride-one claim.

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Edward L.

This is the second R1Up Roadster that I own and they are awesome ebike! There are couple of things that needs to be addressed though. The way they package the front wheel is bad, I had to bring it to a shop for truing the spokes. And then the bracket of the display is weak, it breaks after few weeks of using it. Although they paid the cost for truing the wheel and gave me a new display for free, still, these needs to be corrected. I have Lectric and Aventon Level ebikes that we no longer use because the Roadsters are not bulky, they are lightweight and easier to bring when traveling. They now have 7AH Add-on battery pack for longer ride! I highly recommend this ebike!

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Joel

This bike delivers! Simple, fast. and easy to carry up a flight of stairs! Placed some puncture resistant tires for the Urban Trails!!

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Rob Wilson

Love the look and ride of the bike buuuuut my bike missed some needed QA at the factory it seems. Wheels came out of the box badly out of true especially the front. I've assembled a lot of bikes shipped in a similar manner and hadn't seen that before. The rubber grommet surrounding the wire leading from battery to motor wasn't seated properly. Hopefully no crimping or other damage to it. And lastly the display ring hinge was cracked. Looking at the back panel of the display, it's not really surprising that it was cracked. Seems like it will easily crack with use and exposure to the elements with no way to replace without buying a new one unless you 3D print your own casing. Using metal or just a stronger plastic would go a long way especially since it's a pretty important part not to skimp on. I hope at least the display issue can be addressed. Only one issue with the design of the bike itself. I knew well ahead of time there was no kickstand, and I've never been a huge kickstand fan anyways. However, since it's a little more fragile than my old commuter single speeds, I planned to use a double-leg stand since that's my preference if using a stand at all. However, on receiving it's clear that type of stand wouldn't fit due to the the above mentioned lead from battery to motor and just a general lack of space. I could live with settling for a one-leg stand. However, placement is basically limited to a tube chain stay clamp style stand, but the tube chain stay isn't oval or rectangular, so finding a stand that will properly clamp is probably going to be difficult. It would be really nice if Ride1Up either offered one as an added accessory or recommended a few from via third parties. Perhaps the gravel edition addresses some of these issues. I look forward to following future models and accessory options. Really like what ride1up is doing, and the Roadster v2 is absolutely perfect for my commute and flat geographic area. Just hope none of what I've experienced is experienced by others.

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Image #66 from Rob Wilson

Rob Wilson

Love the look and ride of the bike buuuuut my bike missed some needed QA at the factory it seems. Wheels came out of the box badly out of true especially the front. I've assembled a lot of bikes shipped in a similar manner and hadn't seen that before. The rubber grommet surrounding the wire leading from battery to motor wasn't seated properly. Hopefully no crimping or other damage to it. And lastly the display ring hinge was cracked. Looking at the back panel of the display, it's not really surprising that it was cracked. Seems like it will easily crack with use and exposure to the elements with no way to replace without buying a new one unless you 3D print your own casing. Using metal or just a stronger plastic would go a long way especially since it's a pretty important part not to skimp on. I hope at least the display issue can be addressed. Only one issue with the design of the bike itself. I knew well ahead of time there was no kickstand, and I've never been a huge kickstand fan anyways. However, since it's a little more fragile than my old commuter single speeds, I planned to use a double-leg stand since that's my preference if using a stand at all. However, on receiving it's clear that type of stand wouldn't fit due to the the above mentioned lead from battery to motor and just a general lack of space. I could live with settling for a one-leg stand. However, placement is basically limited to a tube chain stay clamp style stand, but the tube chain stay isn't oval or rectangular, so finding a stand that will properly clamp is probably going to be difficult. It would be really nice if Ride1Up either offered one as an added accessory or recommended a few from via third parties. Perhaps the gravel edition addresses some of these issues. I look forward to following future models and accessory options. Really like what ride1up is doing, and the Roadster v2 is absolutely perfect for my commute and flat geographic area. Just hope none of what I've experienced is experienced by others.

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Image #67 from Trenton Brothers

Trenton Brothers

I watched hours of YouTube video reviews on the Ride1Up Roadster V2 before committing to a purchase. I have now had it for 3 weeks and have put about 300 miles on it and my thoughts are; It's a true game changer for me and my long commute to work and back! This battery is more than adequate as far as range and the multiple pedal assist levels are quite convenient. I find that assist level 2 works for me 90% of the time. I'm quite pleased with the carbon belt drive as well. I can recommend this bike to anyone looking for an e bike for casual riding or commuting.

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Trenton Brothers

I watched hours of YouTube video reviews on the Ride1Up Roadster V2 before committing to a purchase. I have now had it for 3 weeks and have put about 300 miles on it and my thoughts are; It's a true game changer for me and my long commute to work and back! This battery is more than adequate as far as range and the multiple pedal assist levels are quite convenient. I find that assist level 2 works for me 90% of the time. I'm quite pleased with the carbon belt drive as well. I can recommend this bike to anyone looking for an e bike for casual riding or commuting.

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Trenton Brothers

I watched hours of YouTube video reviews on the Ride1Up Roadster V2 before committing to a purchase. I have now had it for 3 weeks and have put about 300 miles on it and my thoughts are; It's a true game changer for me and my long commute to work and back! This battery is more than adequate as far as range and the multiple pedal assist levels are quite convenient. I find that assist level 2 works for me 90% of the time. I'm quite pleased with the carbon belt drive as well. I can recommend this bike to anyone looking for an e bike for casual riding or commuting.

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Image #70 from Al Janis

Al Janis

For my review, I'm copying my thoughts after Micah Toll from Electrek reviewed the Tenways CGO-600, a bike with an 'early bird' price of $1299 thru a crowdfunding campaign, delivery 'starting' next month, with no mention of delivery cost (which I couldn't find on the Tenways site). He wrote about the upgrades over bikes such as the Ride1Up Roadster V2, and then asked for comments on his take on the Tenways, to which I posted: So, if "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery", then Tenways is indeed flattering the Ride1Up Roadster V2...which I bought a couple of months ago, and absolutely love...due in large part to actually getting a bike to ride in just 3 business days after ordering! The two look virtually identical, except for the horizontal top tube on the V2, vs the slightly angled top tube on the Tenways. Is it a coincidence they both weigh just 33 lbs? I researched the differences between 'torque' sensing and 'cadence' sensing, and I think 'torque' sensing may be a bigger deal on electric bikes typically weighing twice what these two 'stealthy' bikes weigh. I find the Roadster V2 to be so light and nimble, that even the less-sophisticated 'cadence' sensor brings on the power assist smoothly the instant I make a pedaling motion...and I weigh 215. While I understand a 'torque' sensor might be more useful at the bottom of a hill, upping the assist automatically with heavier pedal exertion, I just make sure to dial up more assist BEFORE I start up a hill, and I get the boost immediately. The V2 has 5 vs 3 pedal assist levels, and even has a slightly larger motor, for a bit more observable speed, 24mph vs 20. For brakes, I believe the discs would be more important on a heavier bike, but at only 33 pounds on the V2, the rim brakes feel plenty strong, even going downhill. I don't have a Gates belt drive, but the belt drive provided seems flawless and quiet. I'm not writing an ad here for Ride1Up, I'm just betting the overall riding experience is likely pretty much the same, and saving money isn't even the biggest part...it's actually getting a bike of this caliber NOW. Mine was $1,082.89 including California tax, shipped free from Sparks, Nevada to San Diego. I had to add lights, but got a .great set from CECO-USA for under 60 bucks on Amazon, with brilliant and varied strobe modes for getting attention during the day, and a powerful headlight for avoiding the potholes at night. Not as many color choices, but the Matte Burgundy is stunning in person. Just sayin'

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Image #71 from John Burney

John Burney

This bike not only met, but exceeded every expectation I had for it. The bike gets quite a few compliments whenever I ride it. I would highly recommend the Roadster V2 for anyone who wants to have an electric bike that will still ensure that will still give you a good workout. Kudos to Ride1Up for coming up with such a nice bike!

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Image #72 from Scot Sherbine

Scot Sherbine

This is my 3rd electric bike in the past few years. The first one I bought (350w eGlide) and it was a good solid bike it just looked electric. The second one I built out of a fat tire Cannondale and 1000w crank drive and it's a lot of bike and over the top. As for this Roadster and speaking from my experiences this is all you will ever need, especially if you want to ride around on a bike that doesn't look electric. I'm 6'2" and 250. With the bike on a setting assist of 2 I went just over 10 miles and only used 1/4 of the battery. The Roadster is the quietest bike I have ever ridden. 350w is all you will ever need if you plan to pedal. If you did run out of power this bike is one that you could go at it with out the juice and have no problem. Shipping was about a week (coast to coast), well packaged, and they sent some swag along too. There is a lot to be said about a bare bones cruiser like the Roadster. It is possibly the best looking stealth electric bike on the market today.

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Image #73 from Alex Mason

Alex Mason

I LOVE this bike! I weigh like 145lbs and this little beast easily reaches 26mph no problem! This bike is beautiful and weighs so little! The motor is silent but packs a mean punch! If you are planning to buy an e-bike that is great for urban riding, then the Roadster V2 is meant for you!

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Image #74 from George Presley

George Presley

I am loving this bike! I wanted an e-bike that would still allow me to get a manageable workout. This bike is perfect for that. I choose exactly the amount of assistance that I need and I do the rest. What I wanted was a trainer bike, not a free ride and this is perfect for that. The range is good even with the hilly terrain where I live and it’s pretty cool looking too! Super pleased with choosing the Roadster V2.

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Image #75 from John Kistner

John Kistner

Smooth belt drive e bike goodness! I would have given 5 stars but the range of the battery is limiting my rides. Overall this is a awesome commuter bike!!!

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Image #76 from John Kistner

John Kistner

Smooth belt drive e bike goodness! I would have given 5 stars but the range of the battery is limiting my rides. Overall this is a awesome commuter bike!!!

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Image #77 from Esteban Q.

Esteban Q.

Love it just what i was looking for

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Image #78 from James M.

James M.

This is an amazing stealth electric bike (E-Bike). For an E-Bike, the Roadster V2 is light and looks like your typical urban trekking bike instead of an E-Bike. The focus on affordable quality from Ride1Up is evident in its well-balanced product offerings. This $1K E-Bike has a 20-30 mile range and a low maintenance belt-drive system. The belt-drive system is super smooth and quiet. As a class three E-Bike, it can reach speeds of 24 MPH. It has five (5) pedal assist levels (PAL) controlled from a simple onboard computer located on the left side of the handlebars. I try to use the bike within a 5-mile radius for any commute that doesn't require carrying more than lunchbox-sized cargo. I was thrilled and surprised by how effortless it is to cover 20 miles, thus requiring a charging break. I made a few modifications and additions to the bike for comfort and convenience: I added a kickstand, stem riser, ergonomic grips, new saddle, foldable lock, Airtag, and a handlebar bag for small/light storage. I live in an area made up of rolling hills, so the electric assist has brought a lot of joy back into riding for me.

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Image #79 from Paul Euwer

Paul Euwer

I decided to pull the trigger on the Roadster after a few years of on again/off again research on a friction drive for an existing road bike. The price between a good friction drive (as good as they can be) and this bike was a few hundred $. My only reservation was the single speed and small battery otherwise it seemed like the perfect bike, fairly aggressive geometry, light weight and it didn't look like an e-bike. I arrived on the third business day after ordering, nice fast fulfillment, and the packaging was well done and robust. I work on bike and so assembly is simple. If you've never worked on a bike then go slow and watch the videos. I swapped tires and the front wheel to something much lighter, a different saddle and pedals and installed an old Redshift suspension stem with some bullhorn bars and 2 finger levers and a rack. I love the way it rides, like any nimble 'sport' type road bike. As far as commuting, I have an 18 mile roundtrip with some mild uphill on the return trip. I weigh 180 and have about 10-15lbs in a pannier. The full commute, largely on level 3, results in 1-2 bars of battery left but voltage reads around 35.5v so probably only another mile or 2 is in the tank. I think Ride1up has done a great job and come up with a solid build for such an inexpensive bike. In a perfect world, I would want a bit more battery capacity, lighter components and wheelset would be great but then it would be a $3,000 bike and I probably wouldn't buy it. It is a perfect stealthy e-bike if you live and or commute in a place with few inclines. I am very happy with my purchase.

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Image #80 from Dennis Puetz

Dennis Puetz

I have been a life long bike rider at different levels along the way of my 75 years. I became semi - retired 15 years ago, and worked from home. Then I had a lot more time to ride. I have been riding mostly in town of Portland Or, and weekly rides of 25 miles (longest ride 43 miles), and 2400 miles/yr. I ride commuter bikes, going to grocery store, movies, appointments; I hate parking and live one mile from downtown, and an area that is extremely bike friendly. Enough about me. I have been watching eBikes for about 5 years, but to young to think about them. In the last year, the Covid year, I have watched the development of eBikes ... to make the story short, I was attracted to Roadster: clean, sleek, unassuming and doesn't look like an eBike. I spent about 5 weeks reading the Road1Up info, and thinking about the bike itself (note I'm an engineer in life, and technical). I asked a few questions and then became stuck on the gear-ratio of the Roadster. After a dozen emails to Apollo in customer service he calmed my concerns (I wanted to lower the gear ration to max speed of 17mph). I received the box with my bike in it, Roadster v2. I was able to assemble it on my own, being mechanical, but I did have my bike mechanic (7-Corners, Portland Or) check out my work, and re-true front wheel since it didn't meet my standards. My first ride was terrific and erased all my concerns, and confirmed my hopes. First, the gear ratio problem was not a problem, and the engineers/designers did a great job creating this eBike. I couldn't have asked for better gearing. I have two other daily riders: Specialized Sirrus, RedLine 9-spd commuter. This bike looks COOL, people want to know what it is; it's as unassuming as I hoped for; think old roadster with a hopped up engine that fools people. The ride was great, transition of assist levels perfect, and I found I can ride almost all the time in assist 1, or 2. I did test it on a 3 mile 8-10% grade and used 5 level of assist and I was able to maintain 14mph, with effort. Riding an assist eBike has a small learning curve, because the assist is like having another person pedaling and you don't both pedal at the same time, causing a little coordination (small issue). I have ridden the bike with no assist just to see what would happen if I ran out of battery, and it is totally doable. The big advantage is on roads that rise or are hills ... what a pleasure to have that assist. I passed 100 miles today, 9 days after getting the bike. I have not noticed any weakness in the components, and can confirm that. I'm now realizing I will want to ride in the Oct-Apr months, and might want fenders since I live in Portland, and it rains a lot from Oct-Apr, but I'm ok with that. Oh, the brakes are ample and not need for disk brakes, they work excellent. I probably didn't mention something, but I would give this bike and my experience a sold "A" If you want to contact me, I think my email is available, see below.

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