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Roadster v2

(146 customer reviews)

Configure

Large - 58CMLarge - 58CMSmall - 52CMSmall - 52CM
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Speed

Speed

Class 3 electric bike, pedal assist up to 24 mph

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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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 and Mexico

COMPONENTS

Motor
Weight
33 lbs
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
64Tx20T Belt Drive
Motor
Handlebars
25.4 mm x 550 mm Narrow Road Riser Bars
Motor
Brakes
Tektro R315 Dual Pivot Brakes
Motor
Brake Levers
Alloy with Rubber-pad Inserts
Motor
Spokes
13G Black Stainless Steel
Motor
Tires
Kenda Kwest 700Cx28C
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
Charger
36V 2 Amp
Motor
Charge time
2-4 Hours
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Water Bottle Bosses
Water Bottle Bosses
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Stem
60mm x 20° - 25.4mm handlebar clamp, 28.6mm tube clamp

DIMENSIONS AND SIZING

  • Bike Weight 33lbs
  • Weight Capacity 275lbs
  • Wheel base 43”
  • Total length 68.5”
    • SMALL 52CM Frame Dimensions:
    • Rider Height Range 5'3"-5'7"
    • Handlebar Height 36”
    • Handlebar Reach 25”
    • Maximum Seat Height 41”
    • Minimum Seat Height 33”
    • Stand-Over Height 30”
    • Seat Tube 20”
    • LARGE 58CM Frame Dimensions:
    • Rider Height Range 5'7"-6'2"
    • 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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LCD Digital Display

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Charger and Cable

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Road Bike Tires

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Belt Drive

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 90% assembled (electronics are pre-assembled). Front tire, seat, and pedals 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 50lbs

FAQ'S

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

Yes, for only $190! 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 are a direct -to-consumer eBike company both in pricing and strategy. You will generally pay a premium for the ability to test ride. Due to our pricing strategy, we are not have nationwide dealer partnerships. There are some very helpful videos on YouTube reviewing the bike and detailing a closer look.

We only ship within North America. The Continental United States is FREE. Hawaii and Alaska is $190. 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.

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.

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146 reviews for Roadster v2

4.7
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Customer Images

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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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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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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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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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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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Esteban Q.

Love it just what i was looking for

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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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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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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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Dan

This bike is a lot of fun. I’m 5’10” and bought the 52cm and it fits me just fine. Plus I can lower the seat easily and my 5’4” daughter can also ride it. Here are some things I really like. The fame is well made and doesn’t look like an e-bike. Having a belt drive is fantastic for work commuting as it’s clean and easy to maintain. The Ride1Up service has been responsive to all my questions or problems (see below). Assembly was very easy and the bike arrived very well packaged. Plus they sent a hipster 1UP skullcap and Allen tool set which was a nice touch as well. The control screen is tiny and a bit hard to look at while moving but conveys enough information. I actually prefer the small size as I use a Wahoo head unit if I’m really going to track a ride. It would be nice when you change pedal-assist levels if the screen would light up with a large number for a few seconds to indicate which level you’re on. The assist level indicator lights are tiny. The saddle is comfortable if you’re used to road bike saddles (versus a cushy beach cruiser type.) The built in bell in the left brake mechanism is a nice touch. The battery holds a charge for plenty of distance, or at least for as long as I need, even if I use the higher levels of assist. I usually leave it on 1 or 2 and that is plenty for 20+ miles on flat roads. The Roadster is nimble and just fun to ride. Here are the challenges I’ve had. First the saddle arrived with a small tear on the nose. Rather than replace it Ride1Up gave me a reasonable credit and I fixed it myself. While it’s cool that the model I received has bosses on the seat stays to mount a rear rack the placement of them means a rear rack install could interfere with the rear brake caliper. If you want to put on a rack just be very careful about compatibility. I went with a seat post mounted rack which is better in the end because I don’t need it all the time so it’s easier to remove. The Kenda tires are terrible. I had two rear flats on two separate rides before I’d even put 20 miles on the bike. And changing a rear flat is a huge chore. Even with the help videos and instructions it still took a lot of work to change the flats, and I did it in my garage. I can’t imagine having to do it in the wild. For reference I ride Conti 5000 tubeless on my road bike and tubeless on my gravel bike as well. I know how to avoid road debris. Flats just suck as do the Kenda tires and factory grade tubes. I put Tannus solid tires on the Roadster and have been very happy with that change. For a hub motor e-bike I highly recommend them. Plus they add a bit of cool color. The pedals are a bit cheap but good enough. I’m on the fence about a kickstand. I’ve stopped a few places where I could see the utility of it but ultimately I think it would take away from the look of the bike. In the end I’m very happy with this stealth e-bike purchase and I’m looking forward to many miles.

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thomas kirby

Bike works for me simple design good battery (25 miles on full charge level one with one bar left) I ride 10 miles three times a week in Florida 2 good bridges and weigh 220 pounds 6 feet tall. Bike has 200 miles on it since new. I went 25 miles just to test range one day. Put airless Tannus tires on to prevent flats (700x28) love em!! I am 80 years old in fairly good condition. This replaced my trek road bike. Highly recommend for u old guys that want to keep riding and keep up with the younger set !!! Tk

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Lou Taloumis

Buy this bike. It’s fun to ride. All of the refereed reviews and videos are spot on for this bike. I’m sharing my first ride stats in the photos attached. 12.5 miles in 44 minutes, average speed 16mph with up to level 3 assist and two hills at 10% grade. You’ll see minimal battery drain. Yes, I stood on my pedals for a few revolutions. Next time, I’ll take it easy and use more assist on this particular ride. A great ride. I’m 5’11” age 64. You can do this if I can. Additionally, the bike is easy to put together. I’ll be looking for a pedal assist for my wife and the small size may be for her. Great smooth ride. Keep it up Ride1Up.

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Lou Taloumis

Buy this bike. It’s fun to ride. All of the refereed reviews and videos are spot on for this bike. I’m sharing my first ride stats in the photos attached. 12.5 miles in 44 minutes, average speed 16mph with up to level 3 assist and two hills at 10% grade. You’ll see minimal battery drain. Yes, I stood on my pedals for a few revolutions. Next time, I’ll take it easy and use more assist on this particular ride. A great ride. I’m 5’11” age 64. You can do this if I can. Additionally, the bike is easy to put together. I’ll be looking for a pedal assist for my wife and the small size may be for her. Great smooth ride. Keep it up Ride1Up.

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Lou Taloumis

Buy this bike. It’s fun to ride. All of the refereed reviews and videos are spot on for this bike. I’m sharing my first ride stats in the photos attached. 12.5 miles in 44 minutes, average speed 16mph with up to level 3 assist and two hills at 10% grade. You’ll see minimal battery drain. Yes, I stood on my pedals for a few revolutions. Next time, I’ll take it easy and use more assist on this particular ride. A great ride. I’m 5’11” age 64. You can do this if I can. Additionally, the bike is easy to put together. I’ll be looking for a pedal assist for my wife and the small size may be for her. Great smooth ride. Keep it up Ride1Up.

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Esteban Quiroz

My first e bike ,my first ride was absolutely great,obviously i was running late to work that i used pedal assist and made it to work not on time ,but got there fast 4 miles in 10 minutes ,Love the feel the speed ,the comfortable seat,very happy with it ,the only thing is i will change is the tires for puncture resistance tires don't like flats who does ,as advertised 100% thank you ride 1up

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Andre

Absolutely perfect bike for my Commute, but I wish it had a larger range.

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Jeffrey Beck

Controller snapped free from the handlebar - very common with this model controller on other brands using this type of controller as well, it uses a plastic bracket and is overly stressed to fit around the handlebar and normal use causes it to stress further resulting in a cracked bracket that can not easily be fixed.

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Jeffrey Beck

Controller snapped free from the handlebar - very common with this model controller on other brands using this type of controller as well, it uses a plastic bracket and is overly stressed to fit around the handlebar and normal use causes it to stress further resulting in a cracked bracket that can not easily be fixed.

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Olvin Smith

Very nice bike... Real head-turner. I added front back fender plus rack. Lights air pump bottle holder. Looks real good. Only issues... slop in the front gooseneck I tightened it down once already I'll do it again. And I'm starting to hear the gear belt. But keep up the good work. for that price point I can't complain too much

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Eleanor

This is a great electric bike. I'm using it as a way to quickly get around town. The bike arrived early and my 12 year old granddaughter put it together with my guidance. Amazing to watch her figure it out. As I was advised to do in the manual, I took it to a local bike shop and had them check it out. The wheels were true, brakes worked properly and their wasn't anything to correct. The bike fits me perfectly.

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Eleanor

This is a great electric bike. I'm using it as a way to quickly get around town. The bike arrived early and my 12 year old granddaughter put it together with my guidance. Amazing to watch her figure it out. As I was advised to do in the manual, I took it to a local bike shop and had them check it out. The wheels were true, brakes worked properly and their wasn't anything to correct. The bike fits me perfectly.

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Eleanor

This is a great electric bike. I'm using it as a way to quickly get around town. The bike arrived early and my 12 year old granddaughter put it together with my guidance. Amazing to watch her figure it out. As I was advised to do in the manual, I took it to a local bike shop and had them check it out. The wheels were true, brakes worked properly and their wasn't anything to correct. The bike fits me perfectly.

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Tom Flaherty

Love my Roadster V2. I live in flat southwest Florida and this bike rises to every occasion. I have replaced a good few car rides with a bike rides without being tired and super sweaty. I got good customer support with various details. Others are surprised that this is an electric bike. I raised the handle bars to get an upright riding position and added a rack, kickstand, front basket, bottle holder and blinky lights.

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Francis Rey

My brothers and myself love the Roadster V2 - they are good to ride. Excellent on this one Ride1UP Team.

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Francis Rey

My brothers and myself love the Roadster V2 - they are good to ride. Excellent on this one Ride1UP Team.

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Francis Rey

My brothers and myself love the Roadster V2 - they are good to ride. Excellent on this one Ride1UP Team.

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Ryan

The Roadster V2 is one stealthy ebike! I like the gearing as it never feels like you are spinning the pedals even in pedal-assist 5. The LCD display is small but simple and the maintenance-free belt drive is a dream. There is certainly a target market Ride1Up is catering to with this bike and in my opinion it hits the mark. Check out my full review here: https://ebikeescape.com/ride1up-roadster-v2-revoew/

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Ryan

The Roadster V2 is one stealthy ebike! I like the gearing as it never feels like you are spinning the pedals even in pedal-assist 5. The LCD display is small but simple and the maintenance-free belt drive is a dream. There is certainly a target market Ride1Up is catering to with this bike and in my opinion it hits the mark. Check out my full review here: https://ebikeescape.com/ride1up-roadster-v2-revoew/

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Ryan

The Roadster V2 is one stealthy ebike! I like the gearing as it never feels like you are spinning the pedals even in pedal-assist 5. The LCD display is small but simple and the maintenance-free belt drive is a dream. There is certainly a target market Ride1Up is catering to with this bike and in my opinion it hits the mark. Check out my full review here: https://ebikeescape.com/ride1up-roadster-v2-revoew/

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Brian Brock

I received this bike today and, let's just say, I pushed it to the limit. First of all I'm 6'4" and weigh 255 pounds, with a 36 inch inseam. With gear that's probably 265 pounds, so that right there is within 10 pounds of the weight limit of the bike! Keep this in mind. I've also been road and mountain bike riding for over 10 years. Assembly was easy. Another reviewer mentioned the fork is on backwards - its not, its just turned around for smaller shipping. Put the handlebars on after turning the fork around. I had a Park Tools pedal tool to attach the pedals, but I did notice the included wrench wasn't the right size for the pedals. Odd. I adjusted the brakes so that they were only touching the rims and not the tires. The brakes came tight and ready to go. My neighborhood is pretty hilly, and this bike is not designed to haul you up hills! It's a single speed with no throttle, but that's why I wanted it; I want my share of exercise. Saddle felt great, even without padded bike pants. The belt drive is very smooth, I could tell a difference from the usual chain drivetrains I'm used to. I ordered a large frame and I find it is quite adequate, given my measurements above. I may buy a part to extend the handlebars out just a bit, but I can say it is comfortable out of the box. Then I went for a ride. On a couple extremely steep hills I did notice the belt slipping at the maximum exertion (mine and bike's, once your climbing speed drops down to about 5 mph), but these are hills that are very steep and I should not be expecting this kind of bike to haul a 265 pound rider up them. I picked these particular hills just to "torture test" the bike and I would say the bike performed exactly as expected. I should mention that the motor is very quiet; all I could hear was the wind in my ears. If it wasn't for the gentle boost with the pedal assist I wouldn't know it was working! That's a good thing. I went a total of 18.3 miles, with elevation change of 1235 ft, over 1 hour and 7 minutes. I had the bike on assist level 5 for a lot of the ride, but not all of it. The gearing is great with no power assist for flat areas and slight downhills, so just turn it off if you're on a downward incline. My top speed (do not do this!) was 41 miles an hour going downhill, and I was able to gradually brake in time to make a turn onto my street. This is a maneuver I have done hundreds of times before in this exact spot, so do not try this unless you are experienced! But I can vouch for the brakes - they will stop effectively. I finished up with 1 bar of power left, but by the end I was trying to see if I could run the power out and I had been testing hills (and the weight limit, of course). Perhaps I lucked up with the attachment position of the handlebars, but I find the up/down power assist to be easy to operate and feel without looking. The display has exactly all of the information I want to think about while riding, and has a few more stats (this bike does not measure elevation - I was using a 3rd party app for that). I plan on using this bike to commute to work on favorable days, and to get in quick rides in the mornings I'm not commuting. Even though I live in a hilly area, I can still recommend this bike! I'm glad I purchased this model and would purchase it again.

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Paul

I LOVE my roadster! Build quality is great. It's very quiet and I really enjoy the single gear. I was worried about this, but it turns out that a single gear is totally compensated by the electric drive. I only have 2 minor beefs: The bike looked WHITE on the ride1up pics... but it's GREY. The cover for the charge port broke within an hour of use. Perfect complement to my collection ;)

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Ryan B.

This bike looks great! I have had a ride1up 500 for about 6 months and I bought this one because it looks great and I wanted to ride with my wife. To be honest it doesn’t compare to the 500. My town has some moderate hills, that’s why we wanted bikes. We use these more for stress relief and transportation than exercise. After two rides I’m not that impressed. On a full charge it completely died at 8 miles, the 500 will easily do twice that. This bike has no suspension where as the 500 is a super smooth ride. It only has one gear so when the battery died at 8 miles making it home was brutal. Again this bike looks great but lacking when it come to performance.

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Des Boylan

Very happy with my new Roadster V2. It is exactly as I expected.. Light weight, minimalist and looks just like a regular commuting bike. It performs very well.. very smooth, silent and powerful. I use my bike to commute to work every day. My commute is a 25 kilometre round trip and I can easily get 2 days commuting on a single charge. I’ve made some slight modifications.., just adding front and rear mudguards, a rear pannier rack and toe-clips. Photos attached..

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Des Boylan

Very happy with my new Roadster V2. It is exactly as I expected.. Light weight, minimalist and looks just like a regular commuting bike. It performs very well.. very smooth, silent and powerful. I use my bike to commute to work every day. My commute is a 25 kilometre round trip and I can easily get 2 days commuting on a single charge. I’ve made some slight modifications.., just adding front and rear mudguards, a rear pannier rack and toe-clips. Photos attached..

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Mark

It is a great bike made by a good company.

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Alfonso Paredes

Excellent bike, perfect for urban commute, which is why I purchased it. Looks great, very stealth. Love the color. Wish list: would be great to be able to add a second battery which would fit on a water bottle cage and extend the range of the ride. Doesn’t seem that hard to do in my opinion. That’s it, I like it, keep it up Ride1Up!

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Alfonso Paredes

Excellent bike, perfect for urban commute, which is why I purchased it. Looks great, very stealth. Love the color. Wish list: would be great to be able to add a second battery which would fit on a water bottle cage and extend the range of the ride. Doesn’t seem that hard to do in my opinion. That’s it, I like it, keep it up Ride1Up!

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Alfonso Paredes

Excellent bike, perfect for urban commute, which is why I purchased it. Looks great, very stealth. Love the color. Wish list: would be great to be able to add a second battery which would fit on a water bottle cage and extend the range of the ride. Doesn’t seem that hard to do in my opinion. That’s it, I like it, keep it up Ride1Up!

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Alfonso Paredes

Excellent bike, perfect for urban commute, which is why I purchased it. Looks great, very stealth. Love the color. Wish list: would be great to be able to add a second battery which would fit on a water bottle cage and extend the range of the ride. Doesn’t seem that hard to do in my opinion. That’s it, I like it, keep it up Ride1Up!

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Alfonso Paredes

Excellent bike, perfect for urban commute, which is why I purchased it. Looks great, very stealth. Love the color. Wish list: would be great to be able to add a second battery which would fit on a water bottle cage and extend the range of the ride. Doesn’t seem that hard to do in my opinion. That’s it, I like it, keep it up Ride1Up!

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  1. Nick Price (verified owner)

    I did a lot of research to find out which bike was best for me. I absolutely made the right choice with the v2. It was very easy to assemble and the ride and power are smooth and very capable for what I wanted.

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  2. Graham Dolce (verified owner)

    Great bike, it’s so fast and easy to ride, but arrived with a bit of damage to the rear triangle, paint scraped down to metal.

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  3. Scot Sherbine (verified owner)

    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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  4. 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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  5. George Presley (verified owner)

    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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