It is not often that you get an electric gravel bike that costs as low as $1,245, so checking out the Ride1UP Roadster V2 Gravel Edition is worth it. What does the bicycle have to offer?
One of the stand out features of the Roadster V2 Gravel Edition is the use of a Gates carbon belt drive instead of a chain, a rarity in the world of gravel bikes. The belt has several advantages. It is easier to operate, less noisy, and does not require maintenance like oiling. You also avoid getting your clothes stuck or having grease on your limbs. The belt also lasts longer.
Ride1UP uses a belt on the regular version of the bike, too but of lower quality.
Away from the belt, the Roadster V2 Gravel Edition has many specs in common with the regular edition. However, it has lower gearing, Tektro disc brakes, WTB gravel tires, etc.
The bike weighs 33 pounds in total, which is remarkable for its category, but may still make for some strain lifting it up staircases for storage.
There is a basic display where you select your preferred pedal assist level, and that is it.
Outwardly, this bike looks quite ordinary as Ride1UP managed to keep the 252 Wh battery and wiring out of view in the aluminum alloy frame. Even the 350w geared hub Shengyi motor is inconspicuous, but you can expect 40 nm torque from it. The battery will last between 20 and 30 miles, depending on factors like rider weight, terrain, assist level, etc.
This bike, however, is a lower-power pedal assist type and still requires you to do some old-fashioned pedaling, so get ready to sweat a little
You can cruise at up to 24 mph with pedal assist. There are two frame sizes for you to choose from.
Ride1UP is generous here offers free shipping in the US, a 30-day trial, and one year warranty.
You can order one on Ride1UP’s website, although you will do so on the page for the Roadster V2 edition and select by color.
Even if you are not a gravel rider, you might prefer the feel and performance of the Gravel Edition.