Ride1UP Electric Bikes Review (2023)
An e-bike brand well-known for overdelivering on value, Ride1UP's high-quality bikes deliver a fun riding experience and a lot of bang for the buck...
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Headquartered in sunny San Diego, CA, Ride1UP was founded in 2018 by PEV industry pioneer, Kevin Dugger. Since that time, Ride1UP has grown into one of today’s leading electric bike companies with 7 impressive models and a growing range of e-bike accessories, replacement parts, and apparel.
Ride1UP’s consumer-direct business strategy infuses incredible value into every electric bike it sells and the company remains committed to making riding more accessible for everyone by designing and manufacturing the best bikes possible at a price that anybody can afford.
Most of the electric bikes from Ride1UP are available in both step-over and step-through frame configurations and come equipped with top-shelf components such as Suntour front suspension forks, fenders and racks, Shimano shifters, Selle Royal saddles, and Samsung batteries. Packed with commuter-friendly details like multiple levels of pedal assist, hydraulic disc brakes, and rear racks, we can confidently say that these are some of the best electric bikes currently on the market. Ideal as a first e-bike, Ride1UP’s budget-friendly urban and off-road e-bikes are stylish, comfortable, and built to take you wherever you need to go.
In this review of Ride1UP’s 2023 electric bicycle range, we’ll cover each of the brand’s e-bike models, compare specs, rate Ride1UP’s customer service, and also tackle some frequently asked questions. Ride1UP’s e-bikes currently offer some of the best bang for your buck, and if you’re looking for a fun, reliable ride that combines features, performance, and affordability, Ride1UP is pretty tough to beat.
|Prodigy||48 lbs||300 lbs||50 miles||Click Here|
|LMT'D||53 lbs||275 lbs||50 miles||Click Here|
|700 Series||62 lbs||275 lbs||50 miles||Click Here|
|Cafe Cruiser||65 lbs||300 lbs||50 miles||Click Here|
|500 Series||55 lbs||275 lbs||45 miles||Click Here|
|Core-5||49 lbs||275 lbs||40 miles||Click Here|
|Roadster V2||33 lbs||275 lbs||30 miles||Click Here|
|Revv 1||93 lbs||400 lbs||60 miles||Click Here|
Ride1UP's top-of-the-line whip, the fully-loaded Prodigy comes in 3 different frame configurations and offers up to 50 miles of range. The Prodigy's geometry and components are designed for max comfort and the Brose TF Sprinter mid-drive motor delivers impressive power for daily commutes...
An electric bike designed to deliver peak performance, the Ride1UP LMT'D features top-end components and an upgraded motor for improved acceleration and hill-climbing ability. The LMT'D packs a 750w rear hub motor, 48v 14Ah battery, and provides riders with 50 miles of range...
Available in either a step-over or step-thru frame, Ride1UP's 700 Series is built from the ground up to be the ultimate city commuter. Providing up to 50 miles of range with a comfortable design that's high on versatility, the 700 Series e-bike is a great choice for everyday, around town riding...
Ride1UP's stunning Cafe Cruiser model offers a perfect blend of versatility, functionality, and performance. Available in 3 beautiful colors, 2 frame styles, and equipped with swept-back handlebars, the Cafe Cruiser packs a 750w geared hub motor and 48v 15Ah Samsung battery...
Ride1UP's original electric commuter bike and their best-selling model to date, the 500 Series offers unmatched versatility and all-around performance in an affordable, lightweight package. The 500 Series is available in 2 colors, 2 different frame types, and 2 utility configurations...
An entry-level bike that provides a perfect introduction into the EV world, the Ride1UP Core-5 is a class 3 electric bike that'll cruise for up to 40 miles on a single charge. Offered in 2 frame configurations and 3 striking color schemes, the Core-5 is a great option for the budget-conscious...
The Ride1UP Revv 1 is a powerful ride with a stylish, retro-moto design that's sure to turn heads. Available in both hardtail and full suspension configurations, the Revv 1 packs a 750W rear hub motor and a 52V 15Ah Samsung battery for 28+ mph speeds and 60 miles of range...
In addition to being best-in-class for price, performance, and overall value, Ride1UP also stands behind everything they make and won’t leave you hanging after a sale is made. All of the company’s e-bikes include a 1-year warranty which covers manufacturer defects and Ride1UP also offers a 30-day, money-back guarantee.
Additionally, we always test the customer support responsiveness of each brand we review, and Stephen over at 1RideUP sent us a speedy, same-day reply to our inquiry…
In addition to Ride1UP’s popular line of electric bikes, the company also sells a high-quality range of replacement parts, accessories, and apparel. From fenders and batteries to cool merch and displays, the brand’s online store has a nice selection of goodies worth checking out (we love the cargo trailer for hauling the kiddos and grocery runs).
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The components used on Ride1UP's electric bikes are sourced from all over the world and the bikes are assembled in China.
Ride1UP's headquarters are located in San Diego, California.
Ride1UP uses high-quality Samsung cells in their electric bike batteries.
On the 500 Series and Core-5 e-bikes, Ride1UP uses a KD21C display. The 700 Series and LMT'D utilize a color KD218 display, while the Prodigy uses a color Brose Display Allround (1.5").
While Ride1UP's electric bikes are not waterproof, they do carry an IP65 water-resistance rating. The company doesn't recommend leaving their bikes out in the rain, but they are capable of handling basic water exposure.
Not at all. Ride1UP's electric bikes arrive 85% assembled and include tools as well as a detailed, step-by-step assembly video.