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Ride1Up 700 Series review: Best value in 28 mph commuter e-bikes!

The Ride1Up 700 Series electric bike ($1,695 is perhaps the best value in 28 mph electric commuter bikes right now! See my full review on Electrek at:

Hey everyone mike here with electric and today we’re reviewing the ride one up 700 series let’s check it out the ride one up 700 series is nearly as close to the ideal commuter e-bike as you can get from the way i see it first of all it comes with all of the stuff that many companies hold back behind a paywall so they can up charge for accessories you get included

Led lighting included alloy fenders and a really nice rear rack i know some people say that you don’t really need fenders or a rack included and that those that want them can add them but i find these parts so useful that i consider them necessary equipment for a commuter e-bike fenders are critical in rainy areas and even dry environments have the occasional puddle

To ride through and considering the bike is ip65 rated the company knows that a lot of people are going to be getting it wet also a good rear rack like this that is already designed to accept pannier attachments really opens the door to commuting with extra stuff or even picking up groceries on the way home other components also seem like smart choices on the bike

Like the schwab moto x tires they’re 2.4 inches so they add some nice cushion and they have a big old contact patch with the road between those and 100 millimeters of travel in the front fork there is a lot of shock absorption going on here then check out those dual piston hydraulic disc brakes which i love for their strong performance and low maintenance and that

8 speed shimano drivetrain but the derailleur is a shimano acera which yes is not the nicest piece of kit out there but let’s get real it’s more than enough for 95 percent of us that do real-world commuting each day and dropping down to an 11-tooth cog for the highest gear also helps make sure we don’t run out of gear ratio at top speed considering the top speed

Of the bike is 28 miles an hour a tall gear ratio is important just as important as having a high top speed for commuter use in my opinion if you want to stick to the 20 mile per hour throttle limit that’s fine but i like being able to go faster when i need it sometimes you find yourself on the side of a 45 mile an hour road and you’re pretty darn happy to go as

Fast as you can to reduce your exposure time the pedal assist unlocks that 28 mile per hour top speed and the bike loves traveling that fast especially with those awesome street tires the 500 watt motor actually pulls closer to a thousand watts peak thanks to a 22 amp controller and so high speeds or hill climbing are no problem at all for the 700 series now it

Will eat into your range if you travel at high speeds all the time the battery on board is a 48 volt and 14 amp hour pack with 672 watt hours of capacity that’s around average for these types of commuter e-bikes now they claim around 30 to 50 miles for the 700 series which of course is only achievable on the top end in the lowest pedal assist level the 30 mile end

Of that range is more representative of throttle riding or level 5 pedal assist riding even so 672 watt hours is plenty of battery for most commutes most people can recharge at work if necessary though most people also won’t need to recharge at work because it’s pretty rare to have a commute of over 30 miles round trip and those that do probably are not doing it

On a bike i know the few people that do will call me out in the comments section and i thank both of you for saying something but the fact is that the vast majority of us are going to be fine with 30 miles of range on the low end and if the price to pay for having just an average sized battery is that i get it neatly tucked up into the frame like this that’s fine

By me in fact the entire aesthetics of the ride one up 700 series is fine by me they really did a nice job of building a normal looking bike here from the colorway to the battery integration and even extra touches like this cable management just look at how clean those cables look all bundled up in spiral wrapping and that color lcd screen each of these things is

Just a few extra bucks but it’s nice to see that they went above and beyond on these parts now that i’ve done a bunch of gushing though let me tell you what i don’t like as much first of all i’m not a huge fan of the left side thumb throttle i’m a right side throttle guy myself call me old-fashioned but that’s just how i was raised i do get why they went with this

Though because the right side of the bars has those trigger shifters but then why not go with the right side half twist throttle the undisputed king of throttle types and i will fight you if you disagree next there are some other parts that i like to call nice to haves a torque sensor would have been nice to have ride one up did put one on their limited e-bike so

It would have been cool to see it here but those kind of nitpicky things yeah i can find them but the fact of the matter is this is a really nicely designed inspect e-bike even before you consider the price but then when you see it’s priced at just 1695 bucks you start to realize what a deal that is there are plenty of e-bikes at this price but they don’t give you

Things like the hydraulic disc brakes where they charge you extra for fenders or a rack or that are not water resistant or have ugly bolt-on batteries or any number of other little details that often get left out but the ride one up ensured to include so while there are only a few areas that i can try and ding the bike on the fact of the matter is this is really an

Awesome option in the commuter space it’s fast it’s comfortable it’s nice looking and well equipped and the fair price seals the deal in my opinion thanks for watching everyone we hope you enjoyed that review of the ride one up 700 series if you did why don’t you give this video a thumbs up and don’t forget to subscribe so you won’t miss any of our future electric

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Ride1Up 700 Series review: Best value in 28 mph commuter e-bikes! By Electrek.co