Ride1Up introduces thrilling throttle power to its affordable Roadster V2 e-bikes

Ride1Up introduces thrilling throttle power to its affordable Roadster V2 e-bikes

Ride1Up, a renowned brand in the field of affordable electric bikes (e-bikes), has announced the addition of an exciting new feature to the Ride1Up Roadster V2 Gravel Edition e-bike to enhance the riders’ riding experience.

The exciting new feature newly introduced to the Ride1Up Roadster V2 Gravel Edition is a cutting-edge hand throttle that allows the rider to effortlessly power the e-bike's electric motor.

Priced at only $1,095, the Roadster V2 e-bike is unquestionably stands out as an excellent bargain in the crowded arena of belt-drive electric bikes. This personal electric mobility solution has been making waves, particularly in the Gravel Edition trim, thanks partly to notable upgrades made over the recent past. It boasts enhanced brakes and a high-quality Gates carbon belt drive.

The manufacturer further elevated the Roadster V2 Gravel Edition by adding a thumb throttle to it. This addition of this new feature will provide riders with additional versatility. Moreover, it is an optional accessory, which can be easily attached or removed from the e-bike. The addition of the hand throttle is undoubtedly a welcoming development for those who lean on pedal assist but sometimes need a power boost for tackling steep inclines or kick-starting their ride.

While the throttle-equipped option comes with a slightly higher price tag of $1,345, the investment is well worth it for the additional feature. Moreover, despite the price increase, the e-bike remains one of the most competitively priced Gates belt-drive e-bikes available in the market. It is worth-mentioning here that Gates belts are trusted for their longevity, silent & smooth operation, superior overall efficiency, and low maintenance requirements.

The e-bike has a 350W e-motor capable of reaching peak power of 500W. For energy, it relies on a modest 36V 7Ah battery (252 Wh of capacity), which promises a range of up to 30 miles (48 km) on a single charge, of course with moderate pedal assist. Vigorous riding or total dependence on the throttle will unquestionably reduce the aforementioned range. Those who might be seeking an extended range, there is an option to attach a secondary auxiliary battery pack.

Furthermore, the featherlight 33-pound (roughly 15 kg) Roadster V2 Gravel Edition e-bike is available in two frame sizes to easily accommodate riders of varying heights. With its athletic riding stance, gravel-ready tires, steadfast Tektro mechanical disc brakes and impressive range, the e-bike is capable enough to deliver an exceptional riding experience.