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The Ride1UP LMT’D is a city bike of a different feather. It features a powerful motor to deliver it to a Class 3 maximum speed of 28 mph, a battery good for a full 50 mi. of riding on a single charge, and rather than a cadence sensor, it includes a torque sensor to give riders a more natural experience.
Torque sensors are uncommon on e-bikes in the $1500-$2000 price range; they are much more common on e-bikes with mid-drive motors. With a torque sensor, an e-bike’s motor responds immediately and will also respond proportionally to the rider’s effort, making the way the e-bike accelerates and slows much more natural feeling.
The parts pick on the Ride1UP LMT’D includes hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors, an 8-speed Shimano drivetrain that offers enough high end to reach 28 mph and enough low end to get over steep hills.
The LMT’D is offered in two different frames and they are different enough in size that it will cover a broad range of rider heights. And shod with quick-rolling WTB tires, the Ride1UP LMT’D accelerates quickly and remains calm and graceful at speed.
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0:00 Ride1UP LMT’D Review
1:00 Ride1UP LMT’D Overview
9:06 Brake Test
10:35 Circuit Test
12:44 Battery / Range Test
15:05 Motor / Hill Test
17:20 Ride1UP LMT’D Review Conclusion
Hey everybody Griffin Hale's back here With you today and today I have with me The ride one up limited now this is the Bike I was very excited to get into the Shop namely because it has an absolutely Killer value proposition with some Higher end componentry but a lower price Tag now part of that part of the Excitement here on this bike is of Course it's specked with a new motor Capable of 100 newton meters of torque And that has some higher end features as Well such as an air fork and a torque Sensor as well very excited to show you Everything this bike is capable of doing Let's go ahead and dive into our review [Music] Foreign [Music] [Music] Now for a lot of us when we're buying Any sort of product like an e-bike or Even something else you can often kind Of find products in three different Price tiers right there's the affordable Tier there's the mid tier and the high End premium tier now in the world of E-bikes we consider affordable to be Under two thousand dollars that mid tier Somewhere between two and four and then Of course premium anywhere from four and Up and in the world of e-bikes you can Find some outrageously expensive bikes I've seen twelve thousand dollar super
Commuters now while they're rating they Give you a premium look and feel most of Us as Shoppers are looking for the same Thing we're looking for lower prices but Something that feels like the quality And performance is a tier above and that Is what ride one up is setting out to do Here with the limited they are trying to Give you the absolute best value for Your dollar and stretch it as far as it Can go keeping that low price tag but Giving you something that feels Like A Step above I think they largely were Able to pull that off here on this bike For a few different reasons now that Always starts with the motor when it Comes to e-bikes ride one up to spec This with a 700 150 watt motor capable Of 100 newton meters of torque now that Alone should make it pretty impressive When it comes to speeds and Hills but It's also not necessarily necessarily Uncommon to find that type of motor on An affordable e-bike what ride one up Has done to make this feel more premium Is they have paired this motor with a Torque sensor now torque sensors give You a much more natural pedaling feel as Opposed to their Cadence Sensor Counterparts a lot of cadence sensors Function essentially like an on off Switch just as you start pedaling it'll Engage the motor but this particular Bike with that torque sensor gives you a
Much more natural feel it feels like you And the bike are a little bit more in Sync as you go to Pedal you can feel Your legs working but you know the bike Is helping take you over the top which Is a great great feeling now that's not The only way in which the limited does a Good job of giving you a more premium Experience there is also of course up Here a front suspension Fork but this One is air as opposed to a lot of coil Spring Forks we see on sub two thousand Dollar bikes now the combination of this Means you get a fun fast bike great Natural pedal experience and very Comfortable thank you thanks to that Fork up front now there are certain Things that might be missing from this Of course it is a commuter style bike That does not come standard with racks Or with fenders but I think ride one up Focused really on the ride itself and I Think it actually led to pretty Wonderful results so when I first took a Look at this bike I was surprised to see It wasn't going for well over two Thousand dollars maybe even closer to 2500 but as of right now it is under That two thousand dollar Mark I think It's a pretty impressive achievement now Not only for these features but even for More of the spec sheets let's go ahead And take a look at some of the broader Specs that you get here on the ride one
Of limited [Music] Now with the limited you're getting a Very compelling spec package now that of Course all starts with the bike itself Which is capable of class 3 speeds Meaning you can go up to 28 miles per Hour when using the pedal assist and 20 Miles per hour when using the throttle Which it has a lever throttle on the Left hand side of the bike there again It's a 750 watt motor and that pairs With a 14 amp hour or 672 watt hour Battery housed in the frame of the bike Right there that battery is removable if You want to take it off the bike to Shave some of the weight or if you would Rather prefer to charge it off the bike As well you have that option now as for The stopping power of this bike it is Provided by tektro hydraulic disc brakes On 180 millimeter rotors these are dual Piston disc brakes which means when you Squeeze the levers you don't have to Squeeze very hard but stopping power Will engage it does have an electric cut Off as well meaning the motor will kick Out as soon as it feels you tug on the Brake levers there the brakes I think do Very good on this bike we'll look at That more later on with our brake test Then of course there is the 80 Millimeter air Fork up front which I Mentioned before which is it does have
An adjustable lockout and last but Certainly not least uh The Limited rides On WTB 27.5 by 2.4 inch wide tires now I Like these tires a lot they are good a Good setup for Road based riding Um I think they are wide enough to be Comfortable you can let a little bit of Air out of them if you would like a Little bit more of a cushy ride but they Do hold up pretty well in about 100 Miles of testing I don't think we had Any Flats recorded on this bike so they Offer fairly good puncture resistance as Well at least from our testing now let's Move up to the cockpit and kind of walk You through the layout that they have Here now red one up has spec be limited With a pair of higher high-rise Handlebars now it is worth noting that This is what you The Handlebar setup you Get for the high step frame Red one up also offers a limited in a Step through variant with that one Though you get a set of handlebars That's got a little bit more of a sweep Back kind of similar to what they expect Their cafe cruiser with I believe so Just realize that there is a slight Difference there as well Now here on either side of the Handlebars the grips on these I actually Like a lot they are very soft rubber Keeps things very comfortable they even Kind of have these wings that come down
Giving you a wide platform to rest your Palms on over the course of all of my Riding I was very comfortable and happy With these grips I didn't feel like I'd Swap these out on the left hand side Again is the thumb throttle I actually Like this throttle you can push it down A little bit to get a little bit of Speed push it all the way down to get a Lot of motor assistance it's really nice To see that you have a little bit of Control over that instead of just all Versus none now on the left hand side Here is a colorful LCD display gives you All of your relevant information such as Your speed how much battery you have Left your odometer things of that nature I also really love that they have a Power meter showing you how much wattage The motor is producing at any given time That's something I like to see just kind Of lets gives me that idea of if I'm Burning through a lot of battery power When I'm riding the motor hard and then I can kind of know to maybe lower it Down on pedal assist setting or two if I Want to conserve battery Now the only thing that I don't love About the display is the fact that it is Just a graphic of a battery showing you As it drains down I always prefer to see Percentage-based readouts I just find Them to be a little bit more accurate And it helps me kind of gauge how much
Motor I should be using to get back home With plenty of battery left Uh up front you do have a headlight as Well on the right hand side there is an Eight-speed Shimano shifter now this all Connects to the drivetrain where you Have a 44 tooth front chainring with an 11 to 32 gearing system here in the rear I do actually like this gearing setup it Was pretty good at finding the right Setting for me where I could put in the Amount of leg work that I wanted to Again where it is a torque sensor e-bike That gearing really makes a huge Difference on Cadence Sensor e-bikes Oftentimes the Cadence Sensor is almost Acting like an on off switch for the Motor but this one is trying to be more In tune with how much pedaling effort You are putting out there and matching It with that amount of motor power and I Think it's a pretty good setup overall It's on rapid fire shifters of course so It's a really quick and convenient to Change gears on the Fly I think overall It's just a very well done setup here by Red one up now again I think this is a Very compelling spec package that They're offering you here they have Focused a lot of detail on giving you a Little bit more on everything they do Give you again air Fork over coil sport Coil Fork eighth gear drivetrain versus A typical seven that we see at this
Price everything's just a little bit Extra but it does mean they left a few Things out now for a commuter it does Not come with any racks or fenders Something we typically see on a commuter Bike I don't think that's necessarily a Bad thing they are trying to offer a Really compelling price point and that Does mean you have to make Cuts Somewhere it's just one thing to keep in Mind if that is something you're looking For you will have to add those after Checkout And the only other thing worth noting is That this bike does require a little bit More DIY when it shows up to your door Oftentimes with direct consumer bikes It's just a matter of putting on one Wheel and you're good to go this one Requires a little bit more than that Ride one up tries to set you up for Success though as they do have a video Of assembly that you can follow along if You are the do-it-yourself type and if You're not you can always check with Your local bike shop to see if they can Assemble it for you now the spec package Like I said I think is very good but Let's talk more about how it actually Performs and feels by diving into our Testing [Music] So again the ride one up limited comes Spec with a tectro HD m285 dual piston
Hydraulic disc brakes on 180 millimeter Rotors now to better understand the Braking performance of this brake setup We took this bike out into our brake Test now here at EBR what we do is we Bring the bike up to 20 miles per hour Before performing a stop while remaining Seated in the saddle and keeping the Bike in as much control as possible we Do this test multiple times so we can Take an average stopping distance and Evaluate the result so here on the Limited we got a average stopping Distance of 22 feet and 6 inches now That is right in right in line with the New average we've been establishing over The last few months again if beforehand If you've seen EBR reviews we used to Get out of the saddle and throw our Weight all the way back in kind of a Panic stop we realize that's not Reflective of how the average Rider will Ride this bike so right now we're seeing Averages closer to 21 or 22 feet and That is coming in just right around that Overall I'm pretty happy with how the Bike was able to stop namely because When I do hit those brakes it does not Lock the wheel up and send it into a Skid it just does a really good job of Grabbing onto that tire and slowing it Down makes it much easier to remain in Control for your average Rider now not Only that but I do like the fact that it
Is techno brakes spec on this bike we Test a lot of different brands and we Found that tectors are usually the ones That hold up the best and require the Least amount of servicing so again I Like the parts pick here overall pretty Happy with the braking performance on The Limited [Music] For our next test we wanted to see the Speed distribution profile here on the Limited so we took it out to the EDR Circuit now for our circuit test what it Is it's a one mile Loop consisting of Four right hand turns and a small 30 Foot climb now we do this test multiple Times we do it once without any motor Assistance at all and once in each of The five levels of pedal assistance here On the limited now again we're trying to See the overall speed profile breakdown And get a better sense of how much that Motor helps you at each of the different Pedal assist levels I was actually Really happy with how that test played Out starting things off with no motor Systems at all I was able to get about 13 miles per hour on my first laps Average from there we saw a pretty Substantial jump going up to 16.8 miles Per hour and then I saw that one and a Half to two and a half ish speed Increase across every level of pedal Assist which is what I'm always hoping
To see all the way up to 22 and a half Miles per hour now a couple more Thoughts on this particular test number One It was a wonderfully engaging motor now What I mean by that is again with that Torque sensor as opposed to a Cadence Sensor it is something that as soon as You're applying power to the pedals it Can kind of measure that and get a sense Of how hard you are trying and how much More it needs to help you it makes it a Wonderful overall experience and it Really helps dial things in on the Acceleration side with some Cadence Sensors again they function almost kind Of like an on off switch and when you Get into those higher pedal assist Levels when it is hitting on and trying To give you all 750 watts at once you Start flying this one however does a Good job of ramping you up so it will Help you achieve higher speeds but it Gets you there in a more comfortable and Controlled way now again the other thing I want to point out from this test is I Think the gearing on this bike is done Really well we see a lot of bikes that Are in the affordable category that have Seven speeds and sometimes just don't Have the right gearing range that will Inevitably lead to some amount of ghost Pedaling when you're trying to achieve Higher speeds which is where you're
Pedaling but not really contributing Much it just feels like the bike takes Over but at no point over the course of My testing with the limited did it ever Feel that way feels like you are Constantly in sync with the bike trying To achieve those speeds which is just a Wonderful overall experience [Music] Now of course if you're looking at Getting an e-bike you have the question In your head already how far can I go With that bike so here at EBR we do a Range test and we do this two different Times we do it once on the maximum level Of pedal assist and once on the lowest Level of pedal assist we do it twice so That you can kind of establish those Bookend values depending on how much Motor usage you are using now again The Limited comes with a 750 watt motor and A 14 amp hour or 672 watt hour battery Now typically when we see a motor that Is larger than the watt hour size of the Battery we expect shorter rides but Again part of the magic of the torque Sensor on here is it can actually draw That power a little bit more efficiently By not just giving you full bore at any One given time but actually matching how Much pedal effort you're putting into it And we saw that efficiency ring true Through our range tests on the pas5 test We got 37 miles of distance the pas1 we
Got 51. now that is overall pretty good Range that I'm very happy with for a Number of different reasons first of all Ride one up on their website claims but A 30 to 50 mile average so I always love To see when brands are quoting something That proves true in our testing but not Only that I think that is plenty of Mileage for people to go a day or two at A time without having to worry about Charging the bike not only that but as You saw in our circuit test pas1 gives You noticeable uh speed increases it Does really help you out overall it's Not just humming along quietly in the Distance but it is actually giving you Better speeds and just again providing That wonderful pedaling experience I've Already touched on knowing that you can Go 37 miles with true assistance from a Bike is great and up to 51 is even Better I think people are going to be Pretty happy overall with the battery Life afforded them on the limited here The only other thing worth noting when It comes to the range on this bike is Again I think it's overall fairly Comfortable I like the grips on here the Type that I think I'd probably keep and Not look to swap out the air Fork as I Mentioned really helps smoothen out any Bumps in the ride the only thing I think That would maybe want to change it could Be the saddle the saddle was more
Comfortable than that I thought it was Going to be at first glance and it holds Up well over the course of say 10 12 15 Miles or so but if you are someone who's Going to look to go on a very long bike Ride I do think after a while you might Want to saddle maybe a little bit more To your liking which is fairly easy Enough and affordable enough to swap out If you should so choose [Music] For our final test we have the hill test Now here at EBR with each bike we review We take it out to a local steep dubbed Affectionately as hell hole hell hole is About a third of a mile long with a 12 Average grade this is a very Steep and Extreme example of a hill you might come Across while out riding but we chose it Specifically because we want to put Motors to their absolute limit Again The Limited comes with a 750 watt motor Capable of 100 newton meters of torque Which means it should be the capable Climber and that is largely what we Found to be true through our testing now It's a test we did twice we did it once On maximum pedal assistance and once on Throttle only allowing the bike to do All the work and what we saw was a time Of 134 and 11.5 miles per hour on the Throttle test with 121 and 13.4 miles Per hour on the pedal assist now I'm Very happy with these results for a few
Different reasons first of all if you're Comparing this to any other reviews We've done here at EBR you will quickly See that those averages are about middle Of the pack but that does not tell the Full story of this bike again whereas a Torque sensor versus Cadence Sensor it Does make a world of difference and it Does change up how you attack these Hills it's worth noting that you don't Get to the top as quickly as you might On some Cadence Sensor e-bikes but you Are able to really get to the top of the Hill yourself without breaking a sweat Thanks to how the motor helps you and Gives you assistance as you are putting Your own personal torque down through Those pedals now not only that but the Theme of this bike from the get-go has Been a ride went up trying to deliver a Bike that is a performance tier above Its price tier and that Rings true here On this bike as well I actually just Wrapped a review last week for a Different bike that cost twice as much As this and has a different motor but It's also a mid drive and a torque Sensor and a lot of other things these Had actually identical results in terms Of time and while that other bike Probably had a slightly better feel I Still love the feeling that you get when Doing Hills on this bike the gearing Um offered on it allows you to really
Choose the gear that is best for you Instead of necessitating you go down to First gear to just write it and slowest You can actually take advantage of the Eight gears offered you here and that is Wonderful to see overall I think this Bike performs very well on hills and People will be pretty satisfied with how It can do for them [Music] So here is my biggest takeaway from my Time with the ride 100 limited it is a Bike that comes in at a sub two thousand Dollar price point but easily feels like It should cost twenty five hundred Dollars or more it feels like left and Right with the features it just feels A Step Above what most bikes are offering At this price you get eight gears Instead of seven you get a Torque sensor Versus a Cadence Sensor you get an air Fork instead of a spring fork it just Feels like a more premium ride than what You're paying for which is what most Shoppers are kind of hoping to achieve And that of course all pairs with the Fact that it has a very fun and fast Motor that's wonderful on hills and a Very efficient all-day battery life Setup as well I think the value here is Very apparent and just feels like a home Run now of course in order to offer such Great value it does mean that certain Things were left out we do not have
Fenders or a rear rack which often comes Standard with a commuter style bike and While you do have a headlight you don't Have an integrated tail light which Would have been nice to see but at the End of the day those are things that you Can easily find online either through Ride one up or elsewhere that you you Can add to this bike if you want to give It the complete commuter package but What ride one up has focused on is Delivering the best of what the features Are that they give you and it does add Up to a wonderful feeling like I am the Type of person who would probably if I Were looking to buy an e-bike for me I Would probably be looking at something Like The Limited just getting that Awesome value without feeling like you Pay a lot of money always feels so so Good it's a bike that I could recommend To anybody Now if you found this review helpful Please give this video a like if you Haven't yet subscribe to the electric Bike report Channel and for more on the Data we collected as well as the spec Breakdown you'll find that back at the EBR website along with a link for Pricing in the video description down Below again I'm Griffin with EBR and Thank you and we'll see you on our next Review Foreign