Ride1Up Revv 1 Review – Tested by TravelFreak in 2023

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So, you’re out there for a brand new e-bike, and also you’ve come throughout the Ride1Up Revv1. With its motorcycle-like design and highly effective electrical motor, it appears promising and appears unbelievable, however is that this electrical bike for you?

For this Ride1Up Revv 1 assessment, I took this handsomely geared up electrical moped tout on quite a few rides to check its dealing with, efficiency, high pace, and extra. I’ve examined a good few handfuls of e-bikes earlier than, so I’ve lots to check it to. And I can inform you, that is completely totally different from something I’ve ridden earlier than.

Combining the efficiency perks of an electrical bike with the ability of a moped, the Ride1Up Revv 1 is a standout amongst moped model electrical bikes. Its glossy design, resembling a bike, actually makes an impression. Ride1Up has grow to be well-known for his or her inexpensive, high-quality e-bikes, and the Revv 1 is not any exception. 

In this in-depth Ride1Up Revv 1 assessment, I’ll share my ideas and insights on every part from assembling the Revv 1 to using and transporting it. I’ll cowl the professionals and cons, look at the parts and options, and consider various e-bike choices.

Let’s get rolling!

Ride1Up Revv 1 First Impressions

Right out of the field, I might solely suppose one factor: this e-bike seems SICK. With its low seating place, headlamp, and dual-crown suspension fork, the Revv 1 resembles a bike greater than it does a standard e-bike.

During my first take a look at journey, I discovered the Revv 1 extremely simple and insanely enjoyable to journey. I beloved utilizing the handlebar twist throttle, which actually makes it really feel like a bike making it very simple to manage. I wasn’t positive how I would love the low seating place (it’s undoubtedly not a standard bike place) however discovered it surprisingly snug. I’ll say—the place isn’t nearly as good for truly pedaling although.

To me, this bike is supposed for use primarily with the throttle and pure motor energy, not pedal energy. The bike pedals, however it’s not a multi-speed e-bike, which implies it depends totally on motor energy to propel itself ahead.

Think of this as a moped model electrical bike that appears like a bike. This is not a bicycle.

The one bummer out of the field (for me) was that my Revv 1 was delivered with a damaged headlamp bracket. I used to be upset, however buyer help was implausible and shipped a brand new half that arrived inside two days. Replacing the bracket entailed unplugging a number of wires and reinstalling some {hardware}, veering nicely past normal meeting.

I’ve to offer an enormous shout out to the Ride1Up help group, although, as a result of they delivered distinctive customer support that veered past what I might name normal buyer help. And, for what it’s price, this was a pre-production mannequin despatched to me by Ride1Up, and I do know for a proven fact that they’ve taken my expertise under consideration after they went into manufacturing, packaging and achievement for this e-bike earlier this yr.

That all being stated, the construct high quality is significantly stable. The aluminum body could be very sturdy, and all of the parts are top quality. Be conscious although, that this e-bike is HEAVY! At 93 lbs, it’s actually one of many heavier choices available on the market.

Who is Ride1Up?

Founded in 2018, Ride1Up emerged as a number one model within the electrical bicycle trade. They stand out among the many finest e-bike manufacturers for his or her inexpensive entry-level e-bikes. With 9 e-bike fashions catering to quite a lot of using types (commuter, street, and all-terrain), plus built-in batteries and name-brand parts, Ride1Up e-bikes are a wonderful worth.

The firm was based by an skilled bike mechanic and builder, Kevin Dugger, who noticed the dearth of inexpensive, high quality e-bikes available on the market. Ride1Up’s mission is easy: get extra individuals on e-bikes. They do this by constructing nice bikes and providing them at inexpensive costs.

One of the issues I like about Ride1Up is their dedication to the trade, and the best way they champion security and high quality as two core pillars of their model and their electrical bikes.

Full Ride1Up Revv1 Review

Like many moped-style e-bikes, the Revv 1 follows the cafe cruiser design development set by Super73—an e-bike model primarily based out of Southern California. The Ride1Up Revv 1, nevertheless, stands out for its aggressive pricing whereas delivering distinctive efficiency.

Before diving into the small print to see the way it measures up towards different e-bikes, it’s vital to know what this bike is, what it’s not, and for whom it’s meant.

The Revv 1 competes extra with low cost mopeds (or different moped-style bikes) moderately than most e-bikes available on the market. It’s huge, heavy, and highly effective, however isn’t optimized for pedaling. If you desire a extra normal electrical bicycle that may simply offer you a little bit of an additional enhance, this isn’t it.

This bike is for somebody who needs extra of an electrical moped or electrical motorcycle-like expertise. You’ll in all probability be utilizing the throttle much more than pedal help, and also you received’t be throwing this up on a motorcycle rack in your roof.

For me, this bike has grow to be my day by day rider to get across the metropolis—particularly Venice Beach—and for normal pleasure rides alongside the seashore and boardwalk. The Revv 1 is an absolute pleasure to journey.

Assembly Review

If you’ve by no means had an e-bike delivered to your own home earlier than, you could be stunned by the scale of the field. The boxed Revv 1 one is not any exception. Delivered securely to my doorstep, it got here with the rear wheel connected and all of the instruments required for meeting.

Unless you’re a savvy bike mechanic, I like to recommend going to an area bike store to have this moped model ebike assembled by a professional. Given the speed that the Revv 1 reaches, particularly in Off-Road mode (extra on that quickly), it’s higher to err on the aspect of security and have the parts assembled securely.

I, for one, referred to as on Velofix to assemble my bike at residence, and I’m positive glad I did. If you don’t know what you’re doing, I undoubtedly wouldn’t try this one your self.

Style, Design & Aesthetics

My buddy Joe taking this superior electrical bicycle for a journey

In phrases of seems, the Revv 1 is outright superior. It’s extremely glossy and I get compliments all over the place I am going with this bike (significantly). The design blends parts of a moped (bench seat), bike (headlight and switch alerts), and bicycle (pedals) for an total refined design that merely oozes SoCal model.

Having a motorcycle that appears this good truly has some drawbacks, although. I’m hesitant so as to add larger equipment (like a rearview mirror) as a result of I don’t wish to detract from its seems. There additionally aren’t many attachment factors on the bike, and since there isn’t a water bottle attachment to safe a motorcycle lock just like the Foldylock, I’ve resorted to wrapping a Kryptonite chain lock across the body, which undoubtedly takes away from the e-bike’s glossy look.

There’s a rear rack accent, too, however once more—I really feel it detracts from the general aesthetic. Ultimately, it is a enjoyable bike to journey, and the best way it seems is a really actual a part of that for me. There are storage choices if you would like them (like the middle storage cage, outlined within the equipment part under), simply be conscious that each modification adjustments this bikes look!

The model leans extra in direction of adventurous riders, although the e-bike itself operates like a cruiser that’s tremendous enjoyable to journey. The Revv 1 is available in two colours: moss inexperienced and graphite grey. I selected the graphite grey, although my pal Andrew purchased the moss inexperienced and loves it. Honestly, it’s a little bit laborious to inform the distinction between the colours, until you look carefully.

Performance Review

I’ve been using this bike throughout Los Angeles, and have taken it on plenty of take a look at rides—each off-road using and on paved roads. It delivers an total snug journey, even when reaching speeds that advantage carrying a full face helmet. I like the handlebar twist throttle. It seems like a bike, or not less than as a lot as any e-bike I’ve ridden.

Weighing 93 lbs (83 lbs for the Hardtail mannequin) and packing a strong 750w geared hub motor with a multi-class pace system, the Revv 1 is much from an exercise-oriented e-bike. If you’re in search of an electrical bike that delivers extra zip than pedal help for an extremely enjoyable journey, the Revv 1 could also be simply what you’re in search of.

The Full Suspension mannequin handles bumps and bumpy roads with ease, although I undoubtedly wouldn’t take it mountain biking. It’s simply not made for that.

Speed

The Revv 1 is pre-programmed as a class 2 e-bike, which means it’s restricted to twenty mph utilizing each pedal help and the throttle.

For a quicker using expertise, you’ll be able to modify the Revv 1 to a category 3 e-bike or entry “Off-Road” mode by contacting the Ride1Up group. I signed and submitted the waiver, which outlines the warnings and dangers related to increased speeds, and a Ride1Up consultant gave me the directions to unlock these settings on my e-bike.

I do want it have been simpler to alter modes, although. I’d love to have the ability to swap forwards and backwards between class 2 and three with out going by way of a complete process.

The max pace for sophistication 3 is 28 mph, whereas Off-Road helps speeds of 28+ mph in line with Ride1Up. During all of my rides on this bike, I’ve reached speeds of 37.2mph. With the throttle, minimal effort is required to succeed in increased speeds. All you must do is sit again and benefit from the journey.

So sure, it’s quick.

And please, should you’re using at speeds above 20mph, put on a full-face helmet. As my father at all times stated, “they’re called accidents for a reason.” The better part, although, is {that a} full-face helmet truly seems stunning cool on this e-bike.

Acceleration

The Revv 1 is fitted with a typical 750-watt rear hub motor that delivers stable acceleration and energy. The diploma of acceleration is correlated with the e-bike’s pedal help settings (PAS). Riding in PAS 1 (the bottom setting), the acceleration is extra gradual. Whereas ramping as much as PAS stage 5 brings nearly quick acceleration when you begin pedaling. As a one-speed e-bike, there’s no have to think about shifting gears to speed up (which I like).

Instead of participating pedal help, you’ll be able to merely twist the Revv 1’s throttle to speed up. And it is a bike that doesn’t wrestle to speed up. When you wish to transfer, this child strikes. I’m snug using this bike in site visitors with automobiles—as if it have been an electrical bike—as a result of I do know this e-bike has no downside maintaining (so long as the pace restrict is 35 mph or below).

Though the Revv 1 throttle supplies loads of zip, I discover the transition to be a bit jolting. It’s jerky when beginning out, and isn’t the best to manage on stops and begins. I discover this to be the case with most ebikes, although, so this isn’t completely particular to the Revv 1.

Because I acquired a pre-production mannequin, my bike was one of many first to ship, which implies I missed out on a extremely cool new characteristic that ships with the FS body as of June 2023—the enhance characteristic. Pressing the minus button on the handlebar modifies the controller’s amperage from 28 amps to 35 amps, rising acceleration charge, hill climb and high pace. Keep in thoughts that the extra you employ the enhance characteristic, the extra energy you’ll use, which implies you’ll get much less vary out of your battery.

Range

The Revv 1 is supplied with a 780Wh battery, which pairs nicely with the 750W motor for an environment friendly journey and stable vary. On paper, Ride1Up claims a variety of 30-60 miles relying on a number of elements, together with rider weight, terrain, incline, and stage of pedal help. The extra throttle and pedal help you employ, the decrease vary you’ll have on the Revv 1, or any electrical bicycle for that matter.

For longer rides—and to assuage considerations about getting stranded with a lifeless battery—this moped model e-bike is fitted with a mount for a second Revv 1 battery.

On a single battery, I’ve taken this bike on rides about 20 miles in size, and returned residence with roughly 50% juice left. I used PAS 5 the entire time using the throttle nearly completely. This tracks with their estimates, and I feel a real-world expectation of ~40 miles vary is fairly honest.

Handling

Equipped with 20”x4” CST Scout tires, the Revv 1 has a low middle of gravity and glorious traction that helps simpler dealing with when going high speeds.

While Ride1Up promotes the CST Scout tires mixed with the complete suspension for all-terrain efficiency, that is extra of a metropolis cruiser than a mountain bike. It can deal with dust roads no downside, however I wouldn’t wish to journey it on singletrack trails. It’s simply too heavy and cumbersome.

As a heavier bike, turning includes extra lean than what you’d count on from a typical bike, and I undoubtedly wouldn’t describe it as nimble. This is de facto an electrical bike at coronary heart—and it rides like one. Overall, the Ride1Up Revv 1 handles greater than well-enough to take pleasure in its speedy efficiency with out pondering twice.

Comfort

The moped-style e-bike has snug, anti-slip grips and lengthy bench seat, or as Ride1Up places it, a “customized cafe style saddle”. The seat feels well-padded and is probably the most snug seat of any e-bike I personal on account of the truth that it’s not a typical bike seat.

I discover the decrease seating place on the Ride1Up Revv 1 to be extraordinarily pleasing. While the seat design, smaller pedals, and single-speed drivetrain don’t make for the best pedaling, I nearly at all times go for the throttle over pedal help.

The full suspension Revv 1 has each entrance and rear suspension whereas the hardtail mannequin has solely a entrance suspension. The entrance and rear suspension provide 120mm and 50mm of journey, respectively. The DNM AOY-38RC rear suspension is used on mountain bikes and might be locked out when using on smoother surfaces. The entrance fork suspension additionally comes with a typical hydraulic lockout on each frames.

Specs Review

E-bike specs advantage a better look when evaluating manufacturers and fashions. Overall, the Ride1Up Revv 1 is a well-made electrical bicycle with specs to show it, together with a strong rear hub motor and intuitive show.

Battery

No fuel tank required for this electrical bicycle! The Ride1Up Revv 1’s battery varies between the hardtail and full suspension fashions. The former has a 52V, 15ah Samsung battery, whereas the latter has a 52V, 20ah model. In both Revv 1 mannequin, the battery is removable, so it may be charged wherever is most handy. The battery sits simply in entrance of the bench seat and locks to the body with a key.

Replacement batteries can be found, plus you’ll be able to choose to connect a second battery to the bike body to increase their vary.

The included 4-amp charger can juice as much as a full cost in round 5 hours.

Motor

The Revv 1 has a 52V, 750W, geared hub Bafang motor. The rear hub motor design immediately powers the again wheel and operates individually from the Revv 1’s drivetrain. 

750W is unquestionably sufficient to really feel quick and highly effective, however it doesn’t measure as much as the efficiency of another fashions. Many high-performance e-bikes have 1000W and even as much as 3000W motors, which blow this one out of the water.

Throttle

If you’re searching for an e-bike constructed for pace, you’ll admire the Revv 1’s right-hand twist throttle, discovered to the correct of the handlebar controls within the picture above. As talked about, you should use simply the throttle and attain as much as 20 mph with the bike configured as class 2 or 3. But in Off-Road mode, it’s able to delivering extra energy and going nicely above 28 mph. 

I admire the management afforded by the throttle and the way it makes the bike really feel like a bike. The greatest disadvantage is that the throttle doesn’t present the smoothest transition when engaged. This is fairly normal for extra inexpensive e-bikes with hub drive motors, however it nonetheless isn’t nice.

Pedal Assist

There are 5 ranges of pedal help on the Ride1Up Revv 1. Whereas some electrical bicycles have pace thresholds for every pedal help stage, pedaling near the Revv 1’s high pace (20 mph for sophistication 2 and 28 mph for sophistication 3) is feasible on many of the PAS settings. The built-in delicate cadence sensor ensures the pedal help bears the brunt of the trouble on any of the PAS ranges.  

When arrange as a category 2 bike, the Revv 1’s pedal help system incorporates variable ranges of acceleration. With PAS 5, the motor kicks in nearly immediately. Speed builds extra steadily with PAS 1, however it’s not a very long time earlier than you get going.

The one factor that basically bugs me is that the throttle and pedal help don’t work nicely collectively. If I’m throttling and resolve to start out pedaling, the PAS system truly takes over which might trigger a pointy decline in pace. This is my one and solely main gripe concerning the bike—that the throttle and PAS don’t play good.

Display

Centrally positioned on the bike’s handlebar, the mounted show has a two-tone shade scheme that’s simple to learn rapidly with out taking one’s eyes off the street. The present pace is proven prominently within the middle of the three.5” display. Battery life is displayed above in 20% increments, whereas the journey distance and common pace seem under present pace. It additionally presents quite a lot of metrics for clever using suggestions, in addition to custom-made pedal help settings.

Weight

The Ride1Up Revv 1’s weight varies by body kind, with full suspension clocking in at 93 lbs and the hardtail measuring 83 lbs. Both frames have a max weight capability of 350 lbs. Still, there’s ample energy to drive this e-moped up steep inclines and to succeed in excessive speeds on flat terrain. But the hefty weight makes it a problem to start out the Revv 1 from a standstill with out utilizing the throttle. And pedaling the Revv 1 on a lifeless battery would definitely be troublesome.

Components Review

Moving on to the Ride1Up Revv 1’s parts, the bike is well-equipped with high quality elements. From the 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes to the sturdy body and rear suspension with air stress modify, the Revv 1 seems like a well-made, high quality bike at an inexpensive value.

While this bike appears well-put-together total, lots of the parts for this e-moped come from no-name manufacturers. You received’t see Shimano or Sram parts right here. This might be how Ride1Up is ready to provide this bike at a lower cost, however it doesn’t encourage quite a lot of confidence within the longevity. Their guarantee, nevertheless, does. So we’ll should see how the bike stands the take a look at of time.

Durable Alloy Frame

The Ride1Up Revv 1 options two sturdy alloy body varieties which can be each designed for an upright using place. The body, which is created from aluminum alloy, contributes to the bike’s motorcycle-like look. The built-in battery is connected into the middle of the body’s high tube, giving the phantasm of a bike fuel tank and upping this bike’s cool issue. A bike-style headlight and built-in brake gentle are additionally integrated within the Ride1Up Revv 1 body. 

The decrease body peak restrict pedaling energy on the Revv 1, although that’s not precisely wanted given how a lot energy it supplies and that the cadence sensor rapidly kicks PAS settings into gear. The Revv 1 mannequin stumbles a bit in not having a water bottle mount. The body does embody mounting factors for a middle storage cage and rear rack, although.

Front and Rear Suspension

The Ride1Up Revv 1 comes with both hardtail or full suspension. Comparing the 2 suspension varieties, the hardtail model weighs 10 lbs much less however solely has entrance suspension, whereas the complete suspension model has entrance and rear suspension—a plus for bumpier trails and terrain. 

The entrance suspension fork has 120mm of journey on the complete suspension mannequin, and 100mm on the hardtail bike. The full suspension Revv 1, which I examined,  consists of double-crown, preload and rebound adjustment with hydraulic lockout within the entrance and NM AOY-38RC with rebound, air stress adjustment and lock-out within the rear. I used to be impressed with how nicely the suspension and thick four-inch tires dampen bumps and vibrations on the street.

Drivetrain/Shifting

The Revv 1 is fitted with a single-speed, 32T chainring with 127mm cranks and a KMC Pro chain. Some different e-bikes with single-gear programs use belt drives, that are simpler to take care of since they don’t require lubrication or cleansing like chains do. 

With only a single gear, the Ride1Up Revv 1 is designed for extra informal pedaling and beneficiant use of the throttle to get the place it’s good to go. It additionally means it might have a tough time with actually steep off-road trails, however I wouldn’t wish to take it on these anyway.

Hydraulic Disc Brakes

This moped model electrical bike comes with 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes with electrical cut-off sensor. This useful security measure shuts off energy to the throttle in case you neglect to launch it whereas actively braking. The Revv 1’s brake levers are extremely responsive and hydraulic disc brakes had glorious stopping energy throughout my take a look at rides, which was a pleasing shock given the bike’s weight and speediness. 

Wheels and Tires

The Ride1Up Revv 1 is a sturdy bike that includes 20” x 4” CST Scout eMoped all-surface tires on the complete suspension mannequin and 20” x 4” Kenda Krusade tires on the hardtail bike. The Revv 1’s fats tires present shock absorption and luxury. They additionally ship sound stability and cornering traction within the entrance wheel to really feel protected whereas climbing hills and using quick, particularly in Off-Road mode.

Features Review

Having coated the Ride1Up Revv 1’s specs and parts, there are a couple of key options price discussing in additional element.

Integrated Lights

The Ride1Up Revv1 is supplied with vivid rear built-in lights and a big entrance headlight that helps obtain its motorcycle-style look. The Starunion brake gentle engages robotically once you squeeze the brake levers. Meanwhile, the headlight has excessive and low beam settings that illuminate the street forward and ensures you’re seen to site visitors. Once the bike is on, press the ability button once more to show the headlight on.

Turn Signals

If you get the complete suspension Revv 1, it comes with flip alerts positioned on the again of the seat moreover the brake gentle. The controls for the flip alerts are on a management panel on the correct handlebar. I discover the raised positioning on the handlebar fairly awkward to succeed in. Also, the flip alerts don’t emit any sound, so it’s simple to neglect to modify them off after taking your flip.

Horn

It could seem a bit foolish, however the Revv 1 comes with a built-in horn. I’ll admit that I assumed it was sort of silly at first and wished to discover a approach to take away it, however it’s truly come in useful a couple of occasions in metropolis site visitors. The one factor they educate you in bike class is that you must at all times journey as should you’re invisible to everyone else on the street. I discover this holds true when using this bike, too, particularly should you’re alongside site visitors.

Security

Unfortunately, the Revv 1 doesn’t include any safety features, apart from the lock on the battery which attaches the battery to the body. I do really feel that is one space the place e-bike manufacturers have quite a lot of room to develop, however there are a couple of methods to equipment out your Revv 1 to make it safer.

Pricing

The price of an e-bike can actually add up. By the time you add parts, equipment and insurance coverage, you’re paying tons of greater than the bottom value of the bike. Nonetheless, all issues thought of, it is a quick and durable bike coming in at a considerably lower cost than its extra well-known opponents (specifically Super73). And, should you ask me, the Revv 1 seems lots higher, too.

Ride1Up Revv 1 Accessories

While the Ride1Up Revv 1 doesn’t provide a lot customization apart from two shade choices and two body varieties, it’s appropriate with a handful of equipment and add-on options. Whether you’re in search of enhanced storage, security, or comfort, these equipment can enhance your journey.

WSDCAM Anti-Theft Bike Alarm

Though the Revv 1 has on-road security options, it doesn’t include an built-in safety system. The WSDCAM Anti-Theft Bike Alarm is a wi-fi distant lock that’s well-suited for defending your new electrical bike from would-be thieves. 

It works similar to a automobile key fob. Press the lock button, and if anybody tries to maneuver your Revv 1, the alarm units off—and it’s startlingly loud. The waterproof alarm weighs simply 10.5 ounces and has three settings, as much as 113 dB, and seven ranges of movement detection. The movement setting with the utmost sensitivity will sound the alarm with only a mild contact.

Apple AirTag

The Apple AirTag helps maintain monitor of your electrical bike’s location always. The replaceable battery lasts over a yr and the design has a IP67 ranking for water and mud resistance. I like to recommend securing it in an not easily seen place on the Revv 1 and eradicating the speaker from the AirTag so {that a} thief received’t be capable of simply discover or disable the AirTag.

Peak Design Out Front Cell Phone Holder

Made with light-weight aluminum, the Peak Design Out Front Cell Phone Holder makes use of a magnetic mounting expertise to safe your cellphone in place whereas using. 

I discover it’s nice for navigating with google maps, conserving the cellphone entrance and middle so you’ll be able to concentrate on pedaling and steering. Riders can simply reposition and “flip to film” to document their journey on the Ride1Up Revv 1. The Out Front Cell Phone Holder is appropriate with numerous handlebar sizes.

Kryptonite Evolution 1090 10mm Bicycle Lock

Though it’s not the model’s most formidable lock for electrical bikes (take a look at the New York FAHGETTABOUDIT 1410 14mm Chain if that’s what you need), however it has a Sold Secure Gold ranking and supplies sufficient safety for a motorcycle of this worth. Kryptonite’s Anti-Theft Protection program presents as much as $3K in reimbursement if the lock is damaged and your bicycle is stolen (which covers your entire price of the Revv 1).

Revv1 Center Storage Cage

Riders can outfit their Revv 1 with a middle storage case, which is completely appropriate with the Revv 1, not different fashions made by Ride1Up. The storage cage attaches within the middle space of the Revv 1 below the battery to soundly stow your belongings. It’s large enough to carry a second battery and the black minimalist design enhances the Revv 1’s glossy bike aesthetic. At the identical time, it’s compact sufficient that it received’t intrude with pedaling.

Revv1 Rear Rack

Attaching a rear rack is an alternative choice for hauling cargo as much as 90 lbs. The Revv1 Rear Rack attaches to the bike body under the saddle and comes with a rear gentle extension cable. The black, metallic alloy design blends in nicely with the remainder of the moped model e-bike. This accent can be solely appropriate with the Ride1Up Revv 1.

e-Bike Insurance

Though hardly ever talked about, insurance coverage to your e-bike is extra than simply “nice to have.” I insure my e-bikes by way of Markel American and protection for this bike prices about $220/yr in Los Angeles.

Ride1Up Revv 1 Alternatives

If the Revv 1 isn’t for you, however you’re nonetheless trying in search of a moped-style electrical bike, there are different bikes available on the market to think about.

Super73 S2 vs. Ride1Up Revv 1

Super73 pioneered the motorcycle-style design that the Ride1Up and different electrical bike manufacturers have sought to duplicate. The Super73 S2 is primarily an city cruiser, although its air spring suspension fork and beefy BDGR tires make it suited to off-road using, too. Like the Revv 1, the S2 has a bench seat that helps an upright using place. The S2 arrives as a category 2 bike that may be unlocked for sophistication 3 and Off-Road settings to succeed in high speeds over 28 mph.

Comparing the bikes head-to-head, the Revv 1 boasts a lower cost, extra energy, and a extra refined show system. With the S2, you get simpler meeting (it comes nearly utterly assembled and consists of video tips for attaching the remaining elements). The S2 additionally boasts the next vary when using at decrease speeds—count on over 75 miles of vary when utilizing stage 1 pedal help.

Bear in thoughts that the S2 solely comes with a FS body, which means no rear suspension. You’ll pay almost twice the value for the S2.

Juiced HyperScrambler 2 vs. Ride1Up Revv 1

Juiced HyperScrambler 2

Another mannequin that blurs the traces between bike, moped, and electrical bike, the Juiced HyperScrambler 2 is a well-equipped e-bike with an distinctive 100+ mile vary because of twin battery capability. Like the Revv 1, the HyperScrambler 2 can attain speeds over 28 mph utilizing its twist throttle. 

There are some key variations between the 2 fashions. For one, the HyperScrambler 2 has a Bafang RetroBlade rear hub motor with 2,000W peak energy, which beats out the Revv 1 by comparability. Additionally, the HyperScrambler 2 has an 8-speed drivetrain, whereas Revv 1 is one-speed. I discover one-speed electrical bikes make for a neater using expertise, particularly with heavier fashions. The HyperScrambler 2 additionally options aspect view mirrors—a helpful security characteristic when using with street site visitors.

NewGen 345-S vs. Ride1Up Revv 1

For a extra light-weight possibility, the NewGen 345-S clocks in at simply over 70 lbs, making it greater than 20 lbs than the Revv 1 I examined. The 345-S is well-equipped with mudguards, entrance and taillights, hydraulic disc brakes, and a cushioned bench seat created from vegan leather-based. This British-made bike falls wanting the Revv 1 by way of vary (simply 40 miles) and security options (smaller headlight and no flip alerts).

Our Review Process

For my Ride1Up Revv 1 assessment, I rode this bike for months throughout totally different terrain. I’ve taken my actual world expertise using this bike often and distilled every part I’ve come to know concerning the bike into this text. Ride1Up did present a pre-production mannequin for me to assessment, and admittedly, I used to be alleged to publish this text months in the past. What that does imply, nevertheless, is that I’ve had an extended time to make use of and take a look at the bike than most different evaluations you’ll discover.

After months of use, I like this bike (and no, they’re not making me say that!).

At TravelFreak, our assessment course of takes place in the true world. We take merchandise throughout cities and state traces. We additionally confirm all our claims and product particulars with thorough analysis.

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TravelFreak is dedicated to offering every bit of data we are able to about tips on how to deal with your subsequent journey like a professional. I wrote this Ride1Up Revv 1 assessment primarily based on my first-hand testing and using expertise, in addition to analysis to confirm specs, parts, and different technical particulars.

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Where to Buy the Ride1Up Revv 1

Ride1Up is a direct-to-consumer model, which means you’ll seemingly purchase your new journey by way of the Ride1Up web site. The firm additionally works with choose bike retailers and sellers across the U.S. to supply take a look at rides, service bikes, and make direct purchases.

Ride1Up Revv 1 FAQs

How quick does the Revv 1 go?

The Revv 1 arrives as a category 2 bike that’s able to going 20 mph. Unlocking class 3 or Off-Road mode can permit riders to go as much as and over 28 mph. My high pace is greater than 37 mph.

What is the vary of the Revv 1?

It has a variety of 30-60 miles relying on the PAS setting, rider weight, incline, terrain, and different elements.

What is the highest pace unlocked on the Revv 1?

In Off-Road mode, the Revv 1 can exceed 28 mph. I clocked a high pace of greater than 37 mph throughout my take a look at rides.

How do you unlock a Revv 1 bike?

Submit a waiver to Ride1Up to obtain directions to unlock the Revv 1.

What is the distinction between Revv 1 HT and FS?

The two body varieties (Hardtail and Full Suspension) differ in value, weight, battery kind, and suspension system.

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