Ride1Up 700 Series XR Review – Best Budget Electric Bicycle

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The Ride1Up 700 series packs a ton of high quality components at a very budget friendly price. However, there is a cost associated with that discount… much assembly is required! I didn’t mind setting up the 700 series one bit, and many may even find it fun. However, if you are like Jimmy, opening a box filled with parts can be overwhelming. Personally, I would rather have high quality components at a discounted price, and put some elbow grease in to save some cash for a good ebike. If you’re not the handy type, I would consider taking the ebike to a local shop to get assembled. In this review, we will let you know what we love and hate about the Ride1Up 700 Series XR. Click here for the current price on the Ride1Up 700 Series. Save $75 with coupon code: JimmyChang

Ride1Up 700 Series Matte Black Finish Assembly Required 2

Top things I like about the Ride 1Up Ebike

  1. High quality suspension
  2. Schwalbe SUPER MOTO X tires
  3. Tektro hydraulic brakes
  4. Metal fenders with no rattle
  5. Rear rack with strap
  6. Easy to use color display
  7. Cable management
  8. Budget price
  9. Overall appearance
  10. Powerful

What type of suspension is on the Ride1Up 700 Series?

The Ride1Up 700 Series features a Mozo hydraulic lockout with 100mm of suspension travel. The suspension is the best I have felt on a budget ebike under $2000. Many ebikes feature cheap suspension that is easy to bottom out. The suspension on the Ride1Up 700 Series feels great and never bottomed out on me. You can adjust the rebound speed and lock it out.
Ride1Up 700 Series Mozo Hydrualic Supension 100mm

What type of tires are on the Ride1Up 700 Series?

The Ride1Up 700 Series features amazing Schwalbe SUPER MOTO X 27.5×2.4 (584-60) tires. These tires are the best I have seen on an ebike, besides my Trek Rail 7. The tire profile is amazing, and the compound is extra grippy on roads. We are used to seeing budget tires on budget ebikes. The Schwalbe tires are a premium product that we have yet to see on any other ebike, because they are on the pricier side.
Ride1Up 700 Series Matte Black Finish Schwalbe Moto X 27.5 by 2.4 inch tires and Shimano derailleur

What type of brakes are on the Ride1Up 700 Series?

The Ride1Up 700 Series has Tektro hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm brake discs. This is a step up from previous models that only had 160mm brake discs. Larger brake discs allow for stronger stopping power and help disapate heat. The brakes are powerful, and the levers can easily be pressed with one finger.
Ride1Up 700 Series Tektro Brake Disc

Does the Ride1Up 700 Series come with fenders and rack?

The Ride1Up 700 comes with metal fenders and rack. The fenders are high quality metal, and I love that the front has adjustable arms. The rack matches the frame and has this custom bungie strap. The best part is the rack and fenders mount perfectly, so there is little to no rattle. We have seen plenty of ebikes that come with fenders and racks, but most of the time they are noisy and can look bent.
Ride1Up 700 Series Matte Black Finish Schwalbe Moto X 27.5 by 2.4 inch tires Rear Rack and Fender

Adjusting the peddle assist (PAS) levels on the Ride1Up 700 Series

The color display on the Ride1Up 700 Series is easy to control and navigate through the menu. You can easily adjust the number of peddle assist levels, and the output each level will peak at. Every rider is different, and I love the ability to adjust your PAS level. Some like it fast, some like it slow, and some like it exactly how it is. You can be in full control of how much power you want with the Ride1Up 700 Series.
Ride1Up 700 Series Color display

A little cable wrap goes a long ways!

I love the cable management on the Ride1Up 700 Series. The cables are neatly wrapped and help add a refined look to the 700 Series. In contrast, the cable wrap on some bikes can look pretty bad. For example the cable wrap on the Lectric XP 2.0 looks like a toddler removed the film from a VHS tape and wrapped it around the cables. The 700 Series wires are meticulously wrapped in quality cable wrap to help satisfy all the OCD freaks out there.
Ride1Up 700 Series Front End

What is the price of the Ride1Up 700 Series?

Currently, the 700 Series is priced at $1695. The price blew me away for all the great features and components that come with the bike. The 700 series features the best tires, suspension, brakes, fenders, and rack I’ve seen on a budget ebike under $2000.
Ride1Up 700 Series Battery Lock with Matte Black Finish

Beautiful bike with a stunning matte black paint job

The ebike market is crowded with similar designs and colors. Ride1Up did an excellent job with the lines and design of the 700 Series, making it stand out from other ebikes. The 700 Series is a great looking ebike offered in a stunning matte black paint job. Overall, the 700 Series is a gorgeous bike that rides incredible!
Ride1Up 700 Series Matte Black Finish Side Profile

What is the top speed of the Ride1Up 700 Series?

The top speed of the 700 Series is 28mph with peddle assist. The 700 Series is a class 3 ebike with a 750 watt geared hub Shengyi motor. The 700 series Lishui Sine-wave controller peaks out at 1000 watts and can achieve 20mph with throttle only. The sine wave controller makes the bike ultra smooth while accelerating. Click here for the current price on the Ride1Up 700 Series. Save $75 with coupon code: JimmyChang

Top things I hate about the Ride1Up Ebike

  1. Lots of assembly required
  2. Peddle assist delay
  3. Front light could be brighter
  4. Faux leather grips can be slippery

Does the Ride1Up 700 Series require assembly?

The 700 Series requires more assembly than any other ebike Jimmy and I have received. The paper instructions weren’t great, so watch their videos on how to assemble the bike. I don’t mind setting up the bike, because I’m pretty handy and I enjoy building things. However, Jimmy was not excited about assembling the ebike. Jimmy is pretty handy, but it was below freezing temperatures when we set up the bike, so Jimmy wasn’t too keen sitting in his frigid garage. Overall, I understand the reason why assembly was required, and that was to save shipping costs. Shipping has gone up through the roof the past two years. The 700 series came in the smallest box we have received for an ebike. The 700 Series came in the smallest box, but it is the best budget ebike we have reviewed. I will gladly pay less to get high quality components. And if you aren’t handy, you can pay your local bike shop to put it together for you.
Ride1Up 700 Series Matte Black Finish Assembly Required

Is there peddle assist delay on the Ride1Up 700 Series?

Like most hub motor ebikes, there is a significant delay in the peddle assist on the 700 Series. I have gotten used to the delay on most ebikes, but it can be scary for some. If you are in peddle assist 5 and stop peddling, you will still go forward 10-15 feet. You can stop that thrust by simply applying the brakes. But if you aren’t used to the delay, people tend to forget they have brakes. The brake levers will cut out the electric motor instantaneously, but you have to remember to pull them. You will want to get used to the bike in low traffic areas before going into densely populated areas.
Ride1Up 700 Series Matte Black Finish Schwalbe Moto X 27.5 by 2.4 inch tires and Shimano Acera Derailleur

Is the front light on the 700 series bright enough for safe night riding?

The light is decent on the 700 series, but I would upgrade to a brighter light if you do a lot of night riding. Most cycling accidents happen in low visibility situations. I’m all about having very bright lights to help you see and others see you.
Ride1Up 700 Series Mozo Hydrualic Supension 100mm 1

Slippery grips when wet

Many ebikes feature faux leather grips. They look nice, but they can be slippery in wet and cold conditions. I prefer rubber grips like the DMR Deathgrips. Click here for the current price on the Ride1Up 700 Series. Save $75 with coupon code: JimmyChang
Ride1Up 700 Series Faux Leather Grips

Who is the Ride1Up 700 Series perfect for?

If you want the nicest budget ebike and enjoy putting things together, I would look at the 700 Series. The quality components and features can’t be beat at the $1695 price point. The tires, brakes and suspension are by far the best we have seen on an ebike under $2000. The 700 Series is a complete package with lights, fenders, and rack. Many other companies charge an up-charge for these components. Not only do you get an excellent price, the bike is backed by amazing service from Ride1Up out of San Diego. Many ebike companies are shipping directly from China, and servicing from China. There is a language barrier and a delay in receiving bikes, parts, and components. I’m impressed Ride1Up offers bikes at similar prices as their Chinese competitors, and still providing superior service. If you aren’t afraid of a little assembly, I would definitely check out the Ride1Up 700 Series.
Ride1Up 700 Series Matte Black Finish

Ride1Up 700 Series Discount Codes, Coupon Codes, and Pricing

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