Ride1Up Cafe Cruiser review: Affordable & stylish 28 MPH electric bike for one or two riders!

by Micah Toll

And that’s just what the Cafe Cruiser does, in addition to combining some sexy styling with a comfortable cruiser-inspired ride. And to top it all off, the bike has some darn good performance as well.

Ride1Up Cafe Cruiser Tech Specs Motor: 750W continuous-rated hub motor Top speed: 28 mph (45 km/h) Range: 30-50 miles (50-80 km) Battery: 48V 15Ah (720Wh) with 21700 Samsung cells Weight: 65 lb (29 kg) Load capacity: 300 lb (136 kg) Rear rack capacity: 130 lb (59 kg)

The new model is not a full-blown stereotypical California cruiser as it maintains a number of commuter-friendly components like front suspension, fenders, rear rack, hydraulic disc brakes, built-in LED lighting, and the ability to carry your friend along with you on the back.

But it still has the comfortable laid-back seating position and swept-back bars of a cruiser bike, not to mention the motorcycle-inspired top tank frame design to add a neat little accent to the bike’s top tube.

The beauty of the Ride1Up Cafe Cruiser is that it rides like a relaxed cruiser bike, yet offers the performance of a fast and sportier-feeling electric bike. And as the rider, you have the ability to choose how you want to ride it each day based on your mood or needs.