Ride1Up REVV1 FS review: How I hit 37 mph on an e-bike built like a motorbike

by Micah Toll

And by that I mean it’s built more like a moped or motorcycle than like an electric bicycle, which translates into an amazingly good ride.

Ride1Up REVV1 FS Tech Specs Motor: Bafang 750W continuous hub motor Top speed: 20 mph (32 km/h) stock, but I hit 37 mph (59.5 km/h) in off-road mode Range: 30-60 miles (48-96 km) Battery: 52V 20Ah (1,040 Wh) Weight: 93 lb. (42 kg) Tires: CST Scout eMoped All-surface Tires, 20″x4.0″ Brakes: 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes

Ride1Up REVV1 FS Tech Specs (Cont'd) Front suspension: Dual-crown 120mm air fork, preload and rebound adjust with lockout Rear suspension: DNM AOY-38RC, rebound, air pressure adjust and lockout Extras: Long bench seat, included fenders, large LED headlight with hi/lo beams and tail/brake light, turn signals, horn, LCD display, kickstand

Now don’t get me wrong here: This is not an electric motorcycle. The purists out there will try to claim that it is. And I understand their argument.

But it’s based on the misinformed premise that anyone can take this 20 mph electric bicycle out of the box and turn it into a crazy powerful speed machine.

And while that’s true with many other e-bikes, it’s not true for the Ride1Up REVV1. To actually unlock it outside of Class 2 (20 mph) mode into Off-Road mode, you’ve got to contact the company to request the unlocking procedure that includes multiple passwords used at several steps.

It’s not something that a kid is going to figure out, and it allows Ride1Up to control who gets Off-Road mode while giving them one more chance to remind you that it’s for use outside of public streets.