Ride1Up Roadster V2 Gravel Edition review: The best low-cost electric gravel bike out there. Period.

by Micah Toll

Ride1Up Roadster V2 tech specs • Motor: 500W peak (350W continuous) rear hub motor • Top speed: 24 mph (38 km/h) Range: 20-30 miles (32-48 km) • Battery: 36V 7Ah (252Wh) with Samsung 35E cells • Weight: 32 lb (14.5 kg) Load Capacity: 275 lb (125 kg)

Ride1Up Roadster V2 tech specs (cont'd) • Frame: Aluminum alloy 6061 Brakes: Tektro mechanical disc brakes • Extras: Gates belt drive, minimalist LCD display speedometer, battery gauge, PAS level indicator, two frame sizes available • Price: $1,245 (you have to select the grey/yellow “color” option for the gravel model)

Lycra-enthusiasts likely will have to make a few compromises. There’s no mid-drive motor, no hydraulic brakes, and no space-age carbon fiber anything (except for the belt – more on that in a moment).

But what you do get is a nicely made, lightweight, and surprisingly peppy electric gravel bike that is just as fun on the road as it is off it.