Ride1Up Cafe Cruiser 28 MPH 2-Passenger E-Bike Review
I guess you really can have it all: hey everyone mikey here with electrek and today, im coming to you from a beautiful florida beach, where i am testing out ride, one ups newest electric bike. The cafe cruiser lets check it out. The cafe cruiser here really is something of a mashup between a cruiser and a racer. On the cruiser side. Youve got that sexy styling, a big comfy seat and the swept back handlebars to keep you in a nice and upright riding position, but then on the cafe. Racer side youve got a powerful watt motor to get you rolling quickly in climbing hills, plus a fast top speed of 28 miles per hour. To make quick work of your morning commute its like this e bike lives in two worlds. It cant decide if its a relaxed, laissez faire ride or a powerful and fast commuter. I mean i guess its both or either one, depending on your mood or riding needs of the day and for a low price of just 1595 bucks. Considering all the cool gear you get that im about to show you. This is a seriously good deal which speaking of weve got a link below in the video description, with the current best price for the cafe cruiser, and if our video convinced you to snatch one up, we hope youll use our link because it helps us make more Videos like this look, i know its a tough job, but someones got to hit the coast and the trails to ride all these bikes and the cafe cruiser is kind of the perfect bike for both of those types of riding its uniquely outfitted for both worlds.
On the cruiser comfort side, you get a good quality hydraulic front fork, plus a set of nice. Big three inch tires, which are basically balloon tires, but not quite fat tires. They make for a great ride and give more forgiveness than narrow. Two inch tires that they arent quite extreme enough to let me actually ride through the fluffiest of this florida sugar sand. They may work on california, beaches or further down by the packed sand, but up here at the top of the beach, it was pretty much a no go as i kept just spinning my rear tire in the sand, but thats okay, because this e bike is meant More for the boardwalk than the actual beach – or you know for the bike lane, since it would make a great commuter e bike too, its not just the powerful motor and the high top speed, but also the large 48 volt and 15 amp power, removable and lockable Battery that is nicely hidden inside the frame and gives you a range of between 30 to 50 miles, depending if youre rocking the throttle or cruising easier on light pedal assist. Adding to its commuter credentials are solid. Alloy fenders. Instead of cheap plastic mud guards, bright led lights instead of cheap little dinky e bike lights, powerful hydraulic disc brakes instead of weaker and maintenance prone mechanical brakes, plus an 8 speed transmission. This is not the peak of shimanos derailleur hierarchy or anything like that.
Dont get me wrong, but its still good enough for our every mans riding and check out this rear rack. Not only is it frame integrated with a super strong 130 pound weight capacity rating on that rack, but you can also add the passenger package to turn the cafe cruiser into a two seater with the addition of a rear bench and the included plastic wheel guard and Fold out foot pegs, i absolutely love e bikes that can carry a passenger, my nephews. They seem to love it too, but dont think for a minute that you can only carry kids back here. 130, pound weight rating on that rack opens the door to a lot of wives and girlfriends, or some rather lightweight boyfriends, or your friend thats too cheap to take the bus, and so he just bums a ride with you. Whatever the case may be, the entire bike itself has a 300 pound weight rating, and so you could max out the 130 pound rider limit on the back and still be set as long as youre, 170 or less. Now. I obviously love the passenger package. I think its a great way to carry another person with you and it really adds to the utility of the bike. But the problem with most passenger packages is that when you add this seat, you actually lose some utility because you lose your utility rack. If you wanted to strap things down its not as easy, when you have a padded seat on it, except the ride, one up passenger package actually has one cool feature: ive not seen anywhere else, and that is that the seat is actually quick.
Releasable theres a little: where is it here? It is theres a little spring loaded lever down here. You pull that and it pops right off and youve got your bare rack again, so you can actually use it for utility work. Then, when youre ready, you just put this seat back on, you slide the little lever and it pops on locked in place. I think thats really awesome theres really so much to like here. I know im kind of gushing and i know i also always try to include a few negatives on each e bike to make sure you guys know these are not paid reviews or anything like that, but man it is hard to find anything to penalize here. They nailed the performance, the price is solid, the design is sleek and they didnt commit any of my three cardinal sins for commuter e bikes of leaving off a rack, fenders or led lights im, giving ride one up a standing ovation for this model. It took a leap of faith to expand beyond the companys, typical, purely commuter bike focus, but damn if they didnt stick the landing Music thanks for watching everyone. I hope you enjoyed that review of the cafe cruiser from ride one up. If you did why dont you give this video a thumbs up and dont forget to subscribe, so you wont miss any of our future electric vehicle.