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Ride1Up’s Roadster V2 is a $1,045 stealth ebike that weighs just 35 lbs

todayApril 28, 2021 2

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Electric bikes are an essential part of a greener future, but they are not without their caveats compared to good old acoustic bikes.

They’re usually heavy, for one. They’re generally thief magnets because they’re so easy to spot in the wild. And they cost a ton too.

I’ve tested lightweight and stealthy ebikes, and I’ve tested affordable models, but never anything that quite combines all these factors.

The Ride1Up Roadster V2 does just that. I weighed my unit at 35 lb — a featherweight by ebike standards. The battery is neatly integrated into the frame, and most people won’t notice it’s an ebike without close inspection. And as of publication, it costs just $1,045 (retail is $1,095) — cheaper than most decent ebikes despite being equipped with a grease-free belt drive.