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After over 3 years of R&D, Riide rolls out second generation ebike

After over 3 years of R&D, Rii...
The Riide 2 is available as a lease-to-own option, or can be had with a one-time payment
The Riide 2 is available as a lease-to-own option, or can be had with a one-time payment
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The Riide 2 is available as a lease-to-own option, or can be had with a one-time payment
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The Riide 2 is available as a lease-to-own option, or can be had with a one-time payment
The Riide 2 has a top speed of 28 mph, up to 80 miles of per charge range, included GPS tracking and 4G-LTE, and concrete and asphalt are your color choices
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The Riide 2 has a top speed of 28 mph, up to 80 miles of per charge range, included GPS tracking and 4G-LTE, and concrete and asphalt are your color choices
The step-through frame has a 600-lumen integrated light to the front, and a built-in 100-lumen light to the rear
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The step-through frame has a 600-lumen integrated light to the front, and a built-in 100-lumen light to the rear
The Riide 2's battery unit is removable and can be fully charged in under 4 hours
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The Riide 2's battery unit is removable and can be fully charged in under 4 hours
The Riide 2 features hydraulic disc braking front and rear
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The Riide 2 features hydraulic disc braking front and rear
Two seat options are available, a city flavor (shown) and one built for comfort
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Two seat options are available, a city flavor (shown) and one built for comfort
Two seat options are available, a comfort version (shown) and one designed for city riding
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Two seat options are available, a comfort version (shown) and one designed for city riding
Connectivity options include 4G/LTE and Bluetooth LE
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Connectivity options include 4G/LTE and Bluetooth LE
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The first generation Riide ebike launched on Kickstarter in early 2014, was successfully funded and started shipping a year later. Now the Washington, DC company has announced the much-improved Riide 2.

For the new ebike, Riide has sacrificed the top tube on the original model for a step-through aluminum frame. Though the target weight for version one was 35 lb, the production version came in a little heavier, and its replacement is heavier still at 51.9 lb (23.5 kg). It also gets a top speed bump from 20 mph to 28 mph (45 km/h) thanks to a 500-W (750-W peak on the road or 1.45-kW off-road) rear hub motor, torque goes up from 25 Nm to 60 Nm, and there's a significant increase in range – from 25 miles to up to 80 miles (128 km) per charge.

The Riide 2's battery unit is removable and can be fully charged in under 4 hours
The Riide 2's battery unit is removable and can be fully charged in under 4 hours

The lockable 840-Wh battery on the new model can be removed from the frame for charging indoors, and it will take around 3.75 hours to juice it up with the 48-V, 4.5-A charger. The battery charge level is indicated to the top of the battery unit housing.

The new frame will fit riders between 5 and 6.25 ft (1.52-1.9 m), the cabling runs through internally for a cleaner look, and it has integrated lights – 600 lumens to the front and 100 at the back. The chain of old has gone and been replaced by a Gates carbon belt drive, so your work suit won't get oiled up on the way to the office. And pedal assist is applied courtesy of a torque sensor.

The new Riide, well, rides on 27.5-inch wheels wrapped in Schwalbe Big Ben tires, and stopping power comes from hydraulic disc brakes with 180-mm rotors and levers rocking electric cut-off for extra safety. It also comes with 4G LTE connectivity cooked in (US coverage only), together with Bluetooth LE, GPS and a 9-axis accelerometer. This means that the location of the ebike can be tracked through an iOS/Android smartphone app, and it can be remotely locked and disabled.

The Riide 2 has a top speed of 28 mph, up to 80 miles of per charge range, included GPS tracking and 4G-LTE, and concrete and asphalt are your color choices
The Riide 2 has a top speed of 28 mph, up to 80 miles of per charge range, included GPS tracking and 4G-LTE, and concrete and asphalt are your color choices

Riide has two pricing options available, there's no Kickstarter this time around. You can buy the second gen ebike outright for US$2,799, or you can sign up to pay $99 per month and then the ride is all yours after 30 months. Neat. City or Comfort seats are available as options. And the ebike can accommodate fenders and racks.

Source: Riide

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