The budget friendly Ride1Up Turris electric touring bike has been unveiled
San Diego-based electric bike company Ride1Up has revealed the new Ride1Up Turris electric touring bike. Priced at $1,295, the bike sits in the middle of a city commuter and a light mountain bike, making it super versatile at a reasonable price.
With Class 3 speed for under $1,500, the Ride1Up Turris electric touring bike is built with a 6061 aluminum frame and a fully integrated battery. Other features include a 614Wh battery, a 100mm-travel suspension fork, a 760W rear hub motor and a 7-speed drivetrain with hydraulic disc brakes. That’s quite a package.
The Turris is intended to provide the “most comfortable ride ever,” claims Ride1Up. The bike rides on fat tires and the rider sits tall and has enough leverage on the handlebars because of the riser handlebars. A gel saddle prevents soreness after extended periods on the road.
The 750W Shengyi rear hub motor has a top speed of 28 mph and a maximum torque of 60 Nm. It uses a straightforward cadence sensor rather than cutting-edge torque-sensing technology. Yet, it has a thumb-operated throttle that allows the bike to hit 20 miles per hour. The integrated downtube 48-V, 12.8-Ah battery in the Turris offers between 15 to 27 miles of riding per charge.
Previously mentioned, the hydraulic brakes also include a motor cut-off mechanism, which guarantees constant maximum braking power. A 60-lux lamp up front improves visibility in traffic during the day and illuminates the road and at night. Ride data is displayed on a 2.2-inch LCD screen that’s mounted on the bike’s handlebars.
At its $1,295 sticker, the Ride1Up Turris electric touring bike is surely a terrific value and is currently available on the company’s website in Forest Green, Origami White, and Graphite Grey.