Riders looking for a commuter that can keep up with the flow of traffic will find the Ride1UP 700 ST to be a satisfying experience; it didn’t have any trouble reaching a cruising speed that would allow a rider to keep up with the flow of traffic from light to light. This step thru variant makes popping forward at stops all the easier too.
A 750W brushless, geared Bafang hub motor provides the muscle necessary to reach 28 mph on pedal assist, which is no small feat (and uncommon for me, speaking as a 230 lbs rider). Powering it is a 720Wh battery that provides plenty of range but is also light enough that this e-bike weighs less than 70 lbs.
The Ride1UP 700 ST is a ready-to-go commuter, coming equipped with front and rear lights, alloy fenders and a rear rack. Just add saddle bag.
Hitting value-oriented price points usually comes with a trade or two. It may come in the form of getting a more powerful motor but not receiving a rack or fenders. With Ride1UP, we can usually determine where they made their trades to hit the price point, but the sacrifices tend to be minor and feel like no real loss. The 700 ST only really lacks sizing options, and the assembly isn’t harder than most, but includes a few more steps than the average.
The overall spec on the Ride1UP 700 ST delivers a reliable ride again and again thanks to features like an 8-speed Shimano Acera drivetrain and Tektro hydraulic disc brakes. We also like that Ride1UP chose 27.5-in. wheels which roll faster and handle better at speed than smaller wheels.
It’s a great ride on it’s own, but feels better when considering its price tag. For all the Ride1UP 700 ST has going for it, read the full review below.