700 SERIES Ebike Review – Does it Check All The Boxes on Our List?

By Electric Ride Lab Team


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Are you looking for an electric bike with multiple riding options? Maybe you just want a stylish e-bike that has plenty of features with a modern and functional design that can be used for commuting and for leisure.; well, you might want to check out Ride1Up's 700 Series.

The Ride1Up 700 is a commuter e-bike with more than 10 different riding modes (that's not a typo). The e-bike which was released in 2020 has already garnered thousands of positive reviews on Ride1Up's site and online ebike forums.

Some people even call it "the most customizable electric bike on the market". 

Ride1Up decided to send us the 700 Series to test it and tell the good and the bad so does the 700 Series check all the boxes on our list? Let’s find out.

Specifications of the Ride1up 700 Series

Battery Capacity

48V 14ah with a 48V 22A controller

Mileage

30 to 50 miles (48.3 - 80.4 km). This depends on the level of motor assistance selected and other factors like rider weight, terrain type, etc.

Lights

Blaze-lite front light and Spanninga Luceo rear light

E-bike Weight

62 lbs (28 Kg)

Maximum Load Capacity

275 lbs (125 Kg)

Top Speed

28 mph (45 k/mh)

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700 SERIES Ebike From Ride1UP

Main Features:

  • The Motor
    750W (Hub)
  • Top Speed
    28 mph (45 k/mh)
  • Range 
    30 to 50 miles (48.3 - 80.4 km)

Features of the Ride1up 700 series

1) Dual Tektro Hydraulic Disc Brakes

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The 700 series is equipped with dual Tektro hydraulic disc brakes. This is a major upgrade from the 500 series' mechanical disc brakes.

For those who aren't familiar with the differences between the two, hydraulic disc brakes require very little force — or squeeze — from the rider than mechanical brakes do.

This is because the hydraulic fluid in the enclosed system generates its own pressure when the brake levers are pulled. Mechanical disc brakes on the other hand will only act on the force applied to the cables.

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So essentially, hydraulic brakes are more sensitive and react with more stopping power than mechanical brakes. During our test, while traveling at 22 mph, the 700 series covered around 19 feet after the brakes were applied. 

It also has motor inhibitors that cut — and restrict — the power to the motor whenever the brakes are applied. 

2) Up to 9 Different Levels of Pedal Assist

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The bike, like most electric bikes, comes preinstalled with five different levels of pedal assistance. However, users can switch things up by adding four extra levels from the display settings. Now, the bike's top speed won't change but riders can tweak how much power the motor provides at each level.

For example, if you believe there are power jumps between the standard five levels, you can add two, three, or even four more levels to smoothen out the transition in power. So now you're in control of how much battery power you want to use, how much effort you want to apply to the pedals, and the degree of assistance you get from the motor.

3) 1000-Watt Geared Hub Motor

1000-Watt Geared Hub Motor

The 700 Series is fitted with a 750-Watt hub motor that puts out 1000 Watts at peak performance. Thanks to gear reduction in the system, the motor can generate up to 60Nm of torque.

During our speed test, the 700 Series maxed out at 26 mph in pedal-assist mode (the highest level of pedal assistance; 5) and 19 mph in throttle-only mode. These tests were carried out by a 195 lbs rider with 75% battery power left.

The bike also has this cool function where the motor assists whenever it is being pushed along. This feature is called "walk-assist" mode. It can be accessed from the bike's display and doesn't require the rider to use the throttle. 

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700 SERIES Ebike From Ride1UP

Main Features:

  • The Motor
    750W (Hub)
  • Top Speed
    28 mph (45 k/mh)
  • Range 
    30 to 50 miles (48.3 - 80.4 km)

Pros of the Ride1up 700 Series

Pros

1) The 700 Series' Battery Is Integrated Into the E-bike's Frame but Can Easily Be Removed for External Charging

One thing 700 Series users never have to worry about is rain or snow getting into their battery's contacts. This is because the power unit is meticulously fitted into the bike's down tube (the e-bike's controller is also encased in the frame). 

The battery pack can also be removed from the frame. This process is easy and doesn't require any technical skill (we have even included a short YouTube video on how to detach the e-bike's battery pack from the rest of the frame)

Being able to remove an e-bike's battery makes charging the bike even easier. In cases where riders have to store their e-bike batteries away from cold temperatures, searching for a room large and warm enough to fit a 70 × 22 × 41 Inch (L × W × H) e-bike doesn't exactly sound practical.

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Pros

2) The E-bike Comes Fitted With Almost Every Kit a Rider Needs

These include safety features like headlights and rear brake lights. Ride1up also added a rear rack to the e-bike's frame.

The rack has a rated load capacity of 50lbs and is built to support panniers. A pair of hardened alloy fenders are also included with every unit.

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If you look at it, the only kit the e-bike is missing is a horn, every other thing comes with the bike.

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700 SERIES Ebike From Ride1UP

Main Features:

  • The Motor
    750W (Hub)
  • Top Speed
    28 mph (45 k/mh)
  • Range 
    30 to 50 miles (48.3 - 80.4 km)

Cons of the Ride1up 700 Series

Cons

1) Putting the Ride1Up 700 Together Can Be a Pain

You'll need at least a full hour and perhaps another to fully assemble this electric bike. It comes with a manual that isn't very helpful so you're going to spend a lot of time on YouTube figuring out what is what and what goes where. Fortunately, Ride1UP has pretty good videos for how to put this ebike together. 

Keep in mind that the process won't be a walk in the park, so, take your time.

Cons

2) The E-bike's Trigger Gear Shifter Moves in Only One Direction

Shifting gears on the Ride1Up 700 Series is not as convenient. The gear shifter's lever move in only one direction which necessitates the existence of two levers to shift gears up and down unlike the bi-directional single lever we used to on other ebikes we tested.

E-bike's Trigger Gear Shifter
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700 SERIES Ebike From Ride1UP

Main Features:

  • The Motor
    750W (Hub)
  • Top Speed
    28 mph (45 k/mh)
  • Range 
    30 to 50 miles (48.3 - 80.4 km)
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Who's This Electric Bike for

Commuters, recreational riders, people on a budget, etc. The Ride1up 700 is like a hybrid electric bicycle. 

It's affordable, It's powerful enough for light off-road riding, it's fast enough to clock 28 miles per hour; it's almost an all-around e-bike that could appeal to a wide range of riders.

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Who's This Electric Bike Not for

The Ride1Up's frame is just not built for heavy-duty off-road riding. Trail and all-season riders may not find this e-bike suitable for their riding style.

Also, considering the fact that there are lighter electric bikes, competitive racers and professional cyclists may not really fancy this 62-pound beast.

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700 SERIES Ebike From Ride1UP

Main Features:

  • The Motor
    750W (Hub)
  • Top Speed
    28 mph (45 k/mh)
  • Range 
    30 to 50 miles (48.3 - 80.4 km)

About the author 

Electric Ride Lab Team

When it comes to electric personal transportation, we’re the avid performance thrill-seekers. Pioneering great and well-reviewed mobility products for e-ride lovers is all we want. Well, yes! That’s purely obvious from our team.