Ride1Up LMT’D Electric Bike Review


Are you looking for a high quality, and easy-to-maintain commuter electric bike? While there are many commuter e-bikes available on the market today, most are built identically and don’t really offer anything exceptional.

Well, in this article, we’re going to take a look at the Ride1Up LMT’D; a uniquely-built commuter electric bike that comes equipped with components mostly found on high-end e-bikes. 

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This e-bike has been designed from the ground up for the urban commuter who wants to get around town in style without breaking the bank. It features a sleek design, a hydraulic disc-braking system, and a high torque and high performance motor. 

In the sections that follow this paragraph, we will discuss the Ride1Up LMT’D’s functions in-depth and hopefully help you determine if this e-bike is a good fit for you.

Ride1Up LMT’D Electric Bike Review

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Main Features:

  • Riders Weight Limit275 lbs (125 kg)
  • Motor | 750W Geared Hub Motor with 100NM Torque
  • Range | Up to 30-50 Miles per Charge
  • Battery | 48V, 14Ah Reention Eel Pro Samsung Cells
  • Speed | 28 MPH Pedal Assist and 20 MPH Throttle

Complete breakdown of the Ride1Up LMT’D 

Motor and Power

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The Ride1Up LMT’D is equipped with a geared 750W hub-motor that puts out up to 1000W of power at peak performance. One thing that makes the LMT’D’s motor stand out from other motors is the amount of torque it’s able to generate.

The MXUS motor on this e-bike can put out up to 100nm of torque; that’s way above the average for most electric bikes in a similar class which makes it ideal for riders who want an ebike that can pull a cargo or a pet carrier.

Range

Fitted into the Ride1Up LMT’D’s down tube is a 48V 14Ah lithium-ion battery with Samsung cells. This battery can store up enough energy for 20- to 40-mile rides and can also be charged outside the bike’s frame.

Speed

Ride1Up LMT’D: Speed

The Ride1Up LMT’D operates as a Class 2/3 electric bike. This means it is restricted to a max pedal-assisted speed of 28mph and will not exceed 20 miles an hour in throttle-only mode. 

It’s worth noting, however, that the bike is capable of exceeding that 28mph speed limit — if you’re able to derestrict the ebike’s speed limit however note that this may void your warranty.

Climbing Ability

Ride1Up LMT’D: Climbing Ability

The Ride1Up LMT’D is a great hill-climber. Based on our field test, this bike was able to travel up a very steep hill without dropping below 12mph.

And it did this without any assistance from the rider (I.e in throttle-only mode). We test a variety of ebike’s for hill-climbing ability and most ebikes usually drop as low as 10mph while riding up the same hill. 

This proves that the LMT’D is actually as torquey as Ride1Up claims it to be. 

Ride Smoothness

The Ride1Up LMT’D is unlike most budget-friendly electric bikes available on the market today. This e-bike is equipped with an air suspension fork, instead of the regular coil forks we're used to seeing on most bikes.

One of the biggest benefits of owning a bike with air forks is that you can choose how bouncy or stiff you want your suspension to be. This is unlike coil-spring suspension systems that usually have just one spring rate. 

With air forks, you can increase and decrease the pressure in the air chamber depending on your needs.

Weight Limit and Net Weight

Ride1Up LMT’D: Weight Limit and Net Weight

This e-bike’s frame is capable of supporting up to 275 lbs of weight. The good thing is it is not as heavy as most commuter e-bikes. 

At 53 lbs (24.04 kg), the Ride1Up LMT’D isn't the lightest bicycle on the planet, however, it weighs considerably less than most e-bikes in its class. 

E-bike Name

Power Rating

Net Weight

750W

53 lbs (24 kg)

750W

73 lbs (33 kg)

750W

65 lbs (30 kg)

500W

75 lbs (34 kg)

750W

62 lbs (28 kg)

Ride1Up LMT’D Electric Bike Review

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Main Features:

  • Riders Weight Limit275 lbs (125 kg)
  • Motor | 750W Geared Hub Motor with 100NM Torque
  • Range | Up to 30-50 Miles per Charge
  • Battery | 48V, 14Ah Reention Eel Pro Samsung Cells
  • Speed | 28 MPH Pedal Assist and 20 MPH Throttle

Display and Controls

The LMT’D comes with a color display very similar to that on the 700 Series. Riders can monitor their speed, battery level (with percentage readout), trip distance, mileage, and wattage in real time on this device.

Ride1Up LMT'D: Display and Controls

It also allows riders tweak the bike's pedal-assist settings (in addition to the default number of PAS levels, 5, riders can add up to four more levels for a total of 9 different pedal-assist levels) as well as increase or decrease the bike's speed limit (the max is still 28mph).

Turning, Control, and Balance

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There really isn't anything too exciting about this e-bike in terms of balance and steerability. It comes with standard swept-back handlebars and is equipped with slightly larger-than-average 27.5"x2.4" pneumatic tires. 

It does, however, come with hydraulic disc brakes. And, to provide even more stopping power, Ride1Up integrated a motor cut-off sensor into the brake levers. 

Water Resistance

Ride1Up LMT’D: Water Resistance

The LMT’D, like all other Ride1Up models, is built to the IP65 water-resistance standard. This means that the bike's electronic components are protected against ingress from tiny objects (like dust and other particulates) and water from low-pressure nozzles. 

What all of that means in English is that riding your LMT’D out in light rain will not affect its electronic components.

Upgrades and Accessories

Ride1Up LMT’D: Kickstand

The only accessory that comes standard with the Ride1Up LMT’D is the kickstand attached to the bike's chainstay. Utilities like lights (front and rear), fenders, and racks will have to be purchased separately from Ride1Up.

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Warranty and Shipping

Ride1Up only ships to addresses in North America. Shipping within the continental US states is free, however, shipments to addresses in Hawaii and Alaska attract an extra $400 fee. 

They also deliver bikes and accessories to customers in Canada for $100. Their warranty only covers manufacturing defects and it lasts for just one year. 

Pros & Cons of Ride1Up LMT’D

Pros

  • It is a powerful e-bike.
  • It is equipped with many high-end components (hydraulic brakes, air forks, etc.).
  • Ride1Up runs this service that connects potential buyers to independent bike owners who voluntarily provide their bikes for test rides.
  • The bike is not as bulky as other e-bikes with semi-integrated batteries.

Cons

  • The bike doesn't come with necessary accessories like fenders and lights.
  • Based on our field test, the brakes seem to be a little noisy.

Who’s the Ride1Up LMT’D For

This solidly-built electric bike is perfect for commuters who are a bit on the heavy side. It is powerful & zippy enough to propel heavy loads and it doesn’t weigh as much as other e-bikes with the same capabilities.

The bike will also be great for recreational riders who are looking to hit some light trails. 

Who is the Ride1Up LMT’D Not For

The Ride1Up LMT’D is not for off-road riders and racers. It is also not suitable for very short riders (5’1'' and shorter) and bike owners who have limited storage space as this ebike is not foldable.

Ride1Up LMT’D Electric Bike Review

Testing Evaluation

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Main Features:

  • Riders Weight Limit275 lbs (125 kg)
  • Motor | 750W Geared Hub Motor with 100NM Torque
  • Range | Up to 30-50 Miles per Charge
  • Battery | 48V, 14Ah Reention Eel Pro Samsung Cells
  • Speed | 28 MPH Pedal Assist and 20 MPH Throttle
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Overall Rating

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Technical Information

Max Range

Up to 30-50 Miles per Charge

Top Speed

28 MPH Pedal Assist and 20 MPH Throttle

Motor

750W Geared Hub Motor with 100NM Torque

Battery

48V, 14Ah Reention Eel Pro Samsung Cells

Weight Limit

275 lbs (125 kg)

Unit Net Weight 

53 lbs (24 kg)

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.