Straight From The Brand: What Ride1UP Say They’re All About
Since the company’s inception, Ride1Up has been designing ebikes that not only look great but have the performance and quality to rival the top brands in the industry. All while keeping their prices extremely competitive and affordable making them an excellent option for all types of riders regardless of their experience.
Kevin Dugger founded Ride1Up back in 2018 after working as a bike mechanic throughout his college career. He would refurbish used and unwanted bikes back to pristine riding conditions and sell them as a way to make money. He quickly learned everything there was to know about building a bike that can last a lifetime and figured out exactly where and what to invest in when building a high-quality bike.
That ethos is still at the core of Ride1Up and is evident with the ebikes they design. Regardless of the type of bike you look at within their curated line of ebikes, you will find high-quality, name brand components with the performance to back it up. But perhaps the most surprising thing about Ride1Up after you see their ebike specs is their prices – their focus is around value. Spec for spec, they offer the best bang for your buck when it comes to purchasing an ebike.
The EBR Take: What We Like About Ride1UP Electric Bikes
Here at Electric Bike Report, we believe that e-bikes have the potential to make the world a better place. They have a much smaller environmental impact than gas-powered vehicles, they encourage a more active lifestyle with fewer screens, and – especially in the case of Ride1UP – owning and maintaining one won’t break the bank. As a relatively young DTC (Direct-To-Consumer) brand, Ride1UP has been manufacturing and shipping affordable e-bikes since 2018.
Despite such a short history, Ride1UP has a proven track record that has only gotten better with time. At the time of writing, the company has a lineup of 9 unique models with prices ranging from just over $1,000 for a lightweight city/gravel e-bike to just under $2,400 for a decked-out, full-suspension e-moped. Many of these e-bikes have landed on our “Best” lists due to their affordability, but also for their demonstrated quality and performance.
Such low cost is usually accompanied by a sacrifice in quality, but in our experience, there’s little to complain about. In most cases, Ride1UP uses reliable parts with each affordable bike having one or two higher quality components than expected for the bike’s price!
In an ever-more-saturated e-bike market, Ride1UP has also managed to define its own unique style. Each of the company’s models displays refreshing, often subtle design choices such as frame design, paint color, unexpected spec combinations, etc. to help them stand out from the crowd. The brand puts its own unique spin on each new model, and we can’t get enough of the resulting Ride1UP vibe!
We highly recommend a visit to the Ride1UP reviews we’ve done down below, or head stright to Ride1up’s website, where we’re sure you’ll find no shortage of e-bike options that both your eyes and your wallet will enjoy.