Ride1Up 500 Series XR MTB 48V Electric Mountain Bicycle



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The Ride1UP 500w Series XR Electric Bike is designed to be an everyday long-distance rider and has an upright and comfortable riding position. Due to the drop in the frame, it fits a wide range of rider sizes.

The 500 Series (Black or Gold edition refers to the logo color on the frame), comes with a thumb throttle. The Gold edition comes with faux leather grips. One of the most popular eBikes available; an all-surface performing lightweight and uniquely agile bike designed for comfortable touring over long-distances. We’ve made improvements to the tires, display, and gearing, to solidify the 500 series as the best all-around value performer of 2020.

Excellent comfort and range, simple and sleek.

Front suspension. Also included Integrated headlight run off main battery, controlled by display. Battery is removable.

The 500 series uses a generic Reention Dorado battery integration system. This is not our exclusive technology, and there are a number of brands who sell the same battery packs. Added packs MUST be 48V. Under healthy conditions, the battery is rated for 800 cycles. This could last 5 years or longer depending on use and storage/care of your battery.

Due to the drop-down frame style, this bike is a great fit for riders 5’5”-6’4”. We currently offer only one size and it does fit most (between the range listed) rider heights. The sizing is based on typical inseam length with a step-over height of 28.5".

The range is affected by a variety of factors; wind, surface, rider weight, tire pressure, bike tuning, surface grade, and by the amount of pedal assist. If you are 170lb rider using only the throttle without pedaling on a smooth surface with no headwind, you can expect a range of 30 miles, pedal assist high - 45 miles, pedal assist low.

We have a disconnect cable right along the chain stay, so the rear wheel with the motor can be taken off and serviced with the only added difficulty being the disconnection of the cable.

The bikes are not water-proof, they are water-resistant, rated IP-65. While we do not recommend leaving the bikes out in the rain or riding in the rain or other hazardous conditions due to personal safety, the bikes can handle water exposure.

The Ride1UP 500 series use a 52-cell arrangement of LG M26 18650 Lithium Ion batteries in a Reention Dorado 48V enclosure; the most widely available electric bike battery pack in the United States. It is lockable and removable and includes set of keys and a USB charger port. You can buy back-ups or replacements online at your own risk. Be sure to buy the right size and verify it is 48V. Failure to do so could cause severe damage.


*Riders must practice safety and wear a helmet when riding the bike. Max Speed & Mileage is not guaranteed and depends on rider weight & terrain. Distance obtainable when using SPAS.


  • Color Option is for the Logo, not the Bike Frame
  • Gold Logo Color: faux leather grips
  • Black Logo Color: rubber grips
  • Rack & Fenders Not Included and are add'l cost
  • Frame: 6061 Aluminum Alloy with internal protected & locked electronics
  • Brakes: Tektro Aries Mechanical Disc with Electronic Motor Shutoff
  • PAS Sensor: 12 Magnet Sensitive Cadence sensor
  • Display: 0-9 Programmable Speed LCD w/Speedometer/Odometer
  • Battery: 48V 13AH Reention Dorado ID Plus
  • Battery charge time: 3-6 hours
  • Range: 20-45 miles depending on rider weight, terrain, incline, level of assist, etc.
  • Motor: Shengyi 48V 500w Geared Hub Powerful 1000w (peak) 500W (sustained) geared motor with 56nm torque
  • Throttle: Yes, Thumb 
  • Fork: Suntour XCT Suspension
  • Derailleur: Shimano Acera RD-M3000
  • Saddle: Selle Royal Freeway Plush Comfort
  • Shifters: Shimano ACERA rapid-fire
  • Gearing: 44T Chainring 11-30T Cassette
  • Seat Post: 350mm Adjustable Angle Seat Post
  • Stem: PROMAX MA-45 1 1/8” Fork, 90MM 10° ext, 25.4mm Bar Clamp
  • Spokes: Steel, black 12G Rear, 13G Front
  • Hubs: Joy tech 115mm
  • Cassette: Shimano 7-Speed
  • Tires: Kenda Kwick Seven.5 27.5"x2.2" (650b)
  • Pedals: Wellgo Full alloy pedals set
  • Integrated headlight controlled by display.
  • Heavy duty kickstand (Alloy)
  • Charger and cable.
  • Set of keys for integrated battery.
  • Height range: 5'5" - 6'4"
  • Weight: 53 lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 275 lbs (125 kg)
  • Handlebar height: 42”
  • Handlebar Reach: 22”
  • Maximum seat height: 37.5”
  • Minimum seat height: 30.5”
  • Seat tube: 19”
  • Stand-over height: 28.5”
  • Total length: 71”
  • Wheel base: 43”
  • *Max Speed & Mileage is not guaranteed and depends on rider weight & terrain. Distance obtainable when using SPAS.


500 Series STD measurements


    Ships 90% assembled. Assembly takes ~30 minutes. Recommended knowledge of bicycle components to assemble safely. Bicycle is easy to assemble with basic bicycle knowledge, however, we strongly encourage having your bike professionally assembled.



    Warranty: 1-year Warranty.
    Warranty service is void if there is not proof that the bike was assembled or inspected by a bike mechanic prior to first use.

    Learn more about the Ride1Up Warranty Policy.


    30 Day Returns. Buyer pays return shipping. Learn more about the Ride1Up Return Policy.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 4 reviews

    I LOVE the styling, super cool design. Thats why I picked it, but the 48V is the icing on the cake, lots of power.

    Journey bikes

    I made a mistake on the shipping due to confusion, but Journey bikes got it all fixed up for me and got it delivered, thanks! I need a disc brake due to my type of riding, and I needed a frame mounted battery, probably the best bang for my buck I could find in ebikes on the web!


    Sooo fun to ride, the throttle really flies, I wasn't expecting that!! I owned an old ebike from about 5 years ago, and what a difference 5 years makes. So fast, lightweight too so I can rack it easily.


    I got the "gold" model, cool with the seat design on the frame. I was surprised it had such nice components for a bike under $1500, usually they stink on ebikes. Talk about a head turner, my friend rode it and refused to switch back, dangit. Super fun and love it.