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April 25, 2023

Ride1Up Announces the Rift All-Terrain E-Bike

The San Diego-based e-bike producer continues to expand its inventory with a proper fat-tire off road vehicle.


By Ride Review Crew

Today Ride1Up introduced the all new Rift E-Bike, which is their first all-terrain-focused vehicle. The Rift joins a diverse, quickly-growing lineup of Ride1Up bikes, shortly after the release of theTurris touring ebike and the Revv 1 moto-style model. Similar to the rest of the Ride1Up fleet, the Rift offers great value at an affordable price, and it’s built with an additional punch of rugged utility. Let’s get into the features…

Most of the key distinguishing aspects of the Rift come in the bike’s hardware - to start, the bike is supported by 26x4 inch Kenda fat tires and a 120 mm front suspension fork, providing plenty of stability and cushion in off road terrain. The rear rack of the bike features Ride1Up’s Connect+ system, which allows for easy accessory connectivity, such as a passenger package or a cargo basket. Powered by a Shimano 8-speed drivetrain and a 750 W rear hub motor, the Rift ships as a Class 2 e-bike, but can be unlocked to a Class 3 via the display. Last but not least, as far as safety features go, the four-piston hydraulic disc brakes provide for some of the most reliable braking available, and the integrated front and rear lights offer consistent visibility.

The Rift has a lot to offer as an all-terrain vehicle. With such similar features including tire size, motor capacity, and cargo capability, we couldn’t help but compare this bike to the new RadRover. One key feature these bikes don’t have in common is price, with the Rift coming in a bit cheaper at just $1,895.

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6 Reasons to Buy the Ride1Up Rift

  1. 26x4” fat tires and 120 mm front suspension offer plenty of stability and cushion for off roading
  2. 4 piston hydraulic disc brakes provide reliable stopping when you need it most, with minimal maintenance required
  3. Rear rack provides extra space for hauling cargo or a passenger (with purchase of a passenger kit)
  4. Integrated metal fenders are built to handle dirty/muddy terrain
  5. Step-through frame option available for an easy on-and-off of the bike
  6. Integrated front light and rear brake light make the Rift easily visible at night

2 Reasons Not to Buy the Ride1Up Rift

  1. Rear rack only offers up to 150 lbs of capacity, which may not fit all passengers
  2. Frame options do not include a smaller size frame, which may prove to be an issue for more petite riders
Price
$1,895.00

Type
eBike

Class

Release Year


Drive Type

Frame Material

Basics

Imperial
Metric
Gears
8

Watts

Wheels
2

Bottom Line

The Ride1Up Rift is a great choice if you're looking for an all-terrain vehicle - perfect for camping trips and expeditions.

Scores

Ride Quality
4.7

Build Quality
4.9

Design
4.6

Value
5

Score
4.8

Product FAQs

How much does the Ride1Up Rift cost?

The Ride1Up Rift is priced at $1,895 USD.

What size frames are available for the Ride1Up Rift?

The currently available frame options for the Ride1Up Rift do not include a smaller size frame, which might not be suitable for more petite riders.

Are there any built-in safety features in the Ride1Up Rift?

Yes, the Ride1Up Rift is equipped with four-piston hydraulic disc brakes for reliable braking, as well as integrated front and rear lights for consistent visibility.

Is a step-through frame option available for the Ride1Up Rift?

Yes, the Ride1Up Rift offers a step-through frame option for easy on-and-off access to the bike.

What is the motor power of the Ride1Up Rift, and can it be classified differently?

The Ride1Up Rift is powered by a 750W rear hub motor and ships as a Class 2 e-bike but can be unlocked to become a Class 3 e-bike through the display settings.

What are the drivetrain specifications for the Ride1Up Rift?

The Ride1Up Rift is equipped with a Shimano 8-speed drivetrain.

What are the key features that make Ride1Up Rift suitable for off-roading?

The Ride1Up Rift features 26x4 inch Kenda fat tires and a 120mm front suspension fork which provide stability and cushion in off-road terrain, making it suitable for off-roading.

What is the maximum weight capacity the rear rack of the Ride1Up Rift can support?

The rear rack of the Ride1Up Rift can support up to 150 lbs of capacity.

Can the Ride1Up Rift carry passengers or cargo?

Yes, the rear rack of the Ride1Up Rift features the Connect+ system which allows for easy accessory connectivity, such as a passenger package or a cargo basket.

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