Pedego breaks new ground with its Ridge Rider

Nirmala

Active Member
I realize it is just marketing hype, but I do not see any way in which this bike breaks new ground :)
 

J.R.

Well-Known Member
I realize it is just marketing hype, but I do not see any way in which this bike breaks new ground :)
Not marketing hype at all, the Ridge Rider is entirely new ground for Pedego. Their line is full of rear battery and hub cruisers, city bikes and a few utility bikes. It's as big as if Stromer made a beach cruiser or fat bike.
 

DaGusBus

New Member
Picked one up about 2 weeks ago. Kind of pricey but a very clean looking bike, powerful and battery life is great. I got 30 miles before needing to charge and I do some hill climbing on my way to work and not conservative with the throttle at all. Had it up to 28 mph with full throttle and some aggressive pedalling on a flat road. It's lightweight so hauling it up a flight if stairs or two or getting into the truck bed is easy. Have not rode other ebikes so I have nothing to compare but I'm super happy with it.
 

JoePah

Well-Known Member
Looks like a nice copy of the Stromer ST1. About $300 cheaper, 7 lbs light than the Stromer.

Has 48v vs 36v for the Stromer. Top end is the same.
 

Jim123

Member
In holding with the pattern of typos on electric bike websites, Pedego Ridge Rider has the Shimano HG 62-10 listed as a 12 tooth up to 32 tooth specification. Those are bad numbers. But luckily the part is listed as a 11 tooth up to 36 tooth when looked up.
 

Ann M.

Well-Known Member
This is a good direction for Pedego to move; I've had customers who liked the Pedego performance, just didn't want a cruiser. Will note though that the battery voltage, amps, charge cycles, etc from the Ridge Riders' console are features that we found on EFlow bikes 3 years ago and Izip Dash 2+ years ago. Glad they're making the info available to the rider now.
 

Tara D.

Active Member
I like the hydraulic disc brakes and composite pads fancy I really like the Cadence Sensing Assist (5), that would be beneficial for my knees!
 

andybellnow

New Member
The Stromer ST1 has no throttle, no suspension, and is primarily a torque sensing motor if I'm not mistaken. The RidgeRider has a full throttle, throttle override, and gives you the choice of how power will be supplied via torque or cadence sensing depending on the ride feel you want. All in all I'd say Pedego deserves a lot of props for this offering at this pricepoint.

I rode both yesterday and I'd personally go with the Pedego for the power, throttle, and suspension on a very nimble, sleek frame.
 

Cameron Newland

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The Stromer ST1 has no throttle, no suspension, and is primarily a torque sensing motor if I'm not mistaken. The RidgeRider has a full throttle, throttle override, and gives you the choice of how power will be supplied via torque or cadence sensing depending on the ride feel you want. All in all I'd say Pedego deserves a lot of props for this offering at this pricepoint.

I rode both yesterday and I'd personally go with the Pedego for the power, throttle, and suspension on a very nimble, sleek frame.
The Stromer ST1 Platinum does offer a front suspension at no additional cost, and the ST1 also hits 28MPH, whereas the Ridge Rider's assist tops out at 20mph. Just some things to consider.
 

JoePah

Well-Known Member
The Stromer ST1 has no throttle, no suspension, and is primarily a torque sensing motor if I'm not mistaken. The RidgeRider has a full throttle, throttle override, and gives you the choice of how power will be supplied via torque or cadence sensing depending on the ride feel you want. All in all I'd say Pedego deserves a lot of props for this offering at this pricepoint.

I rode both yesterday and I'd personally go with the Pedego for the power, throttle, and suspension on a very nimble, sleek frame.
Stromer is a better built bike all around with a better warranty and a longer service history. The throttle is really an unneeded feature. I have it and don't use it. Pedago is reaching with this bike. Maybe it will work out maybe it won't. The price difference is so small. ..
 

andybellnow

New Member
Stromer is a better built bike all around with a better warranty and a longer service history. The throttle is really an unneeded feature. I have it and don't use it. Pedago is reaching with this bike. Maybe it will work out maybe it won't. The price difference is so small. ..
 

andybellnow

New Member
I agree completely that the build quality on the Stromers is immediately apparent and very impressive. I mean, you can't possibly go wrong with one. That said, for some riders a throttle feature is important...particularly for cold starts from a stop. Some bikes obviously address this with a seven mile-per-hour throttle assist while in a PAS mode, so the bike companies agreed. And you get all of it on a very durable mountain bike with 20 speeds.

I do agree with Cameron though, one can always wish to see that last feature...28mph.

I know the City Commuters can be easily ungoverned to 25mph. Any idea if the same holds true with the RidgeRider?
 
I agree completely that the build quality on the Stromers is immediately apparent and very impressive. I mean, you can't possibly go wrong with one. That said, for some riders a throttle feature is important...particularly for cold starts from a stop. Some bikes obviously address this with a seven mile-per-hour throttle assist while in a PAS mode, so the bike companies agreed. And you get all of it on a very durable mountain bike with 20 speeds.

I do agree with Cameron though, one can always wish to see that last feature...28mph.

I know the City Commuters can be easily ungoverned to 25mph. Any idea if the same holds true with the RidgeRider?
Yes, the Ridge Rider can be unleashed to go 25 mph via a quick console adjustment.
 

andybellnow

New Member
Yep, super easy to do. It allows one to throttle up to 25-ish, although PAS remains in the 20-ish zone.

I just twist the throttle while pedaling if I need the speed boost from 20-25 and voila! You are almost into pedelec territory with your speed capability, but get all the other benefits of a throttle at other times and situations. Way to go Pedego...I'm loving this bike so far.