Riese & Müller electric bike Best Sellers Guide
Discover which e-bike models and options are the most popular
With many thousands of different variations across the range, choosing a Riese & Müller e-bike can be daunting.
Although there are some firm favourites, it’s important you don’t follow the crowd. Your bike should be as unique as you are, which is why Riese & Müller give you so many options to create your dream riding machine.
TOP SIX RIESE & MÜLLER BIKES SOLD IN THE UK BY EDEMO ELECTRIC BIKES
- Superdelite – GT Rohloff, Tundra Grey, 1125Wh dualbattery , Nyon cockpit, GX pack, front carrier at £8,870
- Homage – GT Rohloff, Pearl White, 625Wh battery, GX pack, Nyon cockpit, Dropper post at £7,750
- Charger3 – GT vario, Storm Blue Matt, 625Wh battery, Kiox display, GX pack at £5,193
- Supercharger – GT Rohloff, Curry Matt, 1250Wh battery, Nyon Display at £7,842
- Nevo3 – GT vario, Dynamic Red, 625Wh battery, Kiox display at £5,006
- Swing3 – vario urban, Salvia Matt, 500Wh battery, Front basket, Intuvia display at £3,653
Finding your dream E-bike
So let’s start with the models. There are currently 24 different models ranging from just over £3,789 for a Culture up to around £11,000 for high specification Load 75 to carry the kids, their school bags and the dog.
We know price plays a big part in any e-bike purchase. But let’s put that to one side for now and think about how you want to use the bike first.
Do you want to trek across the national parks on multi day trips, commute to work, pop to the shops to pick up the papers, ride to the pub for lunch, or just go for a muddy weekend ride? How you want to use your e-bike will influence the model to opt for.
Bikes like the Swing, Culture and some of the entry-level Chargers and Nevos are perfect for leisurely rides in the country and trips to the pub. But don’t think these machines are lightweights when it comes to hill climbing; they’re just as capable as the top-of-the-range bikes.
If you’re looking to mix rides up and add different terrains and longer distances, then GT models of the Nevo and Charger, and base models of the Homage, Delite and Supercharger are all popular options.
And lastly, if you want an e-bike that takes your everywhere, customers always opt for the Superdelite or Homage.
Once you’ve selected the model, the next step is to get the right battery, and this will depend on the distance you’ll be riding.
Depending on the model, battery sizes are available in 500Wh, 625Wh, 750Wh 1000Wh, 1125Wh and 1250Wh. There’s also the option of the Bosch PowerMore Range Extender for an additional 250Wh on Bosch Smart System bikes. It can be really tempting to go for the largest battery, so you never have to worry about running out. But the larger options are made up of two batteries. And that means you’ll be carrying an extra 3-4kgs with you.
To work out the best size, think about the distance of the most frequent rides you will do. A 500Wh battery is good for about 50miles, and a 1000Wh battery for 100miles.
Most of our customers work out the size they need but choose to upgrade one size. So if their average ride is 30-40 miles, a 500Wh battery is ideal. But they go up one size to the 750Wh battery.
But remember: if you’re going to ride mostly off-road, uphill and in turbo, you should think about bigger batteries.
Get into gear
All the bikes we had while growing up had chains, derailleurs and rear cassettes. But there have always been other options called hub gears. We remember Sturmey Archer but it only had three speeds. So, why is it becoming such a big thing now? The short answer is maintenance.
The most efficient, lightest and cheapest way of getting all that power from your motor through the rear wheel is still a well-maintained chain and cassette. Riese & Müller refer to these as a ‘touring’ spec. But not all of us are amateur cycle mechanics, and the thought of oiling, measuring chain stretch and tuning our derailleurs may not appeal. We just want to ride, right?
This is where internal geared hubs come in. The most common offered by Riese & Müller are the Vario and Rohloff options. Both are sealed hubs with a belt drive, which means very little maintenance. The Vario option has a small amount of resistance/drag and a shorter range of gearing, but it’s cheaper than the Rohloff. However, the Rohloff has a huge range of gears, is much more efficient and has an electronic shift.
So, which one? It’s simple. If you’re riding to the pub or cruising the country lanes during the summer, save some money and go for the Vario. If you’re going to ride off-road, up some steep hills, or a long distance, spend the money and go for the Rohloff. Leave the chain and cassette for the purists. One day they’ll work it out.
All Riese & Müller displays are made by Bosch and are a way of controlling your motor and providing you with important information like your remaining range.
But it’s worth noting that the display you choose makes no difference to the performance of your bike.
We always recommend going for one of the displays with the cockpit function. This has an adjustable stem to help you get the very best riding position, and nothing to do with the display. 90% of the bikes we’ve sold in the last six months have been configured with the cockpit, integrating a Bosch display.
Or why not book a visit to our showroom to test ride a Riese & Müller e-bike through the beautiful Cotswolds countryside?