Review: Riese & Müller Charger 4

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Review: Riese & Müller Charger 4

Riding a Riese and Muller Charger 4 in Devon

AJ, our Boss Of Bikes spent some time with the Riese and Muller Charger 4 to see what’s new, improved and shiny about the Charger 4 over the hugely popular Charger 3.

The Riese & Muller Charger4 is an update of Riese and Muller’s best-selling Charger3, but what has changed and is it any better than its predecessor?

THE KEY CHANGES

      • A larger 750Wh battery gives a longer range (previously 625Wh)
      • Bosch Smart System brings a host of new options (and developing) via phone app.
      • Touring (chain and cassette), Vario (Enviolo manual or automatic & Gates belt) and now Rohloff and Gates belt option.
      • PowerMore 250Wh range extender compatible
      • Bosch 2.0 ABS option

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    BATTERY AND RANGE

    At first glance it doesn’t look much different from the Charger3, the slightly longer downtube accommodates a larger 750Wh battery giving you a range of 60 to 75 miles depending upon terrain and gearing options amongst other things. This is phenomenal mileage from a single-battery bike.

    DISPLAY

    The head unit has also changed slightly; the bike is available with a Bosch Intuvia 100 or a Kiox 300, which provides more information and a colour screen. Both head units are vastly slimmed down versions of their namesake predecessors. The Kiox comes fitted to the excellent Riese and Muller adjustable cockpit stem.

    The Kiox 300 Display

    DRIVETRAIN

    Apart from some minor specification changes over the Charger3, probably caused by slight changes in suppliers’ equipment ranges over the past year, the bike remains largely unchanged apart from the Bosch Smart System upgrades mentioned above.


    One thing to note is that although the Bosch Gen4 Performance CX motor is mechanically unchanged, they have changed the electronic plugs, which means there is no backwards compatibility with the older Bosch System 2.

    The first belt driven option is the Enviolo hub gear.  This hub has a smaller range of gears than the Rohloff and is slightly heavier whilst lending a little more resistance to the drivetrain. The hub however has proven to be extremely durable, especially now Enviolo has launched a new shifter, which seems a far better design than its predecessor and the Charger4 is now also available with the automatic gear change, which I really like. The automatic option is now fully integrated into the Smart System and cadence can be easily adjusted from the Bosch controller.

    Enviolo hub
    Enviolo hub

    For longer hillier rides, however, I would recommend the Touring option. Yes, it is costlier to run in terms of maintenance and replacement cost, but you get a wider range of gears, lower weight, less resistance when pedalling and a lower initial cost.

    The excellent Rohloff Speedhub E-14 system is now finally available to order from Riese and Muller and this gives you 14 gears spread over a wide ratio with the Gates belt drive. Meaning low maintenance and the same range of gears as the 11 speed chain and cassette with a couple extra thrown in to keep your ratios close together. The Rohloff’s proven reliability on long, long tours means it won’t let you down either.

    SUSPENSION

    The Charger 4 comes with a 100mm travel suspension fork which varies depending on whether you choose the standard or GT version of the bike. The standard version has a slightly lighter but potentially less durable sprung fork with lockout whilst the GT has a more responsive and tougher air fork which also has a lockout. So, if you intend to ride off-road, the GT option is a no-brainer, especially with the wider, higher-volume tyres and the GX option with knobbly off-road Schwalbes.

    BRAKES

    The braking is handled competently by Magura, with a dual-piston brake on the front for more stopping power and an ample single piston on the rear.


    We found the old Bosch ABS a little cumbersome and pricey but the new Charger 4 has the new and improved Bosch ABS 2.0 (Anti-lock braking system) option available, which we did not test on this model. The pricing of this new system is significantly less at £373 and makes it a more attractive option than previously. ABS could be a useful addition for newer, less confident cyclists but is less useful for those who realise that if they don’t ease off the brakes, they’ll either skid the rear wheel, or they’ll fly over the handlebars. Many of us learnt this the hard way as kids!

    Charger 4 on the hills

    THE BOSCH SMART SYSTEM

    Apart from these changes, the ride quality, which is well-balanced and assured, has not changed from the Charger 3. If you’re wondering why the Charger 4 was released, I think essentially the answer is the Bosch Smart System. When the Smart System was released, it all seemed a bit hasty, the software was glitchy and felt like it had been rushed to market, but a year and a half later, the developers at Bosch have been busy polishing the operational side of the system and adding new features.

    The Charger4, like all Smart System bikes is compatible with the Bosch Connectmodule, which gives you a GPS tracker and alarm, plugged into and powered by the motor and covered by the design cover at a cost of £145 (with ongoing £35 annual subscription after the first year).

    You can now also order the Bosch Powermore 250Wh range extender battery. This plugs into the charging socket on the bike frame when you need a bit more juice—increasing the potential range to 100 miles with the main battery at 750Wh.

    For the user, the system brings the benefit of being able to change a lot more settings from the new eBike Flow app on your mobile phone. This saves the hassle of going to a shop for updates and settings changes; you can even tweak the different power modes available. The upgraded electronic ‘lock’ feature is also enhanced; you can turn it on and off from your mobile and can choose to either use your phone or your head unit as the locking device, meaning you cannot ride the bike without it.

    The new Smartphone grip can now be used to give you full mapping with the aid of your mobile phone (if you have opted for the Kiox head unit). Simply remove the head unit and install the grip in its place and your phone will do the rest, running the easy-to-use Flow app.

    But I think my favourite piece of software trickery is the Automatic power setting mode. Now call me a Luddite but I don’t want to spend the whole of a bike ride distracted by pressing buttons when I can be enjoying the view, feeling the wind and sun on my skin and the blood pumping through my legs. 

    The automatic system seems really ‘smart’ if you’ll excuse the pun and adapt to give you the power you need when you need it and doesn’t seem to drain your battery too significantly.

    Charger 4

    RIESE & MULLER CHARGER 4 VS CHARGER 3: THE VERDICT

    I’ve been pretty hard on the Charger4 but is it a great bike and better than the Charger3, which was itself a favourite companion on road and trail? The answer is undoubtedly yes! But you do question the wisdom of Bosch releasing a system with no backwards compatibility to its existing hardware and software platform, an action, which has forced electric bike manufacturers like Riese and Muller to redesign their flagship model.

    Thankfully this redesign has been a success, and the Charger4 is a real credit to the brand. Riese & Muller have maintained the Chargers rock solid handling and surefootedness while adding more range and features provided by the new Bosch Smart System. The range extender battery and Rohloff integration have also turned the Charger into a real Grand Tour contender. So if you’re looking for range, quality and durability in a bike and only want to own one e-bike that can take on pretty much all types of terrain and also carry the shopping home, then you still cannot go wrong with the new Charger.

    Find out more about about the Charger 4 >>

    The author, AJ, our Boss Of Bikes and he’s kind of a big deal (according to him)! He’s been a bike tech for the past 10 years and has been messing about with bikes since he can remember. He has a keen eye for detail and is very patient and meticulous when fixing bikes. He rides a Riese and Muller UBN 5 almost everywhere with his trusty Vaude panniers and ABUS helmet.

    AJ from the team and bike expert

    Watch the hugely versatile Charger 4 Vario and Charger 4 Mixte being ridden by Dan and Rufus in beautiful Devon with some big hills!

    IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF OUR ELECTRIC BIKES CALL EDEMO ON 01453 834300, EMAIL OR FOLLOW THE LINK TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT.

    Andy
    Andy
    1701115539
    I recently purchased a Tinker2 from Edemo online. Even though my purchase was remote the service I received was 1st class. I was offered excellent advice and guidance both before and after my purchase and shipping was really prompt. The bike arrvied set up and in perfect condition. The Tinker2 is a brilliant little bike which i have been using on my daily commute. Its superbly designed and puts a huge grin on my face. Highly recommended.
    Ben O.
    Ben O.
    1700582911
    Edemo bikes' customer service and attention to detail is second to none. I dealt with four different people and every one of them was courteous and helpful. My order was taken quickly and efficiently and the few questions I had, about the various options, were dealt with fast. So buying the bike was a very smooth experience. The very friendly guy who delivered it to me, explained at length how it all worked, and answered any questions that I had. It was an excellent handover experience.I went on several short rides around the block today, around a small park opposite me, where there is rarely any traffic. I just wanted to get a feel for the controls and various levels of assist. I also fine tuned the saddle and handlebar heights.All I can say about the actual bike, a Riese & Muller Nevo GT Rohloff, is that it made me feel like Superman! A road around a small nearby park is perfect for testing, because it is spread over a steep hill. I was able to get a good feel for changing the gears to cope with the different inclines, as I went around, and I was amazed how easily I was able to cycle up hill; something which will be so useful in a coastal town with steep roads everywhere. After about 10 minutes of riding, and when I felt confident enough to control it well, I actually found myself enjoying going uphill, more than going down.I have a small knee problem and was starting to struggle with my ordinary push bike, so this eBike is a godsend. From the short time that I've spent with it, I can tell that it's going to be a life changer. When pain becomes a deciding factor in riding a bike, one starts to ride less, and the difficulty I had, getting over the high bar on my push-bike, was causing me to abandon it at times. Now I'm very confident that I'll be out and about more, enjoying the lovely landscape we have here, and the fresh air.So thank you to Edemo Bikes for giving me such a pleasant experience - something I'm not generally used to, from UK companies. I hate to say it, but although we have moved on a bit, from the "Fawlty Towers" service that we once had, we still don't generally come anywhere close to other countries. In my opinion, Edemo is an exceptional UK company, with knowledgeable people and excellent customer service. What's not to recommend?
    Steven I.
    Steven I.
    1697573441
    Have to say EDEMO E-Bikes have been exceptional AJ in the Bristol branch was most helpful and knowledgeableI ordered a Super charger which was delivered home ahead of timeVery pleased thank you all
    Mike D
    Mike D
    1696845965
    From the first telephone consultation with Dan to assist with choosing a Nevo with Nyon giving me honest advice over the new smart system. He also bettered a price match and helped with panniers, locks and supply and fit a tracker.I used the CycleScheme which was seamless with Edemo with excellent comms from Jen and AJ.Dan booked me in for an afternoon appointment for the handover which was second to none going over every aspect of the bike from operation, maintenance and setting up the tracker, downloading maps and software updates. Then arranging a delivery (a 4hr round trip) as I couldn’t actually take the bike home that day and AJ delivering it up stairs in my property.I will take my bike back for servicing etc as Edemo isn’t just a bike shop it’s an ethos to be part of their e-bike community and to be part of your investment as their knowledge, expertise and customer service is exceptional. I feel this purchase will grow into a lasting friendship with all the staff in the future.
    Oliver B.
    Oliver B.
    1692635112
    Had a great experience with Edemo, they brought the bike to us for a demo ride, when the bike did arrive at the shop they spend 30 minutes taking me through all of the different bits of kit and functionality. Will be back in six months for my first service.
    John W.
    John W.
    1692546766
    After making the arrangements, on Sat 5th August I travelled 110 miles from Ammanford to Edemo's, Nailsworth to view a Reise & Muller Homage with Rolhoff and Gates carbon belt. I was met by AJ one of the employees. The shop was very clean and tidy and full of R&M ebikes. AJ spent the next two hours explaining the bike in detail and ensuring the bike fitted me. There was no pressure to buy but it was the ebike I wanted. Having had other ebikes previously this R&M Homage was on another level. I bought the bike. I have used the bike regularly since and I am now fully conversant with it and enjoying it much more than other ebikes I have owned. I am 80 next month so it will certainly see me out. Thankyou AJ and Edemo for a wonderful personal service. Highly recommended R&M ebike shop.
    robin T.
    robin T.
    1692358327
    Top quality bikes and top quality service.The perfect combination
    Mike C.
    Mike C.
    1691830853
    I recently bought a new e-bike from EDEMO and I couldn’t fault any aspect of the buying process. My first contact with EDEMO was via the excellent website which answered most of my questions about e-bikes and the Riese Muller range in particular. I followed up with email and telephone questions which were answered promptly and helpfully. After that I visited the Nailsworth showroom to see the bikes, and test ride the two I was most interested in buying. The Nailsworth showroom is in a great location with free parking and some ideal roads/tracks nearby to test ride the bikes. All the staff I dealt with were friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful and the handover of my new bike was reassuringly thorough. A premium product needs premium service and that is exactly what EDEMO delivered.
    Michael C.
    Michael C.
    1690052871
    Having just taken delivery of a R&M Superdelite from Edemo, I’m sufficiently impressed to praise both the bike and the supplier.As anyone contemplating an R&M machine knows, they ain’t cheap. Quite the opposite in fact, they are of the highest quality of design and manufacture, and as I’m discovering, worth the price tag. My first day out on the bike in the Yorkshire Dales was a joy (in spite of the weather). Very comfortable, stable, easy to ride and managed anything my two daughters were riding on their full on MTBs. I have a little more practice to work on the gear shifts and the intricacies of the Nyon display, but overall I was delighted (oh yea) with the SuperD. Liking the seat post and side stand a lot….there are a lot of gates to open in the Dales ;-)As far as the supplier, Edemo, goes, they too deserve a shout out for excellent service. Their videos leading up to the purchase told me virtually all I needed to know, and what they didn’t, was carefully explained to me by phone; I thank them for their patience (I can be a bit nerdy on the techie stuff). I actually learnt more from their website, than from the main R&M site. Alas, there was a lost small part at delivery, but that was sent next day, so thumbs up to all the team at Edemo.Although I’ve only had the bike a week, all in all, from original enquiry to delivery of the bike, I thoroughly recommend both R&M and their excellent distributor Edemo; tip top !
    Mark E.
    Mark E.
    1689887913
    It took me over a year to finally purchase a new electric bike. After owning two bad examples a few years ago, I was keen to find a durable, good quality bike. Repeated internet searches finally directed me to the well made and high specification brand Riese and Muller and to the friendly and knowledgeable team at Edemo Electric Bikes. It was reassuring to learn that they are Riese and Muller riders themselves and this gave me confidence in their unhurried advice, given without any pressure to make a snap decision. Home delivery was an added bonus and I am most pleased with my purchase.
    Stuart P.
    Stuart P.
    1689748730
    I recently decided to buy a Riese and Muller Superdelite and chose to get it from Edemo. I did so because they have produced a series of informative, inspiring and entertaining videos which helped me choose the right model and cement my decision to buy. Having made contact I found the team to be endlessly patient, accommodating and honest about everything even when it wasn't always in their best interest. I had to travel over 200 miles to buy at Edemo but it was worth it to get this level of service.
    Ade H.
    Ade H.
    1689636844
    HiI purchased the Novo4 GT Vario step through around three weeks ago. I am a 17 stone overweight 76-year-old, and have absolutely no problem getting around on this bike.I've managed every hill I come to, and have also managed to get double the mileage it's supposed to do. I did a 40 mile ride a couple of days ago and still add 40% of the battery left.This bike is a joy to ride, and I really enjoy getting around on it.Using the batteries auto mode, which rates the battery as being capable of doing around 25 miles. Rarely for devices that are battery powered, this bike actually underestimates the mileage the battery is capable of producing.Just turning the pedals and letting the bike to all the work, might possibly reduce the range to 25 miles in a very hilly terrain. I however, like to get some exercise in, and although I use the bike in the sense that having an electric motor makes it a lot easier to cycle than a normal bike. This bike makes every ride, a very easy ride.This is my fourth electric bike, the first two being Halford nasties, my third which lasted for the last nine years being a Kalkoff (German-made and being so reliable, it prompted me to purchase another German bike.The Reece and Muller N0V0 4, it is very comfortable ride, it has very bright lights, excellent brakes, a built-in lock on the back wheel, thick tyres, an excellent display on the handlebars and overall is very sturdily and very well made.10/10
    Chris N.
    Chris N.
    1689407976
    Great experience throughout the process. Definitely recommend.
    david N.
    david N.
    1689357446
    Very helpful and knowledgeable. Great high end bikes options.
    ian R.
    ian R.
    1688553612
    First class customer service from the whole team at Edemo. We spent hours with Johan test riding the full range of bikes before settling on our preferred options. Communication with Jen about the purchase and delivery was first class. Delivery was exactly as promised and AJ spent time making sure we understood everything at the point of hand-over. A great experience from start to finish and I have every confidence that if I have a problem, Edemo will help sort it 👌
    L G.
    L G.
    1688491314
    Dan and Duncan could not have been more professional and knowledgable. Not once did they try a hard sell but genuinely want a customer to get a bike that’s right for them. If you’re lucky enough to find your bike at Edemo you’ll also have new Friends!
    Mark C.
    Mark C.
    1688375980
    If you are thinking of buying a Riese and Muller bike, the only place to get it from is EDEMO Electric Bikes. Having recently purchased an UBN Five silent, the customer service is second to none. From the initial ordering process with Jen, to AJ delivering the bike and going through the various settings making sure I was happy with everything, they really do care about their customers. The best experience I have had in buying a bike.
    Alice A.
    Alice A.
    1684740087
    I came across these guys as I couldn't find a stockist in Scotland who did the bike I was looking for. From the get go the staff were really helpful, I mostly dealt with Jen, they didn't bat an eyelid at my many requests and changes including delivery to central Scotland - working around my timescales. Brilliant service!
    Neale B.
    Neale B.
    1683894820
    Great service from choosing the correct model to delivery and tuition - all part of the service which is Platinum
    Preston S.
    Preston S.
    1682507724
    Lots of good advice, no pressure and plenty of opportunity to road test bikes. I was on a break in Glos and called in to EDEMO, having previously watched a number of their very useful you tube videos about Riese & Muller bikes. Two days later my chosen stock bike was prepared and paid for and a week later delivered to my address in Cumbria. Faultless. A pleasure dealing with them. The bike is great too!I would recommend.Thank you
    Michael D.
    Michael D.
    1682274189
    Excellent service. Dan guided me through all the choices, Jen organised the delivery and kept me updated, and AJ delivered the bike and got me set up and going. The team let me know I can come back to them anytime for any help or support I might need.
    Mike R.
    Mike R.
    1681987430
    I had a test ride booked and was pointed to a very steep hill to try the bike on and then a reasonably flat cycle-way to give me an idea of different riding scenarios. Enjoyable test ride. Got back to the shop and had a talk about the bikes and tried a different model. I got some very helpful advice, decided on the bike and purchased it. They delivered the bike to my home and spent some time running through all the features and adjustments I could make. Very happy with the bike and the service from Edemo.
    Mike M.
    Mike M.
    1677260519
    Nice shop, good selection and helpful staff, good place to buy a bike.
    John H.
    John H.
    1675859607
    It was such a pleasure to buy my bike from Edemo after years of dealing only with internet based suppliers. I used the Bristol based office/workshop and enjoyed the entirely personal service provided by AJ who also delivered my bike to me when it was ready and explained how to operate and maintain it. In particular I felt reassured that Edemo would continue to provide support during my ownership of the bike. Great service throughout!
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    Andy
    Andy
    1701115539
    I recently purchased a Tinker2 from Edemo online. Even though my purchase was remote the service I received was 1st class. I was offered excellent advice and guidance both before and after my purchase and shipping was really prompt. The bike arrvied set up and in perfect condition. The Tinker2 is a brilliant little bike which i have been using on my daily commute. Its superbly designed and puts a huge grin on my face. Highly recommended.
    Ben O.
    Ben O.
    1700582911
    Edemo bikes' customer service and attention to detail is second to none. I dealt with four different people and every one of them was courteous and helpful. My order was taken quickly and efficiently and the few questions I had, about the various options, were dealt with fast. So buying the bike was a very smooth experience. The very friendly guy who delivered it to me, explained at length how it all worked, and answered any questions that I had. It was an excellent handover experience.I went on several short rides around the block today, around a small park opposite me, where there is rarely any traffic. I just wanted to get a feel for the controls and various levels of assist. I also fine tuned the saddle and handlebar heights.All I can say about the actual bike, a Riese & Muller Nevo GT Rohloff, is that it made me feel like Superman! A road around a small nearby park is perfect for testing, because it is spread over a steep hill. I was able to get a good feel for changing the gears to cope with the different inclines, as I went around, and I was amazed how easily I was able to cycle up hill; something which will be so useful in a coastal town with steep roads everywhere. After about 10 minutes of riding, and when I felt confident enough to control it well, I actually found myself enjoying going uphill, more than going down.I have a small knee problem and was starting to struggle with my ordinary push bike, so this eBike is a godsend. From the short time that I've spent with it, I can tell that it's going to be a life changer. When pain becomes a deciding factor in riding a bike, one starts to ride less, and the difficulty I had, getting over the high bar on my push-bike, was causing me to abandon it at times. Now I'm very confident that I'll be out and about more, enjoying the lovely landscape we have here, and the fresh air.So thank you to Edemo Bikes for giving me such a pleasant experience - something I'm not generally used to, from UK companies. I hate to say it, but although we have moved on a bit, from the "Fawlty Towers" service that we once had, we still don't generally come anywhere close to other countries. In my opinion, Edemo is an exceptional UK company, with knowledgeable people and excellent customer service. What's not to recommend?
    Steven I.
    Steven I.
    1697573441
    Have to say EDEMO E-Bikes have been exceptional AJ in the Bristol branch was most helpful and knowledgeableI ordered a Super charger which was delivered home ahead of timeVery pleased thank you all
    Mike D
    Mike D
    1696845965
    From the first telephone consultation with Dan to assist with choosing a Nevo with Nyon giving me honest advice over the new smart system. He also bettered a price match and helped with panniers, locks and supply and fit a tracker.I used the CycleScheme which was seamless with Edemo with excellent comms from Jen and AJ.Dan booked me in for an afternoon appointment for the handover which was second to none going over every aspect of the bike from operation, maintenance and setting up the tracker, downloading maps and software updates. Then arranging a delivery (a 4hr round trip) as I couldn’t actually take the bike home that day and AJ delivering it up stairs in my property.I will take my bike back for servicing etc as Edemo isn’t just a bike shop it’s an ethos to be part of their e-bike community and to be part of your investment as their knowledge, expertise and customer service is exceptional. I feel this purchase will grow into a lasting friendship with all the staff in the future.
    Oliver B.
    Oliver B.
    1692635112
    Had a great experience with Edemo, they brought the bike to us for a demo ride, when the bike did arrive at the shop they spend 30 minutes taking me through all of the different bits of kit and functionality. Will be back in six months for my first service.
    John W.
    John W.
    1692546766
    After making the arrangements, on Sat 5th August I travelled 110 miles from Ammanford to Edemo's, Nailsworth to view a Reise & Muller Homage with Rolhoff and Gates carbon belt. I was met by AJ one of the employees. The shop was very clean and tidy and full of R&M ebikes. AJ spent the next two hours explaining the bike in detail and ensuring the bike fitted me. There was no pressure to buy but it was the ebike I wanted. Having had other ebikes previously this R&M Homage was on another level. I bought the bike. I have used the bike regularly since and I am now fully conversant with it and enjoying it much more than other ebikes I have owned. I am 80 next month so it will certainly see me out. Thankyou AJ and Edemo for a wonderful personal service. Highly recommended R&M ebike shop.
    robin T.
    robin T.
    1692358327
    Top quality bikes and top quality service.The perfect combination
    Mike C.
    Mike C.
    1691830853
    I recently bought a new e-bike from EDEMO and I couldn’t fault any aspect of the buying process. My first contact with EDEMO was via the excellent website which answered most of my questions about e-bikes and the Riese Muller range in particular. I followed up with email and telephone questions which were answered promptly and helpfully. After that I visited the Nailsworth showroom to see the bikes, and test ride the two I was most interested in buying. The Nailsworth showroom is in a great location with free parking and some ideal roads/tracks nearby to test ride the bikes. All the staff I dealt with were friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful and the handover of my new bike was reassuringly thorough. A premium product needs premium service and that is exactly what EDEMO delivered.
    Michael C.
    Michael C.
    1690052871
    Having just taken delivery of a R&M Superdelite from Edemo, I’m sufficiently impressed to praise both the bike and the supplier.As anyone contemplating an R&M machine knows, they ain’t cheap. Quite the opposite in fact, they are of the highest quality of design and manufacture, and as I’m discovering, worth the price tag. My first day out on the bike in the Yorkshire Dales was a joy (in spite of the weather). Very comfortable, stable, easy to ride and managed anything my two daughters were riding on their full on MTBs. I have a little more practice to work on the gear shifts and the intricacies of the Nyon display, but overall I was delighted (oh yea) with the SuperD. Liking the seat post and side stand a lot….there are a lot of gates to open in the Dales ;-)As far as the supplier, Edemo, goes, they too deserve a shout out for excellent service. Their videos leading up to the purchase told me virtually all I needed to know, and what they didn’t, was carefully explained to me by phone; I thank them for their patience (I can be a bit nerdy on the techie stuff). I actually learnt more from their website, than from the main R&M site. Alas, there was a lost small part at delivery, but that was sent next day, so thumbs up to all the team at Edemo.Although I’ve only had the bike a week, all in all, from original enquiry to delivery of the bike, I thoroughly recommend both R&M and their excellent distributor Edemo; tip top !
    Mark E.
    Mark E.
    1689887913
    It took me over a year to finally purchase a new electric bike. After owning two bad examples a few years ago, I was keen to find a durable, good quality bike. Repeated internet searches finally directed me to the well made and high specification brand Riese and Muller and to the friendly and knowledgeable team at Edemo Electric Bikes. It was reassuring to learn that they are Riese and Muller riders themselves and this gave me confidence in their unhurried advice, given without any pressure to make a snap decision. Home delivery was an added bonus and I am most pleased with my purchase.
    Stuart P.
    Stuart P.
    1689748730
    I recently decided to buy a Riese and Muller Superdelite and chose to get it from Edemo. I did so because they have produced a series of informative, inspiring and entertaining videos which helped me choose the right model and cement my decision to buy. Having made contact I found the team to be endlessly patient, accommodating and honest about everything even when it wasn't always in their best interest. I had to travel over 200 miles to buy at Edemo but it was worth it to get this level of service.
    Ade H.
    Ade H.
    1689636844
    HiI purchased the Novo4 GT Vario step through around three weeks ago. I am a 17 stone overweight 76-year-old, and have absolutely no problem getting around on this bike.I've managed every hill I come to, and have also managed to get double the mileage it's supposed to do. I did a 40 mile ride a couple of days ago and still add 40% of the battery left.This bike is a joy to ride, and I really enjoy getting around on it.Using the batteries auto mode, which rates the battery as being capable of doing around 25 miles. Rarely for devices that are battery powered, this bike actually underestimates the mileage the battery is capable of producing.Just turning the pedals and letting the bike to all the work, might possibly reduce the range to 25 miles in a very hilly terrain. I however, like to get some exercise in, and although I use the bike in the sense that having an electric motor makes it a lot easier to cycle than a normal bike. This bike makes every ride, a very easy ride.This is my fourth electric bike, the first two being Halford nasties, my third which lasted for the last nine years being a Kalkoff (German-made and being so reliable, it prompted me to purchase another German bike.The Reece and Muller N0V0 4, it is very comfortable ride, it has very bright lights, excellent brakes, a built-in lock on the back wheel, thick tyres, an excellent display on the handlebars and overall is very sturdily and very well made.10/10
    Chris N.
    Chris N.
    1689407976
    Great experience throughout the process. Definitely recommend.
    david N.
    david N.
    1689357446
    Very helpful and knowledgeable. Great high end bikes options.
    ian R.
    ian R.
    1688553612
    First class customer service from the whole team at Edemo. We spent hours with Johan test riding the full range of bikes before settling on our preferred options. Communication with Jen about the purchase and delivery was first class. Delivery was exactly as promised and AJ spent time making sure we understood everything at the point of hand-over. A great experience from start to finish and I have every confidence that if I have a problem, Edemo will help sort it 👌
    L G.
    L G.
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    Dan and Duncan could not have been more professional and knowledgable. Not once did they try a hard sell but genuinely want a customer to get a bike that’s right for them. If you’re lucky enough to find your bike at Edemo you’ll also have new Friends!
    Mark C.
    Mark C.
    1688375980
    If you are thinking of buying a Riese and Muller bike, the only place to get it from is EDEMO Electric Bikes. Having recently purchased an UBN Five silent, the customer service is second to none. From the initial ordering process with Jen, to AJ delivering the bike and going through the various settings making sure I was happy with everything, they really do care about their customers. The best experience I have had in buying a bike.
    Alice A.
    Alice A.
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    I came across these guys as I couldn't find a stockist in Scotland who did the bike I was looking for. From the get go the staff were really helpful, I mostly dealt with Jen, they didn't bat an eyelid at my many requests and changes including delivery to central Scotland - working around my timescales. Brilliant service!
    Neale B.
    Neale B.
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    Great service from choosing the correct model to delivery and tuition - all part of the service which is Platinum
    Preston S.
    Preston S.
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    Lots of good advice, no pressure and plenty of opportunity to road test bikes. I was on a break in Glos and called in to EDEMO, having previously watched a number of their very useful you tube videos about Riese & Muller bikes. Two days later my chosen stock bike was prepared and paid for and a week later delivered to my address in Cumbria. Faultless. A pleasure dealing with them. The bike is great too!I would recommend.Thank you
    Michael D.
    Michael D.
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    Excellent service. Dan guided me through all the choices, Jen organised the delivery and kept me updated, and AJ delivered the bike and got me set up and going. The team let me know I can come back to them anytime for any help or support I might need.
    Mike R.
    Mike R.
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    I had a test ride booked and was pointed to a very steep hill to try the bike on and then a reasonably flat cycle-way to give me an idea of different riding scenarios. Enjoyable test ride. Got back to the shop and had a talk about the bikes and tried a different model. I got some very helpful advice, decided on the bike and purchased it. They delivered the bike to my home and spent some time running through all the features and adjustments I could make. Very happy with the bike and the service from Edemo.
    Mike M.
    Mike M.
    1677260519
    Nice shop, good selection and helpful staff, good place to buy a bike.
    John H.
    John H.
    1675859607
    It was such a pleasure to buy my bike from Edemo after years of dealing only with internet based suppliers. I used the Bristol based office/workshop and enjoyed the entirely personal service provided by AJ who also delivered my bike to me when it was ready and explained how to operate and maintain it. In particular I felt reassured that Edemo would continue to provide support during my ownership of the bike. Great service throughout!
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    DualBattery 1250

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    DualBattery Technology perfected by Riese & Müller ensures twice the range or far higher climbs, fewer charging breaks and longer-lasting riding pleasure.

    With the 1,250 Wh now available, completely new destinations can be reached and you no longer have to worry about the range in your daily routine.

    DualBattery 1000

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    DualBattery Technology perfected by Riese & Müller ensures twice the range or far higher climbs, fewer charging breaks and longer-lasting riding pleasure. With the 1,000 Wh available, completely new destinations can be reached and you no longer have to worry about the range in your daily routine.

    Additional Chain Lock with Bag

    Additional chain lock with bag

    The sturdy Abus chain lock, in addition to the Abus Shield frame lock, provides twice the security for your E-Bike. The 130 cm long chain is latched onto the frame lock and you can quickly lock your bike to the nearest lamppost or lock it together with up to three other bikes. The chain thickness of 6 mm ensures a high level of anti-theft protection.

    Especially practical: frame lock, chain lock and battery lock all use the same key. The bag is firmly attached to the saddle and allows quick and easy removal of the chain lock thanks to its ergonomic shape and Fidlock magnetic closure.

    Please note: for smaller frame sizes the lowest saddle position may not be usable when the lock bag is fitted.

    Smartphone Hub Cockpit

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    The Bosch SmartphoneHub and free app turns your smartphone into an E-Bike display which combines smart navigation with live weather, fitness data and much more. Your smartphone’s standard functions are perfectly integrated and can be operated from the handlebar. The Bosch SmartphoneHub is just as perfectly integrated into the tidy minimalist cockpit with internal cabling and adjustable stem angle. And if you leave your smartphone at home, the permanently fixed display also shows the key riding data.

    Please note: This option is not compatible with rohloff and HS models.

    Bosch eBike ABS

    With Riese & Müller Control Technology you are sporty, safe and comfortable on the road. In addition, the ABS option ensures optimum control even in the event of sudden braking. It prevents tires from slipping, the rear wheel lifting and the whole bike skidding out to the side. The proven technology from the world of cars and motorcycles is now also available for your E-Bike.

    Please note: This option is not compatible with rohloff models.

    GX option with Fox suspension

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    Air suspension upgrade (Fox Float)

    The Fox Float air suspension fork with 140 mm travel offers optimum riding conditions for discerning cyclists. The GRIP damping system reliably absorbs shocks from stones, sticks or roots lying on the way and effortlessly compensates for unevenness. With 15 finely adjustable rebound damping levels, this excellently manufactured air suspension fork can be tuned to any undertaking – whether uphill, downhill, field and forest tracks or asphalt.

    GX Option

    If you like riding your E-Bike off-road, then simply equip it with a first-class off-road package. The Suntour Aion air suspension fork with 140 mm travel reliably absorbs shocks and effortlessly compensates for any unevenness on the terrain. The solid tire studs on the shoulders of the Schwalbe Johnny Watts tires guarantee outstanding grip, especially when cornering. The wide VP 538 flat pedals provide grip for your feet. The sporty saddle an the adjustable X-Fusion Manic seatpost simply make off-road riding an absolute joy.

    AIR SUSPENSION UPGRADE

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    Air suspension upgrade (Fox Float)

    The Fox Float air suspension fork with 140 mm travel offers optimum riding conditions for discerning cyclists. The GRIP damping system reliably absorbs shocks from stones, sticks or roots lying on the way and effortlessly compensates for unevenness. With 15 finely adjustable rebound damping levels, this excellently manufactured air suspension fork can be tuned to any undertaking – whether uphill, downhill, field and forest tracks or asphalt.

    REAR CARRIER

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    Rear carrier for Riese & Muller bikes - as standard

    Your cargo is co-sprung by attaching the carrier to the main frame and Control Technology. Vibrations and hard impacts, such as on cobblestones or pavement edges, are simply smoothed out, increasing riding safety even with a heavy load. The carrier is equipped with the Basil MIK system. Baskets and panniers can be fixed to it with a single click. This extraordinarily stable system lets you quickly swap bicycle accessories fitted with a MIK adapter plate. Accessories can be obtained from EDEMO Electric Bikes.

    Pannier rack

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    Pannier rack for Riese & Muller bikes

    The minimalist pannier rack is ideal for fixing panniers weighing up to 5 kg each. The rear and brake lights are unobtrusively integrated into it. The “Form follows function” design principle has been exceptionally well executed with the pannier rack.

    Front carrier rack with Bag

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    Riese & Muller front carrier rack with bag

    Keep on the move and still have everything with you. You can secure up to 5 kg of luggage on the front carrier, which is fixed to the frame and hence benefits from the bike’s full suspension, perfectly protecting your cargo from knocks and bumps. The bag offers space for a volume of up to 18 litres. Thanks to the zipper and roll closure, your transported goods are perfectly protected from dirt and rain. The bag can be removed quickly and easily and becomes a shoulder bag using the strap supplied. You can safely store smaller items in the two outer pockets equipped with waterproof zippers.

    Front Carrier

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    Riese & Muller Front Carrier

    Being sporty when out and about – and yet still having everything you need with you. You can secure up to 5 kg of luggage on the front carrier, fixed to the frame and hence co-sprung, perfectly protected from knocks and bumps. Bungee cords secure a sleeping bag, small sports bag or provisions in place in no time at all. And you’ll come to appreciate your front luggage carrier just as quickly.

    Comfort Kit

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    Comfort Kit on the Homage

    The perfect option for anyone wanting to ride in greater comfort: the classically curved handlebars and wider saddle enable you to sit comfortably in an upright position.

    The Kiox Display

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    Kiox Display shown on the Riese-and Muller Charger3

    The Kiox display is perfectly integrated into the cockpit: the internal cabling creates a tidy, minimalist appearance. The adjustable angle of the stem lets you choose from a sportier or more upright seating position. The Kiox display includes different training modes and is perfect to use with tactile pressure points on the control unit. Heart rate monitors can be linked by Bluetooth. The scratch-resistant Gorilla glass makes the small Kiox exceptionally robust. Map-free navigation (only in conjunction with a smartphone) completes the features of the Kiox.

    No cockpit (Intuvia Display)

    The E-Bike is equipped as standard with the Bosch Intuvia display, giving you full control and a perfect overview at all times. It provides information about battery status, range, daily mileage, total mileage, ride time, current motor power, time, speed and average speed – clearly legible in any level of sunlight. It is operated by a control unit conveniently mounted on the handlebar grip.

    The Nyon Display

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    Nyon display unit shown here on the Riese & Muller Multicharger

    The Nyon display is perfectly integrated into the cockpit: the internal cabling creates a tidy, minimalist appearance. The adjustable angle of the stem lets you choose between a sportier or more upright seating position. The Nyon display ensures that you are fully connected and ideally equipped with navigation for every tour or day-to-day ride. The colour display, with its intuitive touch function, is very simple to use and, thanks to being robust and easy-to-read, is guaranteed to get you to your destination in any weather. The user interface can be customised to your needs.