Riese & Müller Superdelite vs Tinker – Which is better?

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Riese & Müller Superdelite vs Tinker – Which is better?

It’s forecast to be another scorching hot summer day in old Blighty, and there is no way I’m missing the opportunity to get out on a bike.

I just need the perfect excuse…

I had recently recorded the review of the Riese & Müller Superdelite at our showroom in Nailsworth and whilst it is getting good feedback about how informative it is, it just really doesn’t inspire me….

I’m the visual type and quickly get bored of reading.

But give me some scenery and a story and I am hooked 🙂

So maybe an off-road adventure somewhere new would do the trick. I could explore uncharted territory, push myself and the bike to the limits, travel for days on end living simply in a tent and stopping for basic supplies as required.

This all sounds great, but I really have only had one day available and need to fit it all in!

Looking for some inspiration.

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I needed inspiration. And what better place to start than the Bikepacking book which got me so interested in all this to begin with.

From the moment I first opened the Bikepacking by Lawrence McJannet, I was sold.

In fact, I didn’t need to even open the book. The cover says it all.

I could imagine riding my Superdelite or Supercharger loaded with a lightweight tent, stove, sleeping bag, map, and basic rations for a few days. 

Then, heading off into the wilderness, I would cycle through the day, in no rush, taking in stunning scenery and maybe getting a wild swim.

As the evening drew in I would find a secluded place to set-up camp, cook a meal, and settle down for the night.

This was the dream. I had attempted it earlier in the year, and the reality was very different! Check out my blog post Cotswold Wild Camping to see how it played out!

So maybe camping isn’t for me. But long old days cycling and exploring new places definitely is my bag!

So I had booked Rufus my film making friend for a day. As it was summer, there was not much let up from the day job. And the evening before I was frantically scrabbling around thinking what we should do.

I flicked through the Bikepacking book and started looking at the routes which were intended for a couple of days on a standard bike and chose one which had the possibility of getting a swim in.

I re-created the in route in Komoot and sent it to Rufus and agreed to meet at the showroom first thing in the morning where I would have loaded some bikes into and onto my van.

Adventure planned, but what bike should I ride?

The next morning I was up early and deciding which bikes we should take.

The route was going to be a combination of both on and off-road. Nothing too technical (so I thought!) and around 25 miles. We would easily cover it on a single 625Wh battery.

The addition of full suspension would be nice and a Nyon cockpit with it’s sat-nav would be a handy addition.

In the end, I loaded up our Superdelite GT Rohloff, with GX pack and Nyon cockpit. I was having this bike.

Rufus & Alba with their Riese & Müller Load 60

But what should I choose for Rufus?

I knew he was keen on the Tinker and had been thinking it might be a good second bike to his Load 60 which he and Alba currently have.

But, it wouldn’t really be the best bike for the day, especially as he would have to carry the filming equipment as well. 

So I loaded a Homage GT Rohloff, 625Wh with GX pack and Kiox cockpit. Perfect for the day and would happily keep up with the Superdelite on the rougher stuff.

But as a joke, I also put the Tinker in the van and when Rufus arrived, I told him this was his ride for the day.. Which he seemed happy with!

We headed down the M5 and then south at Exeter until we reached our start point in a remote car park just outside of Sidmouth.

We arrived at our start point near Sidmouth

As I was unloading the bikes Rufus was asking if it would be possible to ride the route on the Tinker.

Now, whilst it would technically be possible to ride the route on any old bike, there is always going to be a good and bad choice.

So, I agreed the Tinker would be fine and I loaded the perfectly equipped Homage back in the van and we set off!

About half a mile down the road, we hit our first bridleway, and the Superdelite sailed over it like it was a recently resurfaced motorway.

Rufus and his Tinker struggled a bit more but we agreed it couldn’t get much worse than this and forged on…

“fast-flowing, dry, dusty, double tracks”

We soon found ourselves riding fast-flowing, dry, dusty, double tracks through cool wooded areas before crossing the edge of a golf course.

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Then there were deep cut tracks with fern covered sides, and yet more fast riding. This was the best workday ever.

The route went on like this for sometime, with stretches of tarmac to break things up and ensure we continued to munch the miles.

Then, things changed..

We found ourselves riding up tracks with large loose rocks. These were a little tricky at times on the Superdelite, but the little 20” wheels on the Tinker were starting to find their limit.

But to be fair to Rufus, he is not a quitter, and I don’t remember him getting off and pushing, even though it probably would have been the easier option at times.

On the Superdelite, it really felt you could point it in the direction you wanted to go, up the power and drop a couple of gears and it would go through anything.

That’s until we found ourselves trying to ride through a track that must have been cut away by a water flow and was not even rideable. But it was downhill and we had managed to get so far down it that the thought of pushing the bikes back just wasn’t an option.

We climbed a tree with an ebike!

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Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse, there was a tree across our track. The verges were so steep and high we couldn’t climb up and round the tree and to go back was too far. Plus, we are two fit young men having an adventure. So we decided to climb through the tree with the bikes.

This wasn’t just a case of lifting the bike up over a fallen trunk.

We actually had to climb through the tree with bikes over our shoulder. And if you have ever lifted a Superdelite with both batteries in, it’s not something you would want to try too often.

After a lot of cussing and sweating and pulled muscles I miraculously appeared on the far side or the tree, and only damage to the bike was a detached mudguard!

Rufus almost skipped through the tree with Tinker and joined me a couple moments later. Maybe he had cut the tree down the night before, knowing how smug I would be about my Superdelite by this point in the ride.

I only fell off once…. on camera

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Then, again the ride continued, far less eventful other than the great riding and scenery at every turn. And I only fell off the once. Well, once on camera!

Eventually, we arrived back in Sidmouth and headed out to Jacobs Ladder beach where we dived into the sea to wash off the sweat and dust of the day, before our last mile and a half back to the van.

I jumped back on my bike, knocked the assistance level up into turbo and started the unexpected huge climb. Unlike Rufus, who got about a quarter of the way up the climb before his little 500Wh battery gave up up him and he started the long hard push, in the blistering heat back up to the van.

The friendly thing to have done, would be to get off and walk with him, but I got far more pleasure riding up to the top of the hill and back repeatedly telling how far he had to go. I think he really appreciated my help.

When Rufus arrived back at the van, he rode the Homage briefly to see what he had missed out on before we loaded up the bikes back up and headed home to Nailsworth.

It was an incredible adventure and really felt like we had packed a few days of travel into one long day. And the best part was a really comfy bed and a decent meal in the evening, before getting up early the next morning ready to put in a few more workdays before heading out to do the same again.

There is no question the bikes were amazing.

I loved the dualbattery on the Superdelite. At no point during the ride did I have range anxiety. I just upped the power as soon as it got difficult and floated over everything.

The two things I will now be recommending to everyone is full-suspension and sat-nav.

Whilst the suspension is going to be dependant on your intended terrain and of course budget, the Nyon cockpit with built-in sat-nav paired with Komoot was a Godsend.

It must have saved so much time compared to getting a map out at every turn. And we were able to spend more time enjoying the flow of the ride and the scenery instead of navigating.

One lesson we have learned, is that whilst you can do almost anything on any bike, there is also the right bike for the job.

I think next time given the choice, then maybe Rufus would have chosen the Homage. That said, the Tinker and Rufus came home in one piece and it was an absolute blast 🙂

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Alice A.
Alice A.
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Neale B.
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Michael D.
Michael D.
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.
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.
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John H.
John H.
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!
Charlotte C.
Charlotte C.
Dan and the team at EDEMO were super helpful in getting my new bike sorted. We found them really knowledgeable, and honest in how they helped me choose; finding something that would be exactly suited to what I needed, not just the most expensive option in the shop. The process of trying out bikes and chatting through everything was enjoyable. For me, the Riese & Muller range that they stock encompassed great options. Using only one supplier did make the process more straightforward than at other places as EDEMO could provide a wider range of options rather than just having lots of very similar bikes from different suppliers. Dan was helpful in organising what we needed so we could use the cycle-to-work scheme. The pick up process was thorough and thoughtful, making sure I had everything I needed and knew all the ins and outs of the bike.
Mark A.
Mark A.
A top team! Really know their products, are willing to invest the time in helping you understand them as well. One of the best sales and service experiences I’ve ever gone through! Now bought two bikes from them! Just cannot fault any aspect of their service delivery.
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Ben R.
Ben R.
Excellent purchase process with no pressure. Edemo were patient and happy that I wanted to try many different makes of cargo bike before deciding which one to purchase.. In my view, for my needs, the R and M Load 75 was superior in all respects. Since purchase the bike has exceeded my expectations
Isabel B.
Isabel B.
We received absolutely brilliant customer service from Edemo. They all have really in depth knoweldge about the different bikes so could answer any question. We could test ride any bike we wanted which is so important. They were really accomodating with our Bike to Work scheme. When we bought the bike it was delivered with a really in depth handover, and after sales support is very helpful. Can't fault them!
m W
m W
Very helpful staff in the Nailsworth shop (even though I came on the wrong day)Was able to try three different models and different setups which was invaluable and meant making the right choice of bike was easy.The R and M website is good but being able to try and chat about the various models and options made sense of it all. The Edemo website is also extremely helpful.Ordering was very easy and delivery happened when they said it would. When the bike was delivered it was all set up with a couple of small adjustments done on the spot.I would happily recommend Edemo to anyone.
Paul B.
Paul B.
A really excellent service, especially from the workshop team who had no problem ordering extra parts from Germany and helping me make changes to the Multicharger I bought from them.I would highly recommend Edemo to anyone looking to purchase a Riese and Muller Ebike. With so many things in life the back-up and after sales service is key, especially with an investment such as one of these excellent bikes.
Katherine P.
Katherine P.
Excellent all round service . Really knowledgeable about all things electric ! I can’t recommend enough .
Benjamin B.
Benjamin B.
Amazing service from wonderful people who assisted me in purchasing an e-bike. Every request was fully explained, and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you very much, Team.
Julian B.
Julian B.
Thanks to Dan, Jen and AJ. Great doing business with you and thank you for your ongoing support. The Tinker is an amazing eBike which is easily carrying me and my things around 70 miles each week as I commute across Bristol. Great to do business with you. Thank you!
Sayed H
Sayed H
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Boo and M.
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Liam P.
Liam P.
Great crew providing excellent service! Have even taken the time to discuss things I would describe as outside their remit - ex. having the little one on the back, insurance etc
Gareth E.
Gareth E.
Excellent service and advice. Test ride was greatly appreciated as was Dan looking after Walter (my dog) whilst I had the test ride!
Paul B.
Paul B.
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Steve C.
Steve C.
Bike is great everything I expected, typical excellent German quality of design and manufacture.The service received from Dan and his team was 1st Class, friendly, knowledgeable and professional.Thoroughly recommend both the product and EDEMO.
Peter M.
Peter M.
All worked well and am happy with the bike as well as the support from Dan's team. There is quite a lot to learn because the bike is a step up from previous electric bike that I have had but the result is very good and I am still learning.
David S.
David S.
Excellent all round buying experience. Dan was really helpful going through options no hard sell or pressure too buy. We visited his shop twice and test rode any of the bikes as many times as we liked. Nailsworth has good test ride conditions and good lunch stop for a nice day out. We bought 2 charger 4’s didn’t really want to spend that much money but they are already paying back as the car is parked up for many of our trips a 20 mile trip is quite easy now, we live rural with big hills. Bikes took about 3 months to come so if your thinking about it get your order in. They were delivered by AJ who gave us a good briefing. If you want a R &M get it here if your no sure go test ride one.

DualBattery 1250


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


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


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

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 (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 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

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

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

Riese & Muller Front Carrier
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

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

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

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.