What are the options and lead times on delivery of a Riese & Muller e-bike?

All your Riese & Muller e-bike questions answered

What are the options and lead times on delivery of a Riese & Muller e-bike?

Riese & Müller – widely considered the world’s premier e-bike manufacturer – custom build every e-bike to order at their factory in Mühltal, Germany, to your unique specifications… and what’s more, there are a staggering 12,000 combinations to choose from. Typically, this means that your bespoke electric bike has a certain lead time for delivery, but if you want the finest e-bike that money can buy, it’s well worth the wait!

This month, we delve into what lead time you can expect, and the various options to choose from, to ensure your new e-bike is perfect for you.

How long are delivery lead times?

Riese & Müller’s target is usually around 4-6 weeks for delivery, but in busier times of high demand (such as the March – June period), this can run a little longer – and can vary further between models. 

At EDEMO, we know the most popular bikes, so we order in a stock of these early in the season. At the consultation with you, if we find out that we have a bike in stock already that fits your needs, we may be able to organise your bike to arrive quicker – but usually, we’ll be guiding you towards a factory-built bike so that it meets your exact requirements. 

What are the lead times on e-bike orders?

What are the different configuration options?

Options for colour, battery and drive train are all configurable for each bike model, and each bike is built to the industry’s most exacting standards, using strictly proven, best-in-class Bosch electric assist systems and precision German engineering. But what are the types of options you can expect to choose from? 

We take a deeper dive into the various configurations and options below, but if this all makes you feel like the human version of the ‘exploding head’ emoji, at EDEMO, we have all the key Riese & Müller models available as demo bikes that you can ride – and we can then help you to pick, configure and order your perfect e-bike, hassle-free.


There are a few abbreviations you might spot in the model names. GT, GX, GH – what do those all mean? 

  • G: The G in the model name designates Riese & Müller e-bikes with wide tires. (EDEMO’s Dan is originally from Somerset and likes to think it stands for ‘Gurt’ meaning large or big, but we’re not sure our German-speaking R&M colleagues would agree with him!)
  • The letter after this means the following:
    • T: The T stands for “tour” and comfortable e-bike cycling. All GT models are optimised for long rides on asphalt and light terrain. Whether it’s day-to-day, tours, or long distance.
    • X: The X derives from “cross”. The GX models provide pure riding pleasure on light terrain with gravel, sand and dirt tracks. They are also suitable for all-round and road cycling.
    • H: The “H” stands for “heavy load”, because in the GH models all components at the contact points are more stable and designed for a permissible total weight of 160 kg. And therefore for every situation and rider. (Maximum weight of cyclist: 125 kg)


Once you’ve selected your chosen 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, 1000Wh, 1125Wh and 1250Wh. 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 625Wh battery. However it’s worth remembering: if you’re going to ride mostly off-road, uphill and in turbo, you should think about bigger batteries.

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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, or more precisely, lack of it. 


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 internally 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 considerably 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 over 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. However, 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 is 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 Nyon cockpit – a large touchscreen display with built-in Sat Nav – but if you’d rather have a smaller screen on your bike, then go for the Kiox cockpit option.


Next up, it’s frame size. The options available will depend on which model you’re interested in, but most come with around 4 different frame sizes, based on your height. If in doubt, come for a test ride, and we can advise! If you would like help selecting the frame size over the phone, we are happy to choose this for you. And in the unlikely event that we have got it wrong on delivery, then we’ll take the bike back and re-order a replacement.


Ahh, now we’re talking! Each model has around 2-4 carefully selected colourways to pick from, so aesthetically, you can ensure your bike is spot-on for you. Curry Matt, Lunar Grey or Tundra Grey? EDEMO Dan’s favourite game is to try and match the name to the colour in the showroom, but maybe that’s because he doesn’t get out much!

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Ready to order?

Let’s do it! You only need to put down a 20% deposit with EDEMO to get your custom electric bike ordered. The remainder is payable just before delivery, once your bespoke bike has arrived at our workshop. 

And even better: you can rest assured that your purchase is risk-free, thanks to our 5 day/100-mile guarantee. That’s right, we take all the risk for your e-bike purchase, so if we unwrap it and you think it’s the wrong size or it doesn’t feel right, we’ll take it back and order another one, or give you your money back. So what are you waiting for! Get in touch to book your test ride today – and let’s get the wheels in motion.

Just at the start of your e-bike journey? Why not download our Buyer’s Guide covering everything you need to know about electric bikes.

Alice A.
Alice A.
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.
Great service from choosing the correct model to delivery and tuition - all part of the service which is Platinum
Preston S.
Preston S.
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.
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.
Nice shop, good selection and helpful staff, good place to buy a bike.
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.
Another 5* review from me.If you were on the fence of spending the extra £££ on a R&M, visit the shop and test ride one of their bikes. They seem to have most, if not all their models in store.Very friendly service too :).
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
Really good experience, Johan was great, he let me test ride some amazing ebikes which helped me decide which models suited me best, a lovely showroom and location too.
Boo and M.
Boo and M.
What a breath of fresh air it has been, talking with Dan about R&M bikes. His knowledge is vast, his patience and humour, to be praised, from the first initial enquiry, to the delivery of my fantastic bike. Thank you 😁
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.
Tremendous knowledge and service. I’m so pleased we went with EDEMO for our bike purchase. I really can’t recommend enough!
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.