Ride1Up’s e-bike catalog is almost entirely driven by hub motors and under $2,000, sometimes way under. The Prodigy is their sole mid-motor option, and the new Prodigy V2 gets some serious upgrades with a Gates Carbon Belt Drive and Brose mid-motor for just $2,695.
But it doesn’t stop there…the Enviolo rear hub has a CVT for seamless, stepless “gear changes”. Combined, it and the belt drive should make for a low-maintenance drivetrain full of name-brand parts from solid manufacturers.
Prodigy V2 powertrain details
The Brose TF Sprinter motor puts out 90Nm of torque and assists up to 28mph (Class 3). Estimated range is 30-50 miles from the 36V14ah battery. They don’t list the watt-hour rating, but it’s 504Wh (because 36V x 14ah = 504wh).
Unlike most of their other bikes, this one doesn’t have a throttle, it only assists your own pedaling efforts. There are four assist modes and a full-color display to show them off, along with your speed and distance.
As for UL certification, their rep says that while the entire bike as a whole hasn’t been inspected by a UL lab, “the batteries and the charger along with the electrical systems are all UL-certified and compliant.”
Other Specs & Details
The Prodigy V2’s frame is alloy, with standard and step-through options. It only comes in one size, but they should fit riders from about 5’4″ thru 6’3″.
It comes with a 100mm travel air-sprung suspension fork, Tektro hydraulic disc brake with 180mm rotors, and alloy fenders front and rear.
The bike has front and rear lights, with an 80 Lux headlight with a daytime running mode. The rear light doubles as a brake light and is integrated into the rear rack. The rack can support up to 40lbs and they offer a variety of accessories for it, but it should also work with any standard pannier bags, etc.
It rolls on basic wheels, but they’re wrapped in Maxxis Rekon Race 27.5×2.25″ tires. Complete bike weights range from 58-61lbs, and all versions are rated for a 300lb rider plus cargo weight limit.
There’s also a chain-driven model with a MicroSHIFT Advent 9-speed derailleur/shifter, a Shimano Alivio 11-34 cassette, and a KMC chain. It’s $300 less at $2,395.