We have a passion for finding the simplicity in design. The CORE is specifically built on that principle, from your morning coffee commute to your off road endeavors, this model has everything you need to improve your daily routine and more.
Our inverted Front Fork Suspension handles every and any kind of terrain and features premier rebound adjustement equipping you with the best set up for a smoother ride.
This powerful internally geared brushless 750W Hub Rear Motor is capable of outputting up to 1500 watts of peak power for a high performance ride.
Our Rear Suspension features an advanced adjustable dual shock absorption system. Ideal for mountain/off roading adventures with complex terrain.
Custom Piston Hydraulic Brakes are a force to perform meticulously for any ride, any condition. Go faster with confidence, your brakes are solid.
Because sharing the PEDAL experience is truly half the fun. Our two person saddle seat allows you to speed off with your go to! We provide a 33.25 seat height to maximize rider comfortability when pedaling. Ideal rider height is 5’5. 6’4
Protect the power! We’ve set you up with an anti-theft battery casing, accessible by two custom keys provided with every PEDAL. Adventure on lock.
Take it easy with our 5-level electric pedal assist, less work, more fun? Yes please. Control your pace, control your ride while saving battery at the same time.
Introducing the new fully protective lock for your front wheel / handlebars for complete peace of mind. This mechanism enables an anti-theft provision, preventing the release or turning of the tire.
Featuring our durable 720 watt-hour Lithium-Ion battery. Our lock / removable battery is fit for ease of access on any adventure or conscious commute. Easily charge with your standard 110v outlet.
The treads you can count on! Our 20 x 4 All-Terrain tires are quality assured to grip the terrain, no matter how rough it gets.
The colorful customized CORE display covers all the necessities you need for an easy riding experience. Programmed with a range of functions including: Speed control, battery level status, 5 level pedal assist control, and headlight control (headlight sold separately).
The 3 Speed Gear Shifter ergonomically rests at the front for quick access to a gear setting of your choice. Specifically positioned so you have one less thing to think about; more time to speed up and immerse yourself in your PEDAL ride.
The Half Twist Throttle, a new sylicone grip that ensures safety for when you pull/twist the throttle.
Get to where you’re going with sleek designed light up brakes let the rest of the road know where you’re headed.
Hold on for faster riding and farther adventuring. Our handlebars are adjustable to find you the best customized fit and feeling for your ride!
Battery range and speed estimates depend on conditions such as rider weight, speed, temperature, wind, tire pressure, terrain, incline, etc. mileage and speed may vary.
The CORE is your day to day. Systematically better for the environment and a sustainable means of transportation. Join our community of thousands of customers and get the most out of your ride with a smoother, more efficient, and elegant way to move. Welcome to our community.
Such an amazing design, brand, customer support etc. As an Industrial Designer/Artist I really applaud and appreciate all of the little details that go into a product. I can be sooooo difficult to preserve the personality and character of a good designed object! Steering clear of the “designed by committee” rabbit hole can be a challenge. Be sure to pass along my appreciation to all those who brought and keep Pedal alive and thriving
This bike is solid; I mean built like a brick @? house. My brothers both have Super 73s and this bike dwarfs them. You can actually use the pedal assist (if you adjust it to the appropriate speed) or pedal it if you run out of battery and it’s pretty comfortable. They are both jealous of the dual suspension. The assembly is easy (although you might need a second pair of hands when installing the accessories). Once up and running this bike became my primary mode of transportation to my local Irish pub and pickleball courts. It’s a blast to ride after work and a great way to blow off steam. Quit waiting and pull the trigger!
Core 5 ebike
Fitness hybrid design for efficiency and ergonomic comfort
While providing the smooth power assist expected by many e-bike users, our systems are equipped with powerful support and a natural, organic assist feel even in the high-speed setting.
PWSeries SE Drive Unit
Integrated to the bottom bracket, the drive unit provides a low center of gravity for exceptional handling. Four levels of smooth, powerful assist deliver a ride experience the feels natural and organic.
Mechanical Disc Brakes
Shimano Sora mechanical disc brakes with 160mm center lock rotors provide strong, dependable braking in all conditions.
Double Front Chainring
Shimano Sora front derailleur and the double chainring (50/34T) offer quick shifting with optimum gear range.
Rear Rack and Fender Mounts
CrossCore has built-in bosses ready to accept Yamaha’s accessory rear rack with integrated LED taillight and rear fender.
Yamaha 500Wh Battery
Yamaha’s 500 Watt-hour Lithium-ion battery pack provides reliable long lasting energy to power your rides. When it’s time to replenish, you can charge the battery pack on or off CrossCore using the Yamaha high speed charger.
Fender Mount Tabs
CrossCore’s fork has mounting tabs for easy installation of Yamaha’s accessory front fender.
CrossCore is equipped with a powerful LED headlight to help guide the way. The headlight’s on/off button is built into CrossCore’s multi-function display housing for easy access while riding.
Integrated Speed Sensor
Exclusive to Yamaha Power Assist Bicycles is a speed sensor engineered into the rear hub. Our speed sensor recognizes the slightest change in bicycle speed and helps adjust motor input to deliver a smooth and natural power assist feel for the ultimate ride experience.
The main LCD interface allows you to choose from a full suite of functions; Speedometer, average speed, maximum speed, odometer, trip meter, battery capacity, battery range, cadence, clock and stopwatch. The color-coded LED assist level indicator is easy to see at a glance.
PWSeries SE Drive Unit Integrated to the bottom bracket, the drive unit provides a low center of gravity for exceptional handling. Four levels of smooth, powerful assist deliver a ride experience the feels natural and organic.
Mechanical Disc Brakes Shimano Sora mechanical disc brakes with 160mm center lock rotors provide strong, dependable braking in all conditions.
Double Front Chainring Shimano Sora front derailleur and the double chainring (50/34T) offer quick shifting with optimum gear range.
Rear Rack and Fender Mounts CrossCore has built-in bosses ready to accept Yamaha’s accessory rear rack with integrated LED taillight and rear fender.
Yamaha 500Wh Battery Yamaha’s 500 Watt-hour Lithium-ion battery pack provides reliable long lasting energy to power your rides. When it’s time to replenish, you can charge the battery pack on or off CrossCore using the Yamaha high speed charger.
Fender Mount Tabs CrossCore’s fork has mounting tabs for easy installation of Yamaha’s accessory front fender.
LED Headlight CrossCore is equipped with a powerful LED headlight to help guide the way. The headlight’s on/off button is built into CrossCore’s multi-function display housing for easy access while riding.
Integrated Speed Sensor Exclusive to Yamaha Power Assist Bicycles is a speed sensor engineered into the rear hub. Our speed sensor recognizes the slightest change in bicycle speed and helps adjust motor input to deliver a smooth and natural power assist feel for the ultimate ride experience.
Multi-Function Display The main LCD interface allows you to choose from a full suite of functions; Speedometer, average speed, maximum speed, odometer, trip meter, battery capacity, battery range, cadence, clock and stopwatch. The color-coded LED assist level indicator is easy to see at a glance.
Computer control functions include: (4) Power-level control switch, stop watch, distance units, power-level LED on/off, Bluetooth connectivity, USB power, USB connectivity, cycling function display items, time adjustment, LED headlamp power on/off, 3-color LED power assist level light indicator
Cycling function display include: speed, average speed, maximum speed, trip distance, odometer, cadence, battery capacity (%)
|GRIPS/TAPE||Locking ergonomic two-tone|
|SEATPOST/SADDLE CLAMP||Alloy 30.9 x 260mm (S), 315mm (M), 350mm (L) with 2-bolt adjustable tilt saddle rail clamp|
|SEATPOST COLLAR||Alloy 2-bolt 35.0mm|
|SADDLE||Yamaha Road Plus Cro-Mo Rail|
|SHIFTERS||Shimano 9-speed Sora trigger shifterGear selection window|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||Shimano Sora (2 x 9) Braze-on|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Sora RD-3000 GS 9-speed|
|CRANKARM||Square taper165mm (S)170mm (M)170mm (L)|
|CHAINRING(S)||50/34T E-Ring 110 BCD|
|BRAKES/ROTORS||Shimano Sora BL-R3000 Mechanical Disc 160mm SM-RT68 Centerlock Rotor|
|RIMS||700cDual channel welded pin rimEyelet spoke holesWidth 24.5mm (OUTSIDE) 19mm (INSIDE)|
|HUBS||Anodized.Centerlock brake mount.front hub 12 x 100 TA, rear hub 12 x 142 Shimano freehub and Yamaha Bicycles Speed Sensor|
|TIRES/TUBES||CST Sensamo Sumo 700 x 35c Level-5 Flat Protection Reflective Sidewall approved for eBike usePV Tube|
|ACCESSORIES||Yamaha KeysYamaha battery chargerLED HeadlampBell|
|WARRANTY||3-Year on Frame, Motor, BatteryComponent Manufacturer’s warranty is supported by Yamaha|
RadMission 1 vs Ride1Up Core 5 vs Rideal Ariel
One of the best parts about e-bikes is their ability to act as normal bicycles. As you start to add massive batteries, fat wheels with puncture-resistant tires, and big, heavy hub motors, this ability starts to diminish.
Today’s e-bikes can reach 70 lbs or more, and while advances in battery and motor technology make them terrific at zooming around town under motor power, all of the weight can make them stop feeling like regular bikes.
The RadMission 1, Ride1Up Core 5, and Ariel Rideal manage to neatly sidestep this issue. Despite their 20 mile ranges, powerful hub motors, and included accessories, these bikes weigh around 50 lbs, helping them to look and feel like normal bicycles.
Even without the pedal assist engaged, riders can zip along their commute with just a bit more weight than a standard, motorless bicycle. With it on, they feel fast and powerful, with the motors picking up enough work that you won’t get fatigued but not enough that you feel like you’re riding a motorcycle.
Most importantly, however, these bikes are affordable. Centered around a price point of about 1000, they’re definitely on the low end of e-bikes, especially given how well they perform.
The lack of fancy extras certainly helps keep the price low, but there’s no getting around the fact that you’re getting a whole lot of bike for your dollar when you purchase any of these e-bikes at sticker price.
About The Bikes
The RadMission 1 is a single-speed e-bike designed to let you FOCUS on riding. It’s an incredibly simple bike, with no suspension, gearing, or other distractions from the experience of zooming around on a 500W hub motor.
It’s affordable, completely indistinguishable from a normal bike at a glance, and made by one of the more reputable brands in the business.
The RadMission is a slick, stylish single-speed electric metro bike for city riders craving more excitement and utility than your average fixie.- and at a price of 1,199, it’s available at our lowest price point ever.
Ride1Up Core 5
The Ride1Up Core 5 is a 7-speed e-bike designed to bridge the gap between regular bikes and e-bikes. The integrated battery is virtually impossible to spot at a glance, while the gearing helps your legs extend the battery life considerably.
While it’s lacking a suspension fork for bumpy commutes, this affordable bike is a perfect alternative to the RadMission 1 for anyone who prefers the advantages (and complications) of gears.
Simple, clean, efficient. Will anyone even know it’s electric? We’ve built an entry-level eBike with standard components built to replace your car and outlast it.
The Ariel Rideal is an incredibly inexpensive 6-speed e-bike, especially given its features. A 750W hub motor helps to boost the rider up hills, while a battery that’s notably larger than the Ride1Up Core ensures that the more powerful motor doesn’t run out of juice too quickly.
Despite the more powerful assist package, this bike somehow manages to have a list price that’s lower than the two options above. It’s a great deal.
Weight, Design, and Build Quality
The RadMission 1, the Ride1Up Core, and the Ariel Rideal are quite similar in terms of weight and broad strokes design. All three bikes have incredibly normal-looking frames, straight handlebars, and front forks.
The RadMission 1 weighs 48 lbs, the Ride1Up Core 5 weighs 49 lbs, and the Ariel Rideal weighs 52 lbs. The difference in weight between the Rideal and the other two has a lot to do with the larger battery and the more powerful motor.
In terms of frame design, one of the big standout differences is the lack of any sort of standover consideration in the design of the Rideal.
The Rideal has a very traditional frame with a high top tube that prevents you from standing over the frame. The RadMission 1 is available as a similar high-step model, but you can find it in a mid-step variety as well that actually weighs a half-pound less.
The Ride1Up Core-5 has an upward angled top tube that helps blend both schools of design, ensuring that most riders can comfortably stand over the bike.
All three of these bikes have fairly relaxed geometry that helps keep the rider comfortable as the motor does its thing.
You’re not going to want to adopt a super aggressive forward riding position on these bikes. You will, however, find yourself passing quite a few road bike riders in your area with ease as the powerful hub motors do their thing.
As far as build quality goes, there’s no clear winner between these bikes. All three companies have excellent track records as far as quality goes, but the bikes themselves are fairly new.
It’s tough to compare what the motors and batteries will look like four or five years out without actually waiting four or five years to see what happens.
Most complaints regarding quality center around the tires and the hub spokes. The tires are fairly puncture-resistant by normal bike standards, but they’re not invincible, and swapping out the rear inner tube can be a massive hassle on any e-bike with a hub motor.
Similarly, the additional force from the motor can loosen the spokes on the rear wheel, especially with a heavy rider. Again, this is a generic e-bike concern, not something limited to these three bikes.
It’s usually a good idea to check your hub spokes on any newly purchased e-bike to make sure they’re tight before you start riding around.
In broad strokes, all three of these bikes have very similar components. All three bikes have mechanical disc brakes, while the Core-5 and the Rideal have inexpensive Shimano shifters and derailleurs.
None of the bikes have suspension of any sort. This helps with both weight and cost in a fairly big way, but it does mean that you’ll get a less comfortable ride on trails and bumpier streets.
While they’re not designed for this sort of thing, you can certainly take the bikes down stairs and over curbs without too much trouble. You may, however, want to consider a different e-bike if you find yourself riding over particularly bumpy paths during part of your commute.
In terms of differences, it’s worth pointing out that the RadMission and the Rideal have 180mm brake rotors and the Core-5 has 160mm brake rotors. This isn’t a gigantic deal by any means, but it does mean that the Core-5 has slightly less stopping power on average.
You can go quite fast on these bikes, with speeds of 20 miles per hour or more being commonplace, so any additional stopping power is appreciated.
None of these bikes come stock with fenders or racks. They do, however, come with kickstands, and the Rideal and the RadMission come with integrated electric lights to help keep you safe at night.
Given how inexpensive these bikes are compared to other e-bikes, this lack of accessories is quite reasonable.
Range and Speed
There’s a big difference in power and range between these three bikes.
On the low end, the RadMission 1 can struggle to climb hills on throttle alone with a heavier rider. Without any gearing, this turns into a fairly big downside. The bike isn’t underpowered per se, but it probably shouldn’t be your first choice if you’re on the heavier side and you anticipate relying on the motor a lot.
If you’re reasonably athletic and plan to help out the motor, you’ll find that the 500W hub more than compensates for the lack of gears and helps you get to speed, fast.
The Ride1Up Core-5, curiously, doesn’t have the same issue. Its motor somehow manages to destroy hills, even without any sort of human assistance.
This is somewhat surprising given the listed raw power of the motor, but the low weight of the bicycle and the incredibly high 1000W peak output of the controller likely have something to do with it.
This unexpected excellence doesn’t necessarily transfer to better performance going fast on flats. While this bike is quite fast, regulatory limits on e-bike speed mean that most bikes are quite similar in terms of top speed.
The Ariel Rideal’s bigger motor is definitely noticeable. It’s not necessarily better at going up hills than the Core-5 (and in fact may be worse if you don’t pedal at all, thanks to the Core-5’s clever engineering), but it can put out a tremendous amount of power on flat ground.
Again, top speed limits ensure that it’s equally fast as the Core-5, but you’ll have an easier time reaching that top speed on this bike. You’ll have no problems zipping right past road bikes and even slow cars on the Rideal.
Range is a somewhat tricky issue to cover, as conditions, stops, rider weight, and even the level of your tires can all have big impacts on how far your bike goes on a single charge.
The RadMission 1 gets just under 40 miles on max pedal assist, which is quite impressive. This long-range is somewhat balanced out by the lower output of the motor.
The Core-5, by contrast, has a range of just over 20 miles on max pedal assist. This makes a lot of sense when you consider how differently these bikes perform while climbing hills.
The Rideal gets about 30 miles out of a single charge on throttle only. It’s a good blend of the other two bikes in terms of power and range.
All three bikes here are great pickups for different people. The RadMission 1 is ideal if you value range and simplicity over other factors.
While it’s a bit underpowered compared to the other two bikes and only has a single gear, the smaller motor and bigger battery work together to give you a huge 40-mile range on the highest pedal assist level. The simplicity helps to keep cycling fun.
The Ride1Up Core-5 sacrifices range for a lot more power from the assist motor. It’s a terrific bike, with great brakes, a cohesive design, and an incredibly low price point for the power it delivers.
It’s probably not the best choice for someone with a long commute, however, especially if you plan to use the higher pedal assist levels the whole way. While you can charge the battery at your destination, it might be better to opt for a bike with a bigger battery.
The Ariel Rideal is a great blend of the power and range of the two other bikes.
The nominally bigger motor still struggles to deliver the same awe-inspiring performance that the Core-5 enjoys when climbing hills on throttle only, but it’s a huge improvement over the RadMission 1.
A big battery adds a bit of weight to the bike but helps to offset the motor’s power consumption and delivers a range that’s more comparable to the RadMission 1 than the Core-5.
Perhaps most importantly, this bike has a lower sticker price than either of the other two. If your planned rides aren’t super hilly and you don’t mind the added complexity of gearing, the Ariel Rideal might be the best choice of the three.
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Ride1UP Core-5 Review
Ride1UP’s Core-5 upright cruiser-type ride is the company’s entry-level e-bike with all the essentials to be the perfect urban or commuter bike.
Despite its low price of just 1,195, the Core-5 still packs a punch thanks to a lower base weight and careful component selection. This quality shines through clearly in the rating of 4.8/5 stars from over 170 user reviews to date.
The type of rider who will enjoy this bike is, first and foremost, anybody with a tight budget for their next e-bike. Additionally, the bike is designed to be super comfortable, compatible with many accessories such as a rear rack and fenders for commuting. Finally, it provides plenty of power to make all your rides feel flat.
As the Core-5 comes in two different frames, a sporty XC model and a comfort ST model, its appeal is even broader. Those with limited movement, seniors, women, and comfort seekers will enjoy the ST, while those who favor performance and the sporty look slightly more than comfort will favor the XC.
Since its recent founding in 2019, Ride1UP has established itself as a respected manufacturer of excellent value, reliable electric bikes in the USA.
The dedication to quality, affordability, and efficiency has resulted in hundreds of positive rider reviews across their range. In addition, as a direct-to-consumer brand, they can compete with more prominent brands by cutting out third-party retailers and offering warranties on their bikes.
They are fulfilling their mission to remove the price barrier to e-biking so their customers can enjoy quality e-bikes at affordable (between 1,095 and 2,295).
Core-5 XR – Step-Over
As mentioned above, the Core-5 XR is the model with performance, MTB-like geometry. This includes a step-over top tube and a 4″ longer reach than the ST which puts the rider in a more advanced position that is better for speed.
At the affordable price of under 1,200, Ride1UP has managed to squeeze in many reliable components, resulting in a long-lasting bike with enjoyable ride quality. Although it is not the comfort version, the XR is very comfortable, and it handles slightly better on light trails.
It comes with all-terrain Kenda Kwick Seven.5 27.5″x2.2″ tires which feel incredibly comfortable on urban roads, and have the added reliability of K-Shield puncture resistance. Additionally, a gel Selle Royal saddle and soft grips make for pleasant riding.
The electronics are great for this price range. For example, a 500W/60Nm motor with 750W of peak performance will provide assisted speeds of 28mph using the throttle or pedal assistance settings.
With throttle alone, riders can expect 20 miles max range, while up to 40 miles when combined with the reliable Shimano Altus drivetrain. This 10.4Ah battery is relatively small, but that is normal for this price. It’s worth noting that you can upgrade the battery by purchasing the 14Ah one on the online store.
Core-5 ST – Step-Thru
With the Core-5 ST model, Ride1UP has optimized for comfort and convenience thanks to a step-through frame with relaxed, upright geometry and rider-facing handlebars.
Because of the comfort geometry, this bike has a broader appeal. Riders with movement limitations, seniors, those who value comfort over performance, and potentially women who commute wearing dresses and skirts will all benefit from this style of bike.
The other components that contribute to a comfy ride quality include Kenda Kwick Seven.5 2.2″ balloon tires, the plush gel Selle Royal saddle, ergonomic grips, and swept-back ergonomic handlebars.
For power, the ST has a 500W motor with 60Nm of torque and 750W peak performance. With this setup, steep gradients will be barely perceptible, and the max assisted speed of 28mph can be reached in just a few seconds.
The battery used here is a small 10.4Ah model, which offers 20 to 40 miles of range depending on how you use it (throttle or pedal assistance). Additionally, you can replace this battery also by purchasing a larger one from the company’s online store.
Finally, it’s worth noting that this bike is compatible with a rear rack, fenders and comes with a kickstand already installed. All of these components help transform this bike into the ultimate commuter machine.
Ride1UP Core 5 Size Recommendations
XR – 5’6″ – 6’4″
ST – 5’0″ – 6’1″
Points to Consider
All-in-all, the Core-5 is a fantastic value bike which outperforms its price tag.
27.5×2.2″ tires – Great for urban riding and commuting Fun size to ride on all sorts of urban roads by a wide variety of users.
Stylish design The integrated battery gives the bike a sleek look.
Powerful motor 500W with 60Nm is great for a 49lb bike.
Bike weight 49lbs is quite light for this price range.
Points of Improvements
No rack or fenders Commuters will need to purchase these components extra.
XC model doesn’t offer much benefit Although it looks more like a MTB, the XC doesn’t offer much performance on mountain trails.