Ride1Up Prodigy V2: Advanced and affordable commuter eBike

San Diego-based Ride1Up has unveiled the second generation of its acclaimed Prodigy eBike, known as the Prodigy V2. This new iteration brings exciting advancements, keeping the modern commuter in mind by combining efficiency, convenience, and top-notch performance.

One of the most significant upgrades in the Prodigy V2 is the integration of the Enviolo stepless transmission coupled with a Gates Carbon belt drive. This innovative pairing ensures smooth and seamless gear shifting, presenting a notable reduction in maintenance and an enhancement in the bike’s overall performance.

Powered by a German-engineered Brose TF Sprinter mid-driver motor, the Prodigy V2 promises an impressive 90 Nm (66.3 lb.ft) of torque. The pedal-assist system propels riders to speeds up to 28 mph (45 km/h), thanks to a highly responsive torque sensor, making commutes faster and more efficient. The eBike houses a 504-Wh battery, comprising Samsung cells that provide a commendable range of up to 50 miles (80.5 km) per charge. A 1.5-inch Brose color display, strategically mounted on the MTB handlebar, keeps riders informed about key ride metrics.

In terms of design, the Prodigy V2 is adaptable, available in either step-over or step-through alloy frame variants. It features an air suspension fork with 100 mm of travel, ensuring comfort and smooth riding across different terrains. For reliable and steadfast traction, the eBike comes with 27.5-inch wheels and 2.25-inch-wide Maxxis Rekon Race tires, alongside Tektro hydraulic disc brakes with 180-mm rotors for secure stopping power.

The Prodigy V2 moves on 27.5-inch wheels, complemented by Maxxis tires, and is equipped with an air suspension fork for enhanced ride comfort.

Additional utility features such as an 80-lux integrated headlight and tail-light, a robust rear rack with a 40 lb (18 kg) carrying capacity, alloy fenders, and a single-side kickstand further elevate the Prodigy V2’s functionality and convenience for daily commuting.

Despite its high-end specifications, the Prodigy V2 is priced affordably. The version equipped with CVT is retailing for $2,695, offering a high-value alternative for budget-conscious consumers. Alternatively, a version featuring a traditional chain drive, accompanied by a 9-speed MicroShift derailleur and trigger shifter, is available for $2,395.

The Prodigy V2’s rear rack is designed for practicality, capable of securely holding up to 40 lb (18 kg) of cargo.

In summary, the Ride1Up Prodigy V2 stands as a beacon of advancement, offering modern, efficient, and affordable commuting solutions in the evolving world of eBikes, making daily commutes not just a necessity, but also a pleasure.

The Prodigy V2 is also available with a step-through alloy frame.

Product page: Ride1Up Prodigy V2

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    • The version equipped with CVT costs $2,695. The one with a 9-speed MicroShift derailleur and trigger shifter, is available for $2,395.

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