RIESE & MULLER
MULTICHARGER GT VARIO - GATES
If a cargo bike is the SUV of the bicycle world, then the Riese & Muller Multicharger GT Vario is the bike version of a Range Rover - perfect if you want to do triple-duty transporting kids, hauling cargo, and getting out for a weekend rip around the trails on the same two wheels. These bikes are custom-built with German precision and laser-focused attention to detail that leaves absolutely no stone unturned in their quest to build the absolute best longtail cargo bike for every terrain - even the roughest single-track dirt trail.
Any good e-bike worth its salt has a motor and battery up to the task of hauling goods and people, and Riese & Muller knocks it out of the park with its Bosch systems. Powered by your choice of Bosch PowerTube 500, PowerTube 625, or DualBattery 1125 that provide up to 125km / 250km of range on a single charge, the Performance Line CX motor provides more torque than other motors, giving 85Nm acceleration at low cadences to make uphill journeys a lot sweeter. It reads your pedal input 1,000 times a second for an extremely accurate and sensitive intuition that boosts you with just the right amount of power exactly when you need it. The Extended Boost feature allows for smooth traction over stone, root, and cobblestone obstacles - even when going uphill. Choose between the minimalist Purion display, the smart full-colour Nyon display, or the no-holds-barred Smartphone Hub control for a truly customized riding experience.
The Enviolo 380 hub has stepless shifting technology to change gears under load without any resistance and is designed specifically to work with the high torque of an e-bike, and the Gates belt drive adopts motorcycle technology to give you 30,000km of riding before needing replacement - over three times longer than any chain. Customize the longtail with a selection of passenger platforms, safety bars, and cargo bags to carry up to 140lbs and make this bike exactly what you need. The included ABUS lock ensures your bike remains yours with solid German engineering and construction.
Combine these with Magura hydraulic disc brakes, super-bright Busch & Muller light system, Cane Creek Thudbuster seatpost, Selle Royal saddle, Schwalbe tires, and Suntour front fork suspension system for off-road adventures, and you get the crème de la crème of electric longtail cargo bikes - the Riese & Muller Multicharger GT Vario.
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- Riese & Muller Multicharger GT Vario Longtail Cargo E-Bike
- Build the bike you need - Add the passenger and cargo options that suit your lifestyle, family, and/or business needs
- Lightweight Aluminum frame with Front Fork Suspension - Provides strength and agility on even the roughest off-road trails
- Motor: Quiet & reliable Bosch Performance Line CX provides more torque than other motors, up to 85Nm acceleration at low cadences
- Battery: Bosch PowerTube 500Wh / 625Wh or DualBattery 1125Wh batteries give you up to 125km / 250km of range on a single charge
- Cockpit Display: Customize your ride with the intuitive Smartphone Hub, sleek Nyon, or minimalist Purion cockpit controls
- Lighting: Super-bright Supernova/Busch & Muller lighting system - German-made for ultimate functionality
- Enviolo 380 Internal Gear Hub: Stepless shifting technology to change gears under load without any resistance
- Gates Belt Drive: Lube-free, durable, and winter-friendly with a 30,000km lifetime before needing replacement
- Magura hydraulic disc brakes offer absolute stopping power in absolutely every weather condition
- Thudbuster seatpost turns cobblestones into clouds
- Suntour front fork suspension system
- Schwalbe tires are highly puncture-resistant - Made in Germany
- Comfortable ergonomic Selle Royal saddle - Made in Italy
- PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE
|MULTICHARGER GT VARIO
|FRAME||Aluminum - Utility Grey & Black Matte / Utility Grey & Curry Matte|
|BIKE WEIGHT||54.7 lbs (higher with accessories)|
|WEIGHT CAPACITY||65 kg / 140 lbs|
PowerTube 500 Vertical, 36V 500Wh / Bosch PowerTube 625 Vertical, 36V 625Wh / Bosch DualBattery 1125Wh (includes PowerPack 500 Performance & PowerTube 625)
||Performance Line CX (Gen4)|
||Bosch Purion / Bosch Nyon / Bosch Smartphone Hub
|MAX ASSISTED SPEED||32km/hr as per Canadian regulations|
|COMPUTER MODES||Eco, Tour, Sport, Turbo|
|RANGE ESTIMATE||50-100km (PowerTube 500) / 60-125km (PowerTube 625) / 125-250km (DualBattery 1125)|
|CHARGING TIME||4.5 hours (PowerTube 500) / 5 hours (PowerTube 625) / 9 hours (DualBattery 1125)|
||Suntour XCR32 27.5", Air, tapered, black|
|HEADSET||Acros IntegrationX, block lock|
|SEATPOST||Cane Creek New Thudbuster ST
|SEATCLAMP||TranzX QR, 40mm|
|TIRES||Schwalbe Super Moto-X / Schwalbe Smart Sam Plus|
Alex MD30 26"
|FRONT HUB||Novatec Disc 32H|
|REAR HUB||Enviolo 380 36H
|CRANKSET||FSA / Riese & Muller, 170mm|
|CHAINRING||55T for Gates Belt Drive CDX
|CHAIN||Gates Belt Drive CDX
|PINION||22T for Gates Belt Drive CDX
|SADDLE||Selle Royal New Lookin Moderate Male|
|SHIFTING SYSTEM||Enviolo grip shift continuous
|SHIFTER||Enviolo grip shift continuous
|HANDLEBAR||Humpert ergotec Ergo XXL, 31.8mm / Satori R&M Custom, 25.4mm, Aluminum|
|STEM||Humpert ergotec Barracuda Evo, 90mm, 20 degrees / Satori R&M Custom, cable integration, adjustable angle, Aluminum|
|GRIPS||Hermans grips / Ergon GP-1|
|BRAKES||Magura MT4 hydraulic disc brakes / Magura MT5 hydraulic disc brakes|
|FRONT LIGHT||Supernova Mini 2|
|TAIL LIGHT||Busch & Muller Toplight 2C LED
||Riese & Muller|
||Ursus Power 94 Single Leg / Ursus 80 Jumbo II Double Leg|
|MULTICHARGER GT VARIO||FROM||TO|
|47 CM||5' 3"||5' 11"|
|51 CM||5' 9"||6' 7"|
Will this take up a lot of space on the road?
No more than any other bike you pass in the bike lane!
How does a Riese & Muller compare to other e-bikes?
Honestly, there isn't really a comparison to be made - Riese & Muller are literally the best e-bikes on the market. It's like comparing any other car to a Land Rover. Now that urban cycling is taking off, we're seeing more and more e-bikes on the streets ferrying people all over the place, but most were designed for use in cities with paved roads and bike paths. Riese & Muller has achieved the pinnacle of e-bikes in speccing theirs with full-suspension GT and GX options, meaning you can take them off-road - on dirt track, mountain roads, even forested trails. They're armed to the teeth with every luxury item you could ever think of - Magura hydraulic disc brakes, Thudbuster or dropper seatposts, internal gear hubs, Gates belt drives, blindingly bright Supernova and Busch & Muller lighting systems, and the absolute best cockpit control computer systems. They're intuitive and built to last.
How the heck do I buy one of these?
We've done all the legwork for you! Take a read through our extensive spec options, build up your bike just the way you want it, place an order and we'll be in touch when your bike arrives fully built!
Can I use this bike for a business?
Absolutely. With the smorgasbord of options for cargo boxes, canopies, rear racks, and on/off-road capabilities, this bike will excel at whatever you ask it to do. Email email@example.com if you’re interested in discussing a Riese & Muller for your business or business idea.
Can Riese & Muller bikes do double duty carrying kids and cargo?
Yep! On Riese & Muller cargo bikes, the seats within the cargo box take up minimal space and/or fold out of the way to provide maximum storage when you're doing a massive grocery run sans kiddos. The Multicharger bikes have a longtail platform at the rear that can be set up for passengers, cargo bags, or both with a combined weight of 65kg / 140lbs on the rack.
How many passengers will this carry?
One adult, two kids up to age 5, or one kid 6 years or older with a total maximum weight of 65 kg / 140 lbs. Customize your bike for adult passengers with the Passenger Kit (foam seating pad, handles, footrest) or for children with the Safety Bar Kit (safety bars, foam seating pad, footrest). The Safety Bar Kit allows you to attach a rack-mounted child bike seat for your smallest while still having space for a second small passenger sitting behind on the seating pad.
What is an internal gear hub?
In Europe, a bike with an internal gear hub is what makes it a definitive city bike. Because the chain isn’t derailed up and down a set of external cogs (using a derailleur), the chain will never fall off again, and best of all, the chain can be covered so you can wear whatever you want. The gears are sealed inside the rear hub and they hold a tune two times longer than a derailleur, minimizing tune-ups and allowing you to store the bike outside throughout the winter problem-free.
What is a belt drive?
Belt drives have been developed over the last 30 years for use in racing engines and motorcycles. They are a band of nylon teeth held together with a series of carbon fibre cords, paired with alloy alloy chainrings and stainless-steel cogs. They've recently made the jump to bikes because they're nearly silent, don't require lube (and are much more winter-proof as a result), don't rust or get jammed with debris, and last for up to 30,000km of riding before needing replacement. We don't see them often on North American bikes because they can't be used with external derailleurs, only internal hubs or crank-based gearboxes.
Can I store it outside?
Of course. But if you are storing it outside during the winter, we strongly recommend going with the Vario or Rohloff internal hubs over an external-gear Touring derailleur, as they're built for year-round use and keep maintenance costs to a minimum. Should you have your heart set on a derailleur Riese & Muller, be sure to pick up a Bike Parka to keep it covered from ice and snow.
Does the battery lock to the bike?
Yep. That’s one expensive chunk of Lithium Ion. Frame-mounted batteries lock on to the down-tube and only you can remove them with the key provided. Internal frame batteries are built into the bike, so no need to worry!
How long does it take to charge the battery?
It takes about five hours to charge a single battery from flat to full, and twice as long if you have a dual battery system on your Riese & Muller. The batteries don't have memory so there is no problem if you only charge the battery a little bit, halfway, or whatever. You’ll get over 1000 complete charges, which is typically 5+ years of use before a replacement is required.
Is the unit serviceable?
You bet it is. For years the e-assist market was dominated by small fly-by-night companies with good ideas and no balance sheet. The consumer took all the risk and were often left with technical assistance phone numbers that no longer worked. Riese & Muller partner with Bosch, a huge player in the e-bike market – and they are sophisticated, which means they are updatable, diagnosable, and if something does break, fundamentally repairable.
What's the lifetime on the battery?
On average you will get about 18,000-20,000 miles from the battery before it needs to be replaced.
This is expensive! Will it get stolen?
Estimates are that over 90% of bicycle theft is tied to cash-for-drugs (unfortunately) and most bike losses are due to inferior or cheap locks. Make sure you buy a good ABUS U-lock or a chain and your bike will be safe. You can read more about bike theft here.
What’s the warranty?
For the original owner, Riese & Muller offers a two-year warranty for manufacturer defects on frame and fork, five years for frame / swingarm breakage, and two years on the battery. Does not include wear and tear.
Did you know we ship bikes completely built and ready to ride? Our bikes are shipped Ride Out Of The Box meaning they are professionally tuned and delivered - worry free. Your bike will arrive at your door step with any accessories installed, so you can ride it right out of the box!
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