2023 EX DEMO Roadster Mixte Vario - Gates

Riese & Müller SKU: F00998_03010527101308
Riese & Muller Roadster Mixte Vario Suspension City E-Bike with Front Carrier, Comfort Kit and Rear Rack in Crystal White (4719364603955)
Riese & Muller Roadster Mixte Vario Suspension City E-Bike in Crystal White (4719364603955)

2023 EX DEMO Roadster Mixte Vario - Gates

Riese & Müller SKU: F00998_03010527101308
Regular price $8,051.00
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The Riese & Muller Roadster Mixte Vario is an e-bike truly designed for cities. Unlike a lot of e-bikes on the market that are bulky and heavy and look more like a tank than a bicycle, the Riese & Muller Roadster Mixte frame is nimble and swift to get you from A to B quickly looking the part of a suave urbanite rather than a James Bond villain - while still getting you and your groceries home with ease.    

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 a PowerTube 500Wh or PowerTube 625Wh battery that provides up to 100km / 125km 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, 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. Optional front and rear carriers allow you to bring whatever you need along for the ride, be it tour panniers or a dry set of clothes for après-ride dinner and drinks with friends, and an ABUS lock ensures your bike remains yours with solid German engineering and construction. 

Combine these with Magura hydraulic disc brakes, an optional suspension seatpost, super-bright Supernova/Busch & Muller light system, Selle Royal saddle, Schwalbe tires, and a Suntour front fork suspension system for off-road adventures, and you get the crème de la crème of electric city bikes - the Riese & Muller Roadster Mixte Vario.   

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  • Riese & Muller Roadster Mixte Vario City E-Bike
  • Lightweight Aluminum frame with Front Suspension - Provides strength and agility on even the roughest roads
  • Motor: Quiet & reliable Bosch Performance Line CX provides more torque than other motors, up to 85Nm acceleration at low cadences 
  • Battery: 625Wh battery gives you up to 100km / 125km of range on a single charge
  • Cockpit Display: Minimalist Purion cockpit controls
  • Lighting: Super-bright Supernova or 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   
  • Optional comfort kit includes swingback handlebars, Ergon grips and suspension seatpost for comfortable commutes no matter the terrain
  • Schwalbe tires are highly puncture-resistant - Made in Germany
  • Comfortable ergonomic Selle Royal saddle - Made in Italy
  • This product can only be purchased in Canada
FRAME Aluminum - Crystal White / Salvia Matte
BIKE WEIGHT 24.5 kg / 54 Ibs
Bosch PowerTube 625 Vertical - 36V 625Wh
Performance Line CX (Gen4)
Bosch Purion 
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)
CHARGING TIME 4.5 hours (PowerTube 500) / 5 hours (PowerTube 625)
Suntour NCX 28", tapered
HEADSET Acros IntegrationX, block lock
SEATPOST Satori Trident / Satori Elegance-LT OV
SEATCLAMP Kalloy SC-201, 40.0 mm
TIRES Schwalbe G-One
TUBES Schwalbe
Mach1 650
FRONT HUB Novatec Disc 32H
REAR HUB Enviolo 380, 36H
DISPLAY Bosch Purion / Bosch Nyon / Bosch SmartphoneHub
CRANKSET FSA/Riese & Müller, 170 mm
55T, for Gates drive belt CDX
CHAINGUARD Riemenschutzring
Gates drive belt CDX
CASSETTE 24T, for Gates drive belt CDX
SHIFTER Enviolo grip shift, continuous
HANDLEBAR Satori NoirettePlus, 31,8 mm, Aluminum
GRIPS Ergon GA20 black / Ergon ergonomic
BRAKES Magura MT4 hydraulic disc brake
FRONT LIGHT Supernova Mini 2
TAIL LIGHT Busch & Müller XelTec LED / Busch & Müller Toplight 2C LED
Riese & Müller / Riese & Müller, Racktime
Pletscher Comp 40 Flex
ABUS Shield
45 CM 5' 3" 5' 9"
53 CM 5' 7" 6' 1"

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, rear racks, and on/off-road capabilities, this bike will excel at whatever you ask it to do. Email eric@curbsidecycle.com if you’re interested in discussing a Riese & Muller for your business or business idea.

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 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.

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