Ebike Review: Ride1up Portola

The Ride1Up Portola is a compact folding electric bike that is known for its affordability, portability, and performance. It has a 750-watt motor that can provide up to 20 mph of pedal assist, and a battery that can offer up to 45 miles of range.

The ebike also has a number of features that make it comfortable and convenient to ride, such as an 8-speed Shimano drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes, cadence sensor and a suspension fork. Many in the ebike world consider the Portola to be an excellent competitor for the Lectric XP, the best selling ebike with nearly identical specs.

Here are some of the key features of the Ride1Up Portola:

  • Motor: 750-watt geared hub motor with 65 Nm of torque
  • Battery: 10.4 Ah or 13.4 Ah Samsung battery
  • Range: 20-40 miles (10.4 Ah) or 25-45 miles (13.4 Ah)
  • Top speed: 28 mph with pedal assist, 20 mph with throttle
  • Drivetrain: 8-speed Shimano Altus
  • Brakes: Hydraulic disc brakes
  • Fork: Suntour NEX suspension fork with 80mm of travel
  • Tires: 20×3.0 Chaoyang tires
  • Weight: 60 lbs. (300lb payload capacity)
  • Folding: Folds in half for easy storage and transport
  • Features: Integrated lights, fenders, rear rack, kickstand

The Ride1Up Portola is a great option for cyclists who are looking for an affordable, portable, and performance-oriented folding e-bike. It is also a good choice for commuters, recreational riders, and anyone who wants a bike that can be easily stored and transported. It should fit easily into your backseat area. When folded its dimensions are WxHxL: 19 inches X 29.5 X 33.

What I Like

The Portola is a well rounded ebike that should be an easy rider for most people. If you are looking to buy your first ebike the Portola would be a great choice. The ebike is solidly built and Ride1up is one of my top 5 ebike brands so you’ll have peace of mind if you buy it. I also like the left sided thumb throttle. Gearing is solid thanks to a 11-32T cassette.

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What I Don’t

For my size (6 foot tall) I feel a bit small on this ebike. Therefore I’d recommend for riders under 5″9 ish. The display is small and basic. I was annoyed by having to put on the handlebars and also wish they were telescopic so I could raise them a few inches.

Cost: $995 for the 10.4 AH and $1,095 for the the 13.4 version. Order yours here.