Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Prodigy V2 offers performance with seamless, smooth gear shifting

San Diego-based electric bike manufacturing company Ride1Up has unveiled the Prodigy V2 e-bike, a successor of the company’s previous mid-drive Class 3 commuter, the Prodigy bike.

Like the first generation, the second-generation Prodigy features the German-engineered Brose mid-drive motor that offers a Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) hub option. It will upgrade the riding experience and performance with smoother shifting and effortless cadence matching. This motor produces a torque of  90Nm by the responsive torque sensor and offers a maximum pedal assist speed of up to 28mph (45km/h).

The e-bike’s motor is powered by a 504-Wh Samsung cell battery that gives a range of up to 50 miles (80.5 km) on a single charge.

The electric bike has a lightweight alloy frame with internal protection and locked electronics. Also, the frame geometry and components are built to provide the most comfortable ride. The Prodigy V2 has four frame options: ST, XR, LS, and LX.

The LX and LS variants of the Ride1Up Prodigy V2 are integrated with the Enviolo Trekking Internal Gear Hub with Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) that eliminates step changes, locked gears, empty pedaling, or creaking. Also, the Enviolo transmission step-less trip shifter provides effortless shifting even under load with virtually infinite gear rations.

Additionally, these electric bicycle variants feature a Gate Carbon Belt Drive with a weather-resistant polyurethane exterior. This chain drive provides lower maintenance requirements and longer lifespan than traditional chains.

LX and LS bikes weigh 61 lbs (27.6 kg) and have a maximum load-bearing capacity of 300 lbs (136 kg).

The XR and ST variant of the Prodigy V2 has an Advent Trigger Shifter, 48T Alloy Chainring, Shimano Alivio 9-Speed, Advent 9-Speed, and KMC 9-Speed Mid-Drive Chain. These bikes weigh 58 lbs (26 kg) and have the same payload capacity as the LS and LX variants.

Moreover, the Ride1Up Prodigy V2 e-bike features Maxxis Rekon Race 27.5 inches by 2.25 inches tires and 180mm Hydraulic brakes that provide stopping power to the bike.

The Ride1Up Prodigy V2 bike also features a handlebar-mounted 1.5 inches LCD TFT display, the front and rear light, a Selle Royal Viento saddle, and a front air suspension fork with 100mm of travel to keep the ride smooth and comfortable in rough terrain. Also, it has a rear rack that can bear a payload up to 40 lbs (18 kg).

The Prodigy V2 bikes are available on their official website. XR and ST variant of the Prodigy V2 is priced at $2,395, and LX and LS variants of the bikes are priced at $2695.