The Ridge Rider is a mountain bike powered by an impressive 500 watt Dapu brushless geared rear hub motor. The bike has five levels of pedal assist (PAS) with a throttle override for full power on demand at each level plus a throttle-only mode. The motor was more than equal to any ascent that we attempted and the drivetrain and brakes performed with the excellence we expected of them.
This issue, we partnered with our friends at the Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride for a magazine takeover. The ‘magazine within a magazine’ commemorates all the guts and glory of this brutal California race that became the unofficial 8th stage of the Tour of California, with local pros racing the Sunday event after the Tour finished on Saturday.