Riese & Müller Culture GT Vario
The Culture GT Vario from Riese & Müller is an elegant yet robust step through electric bike with a difference. Designed for everyday use with a low crossbar for ease, this 27.5″ wheel beauty has both front and rear suspension for the ultimate e-bike experience. There’s simply no other e-bike out there like the Culture.
As the name suggests, the Culture GT Vario boasts not only style, but the wonderful N380 seamless Enviolo (formerly known as NuVinci) hub gear for easy, straightforward and endless gear options. A simple, easy to use rotational control on the handlebar finds every gear without any fuss. A simple visual indicator shows clearly the gear status. capable of climbing the steepest of hills with ease, Enviolo gearing is a real joy to use. Furthermore, fitted as standard is the silent and bomb-proof Gates carbon drive belt for even greater pleasure. No greasy chains. No broken links. Some may say that it’s the epitome of luxury.
Dual Suspension Step Through Frame
Beautifully designed, the frame of this unique e-bike is like no other. Striking in appearance, the Culture’s frame geometry makes the ride a sheer pleasure. Comfortable, stable and minimal. Built to last, the Culture GT Vario boasts a wealth of fine detail. It’s dual suspension ensures the smoothest of rides. Only an e-bike with true full suspension keeps ground contact on poor roads – and keeps you in full control. The active rear swing arm, optimised front wheel suspension and co-sprung carrier form the core of the ‘Control Technology’ as Riese & Müller describe it. Every bump and hollow absorbed. Vibrations and hard knocks like those experienced on cobbles or kerbs are significantly diminished.
Luggage is also protected by the frame-mounted, sprung carrier. On the front is a nice Suntour XCR32 Air fork. On the rear is an X-Fusion Glyde, neatly and unobtrusively concealed in the frame above the motor. Even the most rugged terrain prevents no problem. Furthermore, Bosch’s high torque Performance CX motor (75Nm) coupled with a huge 500Wh fully integrated battery ensure long and effortless rides.
Uniquely designed, the Culture GT Vario has a number of features not found on other e-bikes. One such feature is the integrated lock, located invisibly within the frame. Accessed at the rear of the bike, the lock is actuated by the same key as the battery. Another very interesting aspect is how low the step through is. The smaller 46cm frame is a breeze to step into, making it ideal for the smaller rider who want ultra comfort via rear suspension.
For those seeking a reliable and sturdy, super-comfy ride, then the Riese & Müller Culture GT Vario is a perfect example, crammed full of features and built to very high standards.
Cycle Computer options:
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