RIESE & MULLER
HOMAGE GT VARIO - GATES
Riese & Muller are redefining e-bikes for the city. Their Homage Vario city e-bikes have low-step frames and zippy geometry that make them perfect for effortlessly criss-crossing cities of any topography. But don't let the upright positioning fool you - these bikes are German-engineered with precision and will handle any and all long-term weekend adventures.
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 single or dual internal Bosch PowerTube 625 batteries that provide up to 125km / 250km of range, the Performance Line 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 Intuvia display, the smart full-colour Kiox or Nyon displays, 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. The Suntour suspension system gives you all the rebound power you’ll ever need. Living in a rural area where the roads are more often gravel than tarmac? The GX option with Schwalbe Johnny Watts tires offer ultimate traction without slowing you down.
An integral rear carrier allows 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 Dropper X-Fusion seatpost, mega-bright Supernova light system, and Selle Royal saddle, and you get the crème de la crème of electric bikes - the Riese & Muller Homage GT Vario.
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- Riese & Muller Homage GT Vario
- Lightweight Aluminum frame with Suntour Full 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: Bosch PowerTube 625Wh / DualBattery 1250Wh gives you up to 125km / 250km of range on a single charge
- Cockpit Display: Customize your ride with the super-advanced Kiox or Nyon cockpit controls, intuitive and powerful Smartphone Hub, or the minimalist Intuvia display
- Lighting: Incredibly bright Supernova M99 lighting system - Car headlight technology designed specifically for bikes
- Enviolo 380 Internal Gear Hub: Stepless shifting technology changes 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
Schwalbe tires are highly puncture-resistant - Made in Germany
- Comfortable ergonomic Selle Royal saddle - Made in Italy
- PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE
|HOMAGE GT VARIO
|FRAME||Aluminum - Deepsea Blue Metallic / Pearl White|
|BIKE WEIGHT||66.6 lbs (higher with accessories)|
||Bosch PowerTube 625 (Single) - 36V 625Wh / Bosch DualBattery 1250 (2 x PowerTube 625) - 36V 1250Wh|
||Bosch Performance Line CX (Gen4)|
||Bosch Intuvia / Bosch Kiox / Bosch Nyon / Bosch Smartphone Hub|
|MAX ASSISTED SPEED||32km/hr as per Canadian regulations|
|COMPUTER MODES||Eco, Tour, Sport, Turbo|
|RANGE ESTIMATE||60-125km (PowerTube 625) / 125-250km (DualBattery 1250)|
|CHARGING TIME||5 hours (PowerTube 625) / 10 hours (DualBattery 1250)|
||Suntour Aion, Air, tapered, 100mm|
|REAR SHOCK||Suntour RS-19 190x40|
|HEADSET||Acros IntegrationX, block lock|
|SEATPOST||Satori Trident / Dropper Post X-Fusion Manic 70|
|TIRES||Schwalbe Super Moto-X / Schwalbe Johnny Watts|
Rodi Tryp35, 27.5"
|FRONT HUB||Novatec Disc 32H|
|REAR HUB||Enviolo 380, 36H
|CRANKSET||FSA / Riese & Muller, 170mm|
|CHAINRING||55T for Gates Belt Drive CDX
|CHAIN||Gates Belt Drive CDX|
||24T for Gates Belt Drive CDX
|SADDLE||Selle Royal New Lookin Male / Selle Royal New Lookin Female|
|PEDALS||VP-183 / VP-538|
|SHIFTING SYSTEM||Enviolo grip shift, continuous
|SHIFTER||Enviolo grip shift, continuous
|HANDLEBAR||Humpert ergotec Ergo XXL, 31.8mm / Humpert ergotec Trekking, 31.8mm / Humpert ergotec Trekking, 31.8mm, Aluminum / Satori R&M Custom Komfort, 25.4mm, Aluminum / Satori R&M Custom, 25.4mm, Aluminum|
|STEM||Humpert ergotec Barracuda Evo, 90mm, 20 degrees / Humpert ergotec Barracuda Evo, 90mm, 45 degrees / Satori R&M Custom, cable integration, adjustable angle, Aluminum|
|BRAKES||Magura MT4 hydraulic disc brakes / Magura MT5 hydraulic disc brakes / Magura CMe ABS hydraulic disc brakes|
|FRONT LIGHT||Supernova M99|
|TAIL LIGHT||Supernova M99, integrated|
|MUDGUARDS||SKS A65R / SKS A69R|
||Integrated MIK / Riese & Muller|
||Pletscher Comp 40 Flex|
|PUMP||Beto air suspension fork pump|
||ABUS Bordo 6000, 90cm|
|HOMAGE GT VARIO||FROM||TO|
|49 CM||5' 5"||5' 11"|
|54 CM||5' 9"||6' 3"|
|58 CM||5' 11"||6' 7"|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Did you know we ship bikes completely built and ready to ride? Our bikes are shipped Ride Out Of The Box meaning they are professionally tuned and delivered - worry free. Your bike will arrive at your door step with any accessories installed, so you can ride it right out of the box!
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