Purpose designed from the ground up with casual to everyday rider in mind, this e-bike will get you around streets, along the beach, up and down hills without breaking a sweat and in ultimate comfort. Rapido is close to our heart. Throughout the years we have listened to customer feedback to perfect our 2021 model. It’s now the most popular bike in our range.
Who’s the Rapido for?
Incredibly user-friendly and packing a heap of features El Rapido suits complete novice to advanced riders that are looking to dash from place to place with ease and in comfort. Comfortable and low maintenance, it requires no experience to operate or assemble (comes 85% pre-assembled). 100% Australian road legal, this e-bike is licence and rego exempt.
Step-through design, Tektro hydraulic disc brakes, Samsung cell battery, comfy seat, suspension seat post, front suspension, and more. Powered by a powerful Bafang motor with Intelligent Pedal Assist & throttle option. El Rapido includes important features which other e-bikes leave behind.
Here are just some of this e-bike’s great inclusions. Take a more in-depth view of each feature below.
- Front & rear light system
- Lighter alloy frame (19kgs)
- Suspension seat post with comfy Justek saddle
- Rear hub 250w Bafang motor
- Samsung lithium-ion battery (36v 13ah or 36v 10.4ah option)
- Charger included
- Half grip throttle
- Front and rear Tektro HD-E350 hydraulic disc brakes
- Leather handlebar grips
- SR SUNTOUR Front suspension forks
- SHIMANO 7 gear set
- 850 LCD display
- KENDA puncture-free tyres (26 x 1.95 inch)
- Road legal – rego & licence exempt
The Rapido complies with EN15194 Australian e-bike standards allowing you to ride your e-bike rego and licence-exempt under Australian law, just like you would a pushbike.
Features of the Rapido 2021 – Daily Commuter E-Bike
Recharge at any household outlet. 1-YR Warranty.
36v/13ah will last you 65km+ with a 4-5 hour charge time. The Samsung cell battery guarantees longevity backed by a 1-year warranty. Slides in-and-out for ease of charging. Lockable (with a key) to help keep it secure.
100% Australian Road Legal
Rapido is 100% road legal. It can be used and considered as a normal pushbike in terms of road rules. It can be used on cycle tracks and treated the exact same as a pushbike when the throttle is disabled, even when still using the Intelligent Pedal Assist (i.e. when still using the motor).
Learn more about current Australian road rules and legalities surrounding e-Bikes in Australia. No licence or rego is needed. These bikes are rego and licence exempt. Just a helmet and you’re ready to ride.
Light Alloy Step-Through Frame
Less weight extends your battery range
26-inch alloy frame (weighing just 19kg without battery!). Chose from blue, red or black. All come in the step-through design so you can hop on and off with ease.
Mudguards sit above each wheel helping prevent splashback and keeping you dry in the wet.
The frame is thoughtfully designed to include a mountable rear-wheel bracket you can tie down cargo on.
Suits people of all builds and sizes
can suit a rider from 5' ft to 6'6" ft
El Rapido 2021 suits people of all sizes, from 5’ ft to 6’6” ft. Handlebars and seating position are fully adjustable. Setup to your height and riding preference. If you’re on the smaller side (below 5’3” ft) we’d recommend swapping out the suspension seat post for our purpose-designed lower riding alternate that allows the seat to drop more. There’s no additional cost for this, just mention it in the comments when you go to complete your purchase and we’ll include it instead of the standard suspension seat post.
Step-through frame design (the classic European commuter design) makes getting on-and-off this bike effortless and comfortable regardless of your body build, fitness or height. As the name suggests, simply ‘step through’ – no need to swing your leg over like other bike designs. Coming to a complete stop is also made more comfortable. Once stationary you can easily stand up with both feet planted on the ground. No need to orient your weight to one side and rest on one foot at a lean. El Rapido 2021 remains incredibly user-friendly and practical for your daily commute and dashing place to place.
Hydraulic Disc Brakes (Front & Rear)
Better Stopping Power & Less Maintenance
Know you can stop suddenly if required with Tektro HD-E350 hydraulic disc breaks fitted to both the front and rear wheels. With more stopping power than mechanical brakes, less force is required to apply the lever and receive the same stopping power.
However, perhaps the most important advantage of hydraulic brakes comes with maintenance. We’ve designed this e-bike to be as low maintenance for you as possible. Ready to ride at all times. Hydraulic disc brakes will automatically self-adjust as they wear down, unlike mechanical ones that require constant, complicated and fiddly adjustment to keep you riding safer for longer. For a daily commuter e-bike, hydraulic brakes are a huge benefit over mechanical brakes.
Front Suspension Forks
comfier ride over bumps and rough terrain
To keep you riding in comfort for longer and over more diverse terrain El Rapido 2021 comes complete with SR SUNTOUR front forks. Better glide over rough and bumpy surfaces with ease. For a comfier ride, front suspension is a must.
Bafang Rear Hub Motor
Quick and smooth, with predictable, easy-to-control power
Rear hub motor design results in better traction and stronger frame mounting. It also helps you to maintain balance when steering at higher speeds.
Befang has been at the forefront of e-mobility design for almost 20 years. Backed by a 1-year warranty, you know this motor will last.
These motors are small, lightweight and discreet; located within the centre of the rear wheel.
Simply pedalling the bike will activate the motor, spurring you onwards.
Intergrated Lights (Front & Rear)
Ready to ride, day or night
Adjustable front and rear lights are integrated into the Rapido. Come nightfall you’re ready to ride safely at the flick of a switch. Plus additional reflectors for added visibility when lights are shining on you. No need to spend more on extras like after-market lighting (though we’re not against it if you want to keep really safe!).
Rear Lights & Reflectors:
Suspension Seat Post
Ride in comfort with a fully adjustable suspension seat post. This bike is one-size. Fully adjustable to suit your height and personal preference. Just select your colour and go.
A well-cushioned saddle to keep you riding longer, in comfort.
Half Grip Throttle
Reach speeds without pedalling
Half grip throttle to control your speed when using the motor.
Half grip throttles are like the little brother of full twist throttles. They operate the exact same way as a full twist throttle except that they don’t reach all the way to the end of the handlebar. They reach about half way.
Leather grips that feel good in the hand and look great too.
Adjustable Handle Positon
Adjust the angle of the handlebars to suit your height and riding preference.
SHIMANO 7 gear set. One of the leading gear set manufacturers.
850 LCD display
El Rapido 2021 now comes complete with easy-to-use LCD control screen. Visible day or night, this control panel gives you full control of all the bike’s settings at all times.
Keep mud and water off your legs. Also helps to protect your laces and clothing from being caught up in the chain.