Ridgeback Arcus 1 2021?

Fino

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Jul 17, 2020
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I am researching my first ebike and this forum is really helpful - thanks for the various contributions which I have been reading.

I looked at the Raleigh Felix in Halfords but they don't allow customers to try out the bikes at the moment so I decided not to go with that one.

An alternative is a Ridgeback Arcus 1 that another shop did allow me to test cycle - I liked the feel of the bike.

Does anyone have any experience with the Ridgeback brand/the Arcus 1? It's not one I am familiar with but it fits my budget.

https://www.cyclesuperstore.ie/shop/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=147853
 

L6mbt

Pedelecer
Feb 1, 2019
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I can recommend the brand. I am still using regularly a Ridgeback (non-electric) that I bought nearly eight years ago and have ridden thousands of miles on it. It has been a superb machine.
 

wheeliepete

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Feb 28, 2016
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Seems a bit overpriced for the spec. to me. I know demand is high and stocks are low at present, but I think you can do better for the money.
 

sjpt

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Jun 8, 2018
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Seems a bit overpriced for the spec. to me. I know demand is high and stocks are low at present, but I think you can do better for the money.
Yes, looks quite expensive for what it is; quite small battery, looks like cable brakes, not specially powerful motor. You could probably get better cheaper from Woosh (https://wooshbikes.co.uk/), Wisper or similar. You may have difficulty test riding those unless you happen to live close; and not so much choice of sizes.
 

Samcycles

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Apr 26, 2020
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Northern Ireland
I am researching my first ebike and this forum is really helpful - thanks for the various contributions which I have been reading.

I looked at the Raleigh Felix in Halfords but they don't allow customers to try out the bikes at the moment so I decided not to go with that one.

An alternative is a Ridgeback Arcus 1 that another shop did allow me to test cycle - I liked the feel of the bike.

Does anyone have any experience with the Ridgeback brand/the Arcus 1? It's not one I am familiar with but it fits my budget.

https://www.cyclesuperstore.ie/shop/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=147853
This looks like a better option and price if the size is ok for you.