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Blacktop 1.0 Step-Through eBike MY24 Charcoal

Blacktop 1.0 Step-Through eBike MY24 Charcoal

Electric Bike technology is moving fast, so we’ve taken our proven Blacktop 1.0 Step Through and upgraded the features and technology to bring this popular platform to the forefront of what a value-priced eBike can be.
Regular price $1,519.99
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The all-new Blacktop 1.0 Step-Through MY24 sees a more powerful 11.6Ah battery for further range, upgraded Shimano 9-Speed gearing, hydraulic disc brakes and all the thoughtful extras to make this electric bike the ultimate value step-thru frame urban commuter.

The Blacktop 1.0 Step-Through MY24 is the perfect do-it-all electric bike for riders who want to take charge of their daily commute; or replace the car for weekend adventures and visiting friends. This versatile and tough hybrid electric bike is Australia’s most affordable way to get around the city faster and with less effort.

With rapid advances in battery technology meaning smaller, more powerful units; and motors getting smoother and more discrete - it’s no surprise everyone is getting on an ebike!

Electric bikes use a battery powered motor to give you pedal-assistance up to 25km/hr to help you ride further, with less effort so you can get there faster and in better shape.

Powering the new Blacktop 1.0 Step-Through MY24 is the latest Bafang 250 watt electric motor positioned in the rear hub. This affordable option still keeps the centre of gravity low - for stable handling when navigating traffic or fast cornering.

The torque of the electric motor coupled with the Shimano 9-speed drivetrain will give you all the range you need for fast city riding or weekend touring.

The elegant frame-integrated battery pack is an even more powerful, fast-charging 36 volt 11.6 Ah (417.6 Wh) unit that will help you cruise through up to 80 kilometres of pedal-assisted riding on a single charge. Just choose your power level on the handlebar mounted display unit and go!

To make this new model even safer and more stable to control, we’ve upgraded the brakes to Nutt hydraulic disc. Hydraulics offer the best performance in all conditions with more available stopping power from less lever force, and more easily controlled modulation.

The Blacktop is also available in a horizontal top-tube frame design for those riders who prefer this look and handling.

With considered details like internal cabling to keep everything neat, fitted full-length mudguards, a rear pannier rack, comfortable Selle Royale saddle and performance 27.5 x 2.2 Kenda commuter tyres - this bike is ready to ride.

Key Features:

  • Hydroformed step-thru alloy frame with internal cabling to keep everything neat and safe.
  • Powered by Bafang 250W rear hub motor with discrete frame-integrated 36 volt, 11.6 Ah (417.6 Wh) battery pack.
  • Choose your level of pedal assistance on the handlebar mounted LCD display and travel up to 80km on a single charge.
  • Shimano Altus/Acera 9-Speed gearing for smooth, reliable shifting.
  • Nutt hydraulic disc brakes for improved stopping power and control in all conditions.
  • Ready to ride and fitted with full-length mudguards, kickstand and rear pannier rack.
Electric Motor Bafang 250w rear hub drive
Display Lcd handlebar-mounted display
Battery 11.6ah cells
Frame Double-butted alloy step-through with integrated battery
Forks Reid alloy commuter
Wheelset / Rim Reid double wall alloy
Brakes Nutt hydraulic disc brakes
Tyres Kenda 27.5x2.2\
Hubs Reid alloy qr/bafang hub motor
Freewheel / Cassette Shimano 9 speed hg200
Rear Derailleur Altus m2000 9-speed
Handlebars Reid alloy riser bars 640mm
Stem Reid a head 80mm
Shifters Shimano 9 speed sl-m315
Bottom Bracket Sealed bearing
Brake Lever Nutt hydraulic disc
Pedals Alloy platform
Chain Kmc x9
Grips Reid ergonomic rubber
Saddle Selle royal comfort saddle
Seatpost Reid alloy 30.4mm micro adjust
Chainset Prowheel alloy 40t
Kickstand Yes
Bell Yes
Chain Guard Yes
Mudguards Yes
We continually work to improve our products so designs and specifications are subject to change. Please contact us to confirm if you have any questions.
Small Medium
Top tube length 590 600
Seat tube length 420 470
Head tube length 160 195
Seat tube angle 73 73
Head tube angle 70 70
RC length 470 470
BB drop 45 45
Fork offset 45 45
Wheelbase 1123 1133
Full fork length 415 415
*Length measurments are in millimeters, unless otherwise stated.
SMALL 160cm - 172cm 5'2" - 5'6"
MEDIUM 172cm - 182cm 5'6" - 5'10"
*If you are outside of the size range or unsure of the right fit for you, give us a call or come in and visit your local store to talk about your best options.

This series of how-to video guides will take you through each step of assembling and tuning your new Bike. Watch the series or choose the tasks you need help with:

How to: Unbox video
How to: Install the seatpost
How to: Inflate tyres
How to: Install a-head handlebars
How to: Adjust disc brakes
How to: Install pedals
How to: Install quick release wheels
How to: Adjust a rear derailleur
Bafang user guide
How to: Quick bike fit
Assembly instructions guide

If you prefer to work from step-by-step diagrams, you can use this Assembly Instruction Guide for key points on all basic areas of bike assembly.

Need more assistance?

Please contact Customer Service for friendly expert advice to help you get your bike ready to ride. We welcome your questions as they will help us to improve the instructions we provide in future.

How far can I ride?
80km+ on a single charge*
(See below for more information)
How fast will it go?
Pedal assisted power up to 25km/hr
How long to recharge?
80% in 2 hours, 100% in 4 hours.
Blacktop 1.0 Step-Through eBike MY24 Charcoal

Rear Hub Motor: Discrete Bafang hub motor for acceleration and hills.

Frame Integrated Battery: Fast-charging 11.6Ah for up to 80km range.

Hydraulic Disc Brakes: Improved stopping power and modulation control.

Step-Through Frame: Easy on/off in any type of clothing.

Thoughtful Extras: Mudguards, rear pannier rack, plenty of frame mounts and stable kickstand.


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Our Blacktop 1.0 Step-Through eBike MY24 Charcoal includes the industry-leading Reid Warranty: lifetime on frame and rigid forks, 2 years on non-consumable parts, 1 year/5,000 km (whichever comes first) warranty on eBike system components and a free tune-up to get you going. Test ride in-store or shop online to enjoy a 30 Day Test Ride to guarantee you get a great deal.

Click and Collect

Buy online and collect in-store from our Richmond (Melbourne) flagship store fully assembled by our bike mechanics and ready to ride.

Be advised that your chosen store will phone you within 24 hours of ordering to confirm a collection date based on your availability, the location of stock and your chosen collection store.

Home Delivery

Our bikes are shipped in a box 85% assembled and require basic assembly, like turning handlebars and inserting pedals. Check out our Assembly Videos that give instructions on how to do this.

eBikes FAQ

Q. How far can I travel on a full charge?

The range you can expect depends on how hard the battery is working. This will be affected by factors like the weight of the rider, how much luggage you’re carrying, tyre pressure, hills/terrain, road condition, wind and the level of assistance or power setting you use.

We will list the distance you can expect to ride under ideal conditions in the product details section of each Electric Bike.

As a general guide though, the range varies from around 60km per full charge for our 10.4Ah battery hub motor eBikes, up to 100-120km+ for our 14Ah Ananda mid-mount eBikes. The dual-battery system on the KADe can even cover 150km+.

Q. How do I charge an Electric Bike and how long will it take?

Simply plug the charger into a standard wall socket at work or when you get home. To charge the battery from 0% to 80% will take 2 hours, 100% in 4 hours. Most of the time though you’ll just need to top up rather than completely refill. Charging times are similar for Bafang and Ananda systems.

Q. What are the benefits of a hub motor style eBike?

For commuting and touring electric bikes designed for use on roads and paths, rear hub motors offer a more discrete, lighter and more affordable choice over a mid-mount motor design.

Bafang are the largest rear hub eBike manufacturer in the world and growing rapidly in Europe and the US. The motor is light and unobtrusive at only 2.9 kg, recharge time is quick and the range is good. Considering how affordable these ebikes are, a new electric bike now makes a lot of sense for more people.

Q. What are the benefits of a mid-mount motor style eBike?

The mid-mount position offers more options in terms of gearing, smoother acceleration and lowers the centre of gravity of the bike giving a more stable ride over broken ground or when cornering. This benefit is really felt when off-road or riding at speed.

Mid-drive motors are especially preferred by riders looking for more torque when riding (perfect for pinch climbs on a Mountain Bike). Unlike a hub-drive motor, the mid-drive motor directly drives the crank instead of the wheel. This has the benefit of multiplying power and allowing the bike to better take advantage of existing gears.

Q. Can I ride an eBike in the rain?

Yes, all of these units are sealed and made for all-conditions riding.

Q. Can I switch off the motor and ride it like a normal bike?

Yes. Remove the battery pack and it will feel very much like a normal bike.

Q. What does 'Pedelec' mean?

The most popular electric bike system in Australia is the pedelec (or pedal assist) system. You ride a pedelec by pedalling as normal, while the electric motor adds power to each pedal stroke - flattening out the hills and getting you up to speed with much less effort.

Q. How much does it cost to charge an eBike?

It depends on the battery, but as an example using a standard 418Wh battery:

At 30c/kWh x 0.418kWh = 12.5c for a full charge. Costs are similar with the Bafang and Ananda systems.

100km for 12.5c and a fraction of the carbon output of a car - yes, this is the future of personal transport.

Q. How often should I service my Electric Bike?

The same as we would recommend for any bicycle.

We recommend your electric bike is serviced during the first 3 months of ownership as components bed in. Frequency of servicing after that depends on usage and what maintenance you choose to do yourself in terms of caring for the chain and other basic tasks. A regular rider who does not perform any maintenance may benefit from servicing every 6 months. Click here for more information on servicing.

Q. How can I safely handle and use a Li-ion Electric Bike battery?

Lithium Ion batteries are a powerful technology that have given us handy cordless tools and devices from mobile phones and laptops, to power drills, vacuum cleaners and now electric bikes.

This is an increasingly common power source that is here to stay, and is safe if handled properly. Read our full safety guide here.

More questions? See our eBike Buying Guide